We were recommended to this hotel by a travel agent on Samos where we went as our enquiries to another Kusadasi hotel that we were planning to go where not being responded promptly. We wanted a place for three nights in a central location with good amenities to use as a base to explore the area, including a visit to ancient Ephesus. The hotel was as described, a 17th century caravanserai, renovated and remodeled for today’s needs. Rooms were good, bathrooms up to date, the staff helpful, and the large central courtyard where breakfast was served and where one can have a pleasant lunch also, was very attractive. The carpet sellers were very pleasant and not intrusive, once they realized that you were a hotel guest. But unfortunately there was a continuous stream of tourists wandering through the place that detracted from us feeling that we were in a “special”, for us, place.
But it was not until the following night that we started realizing the true nature of the “Karavanesari Hotel”. On our second night, there was a “Turkish night” on, which we did not think that would have had any special appeal to us, so we went out for dinner and came back about 10:30 to find a spectacular show in full swing. We stayed up at the upper floor balcony outside our room and enjoyed the rest of the show, until midnight. But the noise continued until about 1:30 when all cleaning had finished. OK, one night with little sleep, at least, we had seen half a good show without paying for it.
But to out horror, next night there was a children’s party on, that again finished at midnight, with cleaning up going again till 1:30! There were more than 100 people attending, children and mums dancing and screaming, children running along the upper balcony where the rooms were and the amplified noise was excruciating.
When we were leaving next morning we noticed that there were “Turkish nights” scheduled for that same night and the one after.
So, if you are looking for a hotel, Karavanserai is not a hotel, it is an entertainment venue, where they make a bit of money on the side from unsuspecting tourists that are attracted by its location and the dream of sleeping in a traditional 17th century Turkish fort. This may turn out into a sleepless nightmare, depending on the entertainment program of the venue.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An original Ottoman Caravanserail built by Okuz Mehmet Pasha in 1618.The hotel has been furnished to meet present day needs, whilst preserving all the typical characteristics of a Caravanserail- two floors, two entrances and spacious courtyard.The club Caravanserail has a mystical atmosphere, decorated in the style of its oririnal architectural design.25 special rooms, 50 beds, 1 suite.Free Wireless internet connection available in all rooms.Each authentic room has a pravite bathroom and direct dial telephone.Outdoor resturant(350), Banguet facilities, snack bar, pravite garden.24 hrs ADSL internet, free for costumres, VIP internet room magic internet.Situated in the heart of Kusadasi town center, 100 meters from the harbour and 70 km from Izmir Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Club Kervansaray Hotel Kusadasi
- Kervansaray Hotel Kusadasi