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Sim-Er Hotel

Sukapi Mah. Eski Erzurum Yolu No 189, Kars, Turkey
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Kars
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
jean paul p Kusadasi, Turkey
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kusadasi, Turkey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of things have changed since Diana Darke passed here in the 50's, and even since I passed there for the 1rst time in 1986. Besides a wonderful, beautiful and expensive boutique hotel I'm afraid that Sim-Er will be your best choice in this remote town in the north east of Anatolia. The hotel has been renovated during the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We have stayed during january 2014 with a group of friend. Our observation was as follows: -we stayed 4 days and did not hear any greeting from the staff -the hotel is so dirty you cannot stay in the restaurant more than 5 minutes -rooms are smelling -no social facility -serious security issues we noticed that the stairs were occupied... More

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Diamond Bar, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
31 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Okay, I agree with the "cosseted Westerners" review, BUT the room was just plain nasty. Dirty drapes and tobacco smoke had penetrated every fiber, even to the carpet and upholstery. The out to the corridor had a large and conspicuously greasy handprint. The towels were not replaced, just refolded (even though they were clearly soiled). The trash was not emptied.... More

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Ashland, Oregon
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Unfortunately there is not much to chose from in Kars as far as hotels. Rooms were quite cramped, and the decor was underwhelming. The breakfast buffet was one of the most limited during our month-long trip through Turkey.

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Clemson, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

You need places like this. It helps you more fully appreciate the others. Your choices in Kars are limited. Our group tour spent little time (2 nights) at the hotel. We came to see the area historic sites. The breakfast buffet had a limited selection but plenty. The WiFi connection was disappointing.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

It seems that hotels in this part of Turkey of a standard we cosseted Westerners are used to are hard to find. I can tolerate basic for overnight stops as long as the rooms are clean and comfortable, the food better than OK. Kars is definitely worth a one night stay to see the historic sites and I believe this... More

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Pleasant Hill, California
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189 reviews 189 reviews
44 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Very bad, smell smoke from other rooms into my room. I believe all rooms are smoking rooms. Unfortunately got stuck here on a group tour and would not recommend it at all. I think we should have continued to drive until next town. Very old and in need of a remodel

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Small faded room. Bathroom a bit better. Breakfast buffet limited. Wi-Fi was out the entire time (two nights). Desk person kept promising Wi-Fi, finally claimed that my Ipad was broken (it worked perfectly well the entire trip).

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Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews 103 reviews
43 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

sim-er otel is an old hotel in need of an overhall that probably will never happen; that said, the hotel has everything to make your stay adequate and happy. rooms are clean, beds comfortable and how often do you see turquoise television sets with remotes to match!? free wifi sporadic depending on how close your room is to the routers... More

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Aiken, SC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

If you are in Kars, Turkey, you are either on business or on a tour of eastern Turkey. We were on a tour. This hotel was the low point of all the hotels we stayed in but our tour director said it was by far the best in town so we accepted that and dealt with it. Food was adequate,... More

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Address: Sukapi Mah. Eski Erzurum Yolu No 189, Kars, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Kars
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