The hotel, together with its neighbouring buildings, is set on a large expanse of flat land, making it a particular favorite of people with any kind of walking difficulties. The hotel is conveniently situated close to many famous local sights, including Ephesus Ancient City (4 kilometers away) and the House of the Virgin Mary. In additional to five star comfort and superb facilities, Sürmeli Efes Hotel showcases the finest in traditional Turkish hospitality and is perfect for a holiday with friends, family or a loved one.
How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located on the beach
Distance from Airport
Izmir airport (ADB) is approx 70km and Bodrum Airport (BJV) is approx 140km.
There are 300 standard guest rooms with beautiful views of the sea from their balcony, and eighty apartments with a gorgeous garden. Each of them is set along the shores of one of the bluest bays of the Aegean. Begin to live all over again with new-found energy. 24-hour room service, 17-channel satellite television, Private bath and shower, Hairdryer, Automatic air-conditioning, Mini-bar, Notepaper and envelops, Telephone open to out-going and international calls.
Please note that family rooms are located in an annex building near the main building, so that non family guests can enjoy peace and quiet, and so that families can be families without having to worry about the noise!
Food & Drink
Much loved dishes from around the world are prepared by top notch chefs at The Surmeli Efes Hotel. Choose from traditional Turkish and world cuisine, Turkish buffet, beautiful drinks, snacks, a pool bar, and even a roof bar with absolutely fantastic views.
Sports & Entertainment
Turkish Hamam, Sauna, Covered swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Massage,
Hairdresser, Beauty center, Gymnastics salon, 2 open-air swimming pools
Animation pool, Pool hall, Sports areas (tennis, basketball, volleyball, ping pong, pool), Kids’ Club (4 - 10 years old), Garden.
International check-in /check-out law means that rooms are booked from midday to midday, not from guest’s arrival time at the hotel. Keeping your room on at the end of your stay maybe be possible, depending on availability, but would incur a local charge paid to the hotel. Air conditioning is available from the 1st June onwards. Animation is available high season only. Kuşadasi centre is located about 7km away.
This is actually a lovely hotel, with great beach-front access, a large dining room with outdoor seating and plenty of pools. If I could give it 3 1/2 stars, I would. The problems are when you have...
This is actually a lovely hotel, with great beach-front access, a large dining room with outdoor seating and plenty of pools. If I could give it 3 1/2 stars, I would. The problems are when you have young children who actually need to sleep at some point. There is atrociously loud music playing in the pool area all afternoon and at night until midnight. They call it "animation". You can't get them to shut it off, and if you are in the family rooms, you will be directly across from it. I barely slept. But after awhile, delirium made me actually look forward to the badly accented Elvis impersonator. Of course, that is the way EVERY resort hotel in the Aegean/ Med. areas of Turkey is, so you just have to grin and bear it. I have stayed in this hotel several times. The only way to get away from this music is to move to the much smaller interior rooms whose air conditioning is at the whim of the hotel management...read: never on. Highlights: Sandy beach, multiple pools incl. kiddie pool, made-to-order outdoor grill, easy outings to ancient Ephesus. Great meeting spaces for conferences/business.
What a beautiful hotel - amazing views from the balcony from your room x rooms very spacious and comfy x lovely indoor shops and lovely large lounge area which is open 24hrs x restaurant is large and...
What a beautiful hotel - amazing views from the balcony from your room x rooms very spacious and comfy x lovely indoor shops and lovely large lounge area which is open 24hrs x restaurant is large and airy and there is an extensive range of food which is delicious and well prepared x loved the freshly squeezed Orange and the Turkish delight x has beautiful tennis courts and a gym to work out in also during summer they have an open market visiting x beach if fabulous with golden sands, free sunless and Sun canopies . Lovely little shuttle buses which run frequently and take you into midseason which is fabulous for hitting the shops and visiting the bars for a drink and light refreshments - everyone was very friendly wherever you went. will definitely return x x x
It must have been a nice hotel, and during the peak season in summer, I am sure it is very nice. But in winter, it is quiet except for Asian tour groups, and looks somewhat run down, with retail...
It must have been a nice hotel, and during the peak season in summer, I am sure it is very nice. But in winter, it is quiet except for Asian tour groups, and looks somewhat run down, with retail spaces at the lobby empty. Too cold of course to enjoy the outdoor facilities. Big room, with a balcony. Smallish tight bathroom, for the room size.
We found our week long stay here very pleasant and it was a lovely relaxing break. The hotel which is shaped like a cruise ship (hmmmm), has large, well maintained grounds which were nice to walk...
We found our week long stay here very pleasant and it was a lovely relaxing break. The hotel which is shaped like a cruise ship (hmmmm), has large, well maintained grounds which were nice to walk around. The lobby is very extravagant and looks ever so fancy! Rooms were fine. The hotel pools were huge and clean. The beach was yellow, clean sand and the sea was lovely. There were free pedalos too. You could fill most of the day from about 10am – 4pm with activities if you wanted (ie archery, table tennis, football etc), as the hotel had organised sessions on throughout the day. There are also tennis and basketball courts, so loads to do if you wanted to try burn off some of the mountains of food, or (our favourite activity) you could just alternate sitting by the beach (and eating & drinking) with sitting by the pool (and eating and drinking). There's also a hairdresser and the Boy got an amusing haircut that was labelled the "Turkish prison buzz cut" by one of our friends-so careful if you don’t want too much hair shaved off! In terms of access to Ephesus it is excellent. The drive only took 20 minutes or so and I know a lot of people visit Ephesus from hotels hours and hours away. The trip was organised through the hotel, which we don't normally do as it's usually a chance for the hotel to triple the price of the trip, but it seemed a reasonable price and the tour guide was very informed and spoke great English. Mealtimes weren't exactly relaxing as you did have the sense of feeling like herded cattle and that someone would shout mooooo! 2 weeks of the food would probably be a bit much and the hotel isn't near any other restaurants/hotels. You could go to the non buffet restaurants a couple of times but you had to book by queuing for an hour every day at 9am. It was a nice change to eat out of the buffet restaurant though and I managed to persuade the Boy to queue for me! There was food available pretty much constantly throughout the day and the pancakes (made fresh) were particularly nice. The alcohol was a bit of a gamble. We just stuck with lager and lemonade but if you're brave you could try stomach gin, vodka or wine! I didn't really think much of Kusadasi, although had heard very positive things from others. Overall I think how much you enjoy it here depends how much you paid. It's not amazing but good facilities, food acceptable so all inclusive is good value and if you just want to chill for a week (and visit Ephesus) then it's great.
The best time to visit Kusadasi is generally speaking between May and October to guarantee cloudless skies and constant sun. Summer temperatures here on the Aegean soar up to nearly 40° Celsius.
Winters, though wet on some days, still have a surprisingly clement warmth, between 10 and 15° Celsius on average. Tanning time!
As UK, Courses or boosters usually advised: hepatitis A; typhoid; diphtheria; tetanus. Vaccines sometimes advised: tuberculosis; hepatitis B; rabies.
Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.
UK visitors do need a visa to enter Turkey prior to arrival. You can apply for an e-Visa online up to 3 months in advance of your travel date.