Hotels in Sirince, Turkey

by Joanne Thomas

Sirince, a tiny, picturesque village in Turkey's Izmir Province, is a choice destination for travelers who wish to escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Hotel and inn accommodations in Sirince are generally well-preserved, historic Ottoman houses, which limit the number of guests and so ensure a peaceful ambiance. Visitors seeking more spacious lodgings can rent a village house, several of which are owned and operated by hotels.

Gullu Konak

Gullu Konak, a boutique hotel with six guest rooms, is a restored historic Mediterranean estate filled with centuries-old rose gardens. The guest rooms are housed within a stone-walled residence that is a protected historic landmark of Sirince. Each room is named for one of the roses grown in the gardens; they are furnished with traditional wrought-iron beds with embroidered sheets and brightly patterned textiles to complement a natural, white and cream color palette. Some rooms feature the original fireplaces. Communal areas include cobbled sun terraces, a hot tub, outdoor fireplaces and fountains. The on-site restaurant offers regional specialties to enjoy with mountain views.

Evi Butik Otel

Evi Butik Otel occupies one of the oldest buildings in Sirince, originally the home of the village's only doctor. The charming three-story house sits on a hill, affording panoramic views of the surrounding village and countryside. It offers five guest rooms: the doctor's room, the bride's room, the grape room, the honeysuckle room and the Linden room. The bride's room has a hand-carved, four-poster canopy bed and premium views; the doctor's room sleeps up to three and features a sofa in a cozy living area. The building retains original features such as carved wooden shutters and brick fireplaces, and is ornamented with traditional touches like embroidered linens, white lace curtains and hardwood flooring. Room rates include a daily breakfast.

Kirkinca House Hotel

Accommodations at Kirkinca House Hotel consist of five rooms in Kirkinca House, five rooms in Erdem House, and the entire two-room Pole House and one-room Stone House. They are all historic properties in the traditional style of Sirince, and the Erdem House -- one of the largest in the village -- is more than 300 years old. The guest rooms combine antiques and traditional Turkish rugs and textiles with contemporary marble-clad bathrooms with jetted tubs. Guests may arrange guided hiking tours in the countryside directly through the hotel.

Kirkinca House Hotel

Kirkinca House Hotel combines a five-room inn, seven-room guesthouse and several historic houses and stone cottages for rent. The inn takes inspiration from a country house, with a communal kitchen, library and dining room as well as five individually decorated guest rooms. Guests may dine on a hilltop patio warmed by an outdoor brick fireplace. Below the inn are three houses constructed in the early 19th century; each accommodates four or five guests and has a full kitchen stocked with fresh produce. The Turkish Bath House is notable for its floor-heated Turkish hamam. The six guest cottages were built in 2005 in the traditional Aegean style. They sit in a large landscaped garden that also features a white marble, spring-water swimming pool.

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