I don't think of myself as being too critical, but I found myself getting frustrated during my stay at the Seyhan.
The reviews are very complimentary, but no one seems to have noticed that the hot water in the shower is not very hot. I let it run for about 5 mins and it still was just warm. Maybe a degree in hydraulic engineering is needed to get it right.
However, the most frustrating is the Internet.
It is free and works well, but it has an annoying habit of cutting out when the device you are using goes on power save; that is, to sleep.
Then, you have to enter your user name (room number) and password (passport number) each time.
With a computer, the time between constant logins is longer. With a tablet or smart phone, much shorter.
I am rather disappointed with their "steam room" and "sauna" also. These are smallish cabinets just off the outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. The doors open on to that terrace and the showers (2) have no barrier between them and the restaurant/pool/terrace.
So, I suppose, you are supposed to strip off in public, go to the steam/sauna cabinet and, then, similarly nude take the cool down shower?
Normally, such facilities are located inside and do offer some privacy.
I am not a prude, but, really, the whole thing in public?
Definitely not five star.
Oh, and another thing that maybe is not intention: the Seyhan logo is very similar to the Sheraton one, just down the road.
Otherwise, I concur with most of the other reviews: good buffet breakfast (fresh omlettes prepared to your taste), comfortable beds, clean and modern throughout. And, of course, very friendly and helpful staff, some with more English than others.
Now, on the latter, I have found that people in general in Turkey are very friendly and helpful and even if they have no English, will work with you to help out.
If, as one featured review says, the Seyhan is the "best in town" that's fine, but even on a Turkey wide scale, it is not five stars, except in terms of the plant; that is, the building and its fixtures.
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