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Review of Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir

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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
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Profondeville
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80 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

Very nice hotel, kind personnel, clean, quiet and large rooms, exceptionnal breakfast, good situation near the see and the restaurants along the water.
Wellness facilities are at a very good level, clean and relaxing. Everything made to feel you well.
Wifi very stable, which is not often the case in such large hotels.
The hotel is made of 3 buildings, linked together. This can make the trip between the lobby and the rooms quite long.
At 30 minutes fro the airport.
I went last time in the Crowne Plaza in Izmir, and this one worth it certainely, and may be more.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich, Switzerland
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81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012

The perfect place to stay in beautiful Izmir. Location is perfect. Bedrooms excellent. Good choice of restaurants. Restaurant on lower floor is excellent. Facilities are brilliant. Staff are helpful. Hotel is modern, bright and cheerful.

Room Tip: Stay away from street side. Try to avoid a room in block C. It's a long walk to breakfast and to...
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Travel284
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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2012 via mobile

It's probably the best place to Stay in Izmir. The Location is on the Bay, near all the open air restaurants, walking distance to Konak Square and the Market Kemaralti.
The breakfast spread is nice. Hotel has got Amrita spa where you can pamper yourself.
Large King size beds and good bathroom space makes the stay comfortable.
Overall a very good stay

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MJX
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gefes, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, responded to this review, 8 October 2012
Dear Guest,

Please accept our sincere thanks for spending your precious time to share your kind feedback. We appreciate your valuable comments.
We look forward to welcoming you in the future and hope to host you again in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir.

Best Regards,
Swissôtel Grand Efes, Management Team
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Herndon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Words can never explain how it feels to stay here. From the most incredible drinks at the Sky Bar, to the most luxurious spa packages ever. Let's not forget the incredibly attentive staff! Other points to mention are the location of the hotel, the city itself and large amounts of restaurants located within a short walking distance from the hotel. Now, let's talk about the incredible breakfast buffet. Ensure you include this in your hotel package! From choices of various types of eggs for your omelets, to the incredible array of fresh fruits, juices, cheeses, olives, meats and sausages, pastries, coffees and teas. The Swissotel does not disappoint here! From the dessert bar in the main lobby, to the incredible 5 star gym, this hotel will get a visit from me every year from now until. Oh, did I mention cost? $125 USD a night for a true 5 star hotel! Visit this place! The restaurants located within the Swissotel are also top notch places to dine. The mixed drinks in the Sky Bar are pricey for Turkish standards, but are made from scratch (fresh fruits) and cannot be topped by any place that I have visited in my travels to include Mexico, Miami, London, Paris, Lima, NYC, L.A. or the Keys ($36 Turkish Lira or $18 USD) but these drinks were well worth every penny! I visited the Sky Bar every night and would go there tonight, if could. They also include lots of finger foods included with the drinks. I could go on and on about this place. Hope you get the picture... The only downside were the small balconies, but that is just overwhelmingly out weighed by the too many positives.

Room Tip: Ocean view or the garden (pool) view are very acceptable.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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gefes, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear Valued Guest,

Many thanks for your comments regarding our hotel and staff during your visit. We are delighted to hear that you were happy with our property.

We hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind Regards,
Swissôtel Grand Efes, Management Team
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We booked this hotel based on previous reviews and were so happy with our decision. The location is great (one of the airport buses more or less stops outside the hotel - last stop), being a short walk to the seafront, shops, bars and restaurants. We stayed in a standard room, which we booked through the hotel website and we felt it was really good value given the quality of the hotel. The room for a chain hotel was a good size, with everything provided (even weighing scales!) including robe, slippers, water and a fruit plate on arrival. The breakfast was fabulous with an amazing choice - as we were on holiday we 'grazed' for at least an hour each day! All the hotel staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel has a big outdoor pool and a great spa area including indoor pool, steam, sauna, jacuzzi and gym - all free for guests to use - there is also a hamman and various treatments you can pay for. Apart from breakfast we didn't eat in the hotel as there are some great eateries round the corner which are much cheaper. We did eat on the seafront one night which was OK but we felt overpriced compared to the other place we ate.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TTK
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gefes, Public Relations Manager at Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, responded to this review, 26 September 2012
Dear Guest,
Please accept our sincere thanks for spending your precious time to share your kind feedback. We appreciate your valuable comments.

We look forward to welcoming you in the future and hope to host you again in Swissôtel Grand Efes, Izmir.

Best Regards,
Swissôtel Grand Efes, Management Team
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Istanbul, Turkey
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29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

Hotel is right in the middle of city center and by the wonderful coast of Izmir. It has a wonderful garden with a great swimming pool and fitness facilities. Rooms have pretty new furnishing and staff is really attentive. Best hotel in Izmir I can say. They also have a silent and elegant executive lounge. I totally recommend this hotel. Great for business, couples and family.

Room Tip: If you prefer sea view, choose a higher floor, garden view is also great.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mehmet B
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Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

Hotel is beautiful and the location perfect for strolling, spa and touring the historic area of Ephesus. My room was perfectly located overlooking the sea and handy to the spa elevator. I had a Club floor room which provided me with dinner and breakfast included in the rate and as a single woman travelling provided me with privacy and security. The staff were extremely courteous and helpful, shall I say "Typical Turkish" hospitality.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank payan_too
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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 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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