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Hotel El Ruha

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Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Historical place on the city center, walking distance to Balıklı göl , closed area for shopping center and nice restaurants, there is nice restaurant and local foods in the relaxable hotel,air condition room,local souvenir shops ,free parking

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Warren, New Jersey, USA
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67 reviews
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Reviewed October 8, 2015

We were 7 people with an Overseas Adventure Travel group, so our guide translated as necessary. The hotel was lovely, and had a Turkish atmosphere, with typical decor - no cookie-cutter rooms. Air conditioning was good, and necessary on days that were over 90 degrees! Beds were comfortable, with pillows of different softness available. Service was friendly and helpful, with... More 

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Arcore, Italy
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Reviewed September 29, 2015

EXCELLENT POSITION on the main road junction in front of Abraham's Carp Pool and surrounding park. Like many hotels in this part of the world its standard doesn't quite meet its pretentions. Although the El Ruha sells itself as 4 star, its tired appearance takes the gloss off and it doesn't quite make it. Nevertheless, as long as you dine... More 

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Gurnee, Illinois
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

I stayed in Room 302 for one night after having moved from the Manici Hotel. The hotel is in a very good location - easy walking distance to restaurants and points of interest. The bedroom was large and well-appointed, with a comfortable king size bed. The bathroom was a nice size with a tub/shower combination. However, the tub had very... More 

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Alta Loma, California
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Reviewed September 6, 2015

What a fascinating place. First place visited upon arrival at Sanliurfa, was escorted there by our host Hami, we were in need of a cold drink and some good coffee and was not disappointed. We sat outside in a wonderfully decorated covered courtyard adjacent to the Hotel restaurant and were served ice cold fresh Lemonade, Turkish coffee and finished off... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

El Ruha is right across from the famous "fish pool", the most historic part of Urfa. Its an excellent location, walking distance to the bazaar and the old quarter. The room are comfortable, but a bit musty and the first one I was offered, smelt of cigarette smoke, I was immediately given another one, the staff are very friendly and... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed June 6, 2015

I had a one night stay at the El Ruha hotel and was very satisfied. It is centrally located which meant walking distance from anything significant in Urfa. Reception staff lacked English but I didn't have to say much anyways. I had a lovely, large room with a clean bathroom. In fact, it was beautiful! Dark wood features, draperies to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed here because there aren't a lot of choices in Urfa and this seemed like a chance to mingle with the local culture. While we did see some weddings here, the place was quite unkempt and old. The rooms had many malfunctions and in the heat of Urfa, a broken A/C was the straw that broke the camels back.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 8, 2015

The hotel is really quite magnificent.Large reception areas all paneled in dark wood,as are the rooms.I had a big room with good views and for once the bed was actually soft,The service is good but I was fortunate to have my tour guide as the English spoken was rudimentary. Breakfast for a Turk would have been classified as very good,but... More 

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Reviewed January 20, 2015

I really enjoyed my two nights here at the Hotel El Ruha. My room was huge with a spacious attached bathroom, wonderful beds (much softer than the usual granite slabs in most Turkish hotels), good pillows, and a great view of the park across the street. I could walk to absolutely everything! A terrific location. Dinner was certainly plentiful and... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about Hotel El Ruha

Address: Balikligol Yeni Mah. Lekler Cad. No:240, Sanliurfa 63100, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Sanliurfa Province > Sanliurfa
Price Range: $52 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel El Ruha 5*
Number of rooms: 87
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“Stay somewhere else. Or if you're already booked, go high and face the monument.”
 of 5 bubbles 593ashwins, May 27, 2015 | Read review
“rooms on the east are fresher in the evening, less noise......”
 of 5 bubbles jeanpaulp931, Jun 14, 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are probably quieter”
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 of 5 bubbles miasmith, Dec 10, 2013 | Read review
“Ask for one overlooking the castle.”
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“Ask for room on upper floor with view of old city walls and kale.”
 of 5 bubbles hapytraveler10, Nov 19, 2011 | Read review
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