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“Excellent service and value for money”
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Karaca Hotel
Ranked #20 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Madrid
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent service and value for money”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

The Hotel is situated in an excellent area of Izmir, only at 3 minutes walking distance and just in between Hilton & Swiss Hotel, two luxury international-style hotels in the vicinity. Karaca Hotel is more Turkish oriented style, which I like very much. Price for a room is very good value for the money, breakfast is always included in the price, and there is a FREE shuttle mini-bus to/from Izmir ADB airport, and excellent service (pre-booking is required), with a very clean and comfortable Bus, a polite driver, something in general not offered in any of the other Hotels I’ve checked in the area. The Breakfast is very well prepared with plenty of choices, cheese, fruit, etc. The people at the Reception Desk are quite serviceable, very polite also, so no problems at all. In the same street, a few meters away, there are several restaurants to have dinner late night, some bars, etc. The shopping area, bazaar, etc. are found near the hotel at 10 minutes walking distance, but later on the area extends up to the seaside. The area close the Hotel is safe, tourists seems to be comfortable, but precautions are always recommended as in any other big city all over the world. Not to forget, free of charge WiFi internet access inside the rooms is also available.

I am from Madrid, Spain but Turkish people know about Spanish National football league much more then me and always is good to discuss on sport matters with them. A good method to become friends in a few minutes.

As a summary, this Karaca Hotel is fully recommended and I will come back at any time without any doubt. J. Esteban.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Ankara, Turkey
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2011

The hotel was nicely decorated in the style of a mariner. The rooms are wide and clean all furnitures are new and pleasant. They have kettles in rooms so you can make your own tea and coffee.Bathroom is also wide and clean.The hotel has also a cinema and you can get a free ticket for any film you'd like. The saloon was empty so that I felt the was showing only for me. They had very large variety of anything at the breakfast.The only con is that if you stay in the front side room you can hear voices talking in the street at night. Afterall it was the best experience in Izmir.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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McLean, Virginia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2011

The hotel is located in a good location. The rooms are large and balcony has a good view. The staff were friendly. The minibar was not functioning properly and not maintaning a cold temperature. There was party across the street in the bigger Swiss Hotel, that got noisy, but was still tolerable.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Tehran
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2011

Nice room, excellent location. Don't choose any where else

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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san francisco ca
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2011

I must disagree with reviewers. This hotel was run down, with dirty carpets and dreary rooms. My Turkish colleague had to change her room because of noise. The breakfast was good but the restaurant was average in quality and overpriced. The road was torn up in front of the hotel. Most important, the head staff person at the front desk was rude and aggressive and attempted to intimidate us on more than one occasion. As a result, I've advised friends to avoid this hotel when traveling to Izmir.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Karaca, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Karaca Hotel, responded to this review, April 14, 2011
Dear Our Guest,
We are very sorry to read your commend.
*Our carpets can't be dirty , we clean them regularly and we must keep the cleaning reports on ISO 9001 Quality Management System. Your room's carpet can be old. We could't renovate all the room's carpets , few of them are old. But We are renovating them all.
*You complained about noise. That noise was for the road works.The Road work was a better road for our guests. and it is completed now.
*If you had informed us about difficulties during your stay, we could have done anything to correct the situation.

If only we could have a chance to explain you our hotel's understanding of unconditional guest satisfaction.

King Regards
Karaca Otel
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2011

Generally a good hotel, good service, very close to the beachfront. It's also handy for transfers in bus to the airport, as they offer a free shuttle and, in the middle of the night, you can take tha Havas bus just 200m off the hotel entrance.
Rooms are not very well sound-insulated, as we could hear conversations from people in nearby rooms.
Early departure so no comment on breakfast.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 471 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2010

From outside, Karaca Hotel is only a centrally located, modest 3 or 3.5 star hotel.

It all starts to change, however, when you enter and check in. Everybody, from the receptionist to the bellboy, have a very warm attitude, and try to please you as much as they can. And when you show up the second, or third time at their hotel, they are even more friendly and hospitable.

The rooms are large and clean, but the breakfast selection needs a bit of improvement.

Another positive thing about Karaca Hotel's location is that it is only 50 mt. from Havas shuttle services to Adnan Menderes Airport. For those travellers like myself, who usually fly from Istanbul to Izmir frequently, this location is a bliss.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Karaca Hotel
Address: Sevket Ozcelik Sokak Sevgi Yolu No:55 Alsancak, Izmir 35560, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Izmir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Karaca Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Izmir and just 400m from Kordon seafront, this 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Restored in classical style, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from Cumhuriyet Square.Rooms at Karaca have classical-style furnishings and include air conditioning and cable TV. Most rooms have balconies offering views of the gardens.Karaca serves a large buffet breakfast. Weekday lunches, both Turkish and international, can be enjoyed at the à la carte La Campana restaurant, which also has a large TV. Karaca Bar offers drinks in front of the fireplace and cookies with tea.The hotel also includes an on-site cinema room where the latest movies are shown free of charge. Ramps are available for disabled guests, and there are no door sills. A sauna, fitness centre and a massage room are available at the small spa facilities.Free two-way shuttle service to the hotel from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is available everyday except Sundays and public holidays. Please inform Karaca Hotel in advance if you want to use this service. ... more   less 
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