We recently stayed at the Kismet for three nights. Our experience was similar to other reviewers. I wonder what is happening with this hotel? While it clearly has a storied past and the most amazing and immediate view of the sea, this hotel has fallen into serious disrepair. The "garden" along the driveway was overgrown with weeds, the pool was not open (and it was hot while we were there), the tennis court had no net, the terrace restaurant was closed for "renovation" although there was no work going on, the stairs and railing down to the dock are falling apart. Our room had an incredible view but the mattress was very uncomfortable, there were (very) dirty towels left in our room from previous guests, the bath drain was corroded, discouraging bathing and the smell of exhaust permeated our room all night although it was hard to locate the source. Breakfast was adequate, but nothing seemed fresh.
There was hardly anyone staying at the hotel. On our last night we may have been the only guests, despite the fact that it is quite a large place. The hallways were long and dark. We felt as though we were staying in a haunted hotel. We heard a rumor the the place was on the market. Perhaps that is why it is being so neglected. The setting is lovely and if someone invested a large sum into a renovation, it could be lovely. It is hard to imagine what the proud family that built this hotel would think if they saw it now. We would have left after one night if this had not been part of a prepaid tour. Definitely the worst hotel of our stay in Turkey.
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