Most foreigners go to Tarsus as it is the birthplace of St.Paul and the place where Cleopatra met, and fell in love with,Mark Anthony. If history is what you are there for then this hotel is perfect, St. Paul's well is just up the road and it is easy to wander the local streets finding interesting shops. The hotel is two restored old houses and you feel like you are in a museum; lots of old furniture and very spacious public areas arranged as it would be in someone's home with little details, ornaments and nick-nacks. Meals can be outside at the front of the hotel which opens onto a small square, or in an inner courtyard, or inside. The hotel has a wonderful feel to it and spending an evening sitting outside with a drink and some friends is bliss, especially if you have been to some of the excellent ancient sites, more of which are being discovered. This is a very ancient place but a modern town too. The hotel has some local artwork/crafts on display, and we were intrigued by some wood carving. We discovered the workshop where these were made, just round the corner from the hotel and the craftsman made things for us.
So, a great base for discovering Tarsus, but a restfull and civilised place to stay.
The electrics can be interesting, our room had no window, in the past I suppose it kept the room cool, and the light switch was hanging from the ceiling, fine once you got used to things and, of course, you can't mess around with a listed building too much. Alll the usual facilities are there. If we go back to the area we will definitely stay here again. This isn't a 'holiday hotel' as such, so no pool.
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