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smartline Lion
Ranked #10 of 155 Hotels in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“You Get What You Pay For!”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Just returned from The Lion Hotel. So many positive things to say about this place and some glitches, I will note below in bullet points:
The Good Things:
1: Entertainment = Number 1 Kenan & Ece (AJ) Most caring and attentive people, they need a pay rise for what they do - excellent with the customers and genuine people. Thank you for many nights of fun. David and Carlos = Great. Ozzie= Hotel Manager always there to help.
2: You can see why people return here year after year = The Staff. Friendly and bend over backwards for you, a small community like feel.
3: Rooms ALWAYS cleaned & Great Swimming Pools
4: Hotel in Quiet Location away from main central area, Number 5 Dolmus a 5 minute bus drive at 1.75 Lira (Cheap!) But beware they stop operating at Midnight!
5: Food: Was adequate, you get what you pay for, nothing fancy, but enough choice for everyone, even for those fussy eaters.
6: Bar Street: Lots of bars open until 5am, but drinks way over-priced. (This is not a clubbing holiday, mainly for families and couples so don't come here looking for some naughty action!)
7: Card System: No need to carry money around. Leave you valuables in a safety deposit obx and put how ever much money you want on your card and use when you are hungry/thirsty.
The Bad Things:
1: Duration: This hotel and area in general is designed for those who stay here for 1 WEEK. The food and Entertainment becomes repetitive after 1 week and you will no doubt get bored. Apart from trips you can make to Ephesus, Adaland, (WaterPark) & Pammukale... there is not much more to do.
2: If you're female aged esp between 15 - 21 be prepared to be harassed by male staff members... many try offer free drinks to girls to get them drunk and get in their knickers and others try romance them. Beware, you will be ONE OF MANY girls coming here thinking she has a loyal 'boyfriend' in Turkey. That's not the case. They have many on the go who visit them in different times of the year. Advice: If you go as a family there is nothing to be alarmed about, just don't leave your daughter alone for too long!
3: Breakfast is ok but bland and not much choice.
4: I DO NOT RECOMMEND Ladies beach which is closest to hotel. Go to Long Beach, Clean, clear water and much more relaxing.
Over all a great and enjoyable holiday, Good Family run hotel. Nothing fancy, does the job. If your a fussy eater or sleeper this isn't the Hilton!

Room Tip: Ask for A room with Pool View. Much nicer to look at :)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Leyland, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Hotel Club Lion was a good choice for this years holiday, never been to Turkey before so what a great first experience, the Hotel was lovely and clean, family run. Staff were always on hand to help and so friendly will do anything for you, arranged a birthday celebration to celebrate mu husbands birthday - Thank you. The entertainment staff were fantastic, Kenan and team, you made the nights lots of fun. Definitely revisit

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I stayed at the hotel with a group of friends, all of us aged 21 and 22. It was perfect for the relaxing holiday that we wanted. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and couldn't do enough for you. The entertainment team were brilliant and the evening entertainment was always fun and enjoyable. The hotel was only a 15 minute walk from the beach and short bus journey to Kusadasi town. The only negative thing I could mention would be the food at breakfast, however the food at dinner was good. We all had a fantastic stay at club lion and were very sad to leave! I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Were do I start. Came back from lion hotel kusadasi turkey on the 3.7.13. And what an amazing holiday my husband and I had. Great food, great views, close to the beach and town. The animation team well what can one say AMAZING. Aj, kenan and juju you all worked so hard for the kids aswel as the adults. Thank you to david, chris, antonio, rose, ibo, gogo, carlos and aj for making our holiday perfect. You all work so hard. Ladies beach is great and so is kusadasi town. We would recommend this hotel for all families and couples. And would like to thank the chefs for the lovely food but as for breakfast eggs was our favourite not haha. Thanks to the night manager ozzy. Lovely to meet you. So helpful. And thank you to the manager yasel for making our holiday so perfect and thanks for making me get a forfeit ;-) cant wait to come back. The pools are great for all. The animation team get everyone to do the games and is great for the kids. Well done everyone at the lion hotel kusadasi turkey

  • Stayed June 2013
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Not long returned from a weeks stay at this amazing hotel with my two best friends. The two pools are beautiful, never really overcrowded, the room was excellent, and surrounding rooms were quiet and were not disturbed at night, despite being next to the lift. Breakfast might not have been the best but there was enough there to keep you going for the day, but dinner was lovely every night without fault. For those fussy eaters, they have some form of chips and bread every evening. I want to say the best part of this hotel are the staff! Entertainment every night was above expectations and even ending up standing on a man on a nailboard! I cannot sing praises enough for Kenan, AJ, JouJou, GoGo, Chris, David, Antonio, Carlos, amongst others we didn't get to know as well. Leaving this hotel felt like leaving behind a family, as that's what it felt like. Definitely planning on returning next year.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 5, 2013

This hotel was extremely good. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming and made the place feel like home. The entertainment staff were funny and we enjoyed the evening shows every night. Location is good as it is near the town centre and the beach. The evening meal was lovely but breakfast could be better. A fantastic holiday overall, were very sad to go and will definitely be coming back next year. :-)

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Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have Just returned home 3.7.13 from 2 weeks stay in this wonderful hotel, 2 adults, 2 children 11, 8 club lion would no us as the mohammeds family lol, the hotel was very clean, the food was nice good choice at evening, but sick of seeing eggs at breakfast lol hotel staff were very good with children, we have been coming to turkey now for years and I must say we have Neva felt upset before after leaving a hotel like this, will defo be bk next year even thinking about going back for a week in October, a big thank you to all the staff and the management, but the three people that made our holiday so special are kenan, Aj, and jue jue love u guys so much xxxx.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: smartline Lion
Address: Mehmet Isik Cad. No:2 Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey (Formerly Club Hotel Lion)
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Kusadasi
#4 Best Value Hotel in Kusadasi
#5 Romantic Hotel in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — smartline Lion 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
smartline Lion is a small and cosy hotel located within walking distance of shops and restaurants. The hotel has a pool area with pools for all ages and offers a variety of activities. smartline Lion also has a buffet restaurant and a gym and spa. The hotel offers a total number of 60 rooms across 6 floors. ... more   less 
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