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“A decent hotel in the middle of nowhere” 3 of 5 stars
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Ridos Thermal Hotel & Spa
Merkez Ilicakoy Koyu, Ikizdere, Rize, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Rize
Istanbul, Turkey
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“A decent hotel in the middle of nowhere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Ridos located at the end of a picturesque valley seems like in the middle of nowhere. The resort has bungalows and a hotel building and built on a hot water spring all surrounded in a lush green forest.

The large lobby could have been decorated more welcomingThere is an as unatractive restaurant next door, large open space serving open buffet. I have not visited the hot bath so I can not commend on that. On the contrary the rooms of hotel section are clean well decorated with modern bathrooms . There are no AC in the rooms however we were there in mid july and it was cool, no need for AC and the high oxygen level form outside provides good sleeping condition only if you do not mind the sound of flowing stream in front of the hotel.

There is a top roof and bar again poor on decorationwise which seems unoperational and the open buffet served at nite had everything but like all others no taste to catch same goes for the breakfast buffet had local specialties but nothing to write home about. The terrace facing the forest where you can have your drinks and coffee is nice but beware a glass of wine is expensive, yet the quality was good. You may take a walk on the scenic main road which hardly a car passes.other than that there is no attraction unless you are visiting closeby Kackar daglari for trekking or skiing.

Overall for a one nite stay I would recommend the hotel , the basics are okey and I would think the establishment should be the best available in the area. But to see the area first the location is remote secondly you can only drive unless they provide service to and from the closest airport or city.

I am not in a position to commend on the hot bath side if you prefer to use the premises for that purpose.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2010

The hotel is far away in nowhere, the road to hotel is bad
There is no AC in rooms, the room was very hot !!
I had bad experience with massage. I had after the massage back pain (hardly to walk) !!!!
SPA (not really like spa) in -1 floor no air or AC, noisy because the floor above is the restaurant. NOT RELAXING AT ALL.
there is only one restaurant in the hotel, Breakfast and dinner is free BUT NOT GOOD!
hotel staff they don't speak english.

Thermal is not bad.
there's not business center NO Printer!
They don't put free water near the bed.

Really it's look like Three stars hotel not five stars!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

Ridos Thermal Hotel & Spa center is centered beetwen the valley ,river and pine forests.It is located up the 800 meters over the İKizdere.İkizdere is one of the small nice village of Rize at Black sea region.The place has nice natural view.And also they have a one of the best thermal water (1lt/4542 mineralization).The thermal water good for many diseases,like rheumatism,head,neck,waist,shoulder,hip and knee pain,skin disease,circulatory system disease ext.They have very nice facilities to do there.
rafting,climbing,ski,visiting the valleys up the 2600meter.And also you can observe bird and plant.I recomend every body to go there and see the paradise in the world.Words are not enough to explain it ,you must live there....

  • Stayed April 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Merkez Ilicakoy Koyu, Ikizdere, Rize, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Black Sea Coast > Rize Province > Rize
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Rize
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Number of rooms: 148
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