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Kar's Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kars
Certificate of Excellence
Osmaniye, Turkey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Kar's hotel has an excellent service.”
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Kar's hotel has an excellent service.
Especially like to thank Halit özer .

Alperşan Atalay

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Istanbul
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66 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

This is one of the best hotels in Kars. It is a boutique hotel in the middle of Kars converted and restored from an old bulding built by the Russians during their occupation. It is small comfortable hotel, that has a very convenient location close to all essential activities. I recommend this hotel to all visitors. It is somewhat more expensive than the rest of the standard soulless hotels in Kars and is worth every bit of the extra expense. I recommend this hotel to all visitors.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled solo
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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed September 30, 2011

Kar's ( snow's) hotel is a a truely beautiful 8 room boutique hotel in Kars. The building is a historical Russian house but the rooms are clean and modern decorated in white. The hotel itself could be a reason to visit Kars again. It has a very nice small but elegant restaurant with a terrace. I would rate this hotel as one of the best (if not the best) hotel in the eastern part of Turkey. The hotel is in the center of the city and at the heart of where Nobel winner Orhan Pamuk's novel Kar takes place.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
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Nivelles, Belgium
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166 reviews
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Reviewed July 17, 2011

We stayed 2 nights during a 9day trip in the east Black Sea region and this was atypical hotel in our stays. The property is authentical but beautifully restored in a clean and understated way. We stated in Arpacay suite with 2 kids and had plenty of room, but being in the roof and this price range, airconditioning would have been welcome (it was manageable however without). Nice bathroom with good shower. Breakfast was very diversified with many cheeses, some cakes, fruits, crepes and the usual Turkish breakfast type of food. We also dined twice in the restaurant which is of course also more expensive than the Turkish local ones around, but it offered a nice break in middle of our trip. That would be my overall assessment: nice to have this in the trip if you look for something different from your other hotels/restaurants, but it comes at a price... Parking is available around the hotel on the streets, it is nicely situated not too far walking from tourist attractions and the busy shopping streets.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2011

Hotel is well appointed for a town so off the beaten track.Excellent place to stay for a visit to ANI which is about 45 minutes away by car. Hotel is 3 blocks back from the main street and about the same from the post office. Staff are welcoming and food is good both at breakfast and dinner if you want dinner.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank RichardandLaraine
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2011

As soon as i turned back to my country i wanted to thank to everyone i met in Kars Hotel.They were kind!From lady cleaners to receptionist everyone willing to make us feel comfortable!IClean,large beds and delicious food especially my favorite honey and mustard sauce chicken!!!as my word to you i will definitely visit you again!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank ghepkin
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Fowey
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Reviewed October 16, 2010

Kars Otel is the best in Kars, but my feeling about it generally is that it's so over vain it could dissappear into itself. Has a superb indulgent brochure, in English, but we found no-one there who spoke English.

The hotel is extremely tastefully decorated and very impressive. The bedrooms are beautifully furbished, the area quiet and peaceful, breakfasts very good, with string cheese and honeycomb, and even drinkable coffee ( a rareity in E Turkey). Dinner in Ani restaurant was expensive, and chicken fajita wasn't really what we wanted.

After several days of travelling and one nighting, and having two days in Kars, I packed the (tasteful) laundry bag, and failing housekeeping, took it to reception to ask for a laundry list to complete. After much discussion by the staff, I was informed "no washing!".

That, to me, describes this rather over priced and pretentious hotel.

I would recommend the hotel because it was clean, but would also advise guests to eat in Kars itself, where food is more local and cheaper, and more fun.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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ISIL_GV, Owner at Kar's Hotel, responded to this review, November 10, 2010
Dear Guest,
Firstly thanks for your critics.Rather positive or negative we aim to serve the best in a region where sources are insufficient.Our aim is to serve our guests in global basis.That is the reason why we try to do the best we can and show our vision with all the ways we can such us our brochures.
You are hundred percent right with the communication problem.We try best to keep the English spoken staff in our boutique hotel however it is really hard to find and keep them in eastern Turkey.By the days you stayed Kar’s Hotel, our receptionist with English knowledge had to quit the job as she decided to study postgraduate degree in Western Turkey.
We serve the laundry service with no hesitations however for the delicate fabrics we need the customer approval.We have the service of dry clining but we need customer approval as we can not get the western quality in Kars.We are sorry for the inconveniences we gave ,we hope to guest you one more time in our boutique hotel.Warm regards from head office.
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Property: Kar's Hotel
Address: Yusuf Pasa Mah. Halit Pasa Cad. No: 31 | Halit Pasa Street. No: 31, Kars 36100, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Kars Province > Kars
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kars
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kar's Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Different powder shades are chosen in every room that is decorated by using modern lines. In every room there are LCD TV, wireless internet connection, and work tables. “King size” beds whose sizes are 6 square meters are chosen for each room and each room has been decorated with sui generis sheets, bedspreads and the sleeping sets that are made of high quality goose feather. Our customers get high quality service via the room service during twenty-four hours. 5 of 8 rooms of Kar’s hotel are standard rooms. In the standard rooms, each of which is decorated with various shades on every floor, all kinds of comforts are available. LCD TV, telephone, and wireless internet connection are the standard services. Akyaka, Selim, Susuz, Digor, and Kağızman are the standard rooms of Kar’s Hotel. ARAS SUITE There are specially fireplace, resting coach that is shaped as a longue chair, and laptop desk in Aras Suite. This room is a special room of Aras Suite which has a big terrace. Watching historical Kars streets from this terrace will take guests into a unique travel. ARPACAY FAMILY CONNECTION SUITE It is the only suit that is located on the top floor of Kar’s Hotel. Arpaçay Suite has two different rooms in itself. This room, in which two different bedrooms are located separately, carries the grand luxurious atmosphere of a penthouse. It is a suitable choice with its roomy area for our guest with children. ... more   less 
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