The Museum Hotel is great for a very short stay. The views are incredible, the rooms are unique, and with the exception of the snotty head waiter the service you get is excellent. That said, the hotel is remote, so if you are there for more than a couple of days make sure you take a taxi to town and check out the back streets otherwise you will go stir crazy as it only takes a day and a half to see everything and take a balloon ride. Unfortunately we were stuck there for 4 days. Which if the weather had been warmer might not have been so bad.
One of our biggest complaints about the hotel is the lack of electrical outlets to plug your devices in (we had to unplug lights to plug in our phones and cameras). That and the fact they don't have an outlet that stays active after you take your card key out. The ironic thing is the terrace has outlets every where.
While the Internet service is free, the signals are very weak and you constantly loose your Internet connection. We constantly overheard people complaining about it.
Our last big complaint was the fact that in addition to the awkward/uneven steps all over the place outside, we had steps in our room. The ones down to the seating area were ok, but having a small step up to the bathroom and then a small step down to the bathroom is a bit treacherous for middle of the night bathroom trips. A bit of concrete could have alleviated this.
Since Turkey doesn't have Yelp yet I am also adding my review of the dishes we tried
Fellah koftesi. Good. Not sure why they say it is spicy hot
Tandirda yapraksarma. These warm stuffed grape leaves were amazing.
Kapadokya manti. This Tukish pasta dish was excellent.
Mantarli ve Karidesli Burgu Makarna not worth the calories. Only two shrimp, not sure where the mushrooms were. Pasta was over cooked and drowned with a very bland cream sauce
Cokertme. OMG. This dish is amazing. The meat is so tender, the yogurt and tomato sauces complement each other and the matchstick fries underneath are an added bonus.
Ispanakli Tavuk Sarma. There are so many other dishes to order. Skip this one. The very thinly sliced chicken wrapped around the spinach mixture was dry and overwhelmed by the spinach mixture. Mashed potatoes were dry. Unlike other dishes the chicken portions were so small that my husband didn't want to try it as he felt there wasn't enough for me
Kofte Sinasos. The cheese covered kofte were good but the cheesed covered mashed potatoes were awful the cheese on top was like a helmet over very dry potatoes.
Acili Tavuk. This is a really nicely flavored chicken dish
Sis kebap. Tried the lamb. It was perfect
Cikolata ruyasi. Molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream...need I say more
Incir ve Kayisi Dolma figs and apricots stuffed with walnuts cooked in a simple syrup sauce (the menu says sherbet, but it is actually simple syrup, not some flavored ice). This was surprisingly decadent.
One last thing. Don't bother with the cooking class. When I took mine it was obvious they had forgotten and it was a chore they wanted to get over with as soon as possible. The outcome was an excellent meal, but other than the dessert and learning some knife skills. I didn't learn anything.
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