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“Good location, but tiny rooms”
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Ilayda Hotel
Ranked #23 of 155 Hotels in Kusadasi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 June 2012

If you want to be in the centre of Kusadasi, the Ilayda is in a great location. If driving, the hotel keeps a few spots in front of their hotel for your car. The rooms have been renovated, but are tiny. If you are travelling with suitcases, it would be a squeeze to get two suitcases in the room. The terrace breakfast area gives you a great view of the harbour. If watching cruise boats come in and out of port is your thing, there are many cruise lines coming to take their guests to Ephasus.
The hotel photo shows a small beach across the street. It is not a place you would put a beach towel down on.
Kusadasi is a busy town.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

We did not stay here however dined in there restaurant one evening. The meals were delicious & traditional, the ambience modern and the service accomodating. Great view over the foreshore and worth the visit.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

we loved this hotel. it is so clean, modern with plasma TV, great ocean views and friendly staffs. we could not be happier with it. it has its own generator when the city lost its power while we were there! the light fixture in the room was impressive.

Room Tip: The rooms with Ocean view are great. there are 4 rooms on the first floor only that also has balcony...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 May 2012

we loved this hotel. it is so clean, modern with plasma TV, great ocean views and friendly staffs. we could not be happier with it. it has its own generator when the city lost its power while we were there! the light fixture in the room was impressive.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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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.

Room Tip: Choose a non-smoking room (if they exist!).
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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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!!!!
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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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
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 #23 of 155 Hotels in Kusadasi
Price Range: £29 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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