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Ilayda Hotel
Ranked #22 of 155 Hotels in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria, South Africa
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85 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Value for money”
Reviewed 2 May 2012

The Ilayda Hotel offers unbeatable value for money - you would be hard pressed to find better in the surrounding area. Its best attribute is its location with uninterrupted views over the Aegean Sea.

The rooms are small but functional with the best aspects being the view (if you have a sea view) and the wonderful showers. Rooms have TV but with mostly German and Turkish Channels. The mattress was a bit worn out - perhaps its time to replace it. The air conditioning was fickle - the only other option was to open the window, but then the street noise will make it difficult to get a good night's rest. The hotel caters for smokers and therefore the smell of stale smoke hangs around the corridors and rooms - if you are a non-smoker, it may bother you.

The breakfast offering is mediocre but adequate. Breakfast is served from 07:30 onwards on the top floor terrace and this experience makes for a wonderful start to your day.

Ali, our host, was superb and took care of us in the best way possible. He is extremely courteous, knowledgeable and speaks good English. He assisted us with all our planning to travel around the area.

I would recommend a stay at the Ilayda Hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Went with friends to Kusadasi for a week. Just got home today! From the moment we arrived, we felt like honored guests. The staff at the Ilayda are all so friendly, helpful, accomodating and professional. We had rooms on the top floor with absolutely beautiful sea views. The rooms are fresh and delightful. Each room has a minibar, with very reasonable prices. The rooms were immaculate and the breakfast was delicious! The hotel is in a perfect position, right on the waterfront. It is about half way between the marina and the harbor. It is so easy to walk anywhere in Kusadasi from the Ilayda. I truly cannot say enough complements about the staff.... they are the best!!! We met the hotel owner one day in the elevator and told her how impressed we were about her staff. I miss the Ilayda already!!! One day, I hope to return!!

Room Tip: Be sure and ask for the top floor (5th) seaside rooms. The views are incredible!!!!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Right on the waterfront, One block to the main shopping area and close to the street markets.

Room Tip: We had a front room suit with great views, being off season not expensive
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2011

My husband and I, young 60/70"s independent travellers spent 5 nights in this hotel.
I was a bit worried about some of the reviews and also because it was so reasonably priced for the corner suite but we chose to stay here as it was one of the few hotels in Kusadassi with a lity. My husband has a bit of a problem with his hip and climbing a lot of stairs can cause him pain.
When we arrived we were met and out suitcases were wisked up the 5 or so stairs by the bellboy (also the waiter at times), so he is not always outside. We were given a friendly welcome by the Manager who was on front desk. Check in was quick and were shown to our room.
It was so much better than I expected. It was the corner suite overlooking the ocean with sliding doors and a blacony all round. It think that it was on the 3rd floor. It was large and the bathroom was also large and very, very clean. The bed was extra comfortable.
Yes early in the night it could be a bit noisy with traffic but by the time we came home from dinner at around 11pm we didnt find it so noisy though there are still some cars.
We dont like to use the airconditioning so we always slept with the sliding doors open slighty and the curtains almost but not fully closed to keep out the sun in the morning.
We slept wonderfully every night. The breakfast was fine and served on the rooftop every morning with wonderful views. I would say the breakfast staff were a bit slow to clean up and replenish food but this was the only complaint we had.
The restaurant served very good food in the evening overlooking the street and in fact there was often a line of people who wernt staying at the hotel waiting for a table.
The staff on reception were very helpful and happy to give directions, maps, information about buses etc.
The location was excellant we thought. A little away from the centre of Kusadasi and the Grand Bazaar and the other Bazaars (about 10 mins walk, along the front and down a side street), but all the better for that as we didnt have bars/restaurants with blaring music all night to put up with.
It was about a 20 min walk to the bus station, but a number of buses actually came past the hotel depending where you were going.
I would recommend staying here and booking the corner suite on a higher floor as it was a very comfortable room.
Janderra

Room Tip: Choose a corner suite overlooking the water, on a high a floor as you can get.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Randolph, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2011

We really appreciated the staff of the hotel but were quite disappointed on our arrival by our room. We booked through an agent but checked out the hotel on the web. The room was nothing like what we expected. They called it a standard room but it was just enough space in the room to get around the bed -- no counter to put a suitcase on (no dresser, desk or shelf). No chair to sit on. We complained but they could not move us until the next night. The new room was okay -- had a shelf and a table and two chairs. Great view of the water. So, be careful.

Room Tip: ask for rooms with chair and table and view of Aegean
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2011

Positives:
Good position, nearby to town center.
Front rooms have nice view.
Rooms are nice.
Rooftop breakfast is nice.

Negatives:
Pricy for this type and kind of hotel.
Car park and traffic problem exists. No free car park.
Loudy traffic and people if you open your windows.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2011

Ideal place to stay in Kusadasi. Excellent location, neat clean rooms. Wonderful hospitality and a delicious breakfast. We stayed 2 nights and i would definately recommend this place.

  • Stayed September 2011
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Property: Ilayda Hotel
Address: Turkmen Mah. Ataturk Bulv. No:46 | Kusadasi Merkez, Kusadasi, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 155 Hotels in Kusadasi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Ilayda Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ilayda Hotel Kusadasi is a unique Kusadasi city hotel: lovely designed hotel rooms, dedicated personnel and an ideal hotel location right at the main beach promenade. The Ilayda Hotel offers a delicious breakfast buffet at the rooftop with a beautiful view over the Aegean Sea. The public beach, restaurants and bars as well as the main shopping and entertainment area are just a stone's throw away. The hotel is also close to many historic sites such as Ephesos and the House of Virgin Mary. ... more   less 
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