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“No hot water any night, food terrible, good location”

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Hotel By Karaaslan Inn
Ranked #43 of 153 Hotels in Kusadasi
Auckland
Level 6 Contributor
53 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“No hot water any night, food terrible, good location”
Reviewed 19 October 2008

Well, if like me you feel that a HOT shower at night is a necessity do not book the Ozcelik. I was there for three nights and 'tepid' would be an exaggeration. You are given an idea of the attitude to customers by the tone of the sign outside reception.... "please do not bring any outside food or drink into this hotel as you will be charged for it". The reason you would want to bring in food is that their's is terrible, and as our rate included breakfast and dinner we optimistically attempted to eat there. I can tell you not to bother, as unless you like a dime sized cornflake, olives, the inevitable turkish hard-boiled egg or soft crusted french bread you will remain unsatisfied.

The positive is relatively clean rooms and a firm bed.

The hairdresser/manicurist was a near butchering experience. One word - DON'T!

Sorry to be so churlish, but this establishment exemplifies the worst of the worst example of hospitality, service and is not a credit to it's owners or it's beautiful country.

Stayed October 2008
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Reviewed 26 September 2008

First of all, don't make the confusion between Hotel Ozcelik and Grand Hotel Ozcelik! The first one is located in the heart of Kusadasi, while the second one is pretty far, in a quiet and isolated area.

I am very disappointed to see the reviewes for this hotel as I had a good time there.
We all know that when Turkey is concerned we should expect less than the category standards for a 4* hotel.
I chose Ozcelik for the location (I have been to Kusadasi before and I knew where the hotels were located). It is only across the street from the beach and 5-7 min away from the Bazaar, the bars and the restaurants. About 15 minutes away from The Pigeon Island (walking distances).
The room was tiny and with a tiny balcony, but seeing the sea first thing in the morning was enough for me. Very clean and nicely decorated. Very kind and helpful staff (as always in Turkey).
About the food, I admit it wasn't so good. We barely made it to wake up in time for breakfast as Kusadasi isn't actually the place to sleep at night and when we did make it, a coffee was enough.
I didn't like the dinner dishes, mostly Turkish. Didn't like the sweets and we had only one type of fruits all week long (grapes).
Bad food when compared to the food we were given at a 3* hotel just 2 km away from Ozcelik.
All in all, not the best, but definitely a good choice for its location (and believe me, location is important in Kusadasi).

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — The food
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 September 2008

We spent 1 week at the Ozcelik in Kusadasi and just returned yesterday.
I think people should know that if you look at various websites for the Ozcelik it will actually mention the rooftop restraunt and show pictures of it, be warned it isnt at the Ozcelik, so the websites and the pictures are misleading Besdies I dont think even the views from the rooftop would have compnesated for the bland food served in this hotel, Having holidayed aborad over 40 times we know not too expect too much but I have to say this was one of the worst food wise.
Soups are really nice but you cant live on that, and it's not until you eat out that you find out just how bland and tasteless the Ozcelik's food is. By the way ,it's not thats expensive to eat out which was lucky for us as we had booked half board.

The hotel is okay, small rooms but thats how it goes, it's clean, reception staff helpful and quick to respond to requests, waiting staff sullen and not very adept at customer care. Doesnt cost anything o be friendly and nice to people

Beware the airport - The prices are extortionate, suggest you take something to eat & drink with you when coming home, all we had was two teas and two coffee's = £18 NO- you did not read it wrongly it was eighten pounds sterling. !!!!!!

Hope this prevents anyone else being misled by the pics and websites, feel free to e-mail me if you want to know anything esle, it's a great location and perfectly sited for the beach and the town, Just the food and that lets it down.

  • Liked — Well sited fror access to beach and town.
  • Disliked — Small rooms, tiny balcony too cramped to sit on.
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel By Karaaslan Inn
Address: Turkmen Mah. Riza Sarac Cad. Ataturk Bulv. No: 2, Kusadasi 09400, Turkey (Formerly Ozcelik Hotel)
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Aydin Province > Kusadasi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#15 Best Value Hotel in Kusadasi
#20 Spa Hotel in Kusadasi
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Kusadasi
#32 Luxury Hotel in Kusadasi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel By Karaaslan Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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