This hotel is literally an old house that has been renovated and is run (when we were there) by a nice woman named servet. our tour group stayed there and literally rented out the whole place with its 7 rooms.
The rooms are all basic and have bathrooms in them of varying size. We were in the top floor 'yasmine' room. Unfortunate the toilet was so close to the wall that at 5'10", when I sat down, my knees hit the other wall, so I had to sit sideways. Not a huge deal, but tall people in this room, be warned.
The decor of the place authentic with the beautiful wood ceilings and floors, with lots of carpets covering the floors. I the winter I can imagine a big roaring fire on the first floor. No shoes can be wore upstairs on the wood floors to preserve the wood, not a big deal. The laundry there was reasonably priced and smelled so clean!
Breakfast, oh the breakfast! They make their own jams, cigar borek, cheeses, and they serve lots of fresh veggies and fruits that are in season. The girls were very johnny n the spot and were always refilling out 'chai' (Turkish word for tea). We had breakfast out in the garden since the weather was so nice. Very enjoyable.
Servet who ran the place whe we were there speaks very little English, but that was fine for us since our tour guide could help, it make sure you are aware if you come on your own. We stayed for 3 nights and she was a sweetheart. At the end she friended me on Facebook and I will make sure to send her the picture he taken with another couple.
Overall the place was very nice and had a great authentic feel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reconstructed as a 165 year old historic mansion, Degirmenci Konak Hotel is a distinctive small hotel. Nestling in the heart of Safranbolu, Karabuk, with magnificent views of the town and surrounding nature, the Degirmenci Konak is a stylish hotel with just seven guest rooms. Elegantly decorated with antiques, rooms have been designed for your utmost comfort with luxuries beds draped with fine cotton linens and fluffy towels, as well as seamlessly integrated modern facilities. Come and join with us to share a wonderful experience! ... more less