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“Very Nice But Had No Sense of Being in Ankara”
Review of Swissotel Ankara

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Swissotel Ankara
Ranked #7 of 178 Hotels in Ankara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 November 2012

Large room and fantastic bathroom - great sheets and pillows. Just felt I was isolated and far from where I needed to be for my business trip to Ankara. I took cabs everywhere so it wasn't an issue, but at night you're in a residential neighborhood. For a hotel catering to a business clientele it's offensive to charge for WiFi - just incorporate it into the room price. The breakfast was more than abundant and the service great. The gym was huge with great equipment - the best hotel gym I've seen in a while. Don't touch the mini-bar - that and the WiFi fees could set you back - and there's no ATM nearby.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Rooms were well equipped and very comfortable. My only complaint is the hotel has a no smoking policy on all the floors but why are all the rooms equipped with ashtrays and matches? My room also reeked of cigarette smoke as you walk in....other than that, I enjoyed my stay and will defintely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

Swissotel is luxurious hotel located in a rather elite residential area of Ankara, away from the busy streets of the central part. The beautiful surrounding has not much to discover but instead it is the calm that you will find. The Hotel is elegant and well decorated. At the entrance you should pass a security check. The lobby and the bar are nice. The breakfast was excellent with wide variety of choices , all fresh, all tasteful. The staff and the service was absolutely fine. we were easily granted a late check out on request. My room was large and clean with a spacious Bathroom filled with generous level of essentials. We found that this hotel is famous for its Pool & Spa, but unfortunately, I was too busy to try, so I leave no comments here.
There were some minor set backs as well, First and most important is that The WiFi internet is not free unlike many other five star accommodations I've been before and the connection is extremely laggy and unstable which is annoying at times; Second is the minibar with unbelievable high prices.
Overall,I was really impressed and will highly recommend this nice hotel to others

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank mehrdadnb
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

We stayed in this hotel eight days as a family vacation and we just loved it. We had two standard rooms. Hotel is beautiful and it is in a quiet residential area. It is an advantage for night sleep in a busy city like Ankara.
Rooms are well equppied, have fair space and very clean. The best of all is the training facility, swimming pool, hamam and sauna. You will have complementary access to these facilities and it is just excellent. We used them every morning before going to breakfast. Breakfast is just extensive and there are lots of options. We did not need to eat lunch after having near explosion breakfast!

If you go in Ankara for vacation, bear in mind that Ankara does not have much to see for the tourists. So, having good facilities in the hotel is a must in my openion and Swissotel can offer you that with no dobt. Staff in the hotel have been most helpfull and way above the avrage in Europe.

However, hotel has also some parts to improve: 1- There is no clock in the rooms. 2- Sewage system smells time to time. 3- There were mold on the walls of the showers in the facility area but rooms were very clean. 4- Minibar prices were skyhigh and basically means that do not touch!! 5- If you are a tourist, hotell is not in the center. You need to take taxi to the center. But you will have good sleep at night.

Overall, we recommend this hotel to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

The hotel is very clean, good clean spacious rooms and a high standard of service

The choice of food for breakfast was almost breathtaking - all fresh and tasty

Eat in the restaurant on one night and the food was good but not exceptional. A bit pricey as well

As is the case in Turkey alcoholic drink was expensive but even more so in the hotel. Beware

Of note the double room was two singles with separate single quilts so if you are a couple you may need to specify a proper double (if they have them?)

I was paying a business rate arranged by contacts in Ankara which was very competitive over their normal rates

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank nwsmart
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Reviewed 5 October 2012

Stayed there for the 2nd time.

Overall: Very clean hotel. Very good service and friendly personnel.

Food: Wide variety of choices at breakfast. Good fresh orange juice if you ask the waiter. Did not use the restaurant. A broad number of choices to drink at the bar. Did not use the minibar.

Rooms: clean, well furnished with desk to work and a large bathroom with all facilities.

Location: Located in a very quiet street of a main road. Located a few minutes away from a very good restaurant called Adana Sofrasi (see my other reviews)

Price: compared to other hotel prices in EU, our company negotiated price was very low for such a nice hotel. I cannot judge if it's normal price in TR.

But... wifi is paying, slow and unstable. Something very strange for a business oriented hotel. They have to do something about this, if they want to keep their customers coming back. Solution: make wifi available for free, like you get in nearly all hotels.

Room Tip: no tips as both rooms I've stayed in were equaly good
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

It was clean and calm with a good but expensive restaurant. The gym and swimming pool are good. But they postponed checking in for us until 14:00, even though the clean rooms were available sooner and we were there since 9:00 AM.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Swissotel Ankara

Address: Yildizevler Mahallesi | Jose Marti Caddesi No: 2, Ankara 06550, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Ankara Province > Ankara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ankara
#4 Business Hotel in Ankara
#7 Luxury Hotel in Ankara
Price Range: £66 - £119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Swissotel Ankara 5*
Number of rooms: 147
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