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“Good hotel - the amenities are also open to locals”

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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Good hotel - the amenities are also open to locals”
Reviewed 11 June 2011

Stayed there for one night only and booked the the honeymoon package (although it was NOT our honeymoon - just had a good offer!). There was a conference at the same time and the front desk seemed to be struggling with the amount of people they were dealing with.

We opted to get an upgrade but the room was not ready at the time we were checking in. Other than that, the service was efficient and we had an amazing time at the spa, the highlight of our stay. The hotel is also open to locals to use the amenities and services. And of course, only the affluent can afford that - they seem to have their nose up in the air for everyone else. They were outright rude to the staff at the Spa.

Overall, a very nice experience. Chilled at the Sky bar/restaurant at night with views over the marina. We had dinner and breakfast at their buffet restaurant (can't remember the name of the restaurant now) - a very good selection of food and drinks. Not all their staff speak English and we had a few struggles but nothing major. There is no parking at the hotel but valet staff are always on hand to park the vehicles.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

Me and my colleague stayed in Swiss Grand Efes for 3 days. The rooms were near perfect and the breakfasts were incredibly delicious. The staff were experienced and friendly. And the hotel is situated in the center of the city.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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california
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2011

We usually don't stay in large hotels except on business trips. The Swissotel is completely refurbished and top notch. We stayed on the Executive Floor with a great rate and loved everything about the hotel. The service was superb. It was close to seaside restaurants and easy access from the airport and from our daily tours.

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Concord, MA
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

Stylish rooms but small and with inadequate lighting. The glass pocket door to the bathroom was frosted, but not entirely, so someone walking into the room would have a direct view of the toilet (and anyone on it!). The breakfast food was just barely adequate except for the exceedingly weak coffee and ersatz orange juice. The dinner buffet was totally inadequate: the three choices on the night we were there were fried liver, a steak that had been sitting on the steam table and was brown and tough, and a flavorless breaded chicken cutlet. Service was abysmal. The paper napkins on the table were small and flimsy. Location was fine. Staying there was not.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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gefes, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, responded to this review, 26 May 2011
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Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. In Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, we always consider complaints as a gift. Please be informed that all necessary actions will be taken to improve our service. We hope to welcome you once again and make you feel more comfortable during your stay.
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Dubai
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Reviewed 20 May 2011

Swissotel Grand Efes hotel has very good location where you can see coast from your hotel room. In the room deocration is modern and furniture is new. Hotel has good specious and well decorated conference rooms. Free wireless internet is available in lounge and cable interent in the room. Breakfast spread is good and can be enjoyed outside with nice view of garden. All the restaurants are at walking distance from the hotel. Service is prompt and ospitality is good. Overall excellent experience.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Nanuet, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2011

A stately and elegant hotel right in the heart of the city. Only a 2 block walk to the sea. We arrived within minutes of several other tour buses and yet were shown directly to our room. Nothing great as far as a view of the city but the bedding and bath were nicely outfitted. Dinner and breakfast service was quite good. We only slept the night but the a/c worked well and every member of the hotel staff we encountered were helpful and pleasant. I wish we had more time to experience the city of Izmir but on this trip time did not allow. I would definetely like to spend more time at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

Lovely hotel and location, but don't expect any restaurant recommendations from the concierge outside of their 1 commissioned tourist spot on the waterfront. He was visibly distressed our first night that we had no plans to eat at their only recommended place, then the next night when we asked for directions to a local restaurant he assured us it was way too dangerous to leave the mediocre strip of tourist places on the water. Fortunately we did not follow his advice, found that the restaurant, Dort Mevsim et Lokantasi, was far closer than he indicated, and it was one of our best meals in Turkey. This is precisely the problem w/5 star hotels like this--they try to prevent you from leaving the compound. And this is tempting as they have a lovely spa/pool. But why come to to Turkey if you want to hide in a plush hotel?

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Address: Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No: 1 Alsancak, Izmir, Izmir 35210, Turkey
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Region: Turkey > Turkish Aegean Coast > Izmir Province > Izmir
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Izmir
#1 Luxury Hotel in Izmir
#1 Spa Hotel in Izmir
#1 Family Hotel in Izmir
#2 Romantic Hotel in Izmir
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir 5*
Number of rooms: 402
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 12.000 m² of landscaped gardens Swissotel Buyuk Efes, Izmir is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the heart of the city’s commercial hub and overlooking the spectacular Kordon Promenade, on Turkey’s Aegean Sea. Adnan Menderes International Airport is less than 10 miles (15 km) and 20 minutes away. Swissotel Buyuk Efes has 402 luxury rooms including 55 elegantly decorated suites At Swissotel Buyuk Efes the guests are presented an inspiring art collection from Fernando Botero to Turkey’s leading exponents of modern art throughout the hotel with more than 800 art masterpieces and a selection of traditional Turkish and contemporary cuisine in a variety of attractive restaurants & bar: Equinox, Cafe Swiss, Aquarium and Sky Bar. Equipped with the latest technology available Buyuk Efes Convention Center located in the hotel, is designed to host all kinds of meetings and conferences in an ideal setting. Over 5,500m², Purovel Spa&Sport provides the Alpine inspired solution to healthy living within a stylish and contemporary environment. Facilities include; 14 treatment rooms, a Presidential Wellness Suite for couple therapies, a hydrotherapy room, solarium, a relaxation lounge, Turkish Hammam, steam bath, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor & outdoor swimming pools, pilates studios, group fitness classes, personal training and a tennis court. ... more   less 
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