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Angora Hotel: Faded so called four star in Ankara

Note: this hotel is not to be confused with Angora House - a B&B with a similar name.

I stayed in this hotel in September 2011. The stay was part of a 3 week tour of Western Turkey by a group of 25 Australians. We stayed in several different hotels as part of the trip - this one was by far the worst hotel we stayed in.
It looked like a hotel which might have been 4 star about 25 years ago, but has not been well maintained.
Many of the facilities were badly worn - eg baths had been repainted - but the badly worn enamel could been seen through the badly peeling paint. Many of the air conditioning units in several of the rooms didn't work. Carpets in the rooms were grubby, with stains and were badly worn. Some tour members said that either hot or cold water was not available in their bathrooms. Decor in rooms had a lot of dark and looked old fashioned.
As a tour group leader, I had seen several of the rooms.
Staff seemed indifferent to the complaints when these were reported to them - though I understand that the rooms with no hot water had this problem rectified.

A buffet dinner was available, but the hot foods were mediocre - the salad bar was good, and sweets and selection of fresh fruits was okay. Several of the serving dishes were cracked or chipped however.
The whole place gave the appearance of being a run down and tired hotel, in desperate need of a facelift, and a complete change of attitude by the staff - especially at reception.
To be fair, dining room staff seemed polite and helpful.
In its present condition I would not recommend this hotel.
Don't believe the pictures on their website.

A family friend who met us at the hotel, said that we should warn our female tour members not to walk out of the hotel in the evening - it was felt that the hotel was not in a safe area, and that there was nothing worth seeing in easy walking distance anyway!

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written November 14, 2011
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  • chinagazer profile photo chinagazer
  • Reviews: 7

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Esenboga Airport Hotel: Hotel near Ankara airport

Booked the Esenboga Hotel online as well as the free airport pickup.
The driver was waiting for us at the airport exit as agreed. A ten minutes’ drive in the comfortable hotel minibus took us to the hotel.
Smooth check-in.
Very nice swimming pool (both inside and outside). Use of swimming pool and hammam are free for guests. Open till 21h00 in winter, 22h00 in summer.
Had dinner at the hotel restaurant (there is nothing in the neighborhood). You can eat à la carte, but we took the buffet (20 euro/person). Nice buffet, good but not exquisite.

Good breakfast buffet as well. Try the yoghurt with date syrup!

Standard hotel room. The hall, the patio and the galeries look kitschy but are nice and allow for an enormous saving on electricity for lighting.

100 euro per night for a room for three (two single beds and one roll-in bed), including breakfast and airport pickup and drop-off.

Very good solution for a one night layover or if you have to catch an early flight. The hotel is only 10 minutes away from the airport. No traffic.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 26, 2008

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  • Sirvictor profile photo Sirvictor
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Hotels in Ankara

Here are some hotels for you double price 90 YTL
They are all in the distric called "Kizilay". Kizilay is a very safe place in the nights also.

Eyuboglu Hotel 90.-TL
www.eyubogluhotel.com

Otel Elit 95.- TL
Olgunlar Sok. No:10 Bakanlýklar
elithotel@superonline.com

Hotelevkuran 130.- TL
www.evkuranhotel.com

Hotel Ergen 80.- TL
www.hotelergen.net

Ankara Regency Hotel 90.-TL
www.ankararegencyhotel.com

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 15, 2007

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  • cachaseiro profile photo cachaseiro
  • Reviews: 1926

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hotel akyuz: excellent if a little expensive

hotel akyuz is a very nice 3 star hotel in central ankara with fine room and a receptionist service well above average.
i travel a lot both for work and pleasure and akyuz is one of the most pleasant places i have been when it comes to friendly service.
the main problem is that it's not very cheap, but since i had it paid by a company i worked for i didn't have to care.

the reception staff was well above average compared to other hotels i have stayed at.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Seniors, Family Travel
  • Written October 14, 2007
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  • cachaseiro profile photo cachaseiro
  • Reviews: 1926

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otel oba: shabby budget hotel.

the otel oba was 3 euros cheaper per night than hotel devran but also a lot shabbier and i would not stay there again when devran is just down the road from there and much nicer.
with 8 euros for a single room it is a cheap choice for a shoe string traveller though and as long as you don't mind the dingy rooms and the prostitutes that frequent the hotel then you can have a cheap nights stay there.

i don't know if it's a quality but i think the receptionist at the hotel was for sale too.
she did look quite a bit like a prostitute.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written October 14, 2007
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  • cachaseiro profile photo cachaseiro
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hotel devran: nice budget hotel

hotel devran is a nice budget hotel in central ankara.
i paid 11 euro for a single room with private bathroom there and found it a very good deal.
the room was small but clean and so was the bathroom.
the receptionist spoke english and was very polite.
exactly the kinda hotel i like to stay at.

good value for money.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Budget Travel
  • Written October 14, 2007
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  • maide profile photo maide
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Midas: midas - my treasure chest in Ankara

The hotel was built less than 2 years ago and what caught my eye in the first moment I entered was the love to the detail. Everything is set professionally and fondly. The hotel has 64 rooms. I've never been to the two suites, but I stayed already in a standard room and a luxury room, and both were very clean, more than comfortable and let me forget from time to time of beeing abroad. Especially the moderatly but suitable use of bright wood and pastel colours gives a soft atmosphere to the rooms which are bigger than I had expected.
The service is very good to excellent. Never had any problem concernig the room service, cleaning, technical things (as internet in the room, cable). There is a winter-garden where the breakfast is served, a buffet. A good mixture of continental and turkish breakfast (from sweet to salty).

