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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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“What a gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2011

This is the best value for money 5 star hotel I have ever stayed in.

First it was cheap; far cheaper than many hotels that are far inferior.

Room was large clean and comfortable with comfortable King bed.

Amazing spa and wellness centre with huge gym full of modern equipment.

Pool was good and lobby area nice.

Two fantastic restaurants:
By the pool for a great fish meal the sea bream was amazing.

Or on the top (ninth floor) for fine dinning where the crispy duck with plum sauce was top class.

If I was to pick a downside which is hard- the wine list was a little pricey and the internet (free) was on the slow side in our room.

If you are going to Izmir stay at Swissotel you will not regret it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2011

We stayed at this hotel during an Insight tour of Turkey. Unquestionably the best hotel during the tour. Five stars all the way. One cannot but admire the quality of the lobby, the rooms, linens, restaurant, indoor and outdoor pools and the divine spa!!! A top class hotel fully desrving of all the awards it has received. We would love to go back again and stay longer.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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
Dear Guest;



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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir

Property: Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Address: Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No: 1 Alsancak, Izmir, Izmir 35210, Turkey
Phone Number:
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 Spa Hotel in Izmir
#1 Family Hotel in Izmir
#1 Business Hotel in Izmir
#1 Luxury 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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