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Derici Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ataturk Bulvari 42/1, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #34 of 148 Hotels in Kusadasi
Guelph, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
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“Seaside Hotel!!!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

This hotel was more than we expected ....... had all the amenities we needed; however, being the time of year it was the pool water was cold and the indoor pool could have been warmer. The breakfast selection was the usual offered in the hotels - no complaints here. Location is great and the service we received was exemplary. We stayed here for three days while touring the area.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This is a centrally located hotel. Its ranked as 4 star but I would give it 3.5 stars. We went in October and the weather was lovely. The hotel is very clean and the cruise ships dock across the road, the shops, bars and restaurants are just a 5 minute walk away. We spent alot of our time at rooftop pool it is a small pool but ideal and views are amazing. They serve lunch there from 12:30 onwards, usual burger and chips and sandwiches etc. There is a buffet just below pool from 6pm onwards and views again are amazing, gorgeous salads and 2 choices for main and several desserts. you can pay for this half board or €9 for 3 courses so great value.
I didn't really bother much with breakfasts but for a quick bite to eat its grand, there is bread there, frankfurter sausages, boiled eggs, cheese, ham, orange juice.

Air conditioning worked fine too.
I would definitely stay here again as its location is fantastic.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed at Derici Otel last year in October and enjoyed it so much that we re-visited this year in October and enjoyed it immensely. The management and staff are very accommodating and on each visit we got the sea facing view room. The hotel is central and only a short walk to the port, marina, many good restaurants, shops and to the bus station and from here you can travel to other good location such as Selcuk, Pumakkale and others. Last year we decided on Derici after reading good reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. The hotel is clean, the room is spacious and well maintained daily. The staffs are well spoken in English and polite.
We booked B&B as Kusadasi and Selcuk has many good restaurants that we wanted to try out. The breakfast is typical Turkish that was to our liking as we are light eaters. The variety is there for every ones taste without fried eggs.
We will continue to visit Derici Otel on a yearly basis as a central point to visit other good places to explore in Turkey.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

The rating is simply for what you may expect from a 4 star hotel, with some restoration and better service can be a decent 3 star, but for now, is not even that.
The location was perfect for us, we used it as a sleeping place for a couple of tours to Efess and Pumakkale, in the coastal avenue and a 5 minutes walk from downtown, if you are looking to stay near the beach that's not the place.

The rooms are tiny, clean but they need to be renewed urgently, and the bathroom has only a soap dispenser in the shower. that´s all the amenities you'll find.

The TV set is a very old 14" CRT, the safe box must be activated from the front desk and you must pay it for use it.

If you get a fron room you´ll enjoym a nice view, we weren´t that lucky qnd we saw a parking lot.

Breakfast is good, not fancy but decent.

You can't get towels for the pool or beach, you must have your own.

People is nice, like everywhere in Turkey, but not especially helpful.

So, unless you get very cheap, avoid it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We booked this hotel mainly because it was a very cheap 4* hotel with good reviews. I wasnt very impressed by the photos i had seen online but was pleasantly surprised by what we saw in real.

At check in we requested for a sea facing room and were delightfully accomodated. The room was clean, comfortable, spacious and had the most magnificent view! The bathroom had a big bath with a nice high pressure shower head which is exactly what we needed after the long exhausting trip.

The hotel is located a short walk away from this island, dont know what it's called, lots of restaurants, shopping, pubs & public transport.

The only minus for me was the breakfast, however let me point out that it seemed to be a common problem with most hotels in Turkey. Although they offered more than the standard Turkish breakfast (baguette, boiled eggs, tomatoes, cucumber, cheese, olives, butter, turkish tea/coffee) that frankly i am not a fan of & that some hotels only offered, like english tea, cereal & pastries except they were stale, fresh juice which was actually canned juice, oily sausages and omelette.

All said you shouldnt let the breakfast get in the way of booking a very nice hotel in a great location with a brilliant view.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This hotel is perfect if you’re on a budget and want a central location. The Derici Hotel is in the heart of Kusadasi near all the shops and restaurants. Please note that the hotel is very basic and quite run down, but that’s reflected in the cheap price you pay. As noted in a lot of other comments unfortunately the hotel is carpeted, if they invested in new flooring it would make a huge difference to the place! As currently it gives it a musky dirty smell, however the rooms are actually very clean. When booking we requested a sea view, unfortunately when we checked in we received a room looking directly onto another hotels pool, meaning we didn’t have much privacy or a nice view. We asked at reception if it was possible to change, however they told us you had to pay a premium for a sea view, however we were never given the option as would have been quite happy to do so, instead they fobbed us off daily saying we could move the next day, eventually we gave up trying and would have preferred the truth that we couldn’t move from the start. Again our room was very dated and the beds and bedding were very uncomfortable- but clean. During our stay we noticed some rooms in the hotel had been refurbished and looked lovely, but unfortunately I think it depends on luck which type you get! It would have been good if they offered an option to pay a premium for the new rooms.
We stayed B&B, the breakfast is again very basic, but convenient, offering: Cordial juice, cereal, pastries, omelettes and the traditional Turkish breakfast: boiled egg, yoghurt, cheese, tomato and cucumber. We didn’t particularly enjoy it, but it did the job. There are plenty of lovely bakeries and coffee shops near the hotel.
The pool terrace has great views of Kusadasi and the port, however it is quite small and cramped. You can get a Dolmus easily and cheaply to Ladies beach and Long beach, if you’re looking for a large sandy beach.
Despite my negative comments, I would recommend the Derici Hotel if you want to experience Kusadasi and just want a clean, cheap place to rest your head.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

This was the last stop in our three-week trip to Turkey, and we'd had some ups and downs in our choice of accommodation (ok, mostly ups, with 1 profound down). We arrived at Derici after a long commute - a bus, a dolmus, and a taxi - which deposited us on the steps of the hotel. Travelling with two pensioners, we were keen for the days travel to be over, and for the hotel to be a good one to end our trip. And were we ever grateful that it was!
Though Derici is obviously an older hotel, it is clean, and well-furbished. The aircon was included in the price of the room, which was brilliant, since daily temperatures hovered around 40C every day we were there. Breakfast was also included in our room rate, which was the usual Turkish spread (breads, eggs, hot meats and fruit, muesli, honey, jams, yoghurt, as well as coffee, juice and tea).
There was a pool on the roof, which got quite full during the day, but was quiet first thing in the morning, and the hotel was within walking distance of a few of the municipal beaches. Since the sea water is deliciously refreshing, we spent far more time in the sea than the pool.
Derici is on the beachfront, with endless views of the rolling sea, and the huge numbers of cruise ships that come in. Kusadasi is also a great place to take a ferry (which runs daily) to the Greek island of Samos, which we did and can recommend).
Derici Hotel was brilliant. Staff were helpful and kind, and there was wifi (which was supposed to work all over the hotel, but we could only receive signal in the lobby). It's also close to the maze of shops and restaurants which buzzes at night.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ataturk Bulvari 42/1, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Kusadasi
#17 Romantic Hotel in Kusadasi
#19 Luxury Hotel in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Derici Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 87
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