Our one night experience in this hotel on the evening of 20 June 2014 as part of a tour group was comfortable. Konya is a flat sprawling city. It is known to be one of the more strictly Muslim cities in Turkey. So we were not expecting a large range of drinking venues. Consequenly we were pleasantly surprised at the 18th floor bar with its spectacular views and generous happy hour arrangements (two drinks for the price of one) after our tour director had announced that he was buying the group a drink (a welcome announcement). Although the bar was very nice and the two staff members enthusiastic and diligent, I was left with the distinct impression that they were not overly experienced at handling a crowd (even a smal one).
We had a wondferul view over the city from our room, which was thoroughly clean and comfortable. Absolutely no complaints whatsoever in this area. We looked directly down onto an outdoor venue all set up for an extremely large wedding reception which went on well into the night but did not disturb our rest in any way.
The tour group was served a set menu evening meal in the dining room. We were welcome to take our unfinished drinks down to the dining room. Although I love touring in groups, I always feel that the tour group is treated as a bit of a second class guest in many ways. This hotel was no exception. Whilst there is nothing overt that I can point to, it is just the fact that we were segregated from the rest of the restaurant for our meal and our food was served without enthusiasm or pride. It was mediocre meal as a consequence.
Otherwise there was a good vibe about the hotel throughout the evening, due to the enthusiasm of the wedding guests. We came across four of the wedding guests (two couples) in the elevator at one point and struck up a converstaion. Beautifully attired, behaving politely and looking very attractive . "A wedding is it?" I asked one of the young men who with another male companion were each cradling a partly consumed bottle of beer. "Yes - a Turkish wedding" he replied with a broad smile and a twinkle in his eye. I got the message!! "Enjoy yourselves" I said (and I'm sure they did).
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