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Hotel Villa Fortin
1.5 of 5 Inn   |   Cumhuriyet Mah. Toplum Sok. No:22 Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #8 of 59 Kusadasi B&B and Inns
Blackburn, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Needs an update, then it would be a brilliant little place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I stayed at Fortin in September 2012. It is in a fantastic spot, if you want to be at the centre of real Turkish life. While I enjoyed my stay there, I have to be honest and say the rooms were very run down, and the bathrooms even worse. It could have been cleaner and while it wasn't dirty, anyone who calls it spotless can't have much idea of what is spotless! The atmosphere was very friendly, food the best I have ever had in a Turkish hotel of this type (and I have stayed in many over the years), Fortin family really nice & helpful people. Pool area sad. Sun beds falling to bits and whole area very run down, which is a shame. The place just needs updating, rooms some T L C, and it would be great. I would stay there again, but probably not for two weeks. It is ideal for a few days though.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Bolton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We have just returned from a two week stay at the Villa Fortin and have to say it is wonderful. It is run by a family - three brothers and their parents - all of whom made us feel so incredibly welcome. They are accommodating, helpful and very friendly. Not once did we witness any rude or aggressive behaviour on their part as has been mentioned on here - quite the opposite. It is ideally situated to explore Kusadasi and surrounding areas. Out of the main centre so fairly quiet, but easy enough to walk to the centre past all the shops and cafes. Easy access to dolmus stops all just a short walk away. Would say that the hotel is not suited to young children - aimed more at mature couples and not really the sort of place to spend a day by the pool. An excellent base if you want to go on any excursions or simply the beach. There appears to be a fair amount of criticism posted on here over the views from the hotel - you are in a residential area so will be overlooking shops and apartment blocks - this is typical Turkey - if you are wanting sea vistas then perhaps a more expensive seaside hotel is for you. Also the call to prayer from the mosques receives criticism on here - you are in a Muslim country so this needs to be respected. After visiting Turkey for 30 years, I have never tired of listening to this. The hotel is clean with the towels changed daily and beds every couple of days. The rooms are only basic but please consider you are only using the place as your base. We were amazed that we could get a two week stay for little more than the price of two air tickets to Turkey. If you are expecting an entertainment programme then you will be disappointed - this is only a two star rated hotel and as such offers amazing value for money. It was wonderful to spend many evenings with all the other guests all discussing our various activities of the day and offering/receiving advice on places to go and things to see.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We had a wonderful holiday. This hotel is basic but authentic, we felt like we were staying in their home. We found this villa clean enough. The breakfast was a well presented traditional Turkish buffet. This villa is in a good location and very easy to get to lots of places we didn't have to walk far at all. The buses were often and very cheap, so easy to get to whichever beach you wanted. We would recommend the boat trips...lovely, we went twice such good value.. Anyone who is considering the Villa Fortin please don't be put off by the bad reviews, unless your wanting a 4/5star hotel then pay the higher price and go elsewhere, these owners and their sons work really hard and don't deserve to get bad reviews. We thank you Villa Fortin Hotel for a lovely weeks holiday and we will be back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Hotel

The Hotel Villa Fortin offers an authentic taste of Turkish life, and is located in Kusadasi which I would consider to be a busy TOWN in high season. The hotels location is ideal if you like getting around and being in the thick of it all. It’s near the market and the buses and is a short walk from the harbour and the shops and bars.

The hotel is a family run business; the guys are friendly, helpful and funny. I found the room to be adequate they are small but perfectly formed. The rooms are comfortable enough but they don’t have TV’s so if you want some entertainment it is worth taking a tablet or laptop and making use of the free WIFI in the bar area. The rooms were tidied every day, we were given fresh towels every day and I think the bed sheets were changed every three or four days.

Customs

The hotel is located in a Muslim country and therefore you hear the call to prayer 5 times a day. Some people have complained about the noise but I loved hearing the call to prayer which is beautiful and only lasts for 1 minute.

Dinner

If you fancy a nice dinner check out Alo 24 which is less than 5 minutes walk away from the hotel and serves nice good quality food at reasonable prices. We ended up having dinner there at least 8 times in 2 weeks.

Also try Golden Boys the food is great and the staff are upbeat and friendly. I had a Tbone one night which was very tasty and massive. Another night I had fish and chips which were also lovely.

Beach

Get the number 6 bus to Star beach (a few stops after long beach) is not as busy as some of the other beach’s and the sun loungers are spaced out a bit more. You will be charged 10TL for 2 sun loungers and an umbrella. The cafe at star beach is also nice and reasonably priced they do a wicked bowl of fruit for 5TL.

Aqua Fantasy Land

Is wicked but expensive (60 TL per person which is about £20) Pay with the rep or go on your own steam it will cost you the same. If you want to make your own way there is a free coach for the dulmos station, if you miss it will cost you 4 TL per person each way.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chorley
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

how sad are these people who slag off this hotel.been staying there a long time. the family are fantastic & one of the most respected in kusadasi.yes its a basic 2 star hotel.its clean& in great location,akman,orhan,efe& their mother & father will make you most welcome.they can not help & advise you where to go or what to do.you are in a muslim country,please respect their way of life.if you want 5star so be it,if you want a great b&b with personal touch this is the place for you.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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cambridgeshire
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just returned from Fortin Hotel after 2 weeks. We were thoroughly looked after. Nothing was too much trouble, and the hospitality was excellent. The hotel is small but the location is fantastic for the centre of town, catching the dolmas, eating out, shopping, the market but far enough away to not be troubled by the noise of a busy city. We really enjoyed living among a Turkish community and feel we got a lot out of the holiday. The hotel is clean and friendly and provided a brilliant base to sleep and shower and catch up at the end of the day with the staff and other guests. We would have no hesitation in returning to or recommending this hotel to others as it did exactly what is said on the tin. Fantastic trip, thanks Fortin Hotel

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Just got back after one week stay - really enjoyed it - hotel is basic but very clean - Fortin family could not do enough for us- Akman,Oran n Efe were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble and they all really enhanced our stay - Mr & mrs Fortin should be very proud of their sons - Add to that Mr Fortins 45 years experience in the hospitality/hotel industry plus Mrs Fortins beautiful cooking and you have a winning combination! (Sorry boys yours isn't bad ether!)
For us the hotel was perfectly placed, just a short stroll to the markets n harbour and far enough away from the hustle n bustle.
We will definately be back n it's the Fotin for us- met some great people, which we would never have met in a larger hotel- being smaller and family run creates a lovely atmosphere and spirit - your never short of company or giggle and should you need anything there's always someone to lend a hand (usually the Fortin family)
We are quite willin to add more specific info if u need it?
Our first time in Turkey, loved every minute!
Annabelle & Pete

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cumhuriyet Mah. Toplum Sok. No:22 Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hotel Villa Fortin 1.5*
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