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Hukumet Sok. No: 46, Safranbolu 78600 Turkey
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#3 of 35 hotels in Safranbolu
Gülevi Safranbolu emerged as a project of living through revitalization rather than one of accommodation. The project was initiated to survive the richness and subtlety of life which flourished during the 18th century in Safranbolu which is currently inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Gül and İbrahim Canbulat acquired three neighboring Ottoman mansions in the early 2000s and started running these buildings following restoration. All three mansions date back to the 18th century. Damage and wear due to time and human intervention were recovered by the restoration process; the mansions were granted their genuine architectonics. Modern facilities required for the present-day functions of these mansions were installed without distorting the authentic integrity of the Ottoman mansion. Gülevi Safranbolu offers 18th-century elegant life style with no compromise on contemporary appliances.
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Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
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BBQ facilities
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Bar / lounge
Car hire
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
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Allergy-free room
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, German, Turkish
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Lea A wrote a review Dec 2018
San Francisco, California174 contributions97 helpful votes
My family of four stayed here for one night during our visit to Safranboulu on our way to Amasra. The entrance is located on a narrow street and to get to the hotel lobby we walked through giant leather type flaps- perhaps this was the keep the heat in and cold out. Large beautiful keys hung behind the counter and when you leave the hotel to visit Safranboulu you are asked to return the keys. We stayed in a family suite located on the second level above the breakfast dining area. We were the only guests staying that weeknight as far as I could tell. The suite consisted of a living area with a traditional looking L shaped couch, one bedroom, and a bathroom with two sinks, a toilet and a tub. The water pressure and temperature was good, the rooms were well heated, and the staff set up a cozy baby bed for our baby. I was a little scared of ruining the wooden bathroom counters and wooden bathroom floors, considering all the water that’s naturally in a bathroom. The bathtub could have been a bit cleaner, but we scrubbed it a bit and my toddler took a quick bath. There was something wrong with the lighting in the living area of our suite, but the staff quickly came to set up alternate lighting so it didn’t bother us. The hotel consists of at least three separate buildings with character, from creaky wooden floor, traditional wood locking mechanisms, and charming windows looking out onto rooftops. On the bottom floor of one building there was a lovely art exhibit featuring photos of saffron. We didn’t learn much of the history of these specific buildings, but we didn’t ask. There was also a beautiful garden/patio area with couches and green space. Classical music gently played in the background which was relaxing. I booked this stay online at the hotel’s website, at a price of 140 euros per night. This price includes breakfast. Breakfast consisted of Turkish style scrambled eggs, an assortment of breads, four jams, olives, cheeses, honey, yogurt, juice, coffee and tea. It would have been nice to have had some additional items, or made to order omelets. Still, we were satiated. It also would have been nice if the hotel offered complimentary bottled water and extra towels. There was a coffee maker in the room, but no bottled water. My husband walked to a local market to buy us bottled water. For a traditional Ottoman house, this was a good, pleasant stay, although I’d be curious to see what other types of lodging Safranboulu has.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Irlantilainen wrote a review Oct 2018
Helsinki, Finland300 contributions132 helpful votes
Gul Evi, situated below the castle, lies just above the centre of Safranbolu, and is an oasis of tradition, hospitality and serenity. Simple en-suite rooms in 3 carefully restored Ottoman buildings sit above a quiet tree shaded garden. Soft music plays, cats doze and afternoon teas are served. The manager and owner speak excellent English. The perfect place to relax with a cold beer or a glass of raki after a day wandering the narrow streets of Safranbolu, ideal for a restorative break from travels in this beautiful area of Turkiye.
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Cheryljxx wrote a review Sep 2018
Hobart, Australia49 contributions39 helpful votes
This hotel is amazing. Three beautifully restored Ottoman houses built around a wonderful garden, full of quiet places to sit & relax. Comfortable beds, quality linen, a great breakfast, lovely hosts and a wonderful atmosphere. 2 minutes walk to the old town this is the place to stay in Safranbolu.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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kristinabT178CW wrote a review Jul 2018
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia7 contributions1 helpful vote
The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The room was comfortable and the bathroom nicely designed - the gardens were also lovely. Off the main streets but still a very short walk to the sights. Highly recommend for an authentic Safranbolu experience.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Markagius wrote a review Apr 2018
Hua Hin, Thailand7 contributions4 helpful votes
Spend one night at the Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel, as was passing by on my way north to Balck Sea area. The hotel is very traditional, spread over 3 buildings within the same compound. The staff are very friendly, the location is excellent, close to some nice local restaurants, a music bar which is like 15 minutes walk away and 10 minutes walk from the old town. The room was spacious, decorated in old traditional ottoman style, but has a walk in shower in private bathroom, the water heating was good, and the internet worked well. Traditional breakfast was served in the hotel restaurant and was excellent. Check-in and check-out were both efficient and fast. The price was very reasonable, and 24 hour parking for my car at the private parking area just next to the hotel cost me only US$4 Definitely a place I would stay again at if I had the opportunity
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: Suggest one asks for a room close to the reception building to reduce the amount of steps
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Safranbolu Eski Carsi (0.2 miles), Kaymakamlar Muze (0.2 miles), and Hidirlik Tepesi Safranbolu (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Atiş Butik Restaurant, Cizgi Cafe, and Tasev Sanat ve Sarapevi.
Does Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Safranbolu.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Gulevi Safranbolu Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hidirlik Tepesi Safranbolu (0.2 miles), Kacak Lutfiye Cami (0.4 miles), and Izzet Pasa Mosque (0.1 miles).