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“Impersonal” 3 of 5 stars
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Karaca Otel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sevket Ozcelik Sokak Sevgi Yolu No:55 Alsancak, Izmir 35560, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #14 of 84 Hotels in Izmir
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“Impersonal”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Location was great, staff was nice, breakfast was abundant. On the other side - The overall feeling was a bit impersonal, internet was so so, the worst part (small, funny yet upsetting) was breakfast box where cheese, ham, olives, butter, honey and cake were put together in one box with NO forks, knifes and spoons. You can imagine how we ate it:))

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights, explored Izmir and had a day trip to Ephesus. Breakfast each morning was really excellent - choice, quality and quantity were all fantastic. Service was great and staff were very friendly. The location - between the Hilton and Swiss Hotel - is really great with most of the places to see only 30 minutes walk away. Recommend the hotel wholeheartedly.

Room Tip: Get a room at the front - small balcony and a view of the Swiss Hotel gardens across the street
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  • Stayed August 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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Dubai
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We only stay for a night in May, even if we are originally from the town not to bother our friends & families for our early morning flight. The location of the hotel is perfect, in the city center, walking distance to eveywhere in Alsancak and Kordon. The front desk staff was nice & welcoming, we needed to wait for 15 minutes as we were early from the check in time, it did not bother at all, as the hotel is very centrally located we just ate, in a restaurant couple of steps away while we were waiting. They have offered us a complimetary upgrade - which was a nice offer which we did not accept because we prefer a non-smoking room. Even if the housekeeping lady on the floor was very smiley. Before we went out, we watched a football game in their main restaurant which was very decent as well.

Also they offer comlimentary shuttle service to the airport starting very early morning - which was an a great added value.On the bus, we were only 2 of us with my husband, and the shuttle was a decent and a nice one as well, which you feel yourself safe. A day before, we just booked our room, through booking.com, and we just had a very pleasant stay. I would definetely go back for the next time and suggest by heart.

Thank you!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

i stayed 4 nights in this hotel.
it is absolut excellent in this category.
first, best position between swisshotel and hilton.
rooms very decent nice furniture and very comfortable.
the hotel is very very clean in all aspects.
rooms face one of the most beautiful streets with palms, in izmir.
breakfast very good in a beautiful room , with good quality products.
all the rooms on the front have nice balcons.
personal excellent.
i would like to send many greetings and thanks to mr Burhan
for his help and kindness.
i highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

When in Turkey, one MUST go to Izmir and stay at the karaca hotel. it is extremely well situated from the main beach promenade (about ten a minute walk). The hotel is a four star hotel complete with all facilities including a cinema (free for in house guests) The road leading to the main beach cafes is full of entertainment from fortune tellers to coffee shops and bookstores and is an absolutely lovely way to spend your time in izmir.
The temple of Medusa is actually a ruin but its definitely worth seeing and then going to the sooks to gorge on the delicious iskinder kebab which is a Turkish specialty. and its only a fifteen minute walk and an excellent way to orient yourself with the city of Izmir.
Many tourists who come to Izmir spend only two nights but I would recommend at least three so that one can make day trips to Askeplion and the citadel.
The cobbled streets of Izmir give it the old world charm along with the modernization of the city. The clock tower and the rotating fountain are worth a visit if you are having a casual stroll around the city in the evening. Mosques are scattered all over and one can just walk in and admire the brilliance of colours and appreciate the sultanate architecture of the 13th century.
Izmir is a highly underrated city with many tourists bypassing it when they travel. but you are on a budget then the karaca hotel is slightly expensive. (about 100 dollars a night)
The concierge and the front office staff are extremely helpful and give handwritten directions to the destination of your choice and can recommend any good restaurant in the vicinity. Breakfast is standard Turkish cuisine complete with hummus, fresh bees honey (straight from the comb) eggs, olives and dry fruits and bread. Coffee served at breakfast was quite good but you get better authentic Turkish coffee in the smaller cafes which are also located right outside the hotel.
The hotel staff were extremely accommodating and provided an extra bed as three of us were sharing a room and were also exceptionally patient while tending to our fussy behavior. rooms were quite large and the bathrooms very clean and appealing ( very important). The food and beverage personnel too had knowledge about popular restaurants in the city and were kind enough to make reservations for us at one where we had an exceptional meal of snapper, prawns and sea bass.
All in all it was a good experience and if I ever go back to Izmir it will definitely be the hotel of my choice.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stayed for two nights at Karaca Otel. The room was large with lovely furniture, good size bathroom and a balcony. The location could not be better--it is in the heart of the city, close to the ocean, near many cafes, restaurants and yet it is quite peaceful. They have a complementary airport pick up which is so terrific when you are arriving after a long journey. The breakfast is great and there are flowers at the table. But most important, the people at the reception go out of their way to help you. I specially would like to thank Erdi, Merve and Burhan for their helpful suggestions which made our visit to Izmir so enjoyable. We would highly recommend this hotel and would stay here if we visit Izmir again.

  • Stayed May 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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Dalyan, Turkey
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Me and my wife stayed at Karaca Otel last week for 4 nights. Our original booking was for 2 nights because my wife had to be in Izmir for business and than we would head down to Bodrum. However my wife's meetings took longer than expected so we would have to extend our stay for 2 more nights. As we were supposed to check out on thursday, we were warned that our room was already booked for the weekend so if we wanted to stay at weekend that wouldn't be possible because the hotel was fully booked. When we told reception that we needed to extend our stay to weekend they repeated what they said at the beginning and also said that our room was booked by one of their regular customers who always stay in our room (room 102). However they said they will contact with this person and see what are the possibilities. It was incredible, first they came up with alternatives like room change for the worst case scenario and than in same day they told us there was no problem we could keep our room. Its not just the fact that they let us keep our room, but the positive attitude from everyone bellboy to receptions, waiters to room service everyone had a nice smile on their face and nothing seemed to be too much trouble for them.

I read some reviews here mentioning dirty carpets etc but I don't see how this could be possible. Room and hotel in general was spotlessly clean and breakfast was this large open buffet. We travel a lot all over the world and for the rate we get from Karaca Hotel which is right at the center of Izmir, yet on this beautiful street called Love Street is very very reasonable.

While my wife was at her meetings I had to stay in our room and work on my laptop most the day. So one day I could only get out around 4 p.m. and cleaning service cleaned my room when I returned one hour later. This is an exceptional service and quality. From now on when I go to Izmir, I am definitely booking with Karaca. Thank you all Karaca Otel staff.

P.S. They also have a movie theater and if you stay with them you get a complimentary ticket :)

Room Tip: Probably all rooms are good but the ones looking over the love street (front street with all palm tr...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: Sevket Ozcelik Sokak Sevgi Yolu No:55 Alsancak, Izmir 35560, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Izmir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 84 Hotels in Izmir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Karaca Otel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Izmir and just 400m from Kordon seafront, this 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Restored in classical style, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from Cumhuriyet Square.Rooms at Karaca have classical-style furnishings and include air conditioning and cable TV. Most rooms have balconies offering views of the gardens.Karaca serves a large buffet breakfast. Weekday lunches, both Turkish and international, can be enjoyed at the à la carte La Campana restaurant, which also has a large TV. Karaca Bar offers drinks in front of the fireplace and cookies with tea.The hotel also includes an on-site cinema room where the latest movies are shown free of charge. Ramps are available for disabled guests, and there are no door sills. A sauna, fitness centre and a massage room are available at the small spa facilities.Free two-way shuttle service to the hotel from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is available everyday except Sundays and public holidays. Please inform Karaca Hotel in advance if you want to use this service. ... more   less 
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