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“Friendly staff, aging property” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Asikoglu
Carsi Mah. Sungurlu Cad. No:25/A Bogazkale Merkez, Bogazkale, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bogazkale
Jefferson City, Tennessee
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“Friendly staff, aging property”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Our experience at the Hotel Asikoglu and its sister property Hittite House was, well, bizarre. I would likely give the hotel a worse rating, but the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. This helped mitigate the otherwise disappointing experience.

We made reservations at the Hittite House, a relatively new property located across the street from Hotel Asikoglu in Bogazkale (the modern town of Hattusas). The hotel looked fairly new (we were told it was 2-years old) and attractive from the exterior. When we were brought to our room, however, the hotel appeared to be devoid of any guests. It also appeared to have been unoccupied for quite some time, as there was tree pollen everywhere -- including in our room. After being in the room for a very short time, we noticed a very odd and unpleasant odor. We tried opening the windows and spraying air freshener, but this did not alleviate the problem. So, I informed the hotel manager of the problem and asked him to move us to another room, which he promptly did.

Sadly, the toilet in the new room would not flush. The manager tried his best to fix the problem, but to no avail. So, he moved us yet again, this time across the street to the Hotel Asikoglu property. The new room was certainly more spacious, but it -- like the hotel itself -- appeared a bit old and worn around the edges. It is not unlike an older motel you would find while traveling in the United States. All rooms had exterior entrances and a cold, generic feel. The bathroom was in need of attention, as it appeared the toilet had been recently repaired and there was some sort of odd, brown glue or crusty paste all around the base. Everything worked properly and the room was comfortable, but it was in need of some renovating and freshening.

The saving grace of the place was the staff, all of whom were very friendly and helpful. One of the staff spent a considerable amount of time with us explaining the sights to visit in Hattusas. He had apparently been part of the team that helped excavate the site.

We did enjoy lunch and dinner at the hotel restaurant. The food was decent, but nothing spectacular. It appears as though they cater to tourist groups for lunch, as there was a rather large buffet. There was only one other couple in the restaurant for dinner, which felt a bit odd. Again, the food was decent and the price very reasonable.

Overall, this was a disappointing experience. Since we were there in early May, which is a bit ahead of the major tourist season, the hotel was not quite ready for guests. Still, if I visited the area again, I would search for other lodging options.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

I stayed here more than 3 days.I can recommend it everybody.It has 2 different buildings for visitors choose.Staff was great.they give you free information about sites.Also you can have free maps of sites from reception.Hotel rooms are very big and comfortable.I stayed with a italian moto group and supper was great with them.We had supper in Ottoman House restaurant that is also Asikoglu's.

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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Asikoglu Hotel one night during a month long trip to Turkey in May. It is on the main street in Bogazkale and about five minutes from the wonderful ruins of the Hittite city of Hattusa. We were greeted very warmly when we arrived. Our room was large and light with a roomy and relatively efficient bathroom. The room was sparsely furnished but comfortable and quiet. It had a large space heater in the room because it got rather cool at night. We paid 100 TL which included breakfast. There was free Wifi, which worked well, and, of course, free parking. We ate dinner at the hotel that evening and it was fine. Because we were early in the season, there were not many people staying there. In high season, I suspect that there may be coach tours and it may not be quite so quiet. Still we were happy to have stayed at the Asikoglu.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Carsi Mah. Sungurlu Cad. No:25/A Bogazkale Merkez, Bogazkale, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Corum Province > Bogazkale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Bogazkale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 70
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