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Hotel Carina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yilanci Burnu Sokak, No 1, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #9 of 148 Hotels in Kusadasi
New Delhi, India
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Small is beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The newly renovated Carina Hotel in Kusadasi is a great place to spend a few days in. All rooms have sit-outs that face the ocean. The ambience is charming with an outdoor bar and a pretty restaurant. Service in the hotel is great, from the time you check in and are treated to fresh juices. Wifi is also good and the password is provided without your having to request for it. Strongly recommended for a leisurely holiday.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Very clean and tasteful small Hotel which placed on the top of the hill. You can walk into the city or to the beach in 5 minutes. Personal, Drinks and the food is great. Driven by a Family who takes care of everything and makes, anything you need, happen.
Thank you it was great stay.

Room Tip: Corner rooms are nice if you like sunny room.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCarina, Owner at Hotel Carina, responded to this review, November 7, 2014
Greetings from Kuşadası,
Thank you for your comment that it means so much for us to better serve you. We are glad to hear your stay with us was a remarkable one. We hope to see you again in the future. Take care.
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West Covina, California
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9 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

After 5 days of touring Turkey and staying in substandard rooms.. this was quite the surprise. We were with a tour group and most of the hotels have been shabby. This was quite the opposite. The grounds were very pretty ... we had a great upper corner room with a great view of the ocean... and since it was a corner room it had an extra window facing the lobby/pool area that let in a great breeze! The rooms were clean and staff was very nice. They didn't make the room on our return but we called and they immediately sent someone up to clean and give us fresh towels. The sitting area in the bar was a great area with fabulous view to sit and have a few drinks/bottle of wine and unwind after such long days touring. The buffet at this hotel was actually really good.. they even had an omlette bar for breakfast and they were cooking skewers for dinner... and as a bonus.. a piano player for dinner! The staff was very friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel and stay here again.

Room Tip: upper corner room 2nd or 3rd level over bar area.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCarina, Owner at Hotel Carina, responded to this review, November 7, 2014
Greetings from Kuşadası,
Thank you for your comment that it means so much for us to better serve you. We are glad to hear your stay with us was a remarkable one. We hope to see you again in the future. Take care.
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Taguig City, Philippines
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

I love this hotel with its white walls and very lovely room. You have the perfect view of the ocean and a walk to the ocean will only take you about 15 minutes. After a long walk within the grounds of Ephecus, coming back to this hotel is something you would want to savor. Upon your arrival, you would be offered a delicious glass of iced tea while you register and they automatically provide each one of you your wifi password without having to ask for it, cool! Oh, the dining area is so beautiful, the food is divine and the service is awesome! Would i recommend it? Oh yeah!!!!!

Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
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HotelCarina, Owner at Hotel Carina, responded to this review, November 7, 2014
Greetings from Kuşadası,
Thank you for your comment that it means so much for us to better serve you. We are glad to hear your stay with us was a remarkable one. We hope to see you again in the future. Take care.
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have been travelling to Kusadasi for over 15 years and we have stayed at a lot of hotels. This hotel far exceeded our expectations in every way, The rooms are beautiful, spacious and exceptionally clean. The bed is extremely comfortable, which is so important when you are travelling. The decor of the whole hotel is very stylish and has a calm palette of paint and furnishings, beutiful!
The restaurant is either a very large buffet or a la carte and we enjoyed every meal during our week long stay which is incredible as usually there is something that we don't like or isn't quite up to standard, but not here, fabulous food.
The staff are all very professional, helpful, friendly and polite, but one member of staff, Hassan,
deserves a special mention as his attention to detail and his professionalism puts him at the top of our list for service. So much so that we will be putting him forward for the Tripadvisor competition for outstanding service. Good luck Hassan, you deserve it. I would also recommend to the hotel's owners that they retain his employment during the winter months as such good staff are very hard to find.
There are wonderful views from the hotel and the pool is immaculately clean as are the sun loungers and towels provided. The local bus into Kusadasi stops right outside the main gate and runs until midnight, it takes about 5 mins to the centre or 10 to the lovely new marina and costs 3.5 lira for two people which is about £1.
The plans for a garden area at the rear of the hotel would enhance the hotel even more and we will look forward to seeing that progress on our next visit.
During our stay a lot of people stayed who were only there for one or two nights as they were on tours, but this is such a quality hotel we feel that more people should be making this a base for their holiday, but please reserve a room for us!
We would like to thank you for making our stay so perfect in every way and we wish you every success for the future, you have achieved a very high standard of hospitality, well done.

