The Kismet Hotel is a hotel that is trading on its past glories. Everywhere there are reminders of the rich and the famous that have stayed at the hotel when it was no doubt the place to stay. It is rather tired in its decor and its facilities. The rooms were larger than most experienced in Turkey. The service - adequate, although we didn't appreciate the desk clerk attempting to give us "old" banknotes that were no longer legal tender. Fortunately our guide intervened and insisted on change being delivered in "new" notes.
However, if you can look beyond these aspects there are a number of things to like about the hotel - it is well located and enjoys wonderful sea views from most rooms and hotel terraces. You can imagine it being a playground of the rich and famous of another generation. It is a short walk to the centre of town.
Would I recommend it - probably yes, but with a warning - as long as you understand that it is a shapshot in time and adjust your expectations a little you may find it an enjoyable experience. If you are seeking a modern 5 star hotel with facilities to match then the Kismet is not for you.More