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“Room with a view”
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Hotel Baylan
Ranked #14 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Room with a view”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights. Took a taxi from the airport - about 20 minutes ride. The room was on a top floor, with huge, private terrace and a view of the city plus the hill above with the ruins of the castle on the top. It had a separate, comfy, modern bedroom with TV, and large living-room with small fridge and flat-screen TV. Also free internet. Bathroom big with nice amenities. Received fresh-fruits platter. The hotel is located within 15-20 min walk to the waterfront area. The only thing that could be improved is a food variety at breakfast, especially when compared to other similar quality hotels in Turkey.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 28, 2012

My husband and I arrived at Hotel Baylan at around 11 pm and were put in a triple with three single beds, even though we had requested a double with a king bed. To the hotel's credit, they immediately did some rearranging and put us in the Agora Suite, where they let us stay the full three nights we were in Izmir, at no extra charge. The room was enormous with a balcony and a large bathroom. The AC was slow, but worked steadily and soon cooled the room down (it was nearly 40 degrees C, 100 F, every day). The room had a minibar in addition to a complimentary water every day. The front desk was very helpful, and although their English was not fluent, we didn't have problems communicating. Breakfast was decent, although we recommend getting there early, since they were slow to replace foods, like the scrambled eggs, once they were finished. There was free wireless Internet, as well as a desktop in the lobby that guests had free access to; however, the Internet was very slow on both.

The location was excellent. We were a stone's throw from Basmane, the main train station, which travels to Selcuk (Ephesus) and Denizli (Pamukkale), to name a few popular destinations. It is also a two minute walk to the 9 Eylul roundabout, where regional offices of several bus companies (Metro, Kamil Koc, etc.) can give you free minibus rides to the bus station, which is actually pretty far away and difficult to get to (note: you can't get a minibus ride back to Basmane from the bus station, but you can hop a dolmush - a public shared taxi - for 3.5 TL). Otherwise, it's a 20 minute walk to Konak, the center of town, and to the water, or a 15 minute walk to the Agora, probably the most exciting site to visit if you're touring Izmir. The downside is that the hotel is located right next to a hospital, and 1296 Sk. (the street leading to the hotel) was a little seedy, especially at night, although my husband and I never felt unsafe walking down it.

Overall, the hotel is a great deal for the price (although we may be slightly biased, since we were upgraded to a suite for free!). Location is top notch, and the hotel itself was clean and serviceable. My husband did have an uneasy feeling about the hotel, although he could never explain why, but I really enjoyed my stay. A good bargain.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2012

Our party of five (a double room and a triple, with a rented car) concurs with all the positive comments. Fine location near Basmane station and metro, easy access to highways in and out of town. Easy walk to the corniche, park, museums. Rooms are not cavernous, but perfectly comfortable. Secure parking, car washed every night. Superb staff: courteous, friendly, extraordinarily helpful--all without being condescending or obsequious. Great restarurant recommendations--manager called ahead to make sure we were given good treatment and good price. Trifling troubles: wi-fi sometimes off and on, apparently not able to handle two devices logged in on the same id; tiny wastebasket, as everywhere in Turkey. I would--will--come back here in a heartbeat, without hesitation. Can't say enough about how nice the people are, hence how nice the place is.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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17 Thank Matthew S
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Adelaide
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93 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Got here at the end of a hot day via the other Baylan Hotel. Having finally found the 'other' we were dismayed to realise we had not yet arrived. Not to worry, a member of the Baylan staff guided us in our car to the property at which we had booked. On arrival our team were waiting at the door, upgraded our room for free and appeared soon afterwards with a plate of fresh fruit. There are several eateries close by, and a cash ATM on the main street. Can't fault these guys at this price!

Room Tip: Make sure that you have the right Baylan Hotel - there are 2 in Izmir The terrace rooms on the four...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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16 Thank Gunya
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Florida
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163 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2012

The hotel is actually very conveniently located - you can walk through town to the sea, the shopping areas and Pier. Very close by is another little neighborhood for some quick shoo-in - snacks, coffee, etc.

Staff at this hotel could not have been any nicer and more helpful. Everyone was great!

Might be good to clean up the patio (weeding/gardening) which was a great place to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day.

Room Tip: I was in room by the stair case - try to get one in back so it is a little more quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Netherland
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2012

Very good hotel. People are very nice. They do everythink for you that you have a good holiday.

Room Tip: When you go to Izmir take a room in Baylan Hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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15 Thank corina S
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Westlake, Ohio
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2012

For the price, i couldn't have expected better for my room on the 4th floor. It was called the Agora room and it has a very nice terrace w a fantastic view of a hill. The staff was very friendly and helpful and it was easy to get to the city's attractions.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Property: Hotel Baylan
Address: Anafartalar Cad. 1299 Sok. 8 | Basmane, Izmir 35240, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Izmir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #14 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Baylan 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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