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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Hotel is right in the middle of city center and by the wonderful coast of Izmir. It has a wonderful garden with a great swimming pool and fitness facilities. Rooms have pretty new furnishing and staff is really attentive. Best hotel in Izmir I can say. They also have a silent and elegant executive lounge. I totally recommend this hotel. Great for business, couples and family.

Room Tip: If you prefer sea view, choose a higher floor, garden view is also great.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Hotel is beautiful and the location perfect for strolling, spa and touring the historic area of Ephesus. My room was perfectly located overlooking the sea and handy to the spa elevator. I had a Club floor room which provided me with dinner and breakfast included in the rate and as a single woman travelling provided me with privacy and security. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful, shall I say "Typical Turkish" hospitality.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

I used to go for a 5 o'clock tea there with my parents when I was a kid...so I am happy that the Swiss Group bought it and renovated it...I recently when back and had a tea in the lobby...the hotel is immaculate and renovated with good taste, (swiss group right :)))...
I hope to stay in the hotel next time I'll be around with my husband...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

I was very impressed with this hotel, which may seem a little too 'international' but which is of the highest quality nevertheless. The breakfast was to die for: a huge range and all the food really excellent. We had breakfast on the first-floor terrace and loved being outside overlooking the lovely gardens. Very well-equipped bedroom (though a little on the small side) with everything you need to be comfortable except, perhaps, a couple of armchairs. (There was a desk chair but otherwise sitting on the bed to read was necessary.) First-class, highly professional staff, with good to excellent English and a real commitment to service. I also thought it was excellent value but that may be because I found an inexpensive B&B deal online.
Highly recommended if you want to stay in this type of hotel.

Room Tip: A room with garden view would suit you well - and less expensive than sea-view rooms.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 5nights and it was just perfect.....

The staff is brilliant and very helpful....the service if excellent....And the hotel amenities are just fabulous....

It's probably the best location you could stay at.....most of the popular restaurants are about 5-15 mins walking from this hotel...

It's just about 3-5 min walk to the beautiful pier......

Another real convenience was getting to this hotel from the airport.....just get off at Izmir airport ....get on the haves bus with is an excellent clean ac bus....it drops you with whatever luggage you may have right at the entrance to this hotel....at the cost of 20tyl a person.......this is slot cheaper than taking a cab from the airport......

Once again a big thank you to the entire hotel staff...

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SamL1981
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gefes, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2012

Dear Valued Guest,
Many thanks for your comments regarding our hotel and staff during your visit. We are delighted to hear that you were happy with our property.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Best Regards,
Swissôtel Grand Efes, Management Team

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Reviewed September 9, 2012

Swissotel was an excellent hotel conveniently located in the heart of Izmir. The breakfast was delicious and bountiful...certainly enough to keep you going most of the day. The hotel was a short 5 minute walk to the harborfront, 15 minutes to the bazaar and all of the sights...that is if you can tear yourself away from the clean, comfortable and lovely poolside!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Swisshotel was a wonderful place to stay. Aquarium restaurant was excellent. Fronts on park square directly on the harbor. Easily 20 cafes within 5 minute walk. Staff was very helpful. Excellent rooms and ultra comfortable.

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Additional Information about Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir

Address: Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No: 1 Alsancak, Izmir, Izmir 35210, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Izmir
#1 Spa Hotel in Izmir
#1 Luxury Hotel in Izmir
#1 Family Hotel in Izmir
#2 Romantic Hotel in Izmir
Price Range: $102 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir 5*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 12.000 m² of landscaped gardens Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the heart of the city’s commercial hub and overlooking the spectacular Kordon Promenade, on Turkey’s Aegean Sea. Adnan Menderes International Airport is less than 10 miles (15 km) and 20 minutes away. Swissotel Buyuk Efes has 402 luxury rooms including 55 elegantly decorated suites At Swissotel Buyuk Efes the guests are presented an inspiring art collection from Fernando Botero to Turkey’s leading exponents of modern art throughout the hotel with more than 800 art masterpieces and a selection of traditional Turkish and contemporary cuisine in a variety of attractive restaurants & bar: Equinox, Cafe Swiss, Aquarium and Sky Bar. Equipped with the latest technology available Buyuk Efes Convention Center located in the hotel, is designed to host all kinds of meetings and conferences in an ideal setting. Over 5,500m², Purovel Spa&Sport provides the Alpine inspired solution to healthy living within a stylish and contemporary environment. Facilities include; 14 treatment rooms, a Presidential Wellness Suite for couple therapies, a hydrotherapy room, solarium, a relaxation lounge, Turkish Hammam, steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, pilates studios, group fitness classes, personal training and a tennis court. ... more   less 
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