This cosy room in beautifully restored century-old Greek house, offers a visual feast of colors and an inspiration to everyone who visits it.
The house is shared with its amiable owner, an artist, and his flatmates. The room, which looks out into the courtyard, has a separate entrance and a private toilet and shower.
The lovingly restored house, has a traditional inner courtyard with lemon and magnolia trees and a large common area featuring a rich collection of artwork from around the world.
The property received the 2004 Izmir Municipality Award for excellence in restoration and was featured in several publications, including the Turkish edition of Maison Francais.
The house is located in a residential area of Izmir and is just a 15-minute walk away from Asansör and the historic Karataş quarter. The magnificent seaside promenade is a few steps away and the area is easily connected to all major points in the city by public transport.
The house is within walking distance (3 km) to Konak, the heart of Izmir, and is 5 Euro by taxi to the main bar streets
The owner Mr. Selahattin is a very nice and kind person. Headvices ou with the transportation and the city. I felt very comfortable at the house. It is a separate room with a small and clean bathroom inside the room. The decoration is sweat and makes you feel like home.
I was traveling here alone for a weekend away from Istanbul and I had the greatest time staying at this place. It is like sleeping in a art exhibition. I felt at home within minutes thanks to the warm hospitality of Tuncay and Selahattin (the owners). It is very easy to find and has an great connection with the airport shuttle (only 2 liras). The neighborhood is beautiful, peaceful and authentic. If you are one of those travelers that wants to experience a city in al its actual authenticity and also meet some great people in the process. Look no further, this is the place :)
The stay was amazing. Its a beautiful old greek house with lovely little details, My room was very nice and clean with lovely paintings from the host and his friends. The neighborhood around is a bit village like which is really charming, Its just 5 min walk to the sea and very convienent to reach the center Konak. Selahattin is well travelled, warmhearted, an absolutely lovely person, who makes me feel at home from the first sec I walked in. I couldnt imagine a better host, He is always helpful and he offers a excellent breakfast. I will go back for sure :)
Selahattin Tankut and Tuncay were excellent hosts. They welcomed us into their lives as soon as we landed in Izmir. The house is very beautiful and contains art from all over the world and their friends. You can just spend a day inside the house viewing all of their collection. Tankut and Tuncay are very welcoming and make you feel at ease immediately. They even made Turkish breakfast for us which was amazing and they know how to party :) They were always available to answer all our questions and made our stay very comfortable. Next time we visit Izmir we are staying with them for sure.
The hosts are very nice, and the room is very cozy. The place is full of art. It is a restored Greek style house, and there is a nice garden. Tuncay and Selahettkn are very friendly and great hosts. And I had an enjoyable breakfast with them.
If you like a house with character and good company, this is the place to stay in Izmir! Very close to the water, public transport and local shopping centre - everything you need is here. And after a day's adventure you return to the refuge of your room looking out on the courtyard.
Thank you for hosting me Selahattin, I too now love Izmir!
I have just spent a night in Izmir at Selahattin's old Greek house in Kucukyali. Not very far from Konak, buses very accessable, it is unique and enchanting. The street has a little village feeling to it with other old Greek house nearby, along with a little school filled with joyful children. Selahattin's home was build in the 1880's and owned by a Jewish family. I encouraged him to get more information on the house owners over the century. Some of us are very curious and learn parts of history this way. Most of the pictures of his home speak for themselves, but I must add that the place is cool for those hot summer nights and also very quiet at night. The host is non pretentious, calm and very attentive. A world traveller himself he understands English but has yet to brush up on his speaking language skills. Not really necessary since a lovely host excells in making guests feel right at home and this is what he does. I highly recommend this little haven should you want to have a homestay experience when passing through Izmir. Last but not least, very clean. Great ambiance...I would have stayed longer had it been possible. Thank you. Tekrar gelecegim!!!