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Efe Boutique Hotel
Ranked #49 of 147 Hotels in Kusadasi
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Views great but......”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

The efe boutique was included as accommodation with one of our turkey tours, however i don't think that the company that books the accommodation had visited the property in quite some time.
The hotel although appears stylish and cool is quite rundown and neglected and in need of a through maintenance plan. Corridors and room walls were scuffed and chipped and needing painting and plastering, light bulbs were blown and needing to be replaced, the general lighting on the floors was, if suppose to be modern and mood setting, just creepy.
The rooms were minimal and scarce, which can be amazing in decor style, but not here. These were not very well thought out and just lacked functionality- no suitcase holder, tv in odd angle, threadbare towels, wallpaper peeling, only one pillow per person minibar barely stocked and not even plugged in!, curtains broken so you can't pull up and air conditioning control hanging from a wire through hole in the wall...
The general cleaning of the hotel seemed to consist of mopping the foyer and the stairwell at inappropriate times such as after breakfast when guests were leaving the restaurant or going to their rooms. The shower in our room was quite grimy.
The breakfast buffet was much like the rooms spare and minimal. No juice or even water, the bread seemed stale, no yoghurt, 2 dishes ready for hot food but only ever 1 filled with eggs. Staff ate off the buffet with guests and dined on the terrace with the guests which was odd, especially when they were dressed in uniform. Not a good look.
The only positives were dee dee on the front desk. She was Friendly helpful and courteous. A true assets to efe. The Other positive is the view. From the rooms and from the terrace restaurant, the views of the sea are beautiful and almost out ways the facilities.
This place has potential but definitely missed the mark for us on this occasion.

Room Tip: Pay a bit extra for a room with a bath. Window views overlook the sea. Just beautiful
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Fleur J
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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602 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Even though I've written a bit on "Cons", the "Pros" were many and we would recommend this hotel if the price seems ok on the day/s you're staying...
+PROS: 5 min walk from ferry terminal (we came from Samos); a good breakfast overlooking seaside (a bit lacking on fruit for cereal eg bananas/canned fruit, was only negative...more a Turkish breakfast so all good if that's what you like:) friendly staff; beautiful sea view - watching the big cruise ships come & go was interesting & convinced us we'd made the right choice in staying here!; a pleasant room & spacious enough with a nice balcony; safe; 5 min walk to town/seafood market/restaurants etc; good views of castle & an easy walk there too; the young woman on reception suggested we have seafood at Naz next to seafood market - we enjoyed that. The next night we chose a restaurant from TA reviews - it was also good.
-CONS: Rooms white & walls in need of a paint; no suitcase stand-I have spinal/bending issues so husband needed to help me; no tea/coffee/gowns as in many European/UK hotels. Also, while the woman on reception was friendly & chatty, we hadn't asked about restaurants before she started telling us about "Naz" & shortly after "a good leather store" we could be taken to; in that way it felt a bit like a hard sell & not sure about her Naz recommendation - nearby/good food but seemed comparatively a bit pricey although we understand that whole fish is expensive everywhere. The next day, with our tour guide we were taken to a leather showroom (we thought it would just be a store) - it was a fashion parade (just for us!) & hard sell after! Not sure if this was what the young woman at hotel was suggesting but we thought it odd that she even raised the option with us. That hasn't happened to us before at any hotel around the world. Just thought other TA users might be interested in that although perhaps she was just suggesting a leather shop & not the pressured experience we were put through - v uncomfortable as the leather jackets were super expensive too.

We did find the room comfortable, pleasant and in a very convenient location. We were happy with the restaurant recommendation but as mentioned, we found the "leather" offer rather puzzling and would prefer a hotel that focuses on the needs of their customers instead of sales promotion especially when being greeted after a day of travel.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Stayed overnight while visiting Ephesus, excellent location and rooms with a great view of the sea from the balcony.

The check-in process was quite slow and we had to wait for half an hour as our rooms were not ready, which is not good if you are tired from sightseeing. However the rooms were fantastic - clean, big and very comfortable. The hotel is at walking distance from the local market and promenade. Good food and friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rajesh B
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Weymouth, Massachusetts
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193 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Why did I review this as "sad" .... because this place has so much potential and was probably a gem when it was new. Now it's terribly neglected. One good thing was when I asked for a room change because the room was small, dirty and not habitable, there was no problem. The room change provided a room only slightly better, however. As others have said, the safe does not work, no instructions, the towels are threadbare, no toiletries, a/c remote hanging from an exposed wire. If this hotel is part of your tour package (which were the only guests), complain to your tour agent. You deserve better!!

Room Tip: The larger rooms are on the first floor and they become smaller as you go up. Ask for an upgrade...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank nottinghall
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NYC
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34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

on quick look upon entering the lobby one thinks: this place is cool There are lots of artsy details, minimalist design, low lighting But the room was actually poorly designed: lighting in the wrong spots, cheap plastic chairs uncomfortable, TV remote without batteries, empty minibar, wifi nonexistent except in lobby, room not made up by 4:30 PM, room safe not able to unlock (and no instructions) The bathroom was nice....the bed not uncomfortable.....and every room does have a good view. Well located to town/restaurants

Room Tip: try to get upgraded to a suite, which at least has a little room to spread out
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank travelbaker
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Houston
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56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

This hotel was the perfect end to Izmir ,Ephesus , Selcuk, kusadasi.... Perfect quiet location, walking distance from everything yet quiet enoughy to sleep with your balcony door open...great breakfast, refrigerator in room, great service... Will definitely stay there again...

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Thank A C
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Maryland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

My room was small, but attractive and functional -- with the gorgeous water view, it reminded me of a modern stateroom on a ship. Very good breakfast and dinner buffets were included in the price and were served on the front patio. None of us in the group experienced the kinds of problems with service and/or plumbing that some of the reviewers here described.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank B A J
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Property: Efe Boutique Hotel
Address: Guvercin Ada Cad. 37, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 147 Hotels in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Efe Boutique Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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