Guzel Izmir Oteli
Travel Blogs from Izmir
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 …
After a quick breakfast, Uncle Albert and I caught bus 54 going from Konak district in Izmir to the bus terminal. That trip has never been convenient for us, either to or from the bus terminal. Even though it is the main terminal for connections to much of the western coast of Turkey, it is located about forty-five minutes outside of Izmir's city …
Breakfast was very social this morning. I invited myself over to a table with Leslie and Theresa, two girls from the States who checked in at the same time we did last night. They arrived in Istanbul a couple days ago and are on their way to Greece for the beaches and hiking on one of the islands. Not too much later, David showed up and joined in. …
With exception of the hotel, Izmir has been wonderful. I arrived a bit early for check in at the hotel, but my room was just about ready. I got to my room, where the bed took up the entire space. I think this might have be the janitors closet at one point. It smelled like it had been. I noticed the desk and they said they would take care of it. It …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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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