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“Nice hotel to come back from”
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Buyuk Anadolu
Ranked #141 of 174 Hotels in Ankara
London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice hotel to come back from”
Reviewed 11 June 2011

Middle of absolutly nowhere, more waiters than guests - ushally not a bad thing, but do not stop eating or your plate will be removed, finished or not. Safe missing from my room, my friend (next room had a safe but it was so small, he took it out of the cupboard and put it on the bed.....not bolted down! ) What a good idea!! His balcony window did not close, mine did but would not lock. One day my room was left unmade, and to top it all, the whole hotel had continious power cuts, not very good when you are covered in soap in the shower........yes all power, even water! This may be a newish hotel but the standard of workmanship was 3 star at best. My top tip......avoid like the plague.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2011

I had made 25 room reservation to this hotel 3 months ago before my c-in date and received my confirmation.But hotel had cancelled my reservation because of overbooking before 10 days. No apalogize, no alternatives '!!!!!

Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 31 October 2010

After spending 10 days in Turkey and I was still puzzled with their hotel ranking system. So does 5 star really mean the best or would that be 1 star?

This night, we arrived at yet another 5 starred hotel, Buyuk Anadolu. The exterior looked decent but definitely not 5 star material, maybe 3 star at most. The hotel was huge like a shopping mall or commercial building so they even had security guards there. There were some facilities in the ground floor, such as internet room (with pentium computers), table tennis room, snooker room and chess room. Not bad.

When we finally turned our attention to the hotel room, we were very disappointed. How could parts of the toilets still look unfinished? For instance, the sink still had rough edges which were not yet smoothened out and the bathtub was leaky. The balcony door also failed to lock properly which got us worried for the whole night. Good thing that, we were leaving the hotel at 5am the next morning so our sleep was brief anyways.

All in all, our friends summed it up like this, "It's like someone came to build a huge hotel with all the facilities and finishing but then NO ONE maintains it for 5-10 years. After a while, the place looks older than a 30 year old premise.". Well said.

Having said that, do you think we would recommend it to anyone? No chance....

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2010

this will be a very simple review.
Its supposed to be a 5star hotel but in reality in would just pass as a 2 star. It look awful and very very poor condition. If i would see this in Bagdad i wouldnt be suprised but this in Ankara is a very sad place. I was only there for a day use room so i have no idea about the food but would have never ever tried breakfast there.
When in Akara go to the Swissotel.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2009

I believe it is now named Grand hotel Anadolu of Ankara when I stayed in this hotel on a two week long trek through Turkey with COSMOS Tours. It is a huge hotel in huge grounds including a water fun park. However, it has the worst services and condition we ever seen for all the hotels in Turkey. Basically, this is a big white elephant built on farm lands far away from any town but is supposed to be near the airport. It looks like a 5 star holiday hotel from far, just don't go near it!

The hotel is big and even has indoor swimming pools but all the guests who went to the pool were disappointed as it was stuffy and looked dirty. The lounge area is huge with run down furniture and facities so don't expect anything there. When I complaint to the staff that wireless internet does not work, they gave me a plain look as though it was never meant to work anyway. The room we had was huge but poorly furnished and
looks dirty as well as smelling musty. One of our group had a shock when the vanity basin dropped onto his feet when he was shaving! This hotel is a safety hazard so avoid it unless you have no choice. Tour guide told us it is used by senior officials, may be in original conditions but it is really run down now!

  • Stayed July 2009
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South East England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2008

This hotel is very tired at the edges. I can't agree with the reviewer who said only go to this hotel if you are on a tour, don't stay there then either; we were on a tour and it was the worst hotel we stayed in in Western Turkey, yet it had the highest star rating. It had no plusses; too far out of Ankara to be able to do any private sightseeing yet an unpleasant hotel.

Although on first appearance the room looked good, it was a decent size and had a balcony, on closer inspection it was very disappointing. The management needs to take a look at what their cleaners are doing; the balcony was filthy, the windows looked like no-one had ever cleaned them, surfaces were sticky or dusty and the bathroom was also dirty.
The toilet seat and lid fell off on first use (presumably just balanced there), the hairdryer was set up for a giant so had to be held high above the head to make it work and then burnt so hot it couldn't be held, the air conditioner would blow out only warm air, but on opening the windows we had to close them again because of an overwhelming smell of what can only be described as urine, maybe from a nearby farm, the corridors smelt of deisel fumes.

There was a good selection of food for dinner, but at breakfast empty containers such as yoghurt and cornflakes weren't refilled after a previous tour group had emptied them, so our group went without, also what little of things like yoghurt and cheese was there tasted very watery.

2 requests for more pillows went ignored, this was the same for others in the group. Also although the lifts look ok they aren't to be trusted, numerous people got stuck in them and although each time they started up again it was only after stressful waiting.
Quite a number of our group were given room changes because of various problems, e.g. balcony doors not closing, but were still dissatisfied.

  • Stayed June 2008
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4 Thank scallyuk
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Istanbul
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2007

If you are in business, never, never, never stay here. It is approximately USD 60 from the city center (one way). No shuttle, no public transportation at all. Absolutely nowhere to go outside the hotel, which is completely (And I mean it, completely) surrounded by wheat and corn fields. The only alternative for dinner is a poor, very poor open buffet with very limited choices. If you ask for "A la carte", the waiter says "Oh, yes, we will be pleased to take your order but it will take too much time as we are serving 800 people who have joined a conference here"...

This hotel carries five stars and just guess what might be the reason why Turkish authorities have rated like this. Unbelievable. The worst place that I have ever stayed in my life. The ONLY reason why you might stay here is the following: Having flown to Ankara late at night and a planned pick-up to another town (Say, Cappadocia, for example) very early in the next morning ONLY IF YOU HAVE JOINED A TOUR!...

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  • Stayed October 2007, travelled on business
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Property: Buyuk Anadolu
Address: Esenboga Havaalani Yolu 27 km | Akyurt Merkez, Ankara, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Ankara Province > Ankara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#30 Spa Hotel in Ankara
#71 Luxury Hotel in Ankara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Buyuk Anadolu 5*
Number of rooms: 166
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