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“Amazing Sea View” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ilayda Hotel
Ranked #18 of 158 Hotels in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing Sea View”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

On arrival at this hotel we were impressed with the location as it was just across the road from the beach and in the middle of city. The room was large, spotlessly clean and had an amazing sea view. Breakfast is on the roof top and is a traditional Turkish breakfast. The restaurant downstairs was very good, the man in charge made us feel very welcome and looked after us well.
We were very impressed by the staff at the hotel who were courteous, helpful and friendly.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Casnic
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

If you want a central location, this is the hotel to get. However, if you want good service or proper bath products, don't go here.

Pros: The location was very convenient. To be completely honest, my friend and I should probably not have stayed in the city center, as we weren't all that interested in night life. We should have found a hotel in a more private location. But if you want nightlife, this would be a great place to stay. The hotel has been renovated recently, so the furnishings are very nice.

Cons: The service was... odd. The most basic requests were met with excuses. It took a very long time to get our room ready to begin with. My friend and I weren't allowed an additional room key. The wifi access was clunky. (Really? I needed my passport number just to sign in?) We were met with scratchy towels in the bathroom and a line of unlabeled bath products that all looked the same. (Seriously, not one label. I think there were five bottles of shampoo [?] and no soap. We had no idea.)

This hotel felt like it was a two star hotel that got a renovation to four, but kept all the two star staff. Can NOT recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Elizabeth H
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Sugar Land, Texas
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived to Hotel ilayda at 2am, thanks to the flight from keyseri being only 2 hours late to take off(thank you Atlasjet). Tired and hungry my family of 3 left our driver in a half wake state and were taken up to our rooms on the 1st floor facing a dirty empty field. Oh well, its the middle of the night and we were beyond tired. Next morning, bright and early, i contacted my travel agency (jasaminne tours) and within a matter of hours we were given a beachfront room overlooking the aegean sea. Very nice! my kids loved it. The hotel itself is nice. we traveled with 3 small children and they seemed to like it. Although I didnt feel it was that kid friendly. The rooftop breakfast venue was nice, however the breakfast it self was lacking. Overall we enjoyed our trip to Kusadasi and would return to this hotel.

Room Tip: demand a room facing the sea, you will not regret it!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank JSoomro
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level Contributor
255 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Modern hotel in the heart of Kusadasi with a great view overlooking the sea. Our stay was in the middle of a month long trip through Turkey and the Greek Islands. The hotel was nice enough, but compared to the other places we stayed, the service was done with a grudge and the place was, well, blah. One staff member, Nafis, was quite helpful with our air conditioning which did not work properly at first. Turkey is such an amazing place, with so much charm, that this place, while fine, was only a port along the way. Enjoyed Ephesus form here though!

Room Tip: If you are looking for Miami Beach in Turkey, this is your place. For charm, stay out of a port city...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wakanwalk
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

I had the most amazing time in this little city! My room had a spectacular ocean view and was very close to the beach and lots of lovely little restaurants. I ate at the restaurant below twice and have to say, it was probably the best meals i've ever had. The staff and service was amazing as well as the breakfast. Overall, staying here was one of the highlights of my trip.

Room Tip: Ocean view room (although the noise from the streets may bother you if you leave the windows open at...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sumairafk
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Excellent position to visit all over kusadasi, we used Marvista restaurant which serves very good lunches and as it is positioned at the front of the Hotel it overlooks the sea and when there are liners in the harbour it is a wonderful view, ideal for people watching!! The staff at the hotel could not be better Ali is exceptional and we look forward to chatting with him on our visits, nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff. Food is of a good standard at breakfast and there is something to suit everyone. Rooms are of a good size (we have used 105 and 106) as these have balconies and we enjoyed watching the liners and views over the sea!! The rooms are clean and beds comfortable, air conditioned with safety deposit box. All in all no complaints and just what we required, we will be visiting many more times!!!!

Room Tip: 105 and 106 are excellent with balconies!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank heatherfrost
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

After a really terrible ordeal with a really bad hotel, we checked in at this hotel. We had the best service. Someone even helped us with our luggage (which they didn't do at any other place we went to). The room was modern and clean with the most amazing view over the ocean. We could see the cruise ships everyday. The hotel is conveniently located. We could easily walk to the bazaar and there were many restaurants right next to the hotel. The hotel's restaurant, which I cannot remember the exact name of, (situated right below the hotel) has the best food in all of Kusadasi. Good value for money.
I would definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank princess_5312659
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Property: Ilayda Hotel
Address: Turkmen Mah. Ataturk Bulv. No:46 | Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 158 Hotels in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilayda Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilayda Hotel Kusadasi is a unique Kusadasi city hotel: lovely designed hotel rooms, dedicated personnel and an ideal hotel location right at the main beach promenade. The Ilayda Hotel offers a delicious breakfast buffet at the rooftop with a beautiful view over the Aegean Sea. The public beach, restaurants and bars as well as the main shopping and entertainment area are just a stone's throw away. The hotel is also close to many historic sites such as Ephesos and the House of Virgin Mary. ... more   less 
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