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“Great value for a hotel right off the main strip in Bodrum”
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Hotel Gulec
Ranked #27 of 100 Hotels in Bodrum City
Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

The rooms are basic but the location can't be beat. Just far enough off the main road to not have partying noise, but a 2 minute walk to the party. Run by a nice family who will be helpful for all your traveling needs.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

My stay in a single room with two friends was fine, but I may keep looking on a next trip. Location was great and staff were fine. But: Wireless internet was very weak and spotty (FYI, wireless signal strength doesn't depend on the city's internet wiring!), and even mobile internet signals were weak (Vodafone is bad, Turkcell not much better). We suggested they cycle the router but they just blamed it on the city's wiring or something. The room was quite tight (but granted, there were three of us). This was the only place in Turkey with no breakfast buffet, and a rather meager set breakfast plate. They don't give shampoo (!!!) and suggest you buy it locally. No beach towels (unlike other places in Turkey) and they suggest you buy one for 10 lira. There were just two electric outlets in the room, so maybe bring a powerstrip if you have one. The pile of used towels we left in the morning wasn't picked up when the room was cleaned, but we could get more. The shelf in the bathroom was downward slanted and couldn't really hold anything, which is very inconvenient given the overall tight space. The standing shower is sort of designed to get the toilet wet to fit in the space, just don't leave your phone charging in the bathroom as you shower! IMO there are probably places to stay that do better on the amenities. I mean no shampoo? Really? Staff were nice.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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kemalg, Manager at Hotel Gulec, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the positive comments.
Firstly, at first view, we remember that you were so prejudiced that everything seemed negative, bad for you. Your negative comment for the mobile internet definitely proves this. “Turkcell no better, Vodafone bad.”
We want to say you’re absolutely creative to find anything to be unhappy of.
About the tightness of the room, the rate is accordingly reasonable.
The staff who you said was fine, was always at your service to solve the mentioned issues.
The breakfast is proudly served in the tangerine garden in the open air.We don’t prefer to organise an open buffet breakfast concerning hygiene as we told you before. We always ask our guests whether they would like anyhing else. What’s more tea and bread is unlimited.
No, we don’t give any shampoos, but we do provide soaps. If we knew it was so vital, we’d really lend you a bottle of shampoo.
No beach towels provided, because if we do that, towels really become unusable.
As you’re inside all day long, the staff didn’t want to disturb you. You should have called them, though, for the change of the towels, and the downward slanted shelf issue. That’s why your room couldn’t be cleaned completely.
No offense, nobody leaves phones charging in the bathroom,in this world.We’ve never ever heard such a thing. You should have known that the vapour falls down on anything in any bathrooms, such sensitive electronical devices can be damaged because of the wetness.
One of the electric outlets are behind the beds. If you had asked the staff or for an extra one, they wouldn’t hesitate to help you.
Shower curtains are used for not to get everywhere wet.
We hope our explanations meet your demands.
Sincerely yours

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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Each year I return (this is my 7th), I fall more in love with the dear Gulec family and staff. This time six others (family and friends) joined me and all give "two thumbs up" for a wonderful experience. Our plane arrived in Bodrum hours late and by the time we reached the hotel it was way past midnight. As soon as he heard the taxi door slam, Mehmet was outside to greet us. With our morning coffee and tea, Mr. and Mrs. Gulec extended their charming greetings in the magnificent garden. I am already making plans to return next June!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights and had a lovely time. The rooms are basic but clean and served our needs perfectly. The shower and AC were good which is important in a hot place like Bodrum. The breakfast was nice and served in the beautiful garden amongst the olive, lime and lemon trees. We had a double room which was 2 single beds pushed together but it felt like we had single beds due to separate covers and lots of room. The wifi service also worked well.

The staff are very helpful and made useful restaurant and beach recommendations to us.

For the price you cannot go wrong - good-sized, clean and air conditioned room in a perfect location (5 minute walk form the main strip in Bodrum).

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a great four-day stay in this small, family owned and operated hotel in Bodrum. The rooms are very simple but quite comfortable. The family who runs the hotel and the people who work there are wonderful and extraordinarily helpful. They gave us great restaurant recommendations and helped us park our rental car. I cannot stress how important their help with the rental car was as parking is a precious commodity in Bodrum. The hotel is in a quiet location, which is remarkable because Bodrum is a very busy place. The hotel became a bit of a refuge from the hustle and bustle. You will not find a better location if you wish to be near but not in the center of all the action. The only issue we had was with some very inconsiderate fellow guests who made a lot of noise when they returned in the wee hours of the morning. The owners bear no fault for these obnoxious people. If you go in the summer, be prepared for the possibility of noisy fellow guests. But all of Bodrum is noisy and I suspect that the Gulec is one of the more peaceful places you can find. We'll be back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights the furnishings were basic however it was clean and relaxing, we had our own bathroom and though the shower had limited space it was no different to many hotels I've stayed in on 3 continents you just need to use common sense and use the shower hose with it facing toward the wall and then your bathroom will stay dry. The hotel was quiet at night we had 2 windows in our room one facing the street and one the hotel garden however we noted street noise which was not loud anyway ceased at a reasonable hour and we slept very well. Breakfast served in the garden was included. Wi-fi access throughout the hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. The hotel situated within walking distance to castle, souks, restaurants, beaches, harbour ATM and bus station.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Pro: Hotel Gulic Pension is a helpful and well staffed hotel in a good location just blocks from the from the major Bodrum sites. It's more a hotel than a Pension. The rooms are good sized and clean with good WiFi. For breakfast it also has a nice eating area in back.

Con: Using it's address, the hotel was hard to find.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Uckuyular St. No:22, Bodrum City 48400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Mugla Province > Bodrum > Bodrum City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #27 of 100 Hotels in Bodrum City
Price Range: $35 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gulec 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"This charming retreat offers 20 comfortable rooms (40 beds) to those who find delight in the sound of birds chirping in tangerine trees, an atmosphere that is not available in any other centrally located establishment. Each room has a shower/WC and air conditioning with continuous hot water. A breakfast room and a bar, enfolded in greenery, are intimately inviting, as is the TV lounge for your enjoyment. Open between April and November." Quoted from Bodrum Hotel Association. ... more   less 
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