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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 96 Hotels in Izmir
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“Very nice hotel!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2010

We stayed at Swissotel Grand Efes for a few days - it was recommended to us by the locals as the best in Izmir and we were very pleased with our experience. The hotel is located in the best part of Izmir, I think. The rooms look new & modern. We were upgraded to the Executive Club Level which was a nice touch. The Executive Club Level lounge offered wonderful daily breakfast as well as delicious afternoon pre-dinner appetizers and drinks which we really enjoyed!

We were VERY impressed by the hotel gym - the biggest and most equipped hotel gym I've ever seen. They even offered a spin class and a palates room!

The service was great and the hotel staff went out of the way to make sure we had a wonderful experience.

We tried the hotel fish restaurant for dinner and liked that. My favorite was Deniz fish restaurant, 10 minute walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2010

Swissotel is the perfect place to stay in Izmir. Although a little expensive given it`s not in a very big touristic city, it offers the best in town. Location is more than perfect, rooms are spacious, spa is gorgeous and swimming pool is what you are dreaming of at this summer time when temperatures are high and you come back from a tour ( to Ephesus or underground caves) or from a long walk.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2010

Recently stayed at the Swissotel in Izmir while my girlfriend was attending a conference at the hotel. I think the thing to remember is Izmir is not necessarily a big tourist destination. Maybe a night or two while you see Pegamon and Ephesus. I stayed for 5 nights, while the people in town were lovely not a ton to do.

The hotel, however, was very nice. Was located 1 block away from the waterfront where all sidewalk cafes and places to have lunch and dinner are. Felt very safe walking around the area both during the day and at night.

The facilities of the hotel were immaculate. Did not see anything dirty in my 5 days there. From carpet, to common areas, to places to eat it was all spotless. The room was very modern looking with free internet. Bathroom had a tub and a rain show (separate). Nice flat screen TV and a little balcony. My one complaint about the room was they had something called ambiance lighting. This lighting did not provide a ton of light. So when packing at night was a bit tough to see, even with all lights in the room turned on.

Pool and gym were not the hotels but rather a spa's attached to the hotel. Beautiful facilities. Nice people helping out. Pool was refreshing in the Turkey heat.

Staff at the hotel was friendly and the people you'd expect (front desk, concierge, waiters) spoke English well. Just don't use sarcasm. One thing about the staff was I contacted the concierge to arrange some tours through a hotel approved guide since I was alone. While initially very responsive and helpful, the communication trailed off and nothing was booked and recommended. The same thing happened when at the hotel. Was a little disappointing.

Overall, even with a Hilton next door, I would stay here again if my travels took me to Izmir.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2010

This hotel used to be called the Efes Hotel and was the best hotel in Izmir. Recent renovation and name change did not make much of a difference in terms of its standing. The location is ideal for business and leisure. The rooms are on the small side but quite comfortable and up to date and they have a nice view of the harbour. The staff is very courteous and helpful. We stayed at the Executive Floor and had our breakfasts at the Executive lounge. They would bring any type of omlette you order from their main kitchen plus all the other extra food and drinks you get in the lounge. They also have a great lunch buffet in one of their restaurants. The conscierge recommended a wonderful seafood restaurant within walking distance called Deniz Restaurant. There is another great place for dinner right behind the French Cultural Center nearby. If you want to be inside, try the Tuccarlar Odasi Restaurant with a great view of the harbour and good food.
On the down side, this hotel that claims a five star status needs new towels and new sheets for the beds. We had to ask them to replace our sheets when we first arrived. They had holes and stains. The towels, originally white, were rather off white in color and looked tired.
Make sure you buy your own water from the buffets right across the street. The hotel will give you two tiny bottles of water every day and will charge you an arm and a leg if you buy them in the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled on business
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berlin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2010

Hotel staff were marvelous and responsive to all our needs. We had need of Wifi and printing out of our airline tickets which were provided free and was not problem. We found a missing towel and bathrobe in our room and they were supplied promptly. Excellent attention, professionalism and friendliness of all hotel staff.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2010

What a great place to stay. Excellent location. The staff is always willing to please and make your stay as pleasant as possible. We must mention Mr. Orkan, the manager of the Equinox Restaurant, and Mr. Boris Eristi of the Executive Lounge for their dedication and professionalism. Nothing is to small for them when comes to pleasing you and making you feel welcome. The food is exquisite and the rooms very comfortable and clean. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

Spent a couple of days in Izmir with the family (children aged 6 and 2). The Swisshotel worked out wonderfully. It is very centally located, very efficient and has lovely gardens where the kids could use the small playground. Staff are attentive and very friendly. Breakfast buffet is extraordinary. As an added bonus we met the Galatasary football team who were also staying there - my 6 year old was very impressed ;-).

Stayed April 2010, travelled with family
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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 Luxury Hotel in Izmir
#1 Spa Hotel in Izmir
#1 Business 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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