About this listing
Tucked away amongst the narrow streets of a typical Turkish village a few miles from Ephesus and the Aegean coast this refurbished 5 bedroomed boutique hotel was formerly an antique Greek villa. A quiet oasis in a perfect location for touring.
We have 5 charming rooms (single/double/twin) with en-suite facilities, located in our luxurious, award winning and highly regarded, Muses House Boutique Hotel. We are part of Turkey's premier listed boutique and historic hotels of character.
You can book for 1 person, 2, or up to 10 in a small private group!
We also let the WHOLE hotel as a self catering villa through AirBnB - see our other listing on AirBnB
All the facilities of the Hotel are there for you to enjoy - Note: Breakfast is INCLUDED in the rate.
This room is a standard room, which can be made as single, twin or double. The other 4 rooms, also available on AirBnB comprise a standard room, 2 Luxury rooms and our super Deluxe Room -(large double beds only, (e.g.: 4 poster bed, large tub bath AND separate shower)
So why not stay in absolute luxury near the great wonders of Ephesus amongst many other places of interest.
The hotel is located in the small traditional village of Kirazli and yet is only 11kms from the Aegean coast and the resort of Kusadasi - with all its facilities - where you can even take a 1 day trip to the Greek Island of Samos - there is so much to do!
Use our large guest living room with a huge and professional library of Turkey and chat with us on any aspect, including (during the MAIN season) detailed historical knowledge of the area by Maggie who is a fully qualified Ancient Historian and who has published and lectured internationally. She is always ready to help with any questions and to organise excellent official guides for any trips to the many archaeological sites.
Relax in the secluded flower filled garden or under the shade of the large old walnut tree and hear the gentle sounds of the village beyond the high walls.
Use the pool and recline in this sunny courtyard. At sunset, watch the swallows darting over the pool. Enjoy breakfast and our optional dinners outside under the olive trees. Alternatively there are several local restaurants in the village.
Local Dolmus buses ply the route to the coastal resort of Kusadasi and elsewhere - and a train station, only 9 kms away, provides links to Izmir airport and the city. We can provide transfers upon request.
We welcome everyone: old, young, singles, couples, straight or gay. We are perfect for those travellers who want not only comfort, but charm and character too.
This is a unique oasis in a traditional village - come and share it with us - you will be surprised!
Full access to all the Hotel facilities.
Interaction with Guests
We are on site to help you and make suggestions on any aspect of your visit to this area. Maggie is an expert on the history and Archaeology of the region - and we have many books on the subject for you to enjoy.
This is a very typical working Turkish village so you will see farmers at work and everyday life in all aspects - in contrast to the tourist resorts of the coast.
Public buses ( dolmus) travel to and from the coast to Aydin and Selcuk ( Ephesus) via our village at regular 10-15 minute intervals throughout the day.
Other Things to Note
This is a rural location in a village of about 1,000 people but there are restaurants, tea houses, a baker, a small supermarket, a weekly village market, locals selling their own produce, and a lot more....
As this is a boutique hotel - we abide by normal hotel practices and our hosting may seem slightly more formal to that which is common in private AirBnb lettings as we may have other hotel guests at the same time.
A full alcohol and restaurant license allows us to provide most things you wish to have. Smoking is NOT allowed in the bedroom or other main hotel rooms, but OK in Garden and by the Pool.
We were on a two week tour of Turkey and wanted a quiet place in the country to relax before flying back home. Muses House was perfect: peaceful and quiet and unexpectedly turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Nick was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable, just the lovely gracious host you want after traveling for awhile. Our only regret was that we did not meet Maggie.
We stayed at the Muses Hotel for 3 nights during our visit in Turkey and had a wonderful experience. This place is a jewel in the farming and quiet village of Kirazli, a few kilometers from Ephesus. We did not feel in a hotel at all and were able to dip in the pool after returning from our daily excursions. Breakfasts are delicious with local produces especially cherry and rose marmelades. Many farmers sell their produces on the road and we bought fruits that were so tasteful to eat during the day. Nick and Gokhan were very helpful in answering our questions and recommending some good places to eat (one great local restaurant is 5 min walk away). We'll hear the call for prayer as the local mosque is close but we've learned to sleep through it. We even decided to come back after our trip to Pamukkale for an extra night before heading to Istanbul. Thanks for allowing us to discover Kirazli and its Muses!
After over 15 hours of traveling, entering the Muses House was akin to finding an oasis. The property is gorgeous, tastily decorated, the room very comfortable with a spacious modern bathroom. It is located in a small village, but it's absolutely incredible. If you are looking for luxury and comforts near the sites and Aegean Sea- this is the place!
Breakfast was delicious every morning (fresh bread, cherries, yogurt, eggs and fruit) as we sat near the pool and chatting with the other delightful guests. They do offer dinner some nights, and the first time it was absolutely delicious. There is a good little local restaurant a 5 minute walk away. There are others slightly farther away, having a car would make things easier in the area. They have an honor system bar, perfect to relax with a glass of wine next to the pool after viewing stunning ruins all day. One of unexpected delights, was meeting and chatting with the other guests- on our last night we ended up having dinner with another couple!
Nick and Maggie were superb hosts- it felt like staying with old friends. Maggie is incredibly knowledgeable about the area, and provided helpful tips about sites to visit, meals to have near them, and provided written directions to us. Their expertise was one of the things that made this listing so attractive, and they helped us book a guide for Ephesus.
I can't say enough of good things about Nick and Maggie- only that I wish we had more time!
Staying with Nick was a delight and a highlight of our stay in Turkey. You will stay in a charming, small, tastefully decorated ,friendly boutique hotel. The room has a garden setting, is Cosy clean and comfortable with great facilities . Nick is an affable and knowledgeable host and his generous helpful warmth made us feel welcome, and at home . The hotel is wonderfully located in a small village that is magic to explore by foot. The village is central to many of turkeys premier historical sites and is serviced by several bus routes . I fulsomely recommend without hesitation a stay with Nick and Maggie
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About the Host, Nick & Maggie
We are Nick and Maggie and we live partly in our Kent cottage and partly abroad in Turkey where we run the Muses House Boutique Hotel.
Maggie's training in ancient history and experience as a lecturer in the galleries of the British Museum led Maggie to work in Turkey, where for several years she took tours to archaeological sites. She has written and edited popular works on the ancient world, and lived for several years in Italy. The style of The Muses House reflects her love and knowledge of Turkey and neighbouring countries. Maggie is also an excellent cook.
Nick is a New Zealander, with degrees in engineering, who worked in the aerospace industry in Canada, the USA and the UK. 18 years ago he founded an internet company which is still running and now, partly retired, he brings to The Muses House a combination of technical, IT and management skills. A trained pilot and keen diver, Nick has travelled extensively, and as an enthusiastic cook, his culinary style has been influenced by his journeys to the Far East and Pacific Rim. He takes pleasure in attempting to follow the great jazz pianists on his piano at the Muses House