Staying at the Park Hotel in Izmir was a treat for both of us and it exceeded our expectations in nearly every aspect.
One of the most appealing things about this hotel is the location - it is in the heart of Izmir and only a 10 - 15 minute walk to the "kordon" restaurant strip along the harbour. Being in the city centre, parking is an absolute nightmare so it was a huge relief that the Park Hotel have a garage with a car-lift that brings your vehicle up to your floor. Trust me when I say the parking is a huge plus for this hotel.
On check-in the reception staff were friendly, professional and efficient. Our bags were carried to our room and the car was taken care of. We were given a room on top floor which seems to be in a different style to the rest of the hotel; while the other floors seem to be of traditional decor, these upper floor rooms were modern with LED lighting throughout the room.
The LED lighting is nice, but it is quite a cold type of lighting and may not appeal to everyone. You can always ask for a room on a floor other than the top if this is a problem. Room-wise everything was complete in terms of amenities - minibar, functioning flat screen TV (the TV is modern enough to plug in an external USB device and watch movies directly from the TV), comfortable beds, working (quiet) A/C, bathroom was clean, modern and the shower pressure excellent. Nothing interesting about the view, our room looked out onto another building but the size of the room was completely OK.
The 6th (top) floor does not have elevator access, and requires one to take a small flight of stairs.
The only minor complaint about the room is the show leaked out of the corners meaning that water puddled on the floor after some time. We stayed 3 nights, and the room was cleaned to a high standard each day, although on the last day they weren't complete with the service upon our return at 4pm - again, a very minor complaint.
Sound isolation was good, we didn't have any problems with neighbours or city noise. Internet is fast and fairly stable - although you do need to re-login after periods of inactivity.
Breakfast was OK with a fairly wide selection. We actually tried the hotel restaurant for dinner on our last night and found it to be excellent: The food was good overall, they have a good menu selection, service was excellent and best of all, prices were in fact really reasonable. I had payed 70TL the night before for dinner out at a seafood restaurant. The almost same dinner cost me 25TL including dessert - the waiter was even good enough to give a free dessert to my partner who hadn't ordered one.
So, to summarize - no major complaints with this hotel. The staff are very friendly, efficient and not once did we feel we had been cheated. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone.
Rooms on the top floor are in a different (modern) decor style to the others, if you have a vehicle...
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January 7, 2013
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As Park Boutique Hotel , we hope that we will have the privilege and pleasure of being of service to you in the nearest future...
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