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“Decent hotel in downtown Izmir”
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Guzel Izmir Oteli
Ranked #50 of 98 Izmir B&B and Inns
Reviewed July 24, 2011

Visited Izmir at the end of a trip to Selcuk. Had been generally told that there wasn't much point in going to Izmir, but I think that was wrong. I find that when I think about this part of my trip (Efes, Selcuk, pamukkale, Izmir) that I tend to think more about Izmir.

The Guzel Izmir is definitely not a fancy hotel. Fairly basic in some ways. Older style hotel. Rooms are sort of clean, beds are very basic, rooms are somewhat small, etc.Much of what you read in other reviews is true. THere was a gap at the base of the door to the room, so you could hear the noise of people going past the room and the walls aren't terribly thick. Truly, it is a not a grand hotel.

That said, its advantages ae that for Izmir, it is fairly reasonable, in a very central location and the people who work there are very friendly. It is very close to the train station and and easy ride to the airport. It isn't far from the market or the ocean and the area around the hotel is safe. THe internet connection was actually very good and better than at some other hotels visited on the trip. Breakfast was simple.

Interesting is that basically, all of the rooms are left open when they are done cleaning them, so when we first saw the room with a shared bed where the bed took up most of the space in the room, we could look at the other rooms and we decided to change to a room with two single beds. No issues with doing this.

If I was in Izmir again, I would try the Hilton if I could get a good price on it, but this wouldb't be a bad choice for someone trying to save some money, looiking for convenience on transportation, eyc. As I mentioned, the staff was very friendly and helpful.,

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guzelizmirotel, Owner at Guzel Izmir Oteli, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2011

Dear. Guest,

We enjoyed having you as a guest in our hotel. Our hotel is not a grand hotel, it is a family owned, friendly staffed ready to serve our guests, affordable budget, clean, reliable, safe, located in downtown center of Izmir walking to almost all attractions, if you visit any of our website information those are our values. Thank you for your feedback, we wish you our best, and hope to welcome you back as our guest real soon.

Best Regards,

Sinem Kurtural

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Reviewed July 23, 2011

For the very cheap price, this is a very good hotel. The staff were extremely helpful. They even shared their birthday cake with us! Great location.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Thank brendandat
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Guzelizmirotel, Owner at Guzel Izmir Oteli, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2011

Dear. Jimmy,

We enjoyed having you as a guest in our hotel. Thank you very much for the posıtıve feedback of your stay with us and hope to see you again real soon.

Best Regards,

Sinem Kurtural
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Reviewed July 2, 2011

I liked in the hotel that it was in the city center and very close to the metro station and to the ferry port.
the staff was very helpful when I faced some problems in Izmir and they were pretty helpful

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Abdhed
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Guzelizmirotel, Owner at Guzel Izmir Oteli, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2011

I am so glad to hear that we made your stay a comfortable one. We hope to host you again @ Guzel İzmir Oteli

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Sinem Kurtural
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

Izmir is a large city, and the very willing and helpful young staff made our stay great. They were able to help us see the sites we wanted to see.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank revbetty
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Guzelizmirotel, Owner at Guzel Izmir Oteli, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2011

I am very glad and honored to hear we made your trip comfortable. We hope to welcome you back in Guzel Izmir Oteli

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Sinem Kurtural

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Reviewed May 4, 2011

Could not expect much more for this price. The room was tiny, (could hardly open my 70 cm long luggage), not completely clean I must say (example hangers were dusty in the closet and some of the tiles of the bathroom not perfectly clean). Maybe it's just me being a picky though.

I must say however, that the hotel is in a convenient location 15 mins walk to the waterfront and just around the corner of the train station. I used that to go to the airport. It's much cheaper by the way to use train than getting the bus.

Bathroom was spacious, shower was good and convenient with hot water and good flow. No problems encountered with regards to this.

Did not try the breakfast although it was included in the price as it was served at 8am and had to leave before that time. It would be convenient if it would be served slightly earlier say 7.30am.

Staff was very helpful and friendly. Thumbs up for this. BBC world and CNN on the TV was a big plus considering the limited amount of choices in the tiny room. Also, Wi-Fi worked smoothly allowing VPN connections as well.

Would recommend it for a few days' stay (I spent 3 nights) and if someone wants just a cheap place to sleep.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank geronimo2181
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Guzelizmirotel, Owner at Guzel Izmir Oteli, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your important comments.We hope to see you again.We will consider changing the breakfast time to 7:30 am. Actually our breakfast room is open at that time for example coffe machine and tea machine is in use the server is there at 7:00 am preparing the breakfast.

Best Regards,

General Manager
Sinem Kurtural

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Reviewed May 4, 2011

Basic no-frills hotel with friendly staff (although they don't all speak English). Excellent location next to Basmane station, with trains to Selcuk (for Ephesus) and the airport. Good value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Thank TommyDAllen
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Guzelizmirotel, Owner at Guzel Izmir Oteli, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2011

Dear Guest,
We would like to thank you for taking the time to share your comments on Tripadvisor. Hope to see you again soon…

Best Regards,

General Manager
Sinem Kurtural

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Reviewed April 14, 2011

After two weeks of travel across Europe and Turkey, and 6 hotels, I have to say this one was the only hotel where I felt Tripadvisor reviewers really missed the mark. Yes the hotel is in a convenient location near the train station and the staff is friendly. But the room was grungy, with an exposed bulb very near the shower. The heater didn't really work, and it was a hassle to get two extra blankets. Might have overlooked all this, but we didn't get ANY sleep. The street noise and light (and thin curtains) made that impossible, even with earplugs and facemasks. Skip this one.

Room Tip: interior, far as possible from the street
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Guzel Izmir Oteli

Address: Fevzi Pasa Bulvari 1368 Sok No:8 Basmane, Izmir 35230, Turkey
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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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Izmir
Price Range: $17 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Guzel Izmir Oteli 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Right in the heart of Izmir City. Café, Fitness Room, Darts, Terrace garden, free open buffet breakfast, Free WI-FI, TV lounge. Free library in many languages. Across from Izmir International fair and Basmane Train station connected to airport. All rooms have mini fridge, hair dryer, wc, shower, satellite TV and air conditioner free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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