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“Average hotel In bad area”
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Grand Verda Hotel
Ranked #92 of 178 Hotels in Ankara
Reviewed October 8, 2009

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.

  • Stayed: September 2009
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

I dont like writing nasty stuff but our stay in this hotel was disasterous, its in a dodgy area as our taxi driver told us and asked us not to wander around at night, the receptionist was a polite man (i got nothing to say about the staff,they were all polite and apologetic) he greeted us and we went up to our room (wife and myself) as we checked late in the evening around 10pm, as it was a hot night we wanted to turn the A/C on only to find out that its "under maintenance" we opened the window but i could not sleep all night as it was extremely noisy outside, turns to be we are in the middle of Ankara's night life hot spot!! very loud music from various bars, shouting and yelling all night untill dawn, as if this was not enough there was a lot of noise in the hotel itself as it was full of local teeange group watching "eurovision!!" and cheering up, so combination of noise+hot weather = no sleep all night, bath tub was not clean and towels looked really old so no shower either, we were supposed to stay 2 nights but after a sleepless night we decided to check out!! funny enough in their business card they descibe the hotel as being" away from city noise and being in quite area!!!" which is 100% lie,so from my personal experience i would advice to steer clear of this hotel and the area (area called Ulus)

Stayed: May 2009, traveled on business
Thank sami7986
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Reviewed March 24, 2009

Had some clients with me on a business trip to Ankara , we had to stay 3 night all over . We have booked it through a Turkish Agent in Marmaris. Quite cheap,clean , nothing special but comfortable with rich open buffet . Enjoyable stay, staff well experienced , i was surprised when the staff started to chat in german and italian too,with my business colleagues at the front desk,

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled on business
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Thank yuceldogruyol
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Reviewed June 21, 2008

Situated in a bustling side street in an area of Ankara where very little English appears to be spoken.
There is really not a lot to say about it, like so many hotels in Turkey the rooms are dated but are comfortable enough. It's a bit noisy too - there are bars and restaurants all the way down the street and in the morning all the Kurdish workers gather outside waiting for casual work so you'd want to try and request a room on a higher level.
The Breakfast buffet was pretty ordinary too.

This hotel is fine for a short stay.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank MrDBP
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Reviewed February 22, 2008

a bit worn out but ok, friendly and helpfull staff, rooms are clean, located in a small street with some night clubs, can be noisy outside on weekends

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled solo
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Thank jglaw
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Reviewed May 2, 2007

I have stayed and enjoyed my trip.... Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled on business
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Thank ozgurumyilmazim
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Reviewed August 11, 2017
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled with family
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Thank Mustafa B
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Additional Information about Grand Verda Hotel

Address: Ruzgarli Esdost Sok. No:6 Ulus/Ismetpasa, Altindag, Ankara 06030, Turkey (Formerly Ogulturk)
Location: Turkey > Ankara Province > Ankara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #92 of 178 Hotels in Ankara
Price Range: $24 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Verda Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
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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Ogulturk Hotel Ankara

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