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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 97 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 October 2012

On a 16 day tour we stayed at some excellent hotels as well as some that had seen better days. This was one of the excellent one. Driving to the back of the hotel to unload , we noticed that there was Pasabahce store in the same block with the hotel. After checking in, my wife, sister, and I headed to the store. Their fine glass section is really great, in particular the creative pieces that they make themselves. We ended up with a number of pieces, including a beautiful paperweight for my nephe (who also was traveling with us) birthday. The Botera statue ouside of the hotel also was a surpries.
Later I walked to the harbor area--a very interesting place to watch people--you people talking intense sitting on benches, older men fishing and being supplied with snacks from the motor scoter, a person selling cotton candy and another roasted corn. That evening we had the best meal of the trip which included a cheese and tomatoe salad and a perfectly prepared salmon for the main course. There was also a strange event that affected about half of our group--at 2:45 and again at 4:45, all of the lights in our room magically came on, inlcuding those in the room of our guide. We never learned why.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2012

We had the executive suite and it was just magic...sheer luxury. The hotel is beautiful with lots of restaurants around and in a convenient position. Didn't want to leave and would certainly recommend it. Security was a priority, and although a bit of a pain to go through each time you went in and out, it was reassuring that we were pretty safe.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 October 2012

I travel a lot to Turkey and I must say that i am happy when i've got the chance to visit Izmir because of the hotel.

I had ben in this hotel several times and I hope I can repeat.

The location is excellent in front of the ocean. The rooms are nice and comfortable, the staff is helpful, once i lost luggage and they were extremely caring.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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gefes, Manager at Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2012

Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for choosing Swissôtel Grand Efes as your home during your visit to Izmir. Thank you vey much for taking time to share your comments. It is nice to know that you enjoyed staying in our hotel . Looking forward to welcoming you back in Swissôtel Grand Efes for your recent visit to Izmir.

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Swissôtel Grand Efes, Management Team

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Reviewed 19 October 2012

We stayed at this hotel as part of a tour group. Our room was very large with an extremely comfortable bed. The shower too was excellent. We had a very fast internet service that worked consistently. There was a set menu for the group and the food was delicious. From my limited experience of the hotel I would recommend it to those travelling independently through Turkey

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Had a great stay at this large, well located hotel. Staff is excellent, always friendly and efficient.
Food was very good. Rooms are well appointed, free wi if throughout. Exercise and spa Facilites are superb as are the two pools.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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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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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...
  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about 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 Family Hotel in Izmir
#1 Spa Hotel in Izmir
#1 Luxury Hotel in Izmir
#1 Business Hotel in Izmir
#2 Romantic Hotel in Izmir
Price Range: £80 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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