Ok, we'd never been to Antalya before and only chose to this time as it was the cheapest airport to fly home from. The choice of hotels was completely different to what we'd been staying at in Hisaronu, which is essentially a beach resort, so my wife was at first put off by words like Pansiyon and Hostel. I assured her it was a Turkish term for an old fashioned BnB but she was unconvinced, hence we ended up at the Atalla, which had decent reviews. You need to be thinking Travelodge and Britannia for a close comparison to the UK, which is not to do it an injustice, just to say it's not got the charm of the little traditional place, but one big plus is that you CAN find it. Some of the little Pansiyons closer to the harbour would have been an absolute bugger to find, so big tip would be to pay particular attention to location when booking. Another big plus was that we were able to find it from the Bus Station using the tramway, which meant we paid a fraction of what a taxi would have charged. Now the downside, breakfast was buffet style and Turkish style. Not a lot of staff there, so if the hotel is busy the restaurant will resemble a trucker's cafe at the end. We were offered an evening meal which was not a part of the deal when we booked, which was a bonus, or was it? Unless you're strapped for cash, or a scavenger by nature, Id give the free meal a miss considering there are so many great restaurants to choose from in the town. Another tip, I wouldn't bother asking for a drink, because they don't actually seem to have a bar. It's a bar area, with glasses behind, but no drinks. The waiter will go across the road to the little shop and get a bottle of Efes for 5lira, then pour it in a glass for you and charge you 5 Euros. All in all, the Atalla does what it says on the tin. I've heard people moaning that the staff don't all speak English, but would you expect all Travelodge staff to be bi-lingual? Also bear in mind that English is not the Universal language here, we hardly heard anyone speaking English, Antalya is very cosmopolitan, Friday night was World Cup qualifiers and we didn't see one sign advertising football for any nation, even Turkey.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- OUR HOTEL MoreAtalla Hotel ,opposite to 2400 yeared Atteleia Ancient City Necropolis is located only just 250 meters away to symbols of Antalya as Old City, Fluted Minaret, Hadrian's Gate and Marina. because of being at the center of city, entertainment, business and shopping points within walking distance. Transport channels distances are like Airport 13 Km and Central bus station 8 Km and Anfaş Expo Fair Center is 14 km away. The opportunity of transfer to world-famous beaches of Antalya is provided at the season.LOCATIONMoreTHE FORTRESS AND YACHT HARBORThe ancient city center enclosed by the sea and land walls is today called the "Kale Ici" (Inner Bailey). The streets and buildings still bear the marks of Antalya's history. The characteristic of the houses do not lie only in their architecture but reflect the living habits, customs and social ways of the inhabitants of ancient Antalya and are thus a valuable source of information. ... more less
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