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“New renovation, attractive rooms, super staff, excellent breakfast”
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Tamara Otel
Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Van
Sacramento, CA
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29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“New renovation, attractive rooms, super staff, excellent breakfast”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Tamara. The location is very central in Van. It's close to lots of restaurants, cafes, shops, the tourist info office, etc. The inside of the hotel is very newly redone and is very attractive. The breakfasts were excellent: lots of variety, very tasty foods, a chef who will cook eggs to order, and don't miss the cheese with herbs because it's a regional specialty. The staff were extremely helpful. They really went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 only because it the price is a little high, but if you can afford it, it's worth it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

The Tamara was very attractive, well appointed, had a good location and excellent breakfast. The staff spoke very little English, nevertheless was absolutely wonderful in helping us with what we needed. One employee walked us 4 blocks to the Post Office. The only criticism I could make was that the hot water supply was erratic

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2012

I really liked this hotel. It wasn't anything special, but the service was very friendly and helpful, the check-in quick and the breakfast fresh and tasty. Just as a Van breakfast should be. The place is also surrounded by excellent eats. The rooms themselves are nothing special and a bit dated. We were there for sight seeing so it did not bother us much. All-in-all, I would recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank pablotheagave
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2012 via mobile

İt is very good hotel. İt has just a disadvantage of being downtown.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Clean and calm hotel in the centre of Van. Bathroom was well-maintained, furnishings in good condition, mattress firm and sheets clean. Parking is available in a lot two minutes away. Breakfest is included and there is plenty of variety. Peeves include plumbing noises easily heard, doors produce audible "clunk" when closing, wifi hard to access. Overall, a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2011

i stayed here 2 nights, it is really nice hotel, there are 7-8 hotels in whole van and tamara hotel is one of the good one, they gave you nearly what they offer, you dont expect so luxy here, you only ask for clean and comfy room and what they gave you clean room, not so comfy but ok, breakfast is ok, 2 things i didnlt like it in the hotel, first is the elevator, it is small and only one elevator for customer, if there is any organizastion in hotel then you can wait 15 minutes to go to your room by elevator, second thing is weddings, when i were there, they had wedding organization and it makes really so much noise in whole hotel...there is wireless in rooms and connection is good enough, they have alacart restaurant back side the hotel and it is really good grills...

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed August 1, 2011

The Otel Tamara has large, clean rooms...not luxurious by any standard but comfortable with air conditioning and free wifi connections in rooms. It is located in the heart of the city with lots of local shops and the cheese nearby.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tamara Otel
Address: Bahcivan Mah. Kazim Karabekir Cad. Yuzbasioglu Sok. No:1 Van Merkez, Van, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Van Province > Van
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #10 of 23 Hotels in Van
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Hotel Class:4 star — Tamara Otel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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