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Welcome to the website of the Gallipoli houses, a small authentic hotel, located right in the heart of the Gallipoli National Park. On this website you can find:

* an introduction to the hotel, the accommodation, the meals and the cost ... and what our guests have to say about us.

* information and practical advice on when, how and what to visit ... you might want to stay a day or two longer.

* a "collage of the Gallipoli campaign". In no way is this an attempt to give an overview of the campaign, nor is this an online guidebook. It is a collection of pictures taken during numerous walks, complemented -wherever suitable- with passages from the many books that have been written on this ill-fated campaign.

Authentic accommodation in a tranquil setting, a stone's throw away from the Gallipoli Battlefields
... and a very special thank you to you and Ozlem for opening up your wonderful place for us. We really appreciate it. I truly wish I could have stayed another few days, but I'm determined to become a "regular" from this point on ... Thanks again.

Sir Peter Jackson, Producer and Director - December 2013

... Thank you for your warm hospitality during my visit to Canakkale. After our early morning stint, Tim and I very much enjoyed spending some time with you. Thanks for feeding us so well! Should I have the opportunity to visit Canakkale in future I would be delighted to visit the Gallipoli Houses again. ...

Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia - April 2012

... thank you very much for organising an excellent lunch on 23 April for Senator the Hon. John Hogg, President of the Senate and his delegation, who were in Canakkale for Anzac Day 2011. We are also very appreciative of your warm hospitality to members of the team managing the commemorations. I look forward to visiting the Gallipoli Houses again, in a less rushed context, I hope...

Ian Biggs, Ambassador of Australia in Turkey - May 2011

... This is just a quick email to thank you again for such a wonderful experience on Gallipoli. It was unforgettable and we are definitely planning to return! ... Once again many thanks for your marvellous hospitality...

Zane Kidd - Deputy Secretary - Ministry of Defence NZ - September 2009

... Cherie and I would like to thank you very sincerely for the most wonderful stay at your home, and a most rewarding time at Gallipoli. We appreciate all your assistance, information, transport, - not to mention the meals. ...

Alison Smith - First Secretary and Consul Australian High Commision UK - April 2009

... I would like to express the sincere appreciation of the Australian Embassy for all of the assistance you have provided to us during the Anzac Day commemorations in late April 2009. It was a pleasure for the embassy to work with you and we hope that we can continue this cooperation into the future. ...

Michael Lynch - Counsellor and Consul General Australian Embassy Ankara - April 2009

... many thanks for everything. We are looking forward to work with you next year....

Ziya Ohri, Paulo Kraushaar and Ebru Hoyuk-Australian Embassy / Turkey - April 2008

... a belated note to thank you very much for looking after me so well when I stayed with you in early July. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about visiting Gallipoli, but the Gallipoli Houses were a particular highlight. Your location is out-standing, by far the most convenient to the battlefields, and your hospitality was first class: the room was great, the cooking terrific and the warmth of your welcome second to none. I especially enjoyed our chat long into the evening. I'm afraid to say that your status as a secret hideaway is under real threat -I have been telling everybody how wonderful you were!! Please pass by thanks to Ozlem and everybody at the Gallipoli Houses...

Major-General Michael Crane - Head Military Strategic Commitments / Australian Defence Forces - July 2008


an authentic hotel in the heart of the gallipoli peninsula
accommodation with village atmosphere
each room at the gallipoli houses has its own terrace or balcony
gallipoli, the final resting place of thousands of soldiers
authentic accommodation in gallipoli