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Review of Karaca Otel

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Karaca Otel
Ranked #15 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany
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75 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Izmir has a lot of 4* hotels, many belong to international chains. This one is owned by a Turkish company and is one of the more traditional ones. The rates are usually a lot cheaper than, say, in the neighbouring Swissotel or Hilton. There is no grand reception hall, no swimming pool, no great views. I had a backside room, and despite the lack of grandeur, it was great. Big room, electric shutters, quiet (even when there was a party with music on the 9th floor just above). Very good Turkish breakfast with varying egg dishes. Very friendly and efficient staff. Central location in a quiet sidestreet less than ten minutes from the seafront. If you fancy grandessa, this may not be your cup of tea, anyone else can hardly do better. Will definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Stayed there for one night, but was satisfied from the quality of service. All was as expected from world class 4* hotel. Location and price are advantages. I liked mostly the room and the staff, who was really attentive and helpful. For business travelers this place is a great choice.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Malling, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Stayed at the Karaca for a business conference for which it was well suited. Had a double bedroom with front facing view. Excellent size, good bathroom, all very clean, no noise from the street - just what was needed. Bed was very hard and some of my colleagues complained about theirs but I slept very well. Staff were exceptionally polite and very helpful - all with a smile on their faces. No pool and it was a bit irritating to see a very lovely pool at the Swisshotel next door. Some of my colleagues did though manage to sneak into that - not sure if that was an arrangement between hotels or they just chanced their arm. TV channels were a bit limited for English speakers. WiFi connection was quite good although the Turkish Government blackout of some social media sites tended to inhibit web browsing that people from western Europe take for granted - not the hotel's fault. Breakfast was quite extensive and lunch and dinner pleasant enough but not an exceptional standard. For evening meals it is better to take the easy 5 minute walk to the seafront where there were some very good restaurants and cafes. All in all a perfect hotel for what was needed. I would be quite happy to stay there again - business or leisure.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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tehran
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

We satyed at this hotel for 5 nights.
It is very clean with classic decoration.
The staff are very nice and helpful and most important they can speak english .
The breakfast quality is very good .
I reserved for 6 nights but unfortunately our flight happened to be one day earlier as our stay was nonrefundable but they cancelled one day for us.
I recommend the rooms with front view .
Rooms with back view are just for night sleep and little heavy air.
Rooms service are good.House keeping is a nice woman ..

Airport shuttle is also on time .
The most important is the location, it is very closed to shopping , sea, restaurants, supermarkets and whatever you may need during ypu stay.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Kuching, Malaysia
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights. Good n safe location. Room reasonably clean and many restaurants nearby to chill-out. Ask for Topcu restaurant from front desk, serve the best Kebab n local delicacies. Walking distant to many shopping areas and Konak pier. Take a day trip to Selcuk n Euphesus by train from Basmane station...

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Ios, Greece
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36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

We stayed in Karaca hotel two weeks ago for 4 nights , the staff is extremely kind and some of the few people that speak fluent English in Izmir . The location is excellent for someone who wants to be near everything walking distance to the International Fair center 5min ..Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar and Kemeralti market 5 min,Alsancak 10-15 min walk ...Big variety in the buffet plus traditional local products! Next year I ll be staying in the same hotel...a big thank you to the staff who made our stay easier and fun !

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Right bang in the centre, on a quiet palm tree lined street, the Karaca offers excellent accommodation at a great price especially when compared to its high priced neighbours.
If you are coming from or going to the airport, they offer a free shuttle. Or, if you are too late for the shuttle (last one about 9pm.) then the Havaş bus terminates at the Swiss Hotel (Efes Büyük Oteli) which is just a 2 minute walk away. Breakfast is a very relaxed affair and you can seat yourself in the restaurant or at one of the streetside tables and people watch.
For a city hotel this is great value.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Karaca Otel
Address: Sevket Ozcelik Sokak Sevgi Yolu No:55 Alsancak, Izmir 35560, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Izmir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Karaca Otel 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the centre of Izmir and just 400m from Kordon seafront, this 4-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free private parking. Restored in classical style, the hotel is a 5-minute walk from Cumhuriyet Square.Rooms at Karaca have classical-style furnishings and include air conditioning and cable TV. Most rooms have balconies offering views of the gardens.Karaca serves a large buffet breakfast. Weekday lunches, both Turkish and international, can be enjoyed at the à la carte La Campana restaurant, which also has a large TV. Karaca Bar offers drinks in front of the fireplace and cookies with tea.The hotel also includes an on-site cinema room where the latest movies are shown free of charge. Ramps are available for disabled guests, and there are no door sills. A sauna, fitness centre and a massage room are available at the small spa facilities.Free two-way shuttle service to the hotel from Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport is available everyday except Sundays and public holidays. Please inform Karaca Hotel in advance if you want to use this service. ... more   less 
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