Mountains and beaches might be the mainstream options for a relaxing vacation, but if you’re looking for a more interesting option to find clarity and relaxation, visit Pamukkale! Get ready to soak and relax in thermal spas with the view of travertines and Roman ruins during your stay in one of the best hotels in Pamukkale Turkey.
Where to Stay in Pamukkale, Turkey
If you enjoy views of natural wonders and ancient ruins, Pamukkale is where you should go on your trip to Turkey. Located on the western side of Turkey, the city offers amazing visuals for the wanderlust souls. It’s mainly known for its photogenic crisp blue and dazzling white travertine terraces filled with mineral-water, one of Turkey’s most famous landmarks. Did you know that Pamukkale literally means “cotton castle” in Turkish?
However, that’s not all Pamukkale offers. The city is also home to ancient ruins of the Roman spa town, Hierapolis. If this sounds like your cup of tea, find hotels around Hierapolis. During your stay, you could take walks or drive around the Hierapolis Theatre and City Ruins. And don’t forget to check out the Hieropolis Museum! To end your day on an even higher note, relax your muscles as you dip in the hot spring water baths of Pamukkale Pools – also known as the Cleopatra’s Pool.
Most staff working in the hotels and bars speak English, and some even speak Dutch, and German, so you can take the language barrier off your mind and relax! The next problem to tackle is what are the best hotels in Pamukkale? Mind you, not where are the hotels in Pamukkale Turkey, but only the best ones!
Fortunately—like other tourist destinations—, there are various hotels and guesthouses in the city, so finding a place to stay won’t be a problem. But we can help you find the right place to stay depending on your budget, preferences, and facilities the places offer. Here are a few places you can choose to stay in when enjoying a vacation in Pamukkale, Turkey.
Bellamaritimo Hotel is our first pick for the best of both worlds experience. The hotel provides the serene scenery Pamukkale is known for, and the city center can be reached on foot. Meanwhile, tourist spots such as the Hierapolis and Atatürk Museum are just a short drive away.
During your stay at the hotel, boutique-style rooms with balconies facing the travertines may be where you will spend your time relaxing. With a comfortable bed, you’re guaranteed a comfortable rest.
After a long night, you will not need to worry about breakfast! Bellamaritimo Hotel’s breakfast is one of its stronger points, as it serves traditional Turkish feast with cheese, olives, and bread – authentic and delicious.
Venus Hotel is known for its garden and pool, creating a great ambiance for guests as they explore around the hotel. The friendly staff can also help the less-organized guests to book activities around Pamukkale, including the coveted hot air balloon rides and paragliding.
You won’t have any problems reaching tourist destinations as free shuttle services are provided by the hotel. To fill you up before a long day of travels, Venus Hotel also serves a wide selection of breakfast buffet at its beautiful restaurant where you can enjoy pool-side scenery. Perfect for a romantic getaway too, isn’t it?
Don’t expect anything fancy as this hotel is rather a simple accommodation for adventurers. But whether you are the type to start your day with a steaming cup of coffee, end the day with a drink at the bar, or both, the Venus Hotel is your best option.
Pamukkale Melrose Viewpoint Suites
Vacation is not always about going out. On lazy days, you might want to just relax on a comfortable bed and check the scenery out the window. And on one of those vacations, Pamukkale Melrose Viewpoint Suites will not disappoint you.
Aside from a variety of cheeses and sausages, the hotel also provides fresh fruits and vegetables for vegetarian guests. The hotel is located 2 minutes away from the bus station, and it only takes 5 minutes to walk to restaurants and the public park.
Safe to say, Pamukkale Melrose Viewpoint Suites is one of the best hotels in Pamukkale, Turkey for travelers who enjoy staying in and getting pampered as much as going out and exploring. Especially for those who travel with kids, their Family Suites will be the perfect place to bond and have quality time.
