Pamukkale

The stunning white terraces of Pamukkale and the neighbouring site of Hierapolis are situated inland, close to the town of Denizli. They can be reached from most of the coastal resorts on a one or two day trip but Kuşadası is the closest - approximately 4 hours drive away.

Pamukkale literally means 'cotton castle' and is one of Turkey's most impressive natural wonders. It is made up of a series of white travertine terraces cascading down a cliff, which is almost 200 metres high. The hard, white mineral deposits, which from a distance resemble snow, are caused by the high mineral content of the natural spring water which runs down the cliff and congregates in warm pools on the terraces. This is such a popular tourist attraction that strict rules had to be established in order to preserve its beauty, which include the fact that visitors may no longer walk on the terraces. Those who want to enjoy the thermal waters, however, can take a dip in the nearby pool, littered with fragments of marble pillars.

It was the thermal waters which lead to the founding of the spa town of Hierapolis at the end of the 2nd century BC by the dynasty of the Attalids, the kings of Pergamon. The remains include the ancient ruins of the baths, temples, the well-preserved theatre, and the largest necropolis or graveyard in Anatolia containing over 1200 tombs. It is easy to book an excursion from any of the major beach resorts to visit Pamukkale, and this is sometimes combined with a visit to Ephesus.

Facilities

  • Kitchenette
  • Ironing board
  • Catering services
  • Beachfront
  • Hotspots
  • Exhibition/convention floor
  • Restaurant
  • Room service - full menu
  • Courtyard
  • Lounges/bars
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Valet cleaning
  • Car hire

Activities

Tennis court, Sauna, Fitness centre, Massage

Internet

Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs USD 28.80 per day.

Hotel Score and Score Breakdown

8 / 10

Based on 782 reviews

Guest reviews are written by our customers after their stay at Hotel Best Ipsum.

Clean
8   
Comfort
6   
Location
8   
Staff
10   
Services
7   
Value for money
9   

Guest reviews

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

  • avatar
    Anonymous
    Solo Traveller
    Norway
    22/06/2012

    It was a warm friendly hotel. Very easy access to shops and underground stations. Staff very welcoming.

    noisy neigbourghs spoilt the rather calm environment

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