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My wife stopped here about 2 years ago while on a cruise & this was part of one of the shore... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Surf City, North Carolina
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Very interesting, but it is a sales pitch.

We had a great trip to Ephesus and stopped off at Turkmen en route. We used a private cab (the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 November 2017

Our cruise /tour stopped here, they have a nice small exhibit on how carpets are made. There was definately a fast paced sales presentation, but this is how the owners and employees make a living. The customer service was excellent, we have been looking for...More

1  Thank Docsr
Reviewed 21 November 2017

If you are visiting Turkmen, please understand this is rug store with a historical section on weaving. That is what it is so act accordingly. If you're in this part of the world, extensive negotiation and interaction is a given. If you don't feel comfortable...More

2  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 13 November 2017

part of Celestyal Olympia Cruise excursion, we showed some interest but dont have anidea market price of carpet, overspend with EUR2000+ i guess? ...Art should be expensive they said..a bit worried about shipping no reply on email, but arrived in Sydney 6wks after Oct 1,2017....More

1  Thank Jesz P
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My wife stopped here about 2 years ago while on a cruise & this was part of one of the shore excursions. She really enjoyed the demonstrations on carpet making & watching how they made the knots in the backs of different style carpets. The...More

1  Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Been coming to this area Turkey for 9 years and driven past this place each time. 2017 was the year we called in - a good Turkish friend recommended a visit. We’d done a similar trip near Cappadocia and surprised the guide by being able...More

2  Thank IanandRoseTownsend
Reviewed 30 September 2017

For the tourists reading reviews here who will come to this place as part of their tour group, do be prepared for very lively and aggressive sales experience after the beautiful carpet demonstration. If you do end up purchasing a carpet, do know that you...More

Thank xxiaping
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great trip to Ephesus and stopped off at Turkmen en route. We used a private cab (the previous night's driver set up the stop off) and the driver had a tea while we went round. The previous night's driver said he used...More

1  Thank jmstpt
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I did purchase a Kazak 3.90 x 8.66= 33.77 ft wool cotton hand weave carpet that arrived on July 28, 2017 by Fed Ex same condition as purchased. I am still pleased on the condition of carpet arrival, as when I made my original purchase...More

Thank palestinejack
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Like most reviewers, we visited Turkmen as part of a cruise excursion to Ephesus. My husband lived in Iran for several years and has a decent comprehension of rug quality, and we're both no strangers to the art of negotiation. I think many Westerners who...More

4  Thank NJW216
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

This Center has a tour which demonstrates how silk is produced from the silk worms, the way the silk is dyed and then you can see lots of weavers weaving the carpets and Kilims. This segment is absolutely amazing... but next comes hard core selling...More

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Response from palestinejack | Reviewed this property |
Palestinejack: My answer was directed at Trip Adviser site failure to publish E- mail address for Guest Relations Representative Osman Oztekin his contact information.A question was asked of me to provide contact information... More
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Response from Stephen J | Reviewed this property |
Sad to say No resolution from the company We are still working with the cruise line and the credit card company Best of luck