Hotel Hal-Tur Boutique
At the Hal-Tur Boutique hotel, you are not only paying for a room but also just the perfect location to reach everything Pamukkale has to offer on foot. Not to mention, a great view overlooking the travertines (with hot air balloons flying!) from pretty much everywhere in the hotel. Would you want to miss swimming outdoors with that view?
Although it’s not a 5-star hotel, the hotel staff will make you feel like you are staying in one with their much-praised services. For example, if watching people on hot air balloons does not satisfy you, the hotel can arrange for you to take a ride and enjoy the white travertines of Pamukkale, Menderes Valley, and the ancient settlement of Hierapolis from a new perspective.
Since the hotel is family-run, you’ll feel like you’re home in one of its sound-proofed rooms. Each comes with a satellite TV and a minibar. Apart from the outdoor swimming pool, there’s also an indoor pool, a sauna, and a hot tub available on-site!
Located only just a few steps away from Pamukkale Travertines and the Pamukkale Lake, Hotel Sahin is one of the best budget hotels in Pamukkale, Turkey when it comes to staying in the heart of Pamukkale. After a relaxing night’s rest, guests will get to enjoy having a traditional Turkish breakfast with a breathtaking view from the hotel’s terrace bar area.
After breakfast, you’re free to decide what to do. Taking a walk to Hierapolis which is just a few steps away from the hotel, enjoying the view from your comfortable room’s balcony, or sunbathing on the side of the pool. Whatever you choose to do, Hotel Sahin’s friendly staff will make sure their guests have the best stay while spending time in the beautiful city of Pamukkale.
Though considered a simple hotel, each room in Hotel Sahin comes with a seating area and a TV. Some even have a private balcony where you get to enjoy the view unobstructed! Free Wi-Fi is also accessible in all rooms.
Melrose House Hotel
Melrose House Hotel looks nothing like other budget hotels in Pamukkale, Turkey. Located near the center of Pamukkale, you can easily access tourist spots within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel’s rooms are wonderfully decorated, sparkling clean, with comfortable beds that other guests have sung praises for.
You don’t have to worry about food either, as their buffet breakfast offers a wide selection of dishes. Previous guests refer to their breakfast as royal, exceptional, and incredible as there is always something for everyone. However, if it’s not for your taste, their chefs will happily cook a different meal for you.
In short, Melrose House Hotel offers a lot for its competitively affordable price. They put a lot of effort into crafting a great stay experience for the guests, so if you’re interested, get ready to book as the rooms sold out quickly!
Hierapark Thermal & Spa Hotel
The Hierapark Thermal & Spa Hotel may be located a little bit further (around 2 and a half miles away) from the Pamukkale Travertines, but the hotel offers car rentals and a shuttle to make up for the slight inconvenience. The four-star hotel has all-around facilities and is one of the handfuls of hotels with high accessibility for disabled guests.
With a spa tub and private outdoor dining area for every room, the Hierapark Thermal & Spa Hotel is perfect for travelers who want to relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere with their significant others. Thermal indoor and outdoor pools with slides are something family travelers would love. As it boasts ‘spa’ in the name, the quality of the hotel’s spa facility is also worth every penny, featuring a hammam, sauna, and a steam room. If you decide to explore Pamukkale, you can also ask for packed lunches from the hotel’s restaurant! How nice is that?
Pamukkale Termal Ece Otel
Crowded pools may be a concern when you are traveling to a popular area during peak season, but that certainly won’t be a problem when you are staying at Pamukkale Termal Ece Otel. The hotel boasts a total of 4 swimming pools – two indoor pools, a year-round outdoor pool, and a seasonal outdoor pool, for the guests to unwind and have fun in.
Want more privacy? You can also enjoy a personal thermal water pool in the form of a spa tub filled with hot mineral water inside your room’s private bathroom. Besides, a spa service is available at the hotel, perfect to relax sore muscles after a long day enjoying everything the town has to offer.
Aside from amazing service and facilities, the hotel also provides bike and car hire for the guests. The Pamukkale Travertines is only a 5 minutes bike ride away, while the Atatürk Museum which is a little further away can be reached by car. While you’re at it, don’t forget to visit Pamukkale’s own World Heritage Center, the Hierapolis!
