This hotel comes with a story. The Divan chain is owned by the Koc family, one of the wealthiest families in Turkey, and once upon a time the site of this hotel was their main trading warehouse, located right next to Ankara castle. The Koc's bought the site and converted it into a luxury hotel, which however still keep the trading legacy of the family. There is a museum on site, lots of old photos on the walls, and the entire hotel is built in a quirky way. You have a central courtyard, and around it you have the rooms. Half of the rooms overlook the outside, half the courtyard (if you want to open the window and have some fresh air in your room, ask for one overlooking the street!).
It is one of the most beautiful hotels I've even stayed in. Beautifully decorated, with lost of traditional art on the walls, it is a very special place. At the same time rooms are done to a high standard (perhaps even going too far, e.g. with all the gold in the bathrooms). Altogether it's a very nice place to stay. And location is very interesting, on the top of the hill next to Ankara castle and the archeological museum. It's not a very convenient location for a business trip but it's perfect for a city trip.More
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