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“Pleasant hotel near the central bazaar”
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Efehan Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Osmangazi
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Pleasant hotel near the central bazaar”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

The hotel was centrally located approx. 150m from the No. 38 bus stop for the otogar. Our room on the 4th floor was clean and spacious overlooking the city. The room had the usual amenities hot water, tv, minibar, toiletries, hairdryer etc, however, the bath was clean but badly stained with part of the enamel coating missing. Due to the central location and nearby mosques we were woken early in the morning by the call to prayer. An average buffet breakfast (hardboiled eggs, cheeses, olives, bread etc) was served in the 5th floor restaurant overlooking the city. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful but the lift only operated intermittently.
We were pleased we visited Bursa which is not touristy which has a number of good historic attractions, if we were to visit Bursa again we would certainly stay in this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

There aren't many hotels to choose from in the historic bazaar area of Bursa, and this was the most expensive accommodation of our two-week tour because we wanted to be in this area of town. (It doesn't help that a lot of Bursa hotels are listed as Osmangazi on this website...) The Efehan is welcoming and clean, and very handy for visiting the lovely markets, spruced-up hans and early Ottoman mosques; it overlooks spice shops and a 16th-century mosque.
Warning: the mosque will definitely wake you up - at least if you're in a room at the front.
Buffet breakfast was good, but when we were there it was served in the basement, which is much less pleasant than the enclosed top-floor restaurant.
On the whole, this was a very nice hotel. Our double room was spacious, even with an extra bed. We enjoyed our short stay and loved Bursa!

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The location of the hotel was perfect. It was just 5 min. walk from the covered bazaar, city centre and the silk bazaar. It seems to be recently renovated with a beautiful elevator and decorations in the reception. The rooms were quite big with T.V., minibar and private bathroom with toileteries. The restaurant was on the last floor with a nice panoramic view of the city. You feel relaxed while having breakfast which was fine and variable . It was a pleasant stay but the price was a bit expensive .

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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devon
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Reviewed April 16, 2012

very central right next to bazaar. Two minute walk from 38 bus to Otogar. 5th floor terrace for breakfast. En suite rooms. Problem one night with drains was immediately resolved by move to nearby room. Good buffet breakfast. Price on arrival was 70 TL for single occupancy of double compared to quoted prices.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Barcelona
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

I arrived to Bursa without reservation and the hotels in the centre were really expensive or full, so the Efehan was the only real option. The hotel was average, not very new, but functional, even if in our room light was going out sometimes cuz the electric installation was old. Anyway, as an option in the centre is ok. The rooms they are enough big for two people and clean, so more than enought for a confortable night sleep

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2009

I stayed at the Efehan for one night during Ramadan in August 2009, and without reservation, was quoted - after negotiation - 50 TYL for a single room or 60 TYL for a double on arrival. I chose one of the singles on the mezzanine level which was small but the layout was fine and didn't feel too cramped.

The hotel's been recently renovated, and looked more like a boutique hotel and was rather pretty. However, having spent the previous night in the Cesmali next door, the latter felt more practical with cleaner towels, better toilet papers and nicer breakfast - even though the Efefan gives you a panoramic view of Bursa at breakfast in its rooftop bar/restaurant. In fact, the breakfast at the Efefan was not that great.

The biggest problem though was hot water, and it took ages to run the tap through - about 10 minutes - before hot water finally appeared. No such problems at the Cesmali. In addition, the hotel itself is a little noisy due in part to its open-plan layout, with a windy staircase running through it, and it therefore wasn't uncommon to hear the phone going off at reception even though you were on the third floor. The hotel also has a lift, and all rooms have cable TV including numerous English/European channels.

To conclude, the hotel is very well-located in the centre of the city, and can be reached easily by bus 38 from the Otogar - but be careful when negotiating the busy Ataturk Caddesi which is about 100m away- to get to the hotel, where you will walk past the Cesmali, and not far from the main bazaar and the main mosque/square in Bursa. If you like somewhere pretty to stay, this is a good choice for you. If not and you want something ,ore practical and aloof, go with the Cesmali.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled solo
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Property: Efehan Hotel
Address: Gumusceken Cad. No 34, Osmangazi 16020, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Bursa Province > Osmangazi
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Ranked #9 of 13 Hotels in Osmangazi
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Hotel Class:3 star — Efehan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 35
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