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Dorukkaya Ski Mountain Resort
Ranked #1 of 29 Bolu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Istanbul, Turkey
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“We will go again”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

First time in Kartalkaya with family with teens. Ask for a renovated room looking at the lifts. Lifts very good, snow is plenty. The drive up to the mountain is about half an hour. Not crowded. Easy check in. More crowded on Thursdays and Sundays. Food is plenty and delicious. Hot and cold drinks including beer is served all the time without extra charge. The staff is helpful and quick. The Turkish Hammam is free and a real treat after skiing. There is a small frigde and vault in the room as well as a small flat tv. A small in door pool, gym and spa is available. Many snowboard and ski teachers are on board. Ski room has lockers and all equipment available for rent. We were all happy and Will go again next year. For skiing better than Uludag.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Ankara, Turkey
Level 6 Contributor
82 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

No space in lobby to sit and rest. 2 oclock checkin time but rooms are not cleaned, baby and child to sleep now cries. No free cupboards left in ski room for your belongings, although you stay in the hotel. Building and rooms are old. Better not to spent your money here.

  • Stayed January 2013
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İstanbul, Türkiye
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Wooden parts of the hotel's exterior look like untouched for decades. It seems that the owner shifted the bulk of the annual renovation and refurbishment budget to the new and luxurious group hotel,nearby! Rooms are small, but in good shape. There are not many options in the hotel if you expect too much for short ski breaks! There is almost nothing special in the hotel. So, better to spend your time at fairly beatiful ski trails. They are nice and picturesque, indeed. Lifts are all o.k. Variety of the foods is good, the taste is little better than average, but way below its neighboring rival hotel, Grand Kartal. If your aim is just to ski on good trails, then it is a reasonable choice to go.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2012

Dorukkaya is one of the few hotels in Kartalkaya. and it is one of the better ones overall. The fare is all-inclusive, you can get 4-5 meals a day as well as included skipasses.
The weekend checkin&out processes are hectic, there is no order whatsoever. They should definitely improve the reception experience. they get 50tl deposit per skipass, which is an unnecessary and old-fashioned process. The meals are above average, especially considering the wide range of alternatives. On the other hand, the live music at dinner time was unbearable for me.
Be careful about the rooms. The refurbished ones are good enough, but you should specifically request one of those. Some other rooms are tiny or very old.
The slopes are good enough in Turkish standards, not very long, but at least decent. you dont wait a lot for the t-bars, but the only ski-lift queue might take some time. At least it is brand new, for 4 people and does have a hood.
Value for money is not very good, you can stay in the Alps for a similar fare. Kaya Palazzo, which belongs to the same group, is way more expensive, but more luxurious as well.

Room Tip: our room on 5th floor was refurbished.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Seattle, WA USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2012

Great snow, lifts, snowboard park, food, beer and wonderful hospitality from the staff. We WILL be back!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the lifts!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed February 2, 2012

Dorukkaya Hotel is one of the all-inclusive resort hotels on Kartalkaya Mountain in Bolu Turkey.
It is an older hotel however the rooms are niely refurbished and decorated.
The rooms are small but cozy = set up with 2 single beds and two bunk beds - ideal for families with young kids who want to syat in the same room.

The room has a modern design, very nice walk-in shower and good water pressure.
The room also has a refrigertor.

The food is open buffett but with quite few selection, standard fair for Turkish higher end all-inclus;ve hotels.

The internet is unnecessarily expensive (25 TL/day)!!!

The room needs hooks installed to hang heavy ski coats and pants - the closet is small for bulky equipment.

Ski room is bright and friendly staff - in fact, they will put on your ski boots and take them off for you if you desire - not something for us :-)

Room Tip: Make sure you get the refurbished rooms - some are still original and not very nice...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Dorukkaya Ski Mountain Resort
Address: Kartalkaya Mevkii, Bolu, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Turkish Black Sea Coast > Bolu Province > Bolu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Bolu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dorukkaya Ski Mountain Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 259
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