The staff is very polite, professional and what was for me important or even essential, far away from importunate. Everyone has a professional distance, but helps right in the moment you need something. Also here a excellent balance of good, attentive and friendly service.

The prices for the rooms (except the suites I have no idea of) are really acceptable when you look at the price-service-measure. The Hotel is near to Kizilay, where you have the two metros of ankara. Two bars in front of the Midas Hotel. The embassies and ministries just a footwalk away as the Tunali area is, a place with different retaurants, bars and cafés. The atmosphere is european or western.

Especially for woman travelling alone, the Midas Hotel seems to me the best place to stay. If you like a high standard of hotel business (hotellerie) but not the salty prices and the largeness and anonymity of the well-known hotel chains.

I can recommend the Midas Hotel with any restrictions to everyone who wants to stay in Ankara for a few days or for longer and feel more than comfortable.

see above: roof-restaurant, pool, fitness-center etc.

A roof restaurant we can find at the 6th floor. The half of it is on a terrace from where you can see (all)over Ankara, the Parliament, and beautyful sundowns. The à la carte restaurant serves once more a good balance of local, traditional and european, continental meals. I beg you pardon that I can't tell you anything about the wine at the restaurant. I had none.
There is a fitness-center (small, but helpful, because it is difficult to find places in Ankara for sports (as jogging, walking etc.) in the city; a swimming pool, sauna, and a business center (I ve never been to the last one).

Especially for woman travelling alone, the Midas Hotel seems to me the best place to stay. If you like a high standard of hotel business (hotellerie) but not the salty prices and the largeness and anonymity of the well-known hotel chains.

I can recommend the Midas Hotel with any restrictions to everyone who wants to stay in Ankara for a few days or for longer and feel more than comfortable. I wanted to share my experience with you looking for a good place to stay and reading reviews (as I did) to make a good choice for a booking . I hope this review was helpful for you.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Women's Travel, Singles
  • Written August 30, 2006

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  • photonina profile photo photonina
  • Reviews: 35

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generally: cheap hotels in Ankara

most cheap places in Ankara are in the area called Ulus. this is the oldest part of the city.
I was suggested to stay there in the hotel called Pinar Hotel. but they asked 25 TL. that seemed bit expensive for me. I was going to Syria and wanted to spend as least money in Ankara as possible... anyway, I tryed the hotel right next to Pinar and that costed 10 TL for single. the hotel name is Imam Hotel. the bathroom is shared (I never used that though). though you have water in a room. it's clean and nobody bothered me there. anyway, i think this is just good to spend there one night only maybe just to sleep if you are tired and have no shelter.
anyway, there are a lot of hotels in Ulus area more or least cheap, but they are definitely cheaper then hotels in other areas.

place just to sleep when you are tired, sleepy, with small budget ;)

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Backpacking
  • Written January 4, 2006

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  • DoubleDutch profile photo DoubleDutch
  • Reviews: 13

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Centilmen Piknik: Camping

In the district Kayas at the Bayindir Dam you will find Centilmen Piknik. It's a picknick place with limited camping facilities. There is a 'special' (picknick guest has to go to another one) toilet for camping guest and also a swimming pool, but both are not very clean. We took this for granted because the people showed great hospitality. At our arrival we got Ayran, the helped us putting up the tent, we got tea and the even cooked us a great meal for less than € 8,--. Price for to persons for one night: € 6,--. It's a 10 minute walk to the busstop. The bus brings you in 15 minutes to the citycentre of Ankara.

Don't confuse this one with Bayindir Dam camping. This camping was closed when we went there in August 2005.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written October 20, 2005
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City Hotel and Residence: three stars

This is a fairly typical three star hotel, offering bed and breakfast. It was very clean and nice.
It is unfortunately a distance from the centre of town, so a taxi is needed; and taxis are very expensive. However there were some good groceries nearby, within walking distance.

nothing outstanding

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Business Travel
  • Written July 10, 2005

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Otel Pinar

Otel Pinar is just down the street from Kale, in the older part of Ankara, Ulus. They have rooms of different categories, with or without bath. I desided to pay more to get my own bathroom, a big bed and a TV. And I didn't regret it when I had two early evenings back to the hotel and could enjoy the Turkish musicvideos on KRAL.
No breakfast is served at the hotel, but there is a cafe opposite serving typical Turkish hotel breakfast.
I needed to do some washing and they asked the cleaning woman to take it home and wash it for me until the next day. And she did for 5 000 000 TL

I paid 25 000 000 TL for my room.
A room without bath and TV would have been 14 000 000 TL.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written June 29, 2004
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  • srhussaini profile photo srhussaini
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WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation...

WHERE TO STAY
Accommodation is not a problem and you will find many options to choose from. From the upmarket deluxe hotels to rundown hostels the choice is wide enough to suit every budget.


WHERE TO EAT
Ankara has a number of eating joints and restaurants, which serve some delicious Turkish cuisine. Besides, you can also savour some of the international cuisines available here. The prices range from reasonable, for the roadside eateries, to exorbitant, for the ‘class’ restaurants


USD40

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  • Written August 26, 2002
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  • sydney29 profile photo sydney29
  • Reviews: 6

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Stay at the Ankara Hilton. The...

Stay at the Ankara Hilton. The entire staff speak both Turkish and english. The price is modest and the hotel is first class, there is even a small casino located in the bottom of the hotel. A Olympic size pool is loctated above the first floor. While we were at the main bar on the first floor, a actual live harp player played music whlie we discussed the days events which were unforgetable.
About $70 U.S. depending on the current Lira rate.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 24, 2002

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