I'm in two minds when writing this review, overall I was happy with the stay but I feel like it didn't live up to my expectations considering the ratings the hotel is getting.
Firstly, the hotel is in a great location, check in was fast and the guy on reception was friendly. However, after getting to our room we were a little disappointed to see it was small, infact one of the smallest rooms i've ever stayed in, so small that there was barely enough room for our suitcases. The bathroom was the same. Our first reactions were 'The rooms looked bigger on the website'. The wardrobes were also tiny which meant hanging up my clothes was a struggle (and only 4 hangers). In addition to that the view from the window was over a construction site and for the brief period we were there on our final day it was extremely noisy. The dining room is in the same room as the reception desk and is quite cosy (you could read that as small...), breakfast was of a good quality although there was not a large choice.
OK, so that's the bad stuff out of the way, i'll focus on the positives. The staff are very friendly and eager to help, the hotel has a homely feel and you get them impression the staff really care about the guests. For all the touristy stuff in the area, the location cannot be faulted, the wifi signal is strong and it's also very clean.
As our flights were leaving at 6 I asked for a late check out of 4pm this cost an extra 50 euros, it would have been nice for this to have been waived considering there was some wiggle room prior to the next guests arriving but I am not taking this into account in my score. There is a shop on the ground floor of the hotel and I sometimes felt they were pushing us to visit.
I was swaying between 3 and 4 stars for the review but I feel 4 is too generous so i'm going with 3. 2 nights was enough in the room we had and any longer would have felt a bit cramped due to the size.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elite Kasseria Hotel, Tarihi Yarimada'da elverisli bir konuma sahiptir. Ucretsiz Wi-Fi erisimi mevcuttur. Elite Kasseria Hotel'in tumu klimali odalarinda duz ekran kablo TV, elektrikli su isiticisi ve minibar bulunmaktadir. Duslu ozel banyolarda sac kurutma makinesi ve ucretsiz banyo malzemeleri vardir. Elite Kasseria Hotel, 24 saat acik resepsiyonu ve terasiyla hizmetinizdedir. Diger olanaklar arasinda ortak lounge alani ve bagaj muhafaza hizmeti sayilabilir. Tesisin etrafinda cok sayida restoran ve magaza yer almaktadir. Otel, Topkapi Sarayi'na 500 metre, Ayasofya'ya ise 500 metre mesafededir. Ataturk Havalimani ise 18 km uzakliktadir. ... more less
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