When we pulled up outside the hotel it looked dated compared to the hotel next door which is undergoing major refurbishment, However, once inside the reception staff were very friendly and helpful. We were allocated a room at the rear of the hotel, overlooking and overlooked by a hotel at the back. The following morning we asked if we could have a room at the front or side. No front facing rooms were available but we were reallocated a room at the side, one corridor back from the front with views of the marina. The rooms have had some upgrade but would benefit from a fuller refurbishment but we've stayed in rooms which were much more dated in the past. Although we slept with the patio doors open, we were not disturbed by noise. The beds were large and comfortable, the rooms cleaned very efficiently daily and towels and sheets changed every 2 days. The location could not be better. Situated across the road from the part sand, part rocky beach, it is between the marina and the cruise terminal. Turn left or right for restaurants which are numerous and much cheaper than Euroland. Turning left is about 5 - 10 minutes walk from the centre of night life in Kusadasi. My only complaint would be the lack of variety at breakfast, much the same every day. I don't expect to have English food but would have liked some variety. Given that Turkey has a Muslim population I did not expect bacon or pork sausages but fried or poached eggs would have made a pleasant change occasionally from omelette or scrambled. However, don't let my breakfast comments put you off. This was a great hotel, excellent value for money, friendly staff in reception, pool side bar, restaurants and cleaners. We also enjoyed Kusadasi as a resort with similarly friendly restaurants throughout our stay. We would definitely return to Kusadasi and would have no hesitation in booking the Derici Hotel.
Next time I would request a room at the front but that might be taking a gamble with the noise. The...
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