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“Not the best area to spend your time...families must choose another hotel!!!” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Grand Verda Hotel
Ranked #82 of 172 Hotels in Ankara
Mörfelden/Walldorf
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not the best area to spend your time...families must choose another hotel!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2010

Very good hotel if you are travelling without family...it is central and in the middle of the red light amusement area...
Parking lot was for free, elevator is going directly to the parkin lot. Hotel is old but the rooms are clean.
Breakfast and personal was turkish standard (this means very good for european standard...). Some of them also spoke german.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank cseixas
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

I stayed at this hotel as part of a tour run by the British company Explore Worldwide. in a I did not like the looks of the area. And one woman in our group had a Turkish friend in Ankara who invited her home for dinner and was horrified when she saw the place we were staying. She said, "Don't go out!"

The area does seem lively at night, and after midnight, I could hear the "thump, thump" of a disco until I turned on a white noise machine I had with me to block it out.

Restaurant options in the area seemed limited. We had the worst meal of the trip at a nearby cafeteria. Three members of the trip got sick after eating the rice pudding.

The lobby was nice.The room was shabby and dated but large and had a refrigerator. Walls were thin, and I could hear the person in the next bathroom loudly brushing his teeth. When left open, the bathroom door hit the sink.

My television had no sound for the BBC channel, the only one in English, but the Turkish channels had sound. The staff member who tried to fix it had limited English, but I think he said something was wrong with the satellite dish.

Breakfast was above averare, with fresh fruit, and hot pastries (borek) with filling. The staff was friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank bardfan75
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UK
Level Contributor
69 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2009

I dont like writing nasty stuff but our stay in this hotel was disasterous, its in a dodgy area as our taxi driver told us and asked us not to wander around at night, the receptionist was a polite man (i got nothing to say about the staff,they were all polite and apologetic) he greeted us and we went up to our room (wife and myself) as we checked late in the evening around 10pm, as it was a hot night we wanted to turn the A/C on only to find out that its "under maintenance" we opened the window but i could not sleep all night as it was extremely noisy outside, turns to be we are in the middle of Ankara's night life hot spot!! very loud music from various bars, shouting and yelling all night untill dawn, as if this was not enough there was a lot of noise in the hotel itself as it was full of local teeange group watching "eurovision!!" and cheering up, so combination of noise+hot weather = no sleep all night, bath tub was not clean and towels looked really old so no shower either, we were supposed to stay 2 nights but after a sleepless night we decided to check out!! funny enough in their business card they descibe the hotel as being" away from city noise and being in quite area!!!" which is 100% lie,so from my personal experience i would advice to steer clear of this hotel and the area (area called Ulus)

Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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Thank sami7986
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2009

Had some clients with me on a business trip to Ankara , we had to stay 3 night all over . We have booked it through a Turkish Agent in Marmaris. Quite cheap,clean , nothing special but comfortable with rich open buffet . Enjoyable stay, staff well experienced , i was surprised when the staff started to chat in german and italian too,with my business colleagues at the front desk,

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
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Sydney, Australia
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109 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2008

Situated in a bustling side street in an area of Ankara where very little English appears to be spoken.
There is really not a lot to say about it, like so many hotels in Turkey the rooms are dated but are comfortable enough. It's a bit noisy too - there are bars and restaurants all the way down the street and in the morning all the Kurdish workers gather outside waiting for casual work so you'd want to try and request a room on a higher level.
The Breakfast buffet was pretty ordinary too.

This hotel is fine for a short stay.

  • Liked — Nothing in particular
  • Disliked — The location
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank MrDBP
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Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
101 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2008

a bit worn out but ok, friendly and helpfull staff, rooms are clean, located in a small street with some night clubs, can be noisy outside on weekends

  • Liked — friendly and helpfull staff
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank jglaw
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Ankara
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2007

I have stayed and enjoyed my trip.... Thank you for your hospitality.

  • Stayed January 2007, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank ozgurumyilmazim
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Additional Information about Grand Verda Hotel

Property: Grand Verda Hotel
Address: Ruzgarli Esdost Sok. No:6 Ulus/Ismetpasa, Altindag, Ankara 06030, Turkey (Formerly Ogulturk)
Region: Turkey > Ankara Province > Ankara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 172 Hotels in Ankara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Verda Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel which is located in ULUS, one of the selected and historical districts of Ankara, has focused on a service understanding which aims the satisfaction of you esteemed guests on the ground of its sectoral experience and renewed infrastructure. The satisfaction and all kinds of security of our guests have constituted the main base of studies in our hotel which is chosen by the families in general. As a city and business world hotel, the foundation of our price policy is a stable price structure. ... more   less 
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Ogulturk Hotel Ankara

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