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... We would highly recommend our stay at Gallipoli Houses - Eric and Ozlem were delightful and attentive hosts who have excellent accommodation and food that was of the highest standard. We were given extremely helpful advice and they were genuinely interested in our personal reason for being there. On our return journey from Canakkale we spent a day in Istanbul - what a contrast!! However, Eric's recommendation meant that we ended our holiday in a beautiful rooftop restaurant overlooking the Sea of Marmara ...

Lyn & Keith Edmonds - United Kingdom - May 2007

... Once again - thanks for hosting a great trip...

Phil Curme - United Kingdom - May 2007

... for me I must say the highlight was our stay at Gallipoli and I want to thank you for the contribution you made to that. Right from the start we were made to feel welcome and at home, and that continued for the duration of our stay. Thanks for your hospitality and your company ...

Terry and Marianne King - Australia - May 2007

... Thank you for making my trip to Gallipoli so fantastic. May other Kiwis enjoy your wonderful hospitality -and expertise - and food ! Hope to see you in 2015 ! ...

Gordon Harcourt - New Zealand - June 2007

... I just returned from Gallipoli and still overwhelmed with impressions and feelings. The best thing this time was definitely to meet Eric, better known as the "Plummed Goose" in the forum. He and his wife are running a lovely little hotel in Kocadere, which is the finest house on the peninsula. The open and warmhearted welcome, the immediately started discussions about the campaign but also the country, other guests coming together and sharing their view in the center of this historic ground was and is unique...

Lt-Colonel Klaus Wolf - Germany - June 2007

... We had a truly wonderful time staying with you, thank you very much! ... I would love to be able to help send some people to you as it really was the best trip I've ever done. I will certainly be sending you my parents at some point and some Australian friends also based in London who are keen to do the trip ...

Katherine Burgdorf - United Kingdom / Australia - July 2007

... I would like to thank you all for the wonderful time had at Gallipoli. It was a great education and one you would not get without actually visiting there. Thanks for all the advise ... We really did appreciate the extra mile you went to look after us. I will be recommending to anyone who looks like traveling your way that they contact you. I think you are on a definite winner with your business and you should look forward to many successful years there...

Reg Stevens - Australia - July 2007

...How are things with you all over there. Have come home, printed all my photos & they are very good, am now writing my story. I am very glad that I made the decision to come and view the peninsula & my thoughts are of a complete hopelessness of what the soldiers had to endure & how very peaceful it now is. I must thank you again for your hospitality which was fantastic & hopefully we will meet again one day...

Phil Sullivan - Australia - July 2007

...We spent two wonderful days at the Gallipoli Houses. Thank you. I recommended your hotel to a friend at Bilkent this morning who is planning a trip to Gallipoli...

Prof. Hitay Ozbay - Turkey - August 2007

... Thank you again for looking after us so well. I know I speak for more than myself, when I say the Gallipoli Houses is the best destination for a stay on the Peninsula -the confort, the food, the fun and the warmth of such caring hosts is worth telling the world ...

Heather Ford - Australia - August 2007

... Now, don't you be giving up our terrace. I think we christened it, and it will always be a very fond part of my memory of I have attached a photo of the sun going down over Anzac, such a very special place to me, and to be able to be so close, with such warm people, in the midst of a village, well, it was more than superb. I even miss the call to prayer! ...

Kim Winter - Australia - August 2007

... Thanks once again for the absolutely wonderful time we had with you. ... The week with you was one that fulfilled all our dreams and thanks to your kindness, friendship and generosity as hosts, the experience surpassed all our expectations.We all look forward to our next visit and hope to make it a regular event so prepare for more late nights on the terrace...

Tim Lycett - Australia - August 2007

... Our stay at Gallipoli Houses was very pleasant. The friendly atmosphere, fine food and comfortable accommodation were all much appreciated as well as your suggestions and guidance on visiting the sites ... I will gladly recommend Gallipoli Houses when the opportunity arises...

Martin Sneyd -Ireland - August 2007

...Thanks again for your wonderful hospitality, humour and Ozlem's wonderful cuisine. We are all back safely now, at work unfortunately ...

Tony Lawton - Australia - October 2007


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