The Cotton House
The Cotton House is one of the best hotels in Pamukkale Turkey, not for its luxury but everything else it has to offer. Being a Bed and Breakfast (B&B), The Cotton House offers simpler facilities, but the amenities and exceptional service from the staff and owner ensure that you enjoy your stay.
The entire property, and especially the rooms are spotlessly clean – safety and hygiene should always come first. But of course, accessible location is also crucial when it comes to deciding where to stay. The Cotton House is very close to the bus station, making it the perfect spot if you plan on using the public transportation to explore Pamukkale.
Located in the center of the town, it’s only 5 minutes away from Traverter Street where travelers can find local street food, restaurants, and bars. We highly doubt you would need to, though, as The Cotton House provides exceptional home-made Turkish foods for breakfast and other meals during the day.
You can also travel and reach the airport easily with their car rental and airport shuttle services. Considering all the services, no wonder it’s one of the best-selling hotels in Pamukkale, Turkey.
White Heaven Suite
The White Heaven Suite is perfect for one of those warmer days with its outdoor restaurant and pool area. Coupled with their peaceful garden and hammocks, guests can relax in style. Imagine having a refreshing drink as the summer breeze hit your face, heavenly! Not to mention, the romantic outdoor pool is also a great spot to pop the question.
In this upscale bed and breakfast, you will not have to worry about connectivity as free Wi-Fi is available. As the premises are wheelchair accessible, complete with auditory guidance and visual aids, the White Heaven suite is a great place to stay for everyone.
For the more adventurous travelers who do not have an itinerary to stick to, the staff can help you with it! They can arrange tours and activities such as hot air balloon rides and paragliding. Aside from obvious tourist spots like Hierapolis, Pamukkale Travertines, and Traverter Street, there’s also an aqua park within walking distance from the White Heaven Suite.
Hotel Doğa Thermal Health & Spa
Dubbed the “paradise of relaxation” on one of their star-studded reviews, Hotel Doğa Thermal Health & Spa deserves its name. The hotel is complete with a spacious garden, outdoor and indoor pools, even a physiotherapy clinic on site! Guests can be pampered with various relaxation services such as spa, sauna, Turkish bath, and massage treatments at an additional charge.
The luxurious hotel offers everything any traveler could want, and more! From a library to a game room and a hot spring bath, you will find everything you want in a five-star hotel. As the hotel is also wheelchair accessible, everyone can enjoy all the facilities available. If these don’t make it one of the best hotels in Pamukkale, Turkey, we don’t know what will!
Every morning, the hotel provides buffet-style breakfast, with options of special diet menus at the request of the guests. Various room service, including breakfast in the room, is also available for guests staying in Hotel Doğa Thermal Health & Spa.
Recommended Restaurants / Bars in Pamukkale:
- White House – This is the top choice for Turkish food in Pamukkale. We highly recommend the sigara boregi, deep-fried pastry sticks stuffed with cheese. How good is that?
- Mehmet’s Heaven – Established decades ago, this restaurant serves some of the best Turkish dishes with the best view: the travertine at the back terrace!
Recommended Activities In Pamukkale:
- Cultural Tours with Local Guide from Istanbul – In case you prefer staying at the best hotels in Istanbul, this tour is a great alternative to staying in Pamukkale. The world-renowned Pamukkale Travertines and Hierapolis, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Center, are two must-go places in Pamukkale. For the best experience, make sure to visit these places with a local guide.
- Paragliding – What’s better than exploring the world’s popular destinations? Experiencing it from the sky! The sight of Travertines, Hierapolis, and Antique Pool from above along with the adrenaline rush of paragliding can surely enhance your vacation
- Hot Balloon Ride– An alternative to explore Pamukkale from above at a slower pace for those with gentle souls. Sipping a glass of champagne as the sky turns orange will surely engrave the beauty of Pamukkale forever in your memories.