Turkey in the winter... a nice place to visit...
Posted Jan 30, 2013 on Orbitz
Our stay was just one night, but we can say it worked well for backpackers, modest travelers, and those that don't expect Ritz Carlton or Motel 6 (US) quality.
The room had a 22" flat screen with basic local cable, good Wi-Fi reception and speed, radiated and electronic heat, good water pressure and lasting hot water. The breakfast is modest as well, with a fixed portion of items put on a plate that represent a meal. Perhaps this is because it is not the summer or popular times to visit or perhaps this is the way the hotel does things.
I didn't mind, but here if you are picky, then move on or just go buy something somewhere else. The only thing that bothered me was that my door did not lock from the outside with the ability to remove the key. That's taking a lot of trust into consideration. A guy like me from a big crime ridden city was beside myself on trust. I kept my cash, passport and expensive camera with me along with phone and trusted that my laptop and other things didn't get stolen... no of which happened.
The staff is a nice blend of young and middle aged persons, all very nice and accommodating. In fact depending on business conditions, they will give you a lift here and there free of charge. Again, sincere people.
The location was great to get within easy walking distance to the attractions of Pamukkale (ruins and the calcium salt hillside). The buses are easily accessed from a central part of this quite small town & surrounding restaurants are not bad, although we heard some people talking about a few in the area that were not spectacular. One will only know by going themselves.
OK, the low-down. I didn’t mind this place, my travel partner, well she wasn’t really psyched about this place as she had greater expectations, and would have preferred the breakfast be one more of a buffet thing. However, the room had a good bed, the basic amenities noted above that met needs, and the people were no spring chickens at hosting guests and did care about helping you out, and again, you are here to visit the ruins and calcium salt hills and really all you need is one day in this town or same day if you can get there early and move onto your next destination in the evening or night, that is if you feel you have walked through a LOT of Hellenistic ruins and enjoyed all that potential hiking.