We spent a week at the Altinsaray in April. The hotel is an old Ottoman mansion, built around a courtyard with the rooms on each terrace accessed by stairs. We had a room on the 3rd. floor with a view out over the Aegean and the Turkish coastline. We had a small balcony which we could sit out on looking down on the green fields next door and out over the sea. Yes, the rooms are dated but they are comfortable and clean, and full of light. The showers are great with hot water all day.
We had our breakfast and dinner in the hotel every day and the food was lovely. The food here is Turkish but lots of salads and we loved it. None of the dreaded chips and beans here thankfully. There are cereals alongside all the breakfast dishes.
The Altinsaray has a lovely pool and the outside sitting areas give lovely views out over the Aegean and the boats out fishing or on trips to the Greek Island of Samos across the way. ( A trip that is a must do). We had our dinner outside on the terrace every eveing watching the sunset and it was fabulous.
The hotel also has a hamam and I would recommend the hot stone massage or the aromatherapy massage. They were great value for money and sooooo relaxing.
This hotel is at the top of a steep hill but has a very good footpath. The dolmus passes up and
down every five minutes all day, every day and is only 2.50tl.
The nearest beach is Ladies Beach and it is a 20 minute walk from the hotel but the dolmus will take you there and back for a few tl. This is a nice beach and the water was clean.
The only downside was a lonely dog barking all night in a neighbouring house and the swallows dawn chorus around 4a.m. every day without fail.
This is a reasonably priced hotel, very good value for money and worth the 5 minute walk down into the town itself. We found the staff to be very friendly and always willing to help. They all speak English.
We hope to re-visit the Altinsaray in the Autumn as we think it is a great find.
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