Dogubayazit Hotels

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  • June.b profile photo June.b
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Hotel Isfahan: OK for the price

We settled with this hotel after checking out prices from other hotels. Hotel Tahran which is near here is cheaper at TL42 but someone says has small rooms. Hotel Urartu is TL60 and just along the pedestrian street and so is Grand Hotel Derya which I never did checked.

Nothing special, the lobby was a lot better than the room, the hotel is beside a building under construction but not noisy at night. There's an elevator, the room is big as I expect from other reviewers with a somewhat strange wall colour of yellow-green and white ceilings, old bed but comfortable - one single and one double size.

Carpet flooring is old. A TV with mostly turkish programs, huge bathroom space that cold may be fit a single bed, shower stall has so separation or curtain so when you take shower the water will splash all over the bathroom, no special amenities so bring your own soaps and shampoos.

For TL50 or EUR27 for 2 people with small breakfast, I think it's OK if you're passing by Dogubeyazit. You can always ask the reception for directions. I think the rooms on the street-side with balconies have a view of Mt. Ararat but it was fully booked the time we were there and I was hoping to get one of those.

Few minutes walk to the main pedestrian street where activities at night are happening -- alfresco dining and socializing with locals over a cup of hot tea.

reasonable rate and big room

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Photography, Historical Travel
  • Written September 20, 2010
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  • John195123 profile photo John195123
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Don't Know: Just Yet

Cheap, $2USD a night rooms owned by the gentleman who owns the restaurant below and the mosque/museum above. It's clean enough, though the beds can be a bit damp. They only had six rooms at the time of visit. Two images.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking, Hiking and Walking
  • Written March 10, 2008
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  • Fasulye profile photo Fasulye
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Golden Hill Hotel: My new favorite hotel in Doğubeyazit

My new favorite hotel in Doğubeyazit is now the Golden Hill Hotel. It is a multi-story building along the Silk Road just as you are entering the Doğubeyazit city area. The hotel has 90 rooms and is at the time of this writng (2007) only about 3 years old. A roof-top restaurant affords a spectacular view of Ağrı Dağı (Mt. Ararat). They have a shuttle bus that will take you into Doğubeyazit or you can stay in the hotel to use their two-computer cluster to surf the web or check E-MAIL.

The rooms have television, mini bar, and phones. There is a game room, business center, hairdresser, laundry, dry cleaning service, safety box at reception, gift shop, and 24 hour room service. Interestingly, pets are allowed.

We took advantage of their meeting room (200 max. capacity) and their formal restaurant and bar. Breakfast is served on the roof top restaurant (different than the second floor more formal restaurant). In this restaurant they have an la carte and open buffet service as well as a menu with Ottoman Cuisine, Turkish Cuisine, Local Cuisine.

1. Outside of the city limits.
2. Relative feeling of safety (night time gun shots are distant)
3. Not too near a Cami (mosque), so the imam doesn't wake you at 5AM although at the Gurbulak Border gate, where most of the commercial activities are realized in Doğubeyazit, a total of 600 trailers pass through on an average day (but now in 2007, this has declined to around 300 due to rumors about a possible Iran war). Most if not all of these roar past the Golden Hill Hotel, each sounding like a B-25 with a 1,750 hp Wright R-2600 Cyclone radial engine running on only half of its 14 cylinders.
4. Next door to a brand new hospital (still under construction in June 2007).
5. Clean and friendly.
6. This is a "4 Yıldız Otel" (4-star hotel). By U.S. standards, that is a 3-star hotel.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Adventure Travel, Travel with Pets, Archeology
  • Written August 17, 2007
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  • DPando profile photo DPando
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Nur: Nur Hotel

When i arrive to this place i was lost as i hop off from the van.. no streets name, nothing as a reference.. i was looking for this hostel reccomended by a korean girl that i met in Urfa and has passed by here some days ago .. finally i found a little boy who helped me to find it out where the hotel was... thanks him !!

The hotel was quite nice for a place like that, really comfortable rooms .. great staff atenttion, very polite and useful whatever i needed. I paid 30 liras maybe some more after bargain a little bit with the owner.. but it worth to stay there... hot shower all time (not as other towns or cities as Van) , so clean and perfect !!

LOCATION

From the dolmus and van stop go up and cross the street and turn 45 degrees left and up ..that's the strret ..after 500 meters you will get it

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written February 16, 2007
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  • terrycowan profile photo terrycowan
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Isfahan Hotel: Dogubayazit's Funkiest

The Isfahan Hotel suited me to a tee. The carpet is kind of funky and looks as if I laid it. The color schemes in the hallways have to be seen to be believed. The elevator doesn't work. But my room was HUGE! Everything was clean, with a view of Mt. Ararat from my balcony to boot. And--something you don't see everyday in this part of the world--an atmospheric wood-panelled bar with over-stuffed chairs in the lobby. I kind of wished I could have stayed longer.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written November 17, 2006

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  • wfgray profile photo wfgray
  • Reviews: 5

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Grand Derya Hotel: In the shadow of Ararat

We stayed there one night. We were a bit apprehensive about staying so close to Iran, traveling on our own in a rented car, but we were treated very well. We did learn some of the hostility toward US policies (and the Turkish government) while we were at the restaurant (not affiliated with the hotel). The hotel staff was super. One guy carried our bags, put out breakfast (typical Turkish kahvalti), and washed our car. The room was very simple, but pretty roomy and plenty cool. There was ample parking space off the street in front.

