First of all, it is a budget hotel and the rates are reasonably low end of the market. So do not expect too much out of it.
We booked through booking.com and we clearly stated that we wanted a NON-smoking room and we got the same. The location is perfect for many things and it is in a central location. The airport is just under 30mins drive. Breakfast is included in the price and it is a decent one for the rate we paid. We stayed here for two nights for Ephesus and Pamukkale. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a cheaper yet central location.
The hotel owner (one of them) smokes most of the time at the reception so you get to inhale the smoke in the reception and sometimes in the landings but we didn't smell the smoke inside our room and moreover we were there just for sleeping in the night and most of the time we were out so it didn't bother us too much.
We took an Airport bus 202 (red colour) from Izmir Airport to Basmane (last stop) and from there we walked to the hotel. It took sometime but eventually we reached with all our luggages (we didn't know initially as Airport staff kindly recommended to walk of 10mins - but it was not the case with luggage and etc). Be warned if you take this route, it is cheaper to do this way but I would advise if you take a taxi from the last stop (basmane) to this hotel. Our single trip from Izmir Airport to this hotel (2 people) is 11 Lira. If you take the 202 red bus it is 5.50TL and Havas 10TL one way so just imagine how much money you can save!!! If you don't mind walking then it is the cheapest option.
There are buses running between Izmir Airport to Izmir city throughout the day and 24 hours a day. For example, bus 202 runs hourly every 00 hours and Havas bus runs every .30 hours so you have no issues catching buses to and from Airport to Izmir city anytime.
For us, we wanted to catch the early morning flight so we booked a taxi with this hotel owner who dropped us promptly.
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