Ionia Guest House is a rural bed-and-breakfast here in Turkey’s Aegean region. Our rooms are spacious with ensuite bathrooms and private verandas. There’s also a swimming pool with a large terrace, and an adjoining cafe. The whole project is set in a fig orchard surrounded by olive groves, overlooking the village of Hıdırbeyli.
We’re passionate about green building so we’ve used 100% local materials. The walls are timber-frame, with straw bale in-fill, and finally covered in layers of lime plaster. All this gives excellent insulation against both the summer sun and the winter cold.
As seen on television! We featured on “Ons Droomhotel” on RTL4 in the Netherlands recently, and will shortly be seen in the UK on Channel 5 as part of the series “Our Dream Hotel” (date to be announced).
We’re easily reached from either Izmir or Bodrum airports (some tips on how to get here).
Our place makes a great base for exploring the stunning archaeological sites of the Meander Valley and ancient Ionia, including Ephesus, Priene, and Magnesia. It’s also a good choice for visitors interested in local markets, authentic Turkish food, and exploring the natural landscape. Check out our local attractions page for further suggestions on things to see and do.
And finally, the story of how we got to this point (and lots more photos) can be found on our blog.