I was looking forward to this hotel based on the pictures and the reviews we read on tripadvisor. We even cancelled our reservation at another less expensive hotel to come here. I must admit that for the price we paid (90 euros), we expected a lot more. But it was for one night so it was okay.
The location is close enough to the restaurants in town and maybe a 15-20 minute walk to the bus station but the street the hotel is located on is not that clean. I would have been nervous walking down it at night. They are also the only hotel we noticed on this residential street.
The couple, who pretty much run the hotel were friendly but Menekse is probably the more knowledgeable of the two. They helped us with finding bus and train schedules etc.
The room is small but well decorated and the bed was quite comfortable. The bathroom was so so small that the door touched the toilet so it wouldn't open all the way. The walls are paper thin and you can hear everything from your neighbours. We had a few instances where the door of the room wouldn't open, the safe door wouldn't open....just little things that were frustrating. But staff were quick to help us. This is a fairly new hotel (used to be a prison) so they are probably still working out the kinks. Breakfast was okay. Nothing exciting and did not compare to the other breakfasts we had throughout our stays.
Overall, they try but it's not quite there yet. I think you could find many other cheaper hotels in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The nostalgic atmosphere of Hotel St. John reaches perfection in its elegantly decorated 26 luxury rooms most of which have balconies with quality and comfortable accomodation like a home away from home . Rooms are tastefuly decorated , such maintain a home like atmosphere . Rooms are quiet, and have double paned windows to screen out unwanted noise.We feel it is important to give people a sense of the place where they stay . Smoking is not permitted, and was prohibited by law in 2011 in indoor areas.Pets are not permitted except quide dogs for blind . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Saint John Hotel Turkey/Izmir Province