Location--we were showed to a room overlooking the courtyard and parking area. Mt. Ararat loomed right ahead of us, and we were lucky enough to have two great days with high visibility, but we did get up at 4:30 to watch the sunrise over the mountain (or just to the right of it). There is a mosque whose minaret is right outside there as well, so we did not need an alarm clock. There are several restaurants down the street, and we found a good one. It is a poor area, and my wife was the only woman out on the street that evening. The mosque is very pretty on the inside, and there's a cheap internet cafe just across the street.
Continuing down the street takes you to Ishak Pasa Palace (outside and above the town on a small, but good highway).

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written August 30, 2006

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  • maksimilyanoo profile photo maksimilyanoo
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Hotel Tahran: best hotel

Really very nice hotel. I like it very much. Lonly planet also recommend hotel tahran. Rooms very clean and have hot water all time. In the lobby air conditioner and luxury armchair and there are many English books can swap the books. Manager of hotel can speaking English very well and friendliness. He give informations about dogubayazit and about Iran too.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 12, 2006
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  • Fasulye profile photo Fasulye
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Grand Derya Hotel: One of the better hotels in Dogubayazit

The Grand Derya Hotel is better than many hotels in Dogubayazit. It has a court yard that is moderately protected if you are driving a car. Good dining is found about one minute to the east of this hotel. It is across from the Secret Police station and down the street from the PPT (post office) where you can make pay-calls. I have stayed in the Grand Derya Hotel on a number of occassions.

Near amenities (restaurants, PPT), court yard for parking your car, near a police station.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written June 13, 2006

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  • hewalll profile photo hewalll
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A nice hotel in doğubayazıt

Hotel ortadoğu is in the city centre that is nice one to have relax.When you go to dogubayazit it is the first hotel you will meet.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Theme Park Trips, Road Trip, School Holidays
  • Written May 11, 2006
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  • duncanburt profile photo duncanburt
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Grand Derya: Probably the best hotel in Dogubayazit

After wandering around Dogubayazit, all of the hotels have seen better days, I guess a result of decreased tourism over the last ten years or so.

The Grand Derya had probably the best ap[pearance from the outside.

The staff were helpful and friendly. The room was clean, bed reasonable comfortable but the room was a little rough around the edges.

I cannot remember now the room rate but it was not expensive and was perfectly adequate for a few days stay.

After all there is not really that much to keep youin Dogubayazit for more than a couple of days !

And if you really are worried about security in the East (and you should not be - really) then this hotel is directly oppisite the police station and has several tanks and armoured cars parked outside :-)

Looking down the main square toward the non working fountain with the Hotel Ararat on your left, the road to the Grand Derya is on the left at the end of the square

No problem with hot water here, we had plenty.

They also serve a good breakfast, usual Turkish breakfast, honey cheese bread olives etc etc

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written September 3, 2005
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  • MalenaN profile photo MalenaN
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Morning view

The second time I visited Dogubayazit I also stayed at Tahran Hotel. The price was the same (7 000 000 TL), but I got a larger room on the third floor this time. From the small bathroom window you can see Mount Ararat, which during the day often has a lot of clouds hanging around. Early in the morning though, at sunrise, the impressive silhouette of the mountain was seen clearly.
One day I would really like to stand on the top and see the sunrise over Armenia and Iran.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written January 12, 2005
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Mount Ararat


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  • chauncenetta profile photo chauncenetta
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Hotel Grand Derya: grand

Finely strange or strangely fine. Slightly Gulag Las Vegas looking. Decent with hot water 24/7. Sort of a businessmen's hotel. Located right next to the mosque, with a 5 a.m. Call to Prayer amplified as if for Jimi Hendrix or Elvis. Good breakfast, the usual: bread, olives, honey, cheese, nescafe.

Mount Ararat looms nearby

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 24, 2003
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not my hotel, but close


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  • MalenaN profile photo MalenaN
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Hotel Tahran

Hotel Tahran is a quiet, nice and friendly hotel. The single rooms are small (but who needs more when travelling) with a bathroom with hot water.
A single room is 7 000 000 TL.
In the lobby you can have a tea, play soliter or maybe meet other people to speak with. Dogubayazit is small so everythig in town is close.
Hotel Tahran can get you in cotact with Zafer and Ashmed (dances and sings very well, for ex. the Kurdish folkloric Bostano) who organises tours around Dogubayazit.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Written December 6, 2003
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