Ionia Guest House is a rural bed-and-breakfast here in Turkey’s Aegean region, about 30 minutes from Ephesus. Our three rooms are spacious with ensuite bathrooms and each has its own veranda: the perfect setup for privacy and social distancing. We cook local dishes in our cafe and serve food on the terrace beside the swimming pool. The whole place is set in a fig orchard surrounded by olive groves, with views of the surrounding hills — think of our hotel as a country oasis where you can rest and recharge.

You can check availability and book instantly on, Airbnb, Expedia, or Homeaway. If you’re in Turkey we’re also on etstur and OdaMax. Or email and we’ll get back to you right away with a competitive rate. Please take a look at our video tour and our photo collection for an idea of what to expect from your stay.

We’re passionate about green building  and used 100% local materials to build the hotel. The walls are timber-frame, with straw bales laid out like giant bricks, and then covered in layers of lime plaster. This makes the rooms cool in summer and warm in winter.

Our place is just off the route from Ephesus to Pamukkale. It makes a great base for exploring the stunning archaeological sites of the Meander Valley and ancient Ionia, including Priene, Magnesia, Tralleis, and Miletus. We’re 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 more things to see and do. And we’re easily reached from either Izmir or Bodrum airports (some tips on how to get here).

We’re on Facebook and Instagram, and the story of how we built the hotel is told on our blog. For about a year we were filmed for a show called “Our Dream Hotel”, about newcomers to the hotel industry. Our episode has been seen in the Netherlands, Australia, the UK, Sweden, New Zealand, and Canada. More recently we were featured on a CNN Türk show called “Green Nature”.