We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great, great, great.”
Review of Hotel Surkent

Hotel Surkent
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this hotel, but we can search other options in Diyarbakir
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Hotel Surkent
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Diyarbakir
Reviewed April 11, 2013

Don't let the wild color scheme deter you--hot pink walls and bright orange curtains are a bit shocking, but this place is a budget-travel steal. For just 30TL a person you get a clean room, a clean, private bathroom, nice and hospitable staff, friendly travelers, and a central location. There's also good wifi, an air conditioning unit (which we didn't use because it wasn't warm enough for that yet), TV (also didn't use--Diyarbakir is a great city, don't waste your time watching television!), and again, great service. I can't stress that last one enough--especially as a woman traveling alone or with another woman, feeling comfortable where you stay is very important.

The regular staff doesn't speak English (though they are very friendly and Tuncay does what he can to help), so they call their friend Omer who can translate, give you any information you need and acts as a tour guide for those who want it. We didn't hire him as a guide but we speak enough Turkish to get around. Still, Omer and the rest are very helpful and friendly.

I can't wait to visit Diyarbakir again and I'll definitely stay at Surkent when I come back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Dalia M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (22)
There are newer reviews for Hotel Surkent
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

12 - 18 of 22 reviews

Reviewed January 15, 2013

It is a lovely place as a budget hotel with wifi, tv, bathroom inside, and even air conditional(which works well, means i can stay here in summer also) in such a place during my whole trip. The room was very clean. 35TL for a single, u might barging until 30 i guess.
Diyarbakir is a nice city, not as its impression in the News.

The staff asked Omer was accompanying me to ATM in the night (for protection).
He became my guide since that night.
He is a nice guy speaking English, french(which i speaks with him in this 2 languages.) and also russian.
As he told me, he was not well educated, but during his working with tourist at the western side of turkey, he started to learn these language and managed to speak fluently while he is also working in other place in the city at same time.
If you don;t have enough time, or u r concerned about the safety in diyarbakir for founding someplace in a narrow alley, this guild is highly recommended.

Room Tip: There is no elevater, some room has a biger single bed, some not.
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Minmintang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Hotel Surkent has been a great base during our short visit in Diyarbakir due to its location within the old city. It is a nice place for the low budget traveler.
Our two-bed room in the second floor was quiet, nice and warm. Of course there was a TV in the room and even free Wi-fi.

Since the staff does not speak English they called up Omar, a travel-guide for Diyarbakir/Diyarbakir region and served us delicious çay while we waited.
Asking for Omar to be your guide in Diyarbakir is highly recommended! He speaks Turkish, Kurdish, English and French and is certainly a kindhearted person - everyone in the city seems to know him.
Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time but we got to see quite a few of the city's great sights thanks to Omar. He definitely has the ability to quickly put together a great tour that works for you and your interests. If you wanted to learn more about the history around Diyarbakir and visit the smaller villages he could guide you there as well!
Visiting cities is not always just about the sights, it's also about the people you meet. After a tour with Omar you will not only be happy about all of the historic buildings and sights you've seen, you'll also have at least one new friend in Diyarbakir.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Elinorac
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 27, 2012

Hotel Surkent is situated within the old city and very suitable if you want to visit Diyarbakir. The rooms are simple (two beds -always twins-, a coat-hook, a bedside table, a TV) and not verry big, but very clean and have joyfull colours (i.e. pink walls, orange curtains and pink flowery bed sheets). The bathrooms are very clean too.

The Hotel has 4 floors, a narrow staircase an no lift but verry helpull staff which will help you carrying your luggage.

The room prices are 45TL for a double room and you can have breakfast for 5TL extra per person.

The staff at the hotel is very nice and helpfull. If you want a guided tour by english-speaking locals just ask for Omar and his friends (if they do not get in touch with you anyway) at the reception desk. They offer very nice guided tours for around 60TL (approx. 25€) per day and guide, which enable you to discover numerous cafés, churches, mosques and little streets you would never have found by yourself.

You can make a reservation under the following number: [--]

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
5  Thank Nina-aniN
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 1, 2011

The Hotel Surkent is well-located, reasonably cheap, and with friendly staff (albeit, none that speak English). However, there are a few rooms on the same floor as the Reception Desk. Do NOT stay in one of these rooms. The hotel staff congregates in a room off of the Reception, and there they socialize, play cards, etc., and have long loud discussions well-into the night. I'm usually pretty good about being able to ignore noise, but their noise was too loud...it seemed like it was right in front of my door (it wasn't, it just sounded that way). My second night there, I changed to an upstairs room, and this was much, MUCH more quiet. [Again, the hotel staff is friendly enough. I was pick-pocketed in broad daylight (in one of the back streets, in front of the old Armenian Church (Surpagab Kilisesi)) and the hotel staff really showed great concern for my situation. The rest of the hotel is fine; just stay off of that ground floor.]

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank ArgentineTraveller6
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 28, 2011

Great hotel to stay in, excellent value for money, Very clean. Only downfall is the staff do not speak English, but otherwise great place!

  • Stayed: May 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Janine3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 12, 2011

After having water problem (there was no water in the room ) in Miroğlu Hotel in Diyarbakır. We left that hotel one hour after check in and started to search a new one.
And we come up to Surkent which i've remembered it from tripadvisor..
İt was clean an the staff was good, we really liked them. And ofcourse it was the price 45 TL. for two. (Miroğlu was 130 TL.) Hot water, wireless, clean towels.. They ve sent our id cards back to our room with two cups of delicious turkish tea.. That was it!!

We had some noise problem becouse of foreign tourists in the next room having loud conversations but they got quiter after we've warned them. 5 TL breakfast was also good.
Shortly dont expect a luxury make up hotel but it functions and works great for low budget traveler..

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank halitlevent
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Diyarbakir hotels
0.2 mi away
Hotel Seker
Hotel Seker
#10 of 19 in Diyarbakir
5 reviews
0.3 mi away
Plaza Hotel Diyarbakir
Plaza Hotel Diyarbakir
#9 of 19 in Diyarbakir
72 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hilton Garden Inn Diyarbakir
Hilton Garden Inn Diyarbakir
#2 of 19 in Diyarbakir
164 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Demir Hotel
Demir Hotel
#6 of 19 in Diyarbakir
43 reviews
4.1 mi away
Novotel Diyarbakir
Novotel Diyarbakir
#1 of 19 in Diyarbakir
59 reviews
2.5 mi away
Liv Suit Hotel
Liv Suit Hotel
#8 of 19 in Diyarbakir
25 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Hotel Surkent? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Surkent

Address: Dagkapi Mah. Hz. Suleyman Cad. No:19 Diyarbakir Merkez, Diyarbakir 21200, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Diyarbakir Province > Diyarbakir
Amenities:
Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 19 Hotels in Diyarbakir
Number of rooms: 28

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing