We decided to splurge in Mardin and reserved a small suite at Erdoba Evleri. The price was twice or more than any hotel we stayed at in southeastern Turkey, and we chose to do so because we were not enamoured with any of the other accommodations we had seen on the internet; they all looked bad for too much money. Mardin has become quite popular as a weekend destination among wealthier Turks from Istanbul, so prices have risen as a result, while quality has been compromised. Erdoba has the reputation of being the best in the city, but it is actually divided across four different buildings across the city, three of which are fairly modern. This is why we chose to pay up for a suite at their Selçuklu Konağı (pronounced Seljuklu Konahi), their only truly converted ancient palace. We loved the room with its stone walls and vaulted ceilings, and the palace with its intricately carved stone façade and panoramic views over the Mesopotamian plains. I would definitely stay here again, but this does not mean I did not have a few complaints. Unfortunately, for the price (especially compared to Shmayaa in Midyat), there were quite a few kinks that should be worked out. For example, the internet did not work inside the room because of the thick stone walls, so in freezing winter weather, we had to go out to the terrace to use it! The room did not have a wardrobe for clothes, I still do not understand why! And the bathroom did not have a heater, so it was always freezing, while the shower doors always leaked when we showered. None of this was a real inconvenience, but for the price we paid, we expected these little details to have been resolved.
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