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Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir
Ranked #1 of 98 Hotels in Izmir
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 October 2010

I agree 100% with other reviewers that the Grand Efes Izmir is a great hotel. But what impressed me the most was the design of the hotel and the owners' efforts to make it a part of the Turkish experience. Both public and private spaces (including rooms) contain a wide variety of Turkish and international modern art. All hotels with great service and amenities are special - what makes this hotel stand above the others is its clear support of artists and its effective use of available space to show their works. And that Botero at the entrance!!! Wow.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2010

A clean, modern and secure hotel set in pleasant and spacious grounds. There is a large pool and the breakfast buffet is excellent. The main thing that makes a stay here one to remember, though, is the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. I have rarely stayed anywhere where the hotel employees tried so hard to make sure the guests enjoyed their stay and looked genuinely happy to be doing so. I would definitely stay there again if I took another trip to Izmir.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 October 2010

This is an extremely nice hotel! The staff and management who will go to the greatest extents possible to ensure you are fully satisfied with your stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

This was an awesome hotel that is constructed over a huge area, the hotel as great recreation. It has a huge swimming pool and Jaccuzi, children's park, Spa, Gym. The hotel has more than 4 restaurants and the food is amazing. The rooms were averaged sized but were very modernly done. The bathrooms were huge and had both tub and shower cubicles. There was always tea /coffee, chocolates available and you could ask for as many as you wanted. The service was wonderful and the staff spoke very good english. They would also help you with excursions and tours and book them at a reasonable price. The hotel was close to the beachfront and you could walk to all the major shopping areas.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

My husband and I were highly impressed with the hotel during our 2-day stay, before heading out to Cesme. Most of the staff spoke English very well, which was appreciated since we only speak a little Turkish yet. Friendly and very hospitable staff too. We were welcomed with a plate of fresh fruit in our room shortly after our arrival. Our room had a decent view overlooking the grassy courtyard and pool. I could have spent nearly every afternoon at the pool as it was perfect, and again excellent service. We ordered drinks poolside and later received complimentary water bottles and chilled washcloths.

In the evening, we enjoyed a lovely seafood dinner outside at the Aquarium and were able to choose a few mezzes from the cart too. Again, our server was great, never intruding on our evening. There also happened to be a live band that night for entertainment, which added to the romantic and festive Bayram atmosphere.

In the morning, the hotel provides an amazing spread for the breakfast buffet...from olives, cheese, veggies, fruits, eggs to breakfast pastries, bread and cured meats.

We also enjoyed buying some fresh chocolates from the shop in the lobby, and having drinks while watching the sunset from the "almost" rooftop bar. The hotel is located in a great area along the waterfront where you can find tons of other restaurants and bars and a great park.

We would highly recommend this hotel and will stay again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

I stayed in Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir with my family and had great time. The wheather was so nice so we had opportunity to experince the outdoor pool where you may find the exclusive service with the smily and friendly staff. The hotel is just a walking distance to Kordon where you may have a walk through. I would definetly suggest the hotel to my friends for their stays.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

The hotel is just fantastic! There are pools, convinient meeting rooms, excellent breakfasts.
The only thing you need to be aware of is following: virtually every weekend they host weddings and birthdays in their inner park area. That means there will be loud music playing right until 23.00-24.00. If you're not ok with this, ask for street/sea view or ... change a location

  • Stayed: July 2010, 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 Business Hotel in Izmir
#1 Family Hotel in Izmir
#1 Luxury Hotel in Izmir
#1 Spa Hotel in Izmir
#2 Romantic Hotel in Izmir
Price Range: £74 - £149 (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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