At the frond gate of the old city citadel there was a surprise waiting for us in Ankara
A beautiful renovated traditional Chan that it takes you back in time, with luxury and comfort
This hotel should be a place to visit even if you are not plan to stay
in a very quite and peaceful atmosphere, you are in the middle of the old city, walking distance to the small antique shops all around you(steep downhill) and small local cafes BUT after 8 it looks empty, everything is closed and no more people around, so take a taxi to come back at night
The rooms were spacious enough but the Bathroom was even bigger having even a view from my Jacuzzi
Another surprise NO refrigerator in the room, and not enough bottles of drinking water
you should ask for ice or cold drinks But the staff is very pleased to help you anytime and the service in all grounds is exelent
The breakfast was a great surprise also, since it was served for each guest(not a Buffet)
in fantastic old Turkish trays, with a choice of a main course, starting rather late at 7 for business travelers ,and having no tourkish simit bread !!!
The hole atmosphere it is extremely romantic
A little too much for an evening dinner at the restaurant ,the light is too low you cannot even see your food ,it is like a dark castle and you are sitting in the middle
Funny abut the light ~I can go every morning for breakfast but i would never have dinner in the same restaurant
fortunately there is a very nice restaurant just across the street with an Ankara view from the castle I think it is call Washington!!!!
I would strongly suggest this Hotel for a weekend, without moving more than 500 meters around
I think the renovation of such a site was due to a Rich Turkish named Cotc (I dont Know if it is correct ) but next door is also a museum for a private collection like cars, type writers, baby prams Old computers !!! and those small thinks that also take us back to our young age
I would go back even if it just to stay in this One Of a Kind Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Divan Çukurhan is an exclusive historic setting that features 19 individually designed rooms whose wide-ranging aesthetic perfectly complements the lovingly restored caravanserai that houses the hotel. The Çukurhan is located opposite to the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel, close to the site which was formerly known as the Horse Market, and on the west side of the present Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum. ... more less
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