Guzel Izmir Oteli
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We have been traveling for almost 24 hours in all, with great flight across the pond with Lufthansa, then two more flights on Turkish Airlines. Turns out, once you leave the US, they FEED you and give out lots of good drinks... why ever travel within the US again?
1. rescuing Nate's pocket monkey prototype at the airport …
So, today was primarily a travel day. I did get to stop by and present myself at the Sublime Porte this morning before we left... It wasn't particularly impressive. Clearly what it stands for- the Ottoman court and "state department" is bigger than the gate itself. We flew to Izmir on Pegasus Airlines. It was quick and relatively painless. Although …
... is located within the large modern city of Izmir. There is a small excavation site surrounded by multi-level car parks and apartment buildings! Unfortunately, the site had closed early today so we had to make do with seeing what we could through the barred fence. Apparently there isn't a lot to see here anyway, so we didn't miss much.
Time to go - another early start tomorrow and it's already 10:15pm.
... and they found the rest of the city. This is a place where Achilles fought, but the city could only be taken by the tricks of sending them a gift of a wooden horse which hide 3000 Greek soldiers who waited for then Trojans to be drunk and asleep before attacking. However another theory is that this is all just a metaphor for the city being destroyed by earthquake and fire, as the city was built on a ...
... choices emphasized on the modern aspect and the safety of Izmir. We stopped by a café to have lunch, the food was not top of the world but we decided we were sitting there for the luxury of being next to the water with calm scenery of the sea.
After a nice lunch at the waterfront, we walked further on the waterfront and arrived at the clock tower, which is a symbolic structure of Izmir. There was a small mosque behind the clock tower, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGuzel Izmir Oteli
I read the reviews of this hotel and they couldn't be more wrong!!!
The front desk staff was wonderful and the location is great, that is where the good things about this hotel end. The breakfast was good as well.
My room: 104, smelled of the bathroom drain. I think this room my have formerly been a janitors closet. I complained about the smell, but there was a Marble Convention in town and no rooms to be had, anywhere. I was stuck. They offered to put something in the drain, which helped very little. The bed was about 50 years old and the stains on the mattress confirm it. The pillows were hard as cement and my room was over and next to a disco. The loud music started at 5pm and continued until at least 2am. Plus there was some sort of work going on during the day and the noise was everywhere. I could even hear the noise from the lobby.
There was NO hot water my 2 days stay and the view was of the fire escape and a wall.
Even as a budget travel place, which $75+ it was NOT worth it. I wouldn't recommend this place, even for budget travelers/backpackers.
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