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“Acceptable conditions in a beautiful valley”
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Ensar Motel
Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Uzungol
Istanbul, Turkey
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“Acceptable conditions in a beautiful valley”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Like most of the Trabzon environment, Uzun Göl, a beautiful tiny lake between alpine mountains, offering a peaceful break though harshly structured by hotels and gift stores selling similar objects, is not gifted by a memorable accomodation. The hotel is located at the other side of the lake where many hotels are situated., You have to drive through the small village of Uzungöl and through the road on the side of lake to arrive the hotel, a fifteen minutes walk from the village.

The main building and the bungalows, all with wooden exterior, lined on the either side of a nice manicured garden with ponds, yet there is nothing to write home about the lobby, rooms and restaurant.

We have stayed at a bungalow, (for four) and it was two of us so we had enough space to lay our suit cases and clothes but the room can be very unaccomodating if it was more person. We heard the same complaint from our friends who had stayed at the rooms in the main building. Not enough space for suitcases, no reading lamp or a chair to throw things on . Carelessly decorated rooms poor furniture and bathroom ( ours was flooded during shower due to poor drainage) . Yet the rooms were clean, hot water was running the the air full of oxygen makes you feel more relaxed then what hotel is offering . Our guide warned that this hotel is among the few with acceptable conditions in Uzungöl.

We were there in July so the weather was pleasent but I do not know the colder conditions since it can get quite cold .

The breakfast was open buffet yet nothing exciting; few cheese , olives, jam, eggs, no local suprises, no special produce from the area, industrial bread, for me it was a real disappointment since the area is so beautiful one expect more. The dinner was okey but the restaurant with its poor lightening, decoration or tv to replace music is not a place you want to spend more time than needed .

There is a river which feeds Uzungöl is running by the hotel and you can walk on a walking trail by the river and around the lake which takes about an hour to complete.

The hotel offers acceptable accomodation if you stay overnite and won't spend much time in the room. The hotel has a parking lot. Located on the other side of the lake among most of the hotels.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2007

Uzungol used to be a beautiful mountain village beside a lake (Uzungol means "long lake" in Turkish). Today there are a few too many hotels and souvenir shops, but I'd still recommend staying here as a base for touring the area, which consists of spectacular "alpine" mountains.

Although there are several hotels, they appear to be all locally owned and operated.

We stayed three nights in a family "bungalow" at the Ensar motel, which appeared to be one of the more up-market establishments. We could have had rooms in the hotel at a higher price.

The "bungalow" conisted of a bedroom with double bed, a washroom with shower, toilet and washbasin, and a living room with two sofas that convert to single beds.

Our bungalow was clean, and adequately equipped on arrival. The staff did not provide any cleaning services during the course of our stay. I assume this is normal for the bungalow accomodation.

The restaurant provided excellent food. However it took us a while to adapt to the system: The dishes are served in "portions" but there seemed to be no expectation that we would order one portion per person. Rather the idea seems to be to order two or three different dishes and share them. In general we found that around three dishes between four people was more than adequate. Also the menu was more of a general guide to the type of food that might be available than a list to choose from. The hotel is non-alcoholic as, I suspect, is the whole of the village.

The hotel facilities are modest, there is a TV lounge, a childrens' playground and a tea garden overlooking the river. However, this was not an issue for us as we spent our time walking in the surrounding area.

The staff were friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
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Property: Ensar Motel
Address: Fatih Caddesi No 18, Uzungol, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Black Sea Coast > Trabzon Province > Uzungol
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Ranked #8 of 12 Hotels in Uzungol
Hotel Class:4 star — Ensar Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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