Rixos Grand Hotel Ankara

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Ataturk Bulvari 183, Kavaklidere, Ankara, 06680, Turkey
Rixos Grand Hotel Ankara
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 12% higher than other 5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families100
  • Couples66
  • Solo100
  • Business88

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Forum Posts

housing in ankara, plus questions about cappadocia

by kitcarruthers

hey all,

ill be spending a month in the ankara area this spring and im wondering about some logistical/cost-of-living stuff. first of all, is flatshare the cheapest way to go for housing? if so, can anyone recommend a good flatshare-finding website or suggest another way to find a room to rent? what are alternative hosing options? i'm goingfor cheap, cheap, cheap! how much might one spend on food over a month in ankara? (buying groceries, plus going out occasionally?) I apologize for this barrage of questions.

I'll actually be in the area to study the underground cities in cappadocia.. does anyone have experiences with those sites? is there housing in cappadocia itself? any recommendations would be wonderful!

look forward to any replies. thanks!


Re: housing in ankara, plus questions about cappadocia

by cachaseiro

hi' mate.

i have been to cappadocia many times and i have a couple of reccomendations on my goreme page.

Re: housing in ankara, plus questions about cappadocia

by Sirvictor

Hi Kit,
One month in Ankara is too much lost of time. 2 or 3 daya are enough to explore Ankara. Better spent all your time in Cappa.Spring is the best season in Turkey. I am sure you will love it. If you dont eat at exclusive restraunds Ankara and Cappa is verry very very very cheep.
Cola+doner+ bread= 2.50 TL
A half grilled chicken 4 or 5 or 6 TL
Turkish pizza= 3 0r 4 TL
The best experience is self-experience.

To rent a room for one month is impossible in Ankara. Because pension system is not well known in Ankara.Old ladies are not used to have tendors at home. I am afraid you will be hosting in a hotel.

Re: housing in ankara, plus questions about cappadocia

by egokcek


Food expenses depend on what you prefer.Turkish fastfoods (not the American ones like Mc Donalds etc)cost about 3-5 YTL (turkish lira).If you eat in a cheap restaurant you pay about 7-10 TL.In a medium price cafe or restuarant you will pay about 15 ytl.Fruits cost about 2-5 YTL/ kg .Meat costs about 12-15 ytl/kg.Vegetables cost about 3-5 YTL/ kg depending on the type.Cheese 7-10 ytl/kg.A small jar of jam is about 3-4 YTL.Butter (small package) is about 1 YTL.


Above is a website of internet food shopping.It is in Turkish but there are pictures of the food so you can have some idea.

http://www.yemeksepeti.com/index.asp .And this is an online food delivery site.Again in Turkish but with clicking on "ara" (it means search ) you can have some idea about restaurant prices.

About housing there aren't many family accomodations but maybe if you write again here about a room rental maybe you can find a room.I know that sometimes people can find a a room using this site.(By the way Ankara is not very close to Cappadoce.)
These are a few pages I found on internet about pensions in cappadoce.

Travel Tips for Ankara

I think you should absolutely...

by ozgekah

I think you should absolutely visit ANITKABÝR,where the founder of Turkish republic,Atatürk ,stays.Also going to the Etnografya Museum'll be a good choice.And if you like shopping,you can either go to the city center,Kýzýlay,or to the big supermarkets such as Real,Migros.Don't forget to make a visit to ATAKULE when you come to ANKARA. In my opinion,if you are an European tourist,you'll miss the Ankara's sunny weather provided it is summer.Further more you will miss the lovable people of the Turkey's capital city.And your best memory will surely be the nice,always seemed to be happy people of Turkey.ENJOY YOUR TÝME!!!YOU WON'T REGRET ÝT...

Busses, trains

by Tuna_ank

From Ankara, everday, almost every hours you may find busses to all around to Turkey. You will go from ASTi. In Kizilay (at izmir street) and at some other places you may find bus companies offices. You may reach to ASTI buy subway easily.
You may also find trains for many places. Istanbul and Izmir trains are better and faster

Anitkabir - Ataturk's Mausoleum

by Profsmiley

The mausoleum of the Turkish Republic's founder and leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Anitkabir was built on the hill of Rasattepe. It was completed in 1953. Ataturk, who died in 1938, was removed from the temporary burial site at the Ethnographic Museum and brought here with a great ceremony the same year.

Within the Anitkabir complex, there are many towers named after important events/organisations in the Turkish history. The hallowed Mausoleum hall itself is a colonnaded temple with huge bronze doors but little in the way of decoration. Opposite is the tomb of Ismet Inonu, the first prime minister of the Turkish republic and president after Ataturk's death.

The Anitkabir museum is located between the Tower of the National Pact and the Tower of the Revolution. A number of Ataturk's personal belongings are exhibited, including clothes that he wore, and gifts presented to him by visiting foreign officials.

When I went there I was about 10 years old, and thought the whole site was quite impressive with its size and design, especially with the passage to the Mausoleum with lion statues on both sites.

Opening hours: Winter - 0900-1200 & 1300-1700. Summer - 0900-1230 & 1330-1700, closed on Mondays.

Apparently, there is a sound & light show at nights but please check it in advance.

the RAHMI KOC industry Museum

by mindcrime

The Rahmi Koc Industry Museum is in walking distance from the castle of Ankara. It’s an interesting museum if you are into old old-objects (antiques) and industrial items from engineering etc. Some items are miniatures but you can also see full size vehicles! The museums is housed in an old building that was build back in the 16th century.

Statues, Anit Kabir

by MalenaN

I arrived to Anit Kabir from Tandoyan. After a long walk along the road through the park you come to the Tower of Freedom, to the left, and Tower of Independence, to the right. In both towers there are exhibitions and in front of them there are statues. The three male statues in front of the Freedom tower represents the youth of Turkey, the Turkish soldier and the Turkish farmer.
In front of the Independence tower there are statues of three women. They express sorrow over the death of Atatürk.


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