If you’re a fan of distressed pine and other whimsical designer nonsense, then you’ll enjoy this hotel. Apparently designed by a famous Turkish designer, the decoration struck me as fanciful, silly and clumsy – a frenzy of whimsical neo-rococo nonsense, dated, and incomplete, in that you sense that the money ran out when it came to the bathroom fittings. The building is an imitation of an old stone mansion, and though well built, it’s hardly authentic.
These, of course, are subjective issues, and a matter of personal taste. You might like the style. I hated it. But from an objective point of view there are huge shortcomings to this hotel. It’s some way away from the beach, and the smallish swimming pool is no substitute for the sea. It’s dark (sepulchral gloom prevails in the public areas if you happen to arrive at night), internet connections are unreliable, beds on the whole too small, foam-feel mattresses and pillows that are weird and uncomfortable (though apparently the best that money can buy), rooms dark, and oddly furnished with highly decorated furniture of no practical use.
The staff are pleasant enough but English isn’t generally spoken well and misunderstandings all too easily arise. And all of this for grotesquely high prices. We paid 575 USD per night (not including breakfast). Our disappointment so great, we cancelled our second and third nights and moved on hastily to the Macakizi, an even more expensive experience, but a more worthwhile one.
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- Also Known As:
- Ada Hotel Bodrum
- Ada Hotel Turkey/Golturkbuku