Saint John Hotel Ephesus

Ephesus, Turkey

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  • An elegantly decorated, historic, family run hotel in the centre of historic Selçuk

  • Famous for genuine Turkish hospitality

  • On-site Turkish bath and a swimming pool

  • Conveniently situated, close to the Ephesus Museum, Basilica of St.John, Selçuk Castle and Isa Bey Mosque

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Comfortable year-round climate. Spring and autumn, from March to May and September to November respectively, are marked by mild to warm days and cool nights. The summer months from June through August provide warm to hot days and pleasant evenings. Winter falls from December through February and days are crisp and evenings can be cold. The year-round temperature range is 6°C to 15°C (January), 11°C to 21°C (April), 22°C to 34°C (July), 15°C to 27°C (October).

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Hotel St. John is a traditional and historic boutique hotel, with 26 guest rooms, located in the centre of Selçuk. It is a perfect base from which to visit the historic site of Ephesus.

Hotel St. John is a traditional and historic boutique hotel, with 26 guestrooms, some with balconies, located in the centre of Selçuk, gateway to Ephesus, a vast, world-famous and ancient city. Guestrooms are elegant and simple, decorated in neutral cooling colours, set off with silk and velvet touches.  Until 1972 St.John Hotel was a prison but in 2011 it was artfully converted into a boutique hotel using local stone, marble and tiles. It is named after the impressive ruins of the Byzantine Church of St John, where St John the Evangelist was buried.  The hotel is both elegantly decorated and family run, and has a striking rooftop restaurant with views of the surrounding town and mountains. Sightseeing tours out to Ephesus, can be easily arranged and there are plenty of ways to unwind back at the hotel, from complimentary afternoon tea, to trying a Turkish Bath or massage or simply relaxing by the swimming pool.
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Saint John has rooftop restaurant, J.D Carpousa Bar & Restaurant, offering Turkish and International cuisine in an authentic atmosphere complimented by views of Selçuk town.  There is also a traditional Turkish bath.


This is a small boutique hotel offering excellent local access to many interesting historical and cultural sites. Daily tours can be arranged to Pamukkale and the historic sites of Bergama and Ephesus.


  • Afrodisias, Hierapolis & Pamukkale's Cotton Castle

    Visit the crystal white terraces of Pamukkale, forming one of the most eye-catching sights in Turkey, and explore the ancient ruins of Afrodisias and Hierapolis.

  • Ancient Wonder of Ephesus

    Spend the day exploring the city of Ephesus, an ancient Greek city home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world, the Temple of Artemis. Also enjoy a visit to the House of Virgin Mary and the Selcuk Museum.

  • Bergama: History & Architectures of Pergamon

    Home to some of the finest archaeological evidence of the ancient Pergamon city, this excursion to Bergama is ideal for those with an interest in history. Ascend the acropolis by cable car and explore the ruins of altars, theatres and libraries.

  • Ephesus Museum and Terrace Houses

    Located in town of Seljuk, Ephesus Museum houses a large collection of artefacts found in Ephesus and its surrounding areas including Cukurici Mound, the basilica of St John and the Temple of Artemis.

  • Turkey's olive groves

    The areas surrounding Ephesus are abundant with olive groves, cherry blossoms and vineyards, surrounding charming villages and rolling farmland. Explore this verdant landscape with your guide and taste some local produce.

Location & directions

Ephesus, Turkey

Located in the centre of Selçuk, just a few minutes walk from the Ephesus Museum, Basilica of St.John, Selçuk Castle and Isa Bey Mosque. The Temple of Artemis is one kilometre away, historic Ephesus, three kilometres.

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