Room Tip: All rooms have beautiful views and are spread over 3 floors which are serviced by a lift.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCarina, Owner at Hotel Carina, responded to this review, November 7, 2014
Greetings from Kuşadası,
Thank you for your comment that it means so much for us to better serve you. We are glad to hear your stay with us was a remarkable one. We hope to see you again in the future. Take care.
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I had previously booked another hotel for our first stay in Kusadasi but within a week of booking the holiday the trip advisor reviews began to take a very sorry turn if you want to know the hotel please email me privately). After much wrangling with the holiday company I chose The Carina which had a lower star rating but much more encouraging reviews. I am so glad I changed - this is the loveliest hotel in an amazing location midway between Ladies Beach and the Port where the cruise ships dock. It was easy to walk pretty much anywhere or catch the ever - available Dolmus buses. The cleaners were first class and did a great job of keeping not only the rooms but the central areas looking beautifully clean. There is a fridge and air conditioning whis both actually worked as well as a room safe which was free of charge.
The staff at The Carina are lovely. Some of them don't speak much English but we don't speak any Turkish and managed to make ourselves understood very easily. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the general lobby, pool and deck areas are very charming and welcoming. Gentle music and no banging ancient disco thumping away made it a pleasure to loiter around the hotel. There is a little library of books and magazines which people leave behind which is very welcome and if you can't do without an English / German newspaper you can buy at the hotel reception.
The food is very fresh mediterranean but would benefit from maybe small things like a choice of cooked eggs in the morning; leaving everything out until the eggs looked like old rubber wasn't highly attractive (and I don't even eat eggs). Garlic sausage every morning could be rotated for something a little less strong, we had pancakes only twice in the 10 days of our stay. The food presented in the evening could sometimes seem patchy; it was evident that more effort was made when large parties were arriving but it is cheap enough to eat in the local restaurants. The wine prices I felt were also quite high at the hotel but you don't have to drink it.
The hotel is opposite a very quiet Hammam. There may be cheaper establishments offered by the local 'trip companies' but this one is very quiet and just a walk across the road after a relaxing session, much nicer than travelling back by minibus afterwards.
There was no Turkish night whilst we were staying but I understand that this is very popular but we have 3 occasions of gentle piano playing and a violin duet which was really lovely and a great change from piped dinner music.
All in all we had a wonderful stay and would certainly recommend it and go there again - the sunsets alone are worth a visit.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the sea/pool have amazing sunset views
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCarina, Owner at Hotel Carina, responded to this review, November 7, 2014
Greetings from Kusadası,
Thank you so much for your detailed comment which helps us to improve ourselves to better serve you. We are glad to hear your stay with us was a remarkable one aside few exceptions.We will happily take note of your criticisms about breakfast and open buffet dinner services. To be honest we find even more weaknesses about our overall food service ourselves. We are highly aware about this sensitive issue and will take action for next season about the diversity and quality of the food are far more superior than this season. We strongly believe that working with qualified staff is a key to success therefore we will carry on with our staff training programs to improve our service quality in all departments. We hope to see you again in the future. Take care.
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York, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have just returned from 10 days at the Carina Hotel in Kusadasi, The Carina is in a fantastic location just 10 minutes walk from the centre or 2 minutes on a dolmus with wonderful sea views. A medium sized 'boutique' hotel which has many lovely touches with the decoration. The pool area is very peaceful during the day as many guests are on tours. It is spotlessly clean and linen changed every day. Lovely bar area with comfy seating and staff who go out of their way to make your stay a good experience. Have been visiting Kusadasi for many years and have stayed in quite a few of the five star hotels but this is definitely my favourite. Would highly recommend and would hope to be back next year.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelCarina, Owner at Hotel Carina, responded to this review, November 7, 2014
Greetings from Kuşadası,
Thank you for your comment that it means so much for us to better serve you. We are glad to hear your stay with us was a remarkable one. We hope to see you again in the future. Take care.
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Address: Yilanci Burnu Sokak, No 1, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Kusadasi
#22 Family Hotel in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Carina 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Carina, Ege Denizinin incisi Kuşadası liman şehrinde, eşsiz gün batımı ile ünü tüm dünyaya yayılmış sahilinde, 3500m2 alanda, “Özel Kategori Belgeli” Akdeniz mimarisi ile tasarlanmış, Rustik ve tarihi ögelerin birlikte kullanımıyla dekore edilmiş ve tüm odalarından Ege Denizine açılan pencereleriyle eşsiz manzarasıyla tasarlanmış oteldir. Hotel Carina “Bed & Breakfast” konsepti ile; farklı olanaklardaki konforu, gerçek hizmet kalitesiyle birleştirmiş, beklentilerinizin ötesinde size hizmet veren şehir içi otelidir.Otelimizin şehir içinde limanda olması, misafirlerimize şehrin merkezinde olup canlı yaşama tanıklık etmelerine imkan verirken aynı zamanda mimarisi ve yapısı itibariyle şehrin karmaşasından uzak hissetmelerine de imkan vermektedir.Plajlar, alışveriş merkezleri, gece ve diğer eğlence mekânları gibi pek çok rağbet gören yerlere yakın mesafededir. Şehrin merkezine 500 m., en ünlü plajlara 1 km ve Adnan Menderes Havalimanina 70 km., İzmir’e 90km. mesafededir. Yakınlarında Efes Harabeleri ve Meryem Ana Kilisesi dünyanın en önemli antik kent merkezlerindendir. Ayrıca Güvercin Ada Kalesi, Selçuk, Şirince Köyü, Milli Park, Priene önemli tarihi yerlerdir. ... more   less 
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