I stayed at this hotel as part of a tour run by the British company Explore Worldwide. in a I did not like the looks of the area. And one woman in our group had a Turkish friend in Ankara who invited her home for dinner and was horrified when she saw the place we were staying. She said, "Don't go out!"
The area does seem lively at night, and after midnight, I could hear the "thump, thump" of a disco until I turned on a white noise machine I had with me to block it out.
Restaurant options in the area seemed limited. We had the worst meal of the trip at a nearby cafeteria. Three members of the trip got sick after eating the rice pudding.
The lobby was nice.The room was shabby and dated but large and had a refrigerator. Walls were thin, and I could hear the person in the next bathroom loudly brushing his teeth. When left open, the bathroom door hit the sink.
My television had no sound for the BBC channel, the only one in English, but the Turkish channels had sound. The staff member who tried to fix it had limited English, but I think he said something was wrong with the satellite dish.
Breakfast was above averare, with fresh fruit, and hot pastries (borek) with filling. The staff was friendly and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Hotel which is located in ULUS, one of the selected and historical districts of Ankara, has focused on a service understanding which aims the satisfaction of you esteemed guests on the ground of its sectoral experience and renewed infrastructure. The satisfaction and all kinds of security of our guests have constituted the main base of studies in our hotel which is chosen by the families in general. As a city and business world hotel, the foundation of our price policy is a stable price structure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ogulturk Hotel Ankara