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“Better than average Turkish mid-level hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Helen
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Canakkale
London, UK
Level Contributor
56 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
“Better than average Turkish mid-level hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2007

This was our first hotel stay in Turkey outside of Istanbul, so at first we thought is was a bad hotel. In hindsight, it is actually a pretty decent hotel by Turkish standards, which I now think are generally poor.

The location is perfect: right in the centre of town and just across the circle from the ferry terminal. The rooms were pretty basic: what I would call a 1- or 2-star, what they might call 3-star. We had a decent view (photo attached) and had no complaints with the staff.

They have their own secured parking lot around back - the first right up the one-way lane after the hotel, and the first driveway on the right again. You may have to send someone around front to get them open it if they don't see you.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank SurfaceTravel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Istanbul, Turkey
Level Contributor
48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2006

I stayed at Hotel Helen for 3 nights with my turkish group. I found it very cosy. The rooms are ordinary 3-star hotel rooms; but for me a hotel is only where I take shower and sleep and the rooms meet the standards I demand. Some in the group complained about noise from a bar in the vicinity late in the night. The helpful receptionist warned the bar, and the volume of the music was lowered.
What I liked with Hotel Helen is that it is very centrally located in walking distance to the ferry pier, the promenade and cafes. It is located in the main street from the pier, but we were not disturbed by that, since I suppose they have good isolation.
The staff was both professional, helpful and service-minded.
We had our breakfasts and dinners at the hotel. There was satisfactory food.
Generally speaking, I found all sections of the hotel very cosy.
I can comfortably advise it.

Sinan Tortum

  • Liked — Central location
  • Tips/Secrets — Choose one of the rooms at the rear side and not on the street side
  • Stayed October 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 Thank tourtoturkey
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UK
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2006

The Hotel Helen stands near the harbour end of Cumhuriyet Meydani, about 100m from the ferry terminal, and a easy 15min walk from the bus station –(dolmus transfer is also available to the harbour). It is easy to find as it stands almost opposite two large guns from the Gallipoli campaign. (from the bus station just follow the signs for the Feribot terminal).

The Helen is a solid 3 star hotel, in very good decorative order. Rooms are a good size; with double glazing, central heating, air-conditioning, TV, good bathrooms, a power shower and lashings of hot water. Reception is welcoming and efficient. There are two lifts. The buffet breakfast (included in the price) is a good one.

The staff speak reasonable English; the General Manager, Ali Aldemir, speaks fluent English.

Opposite the hotel are two banks, both with ATMs. The ferries across the Hellespont to Eceabat (for Gallipoli tours) is 100m from the front door. There are many bars and restaurants within 150m. The hotel can arrange tours to Troy (Truva), Assos (Bekramale), and the Gallipoli peninsular.

The Helen has a great location, good rooms and good staff. Highly recommended. [-]

  • Liked — big clean rooms and good staff
  • Disliked — n/a
  • Tips/Secrets — there's a fantastic cake shop (pastenesi) just round the corner
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank martin w
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Additional Information about Hotel Helen

Property: Hotel Helen
Address: Kemalpasa Mah. Cumhuriyet Meydani #57, Canakkale, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Canakkale Province > Canakkale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 28 Hotels in Canakkale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Helen 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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