Tear Gas and Tiaras
Posted Jun 19, 2013 on Hotels
Hotel staff were great during the unrest. On Saturday the riot police were going nuts with water cannons and tear gas right outside the hotel and the staff and security kept a very level head and sensible approach while dealing with guests getting into and out of the hotel. No siege mentality, just considered behaviour. Otherwise hotel is a typical city centre HI, a bit better than rural or suburban HI's but nothing exceptional: comfortable, well priced, no nonsense. Staff were typically Turkish, warm, friendly, smiling. Lovely people.