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Divan Cukurhan
5.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Tarihi Ankara Kalesi Necati Bey, Ankara, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #1 of 143 hotels in Ankara
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Imagine yourself a silk road merchant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Divan Cukurhan is an artistically modernized caravanserai located high on Ankara's Castle hill. My wife and I stayed there for two nights in September, 2013. The booking was made directly and efficiently via the hotel's website. Valet parking of our rental car was courteous and convenient. Our "deluxe king room" left nothing to be desired. Breakfasts, served graciously in the hotel's beautiful atrium, were ample and delicious. Concierge service was helpful and humorously delivered. The hotel is close to the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations and the entrance to the ancient Ankara Castle is directly across the street. We had to wander only a few blocks to find interesting shops and eateries. In Ankara, this is a great place to stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Divan Cukurhan is one of the best hotels I ever stayed in. The personnel was very friendly and helpful, excellent room- and restaurant service. Perfectly equipped rooms, very comfortable and quiet. Great food ! The fitness-center is well equipped and everything was working at up to date standard.
Perfect stay !

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time i have stayed at divan hotel and i must say its been a great experience.. The rooms are good size and the facilities are perfect for a business visit.. The location is also very central and you can get anywhere in Ankara by a short taxi journey. I will definitely recommend this hotel to others. Make sure you go for the breakfast too. Freshly prepared food served by very friendly staff

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Wimborne, Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. We were given Room 205, a lovely corner room with views over Ankara and the museum building site next door. The noise from the construction did not greatly trouble us as it started after we awoke. The double glazing helped too.

The room was a good size with a sofa seating area, large and well appointed bathroom, coffee and tea making facilities. There isn't a fridge with mini bar but there is room service if required. The bed was comfortable with excellent linen and pillows.

Although we did see one other guest at breakfast on our second morning, it did feel like we had the hotel to ourselves most of the time. This is a shame as it is a really lovely hotel in a good location for sight seeing. We walked down to the wonderful Museum of Anatolian Civilisation and then took a taxi to the Ataturk Mausoleum. The taxi ride cost a reasonable 15 YTL.

The Ankara Citadel is opposite the hotel and like many ruins in Turkey, needs some love and attention. Some of the houses within the castle walls are being restored but the ruins themselves need some sign posts so you understand what you're looking at.

We would certainly recommend the hotel if you are visiting Ankara for sightseeing or business. The breakfast was excellent, the public areas beautifully done and the service excellent. The staff do speak some English but perhaps not as proficient as staff we have encountered at large hotels in Istanbul. We will have to practice our Turkish!

Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking Ankara should be quieter than on the Citadel side.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Had a wonderful stay at the speciality hotel. Love the suite that we given during our stay there. My friend enjoy her first time sleeping on a four poster bed. The bathroom is to dream for. Enjoy my stay there and manage to visit the museum adjacent to the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The hotel is in the restored building of the caravanserais, the public areas are huge pleasant spaces. Each room has a different theme, all are big, some are giant and the bathrooms are spectacular. The beds, bed linen and pillows are gorgeous, really excellent. There was coffee, Nespresso machine and a kettle. It was a pity to leave the room.
It was located just below the citadel and 100m from the Ankara Museum. Down the hill there are several streets of authentic craftsmen and shops selling rather old fashioned things which were interesting. The area round the hotel is in the process of being done up and I have a feeling that it will all become super touristy but for now it was a great place to visit.

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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The Divan is an amazing hotel in Ankara, seated right across from the Citadel (which is mostly disappointing). What a hotel! Granted everything is a bit pricey, but the lobby, bar and library are all amazing. The rooms are all unique as well, and it has the best bathroom I've seen in Istanbul. The only issue was the helluva steep drive we took during rush hour. That was a bit exciting.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Divan Cukurhan

Address: Tarihi Ankara Kalesi Necati Bey, Ankara, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Ankara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 143 hotels in Ankara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Divan Cukurhan 5*
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