Antik Han Hotel - Special Class2.5 out of 5.0
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Based on the recommendation of "Lonely Planet", we (a family of three) decided to stay at Antikhan Hotel for an extended weekend. Unfortunately, the experience was rather disappointing and we decided to leave the hotel after only one night instead of the three nights foreseen. The hotel is in a rather run-down neighborhood in the bazaar area. It is thus pretty far from the sea; walking took us about half an hour. The hotel is equally run-down, somewhat shabby with small, depressing rooms. Our room was dirty (a strong layer of dust on the floor) and, facing the street, rather loud. Breakfast was ok but arriving 1 1/2 hrs prior to its end, the buffet already looked rather empty. Asking for a juice we were told this was not included in the price. Cups and glasses were dirty. The place simply looks old and dark, nothing of the charm one would expect when reading it once belonged to Atatuerk's father. Service was ok, but none of the staff present spoke any English (there was only a young, friendly and helpful staff member at the reception who was fluent in German). To sum it up: for a backpacker place, it is too expensive, for a mid-range, three-star hotel, everything one would expect is missing.
I stayed two nights in a single room. Other than the constant noise make by the toilet, I found the hotel very well priced, in a pretty good location, clean and with good breakfast selection. The inner garden is amazing, being there makes you forget how busy the front alley is.
We arrived late and were surprised to find ourselves in what seemed like an alley in front of a seedy looking hotel, the Antik Han. Not quite the quaint former home of the much revered Mustafa Kemal Ataturk that i was expecting. And it was similarly seedy on entering the hotel and proceeding to our rather shabby room. I might have given the hotel the three star if the pricing were on par with what is being offered. But 40 euros? No way. We checked out the next day and got a fine hotel several blocks away and closer to the Basmane train station. Basically the quality of he hotel was back packer. But not the price.
I have spent at Antikhan 4 nights. What I very much appreciated was the bespoken Turkish hospitality and personal approach. The hotel manager is present most time of the day, ready for a friendly chat and always making sure guests' wishes are satisfied. Reception Lady - Hatice - was very helpful all the time. Although it's not standard hotel service to organise tourist tours, she spent some time to do investigations on how to best get me and my travel companion to Ephesus. I very much liked the rich Turkish breakfast buffet served in a quiet garden. The garden is a pleasant place to sit also in the evening with a tea (or whatever you wish) and socialise. Again a sign of Turkish hospitality - tea at Antikhan is for free - which is rather unusual. Often hotels don't mind charging their guests 5 lira for a cup (price in a restaurant 2 Lira Max.) Location is very convenient - next to Agora and Izmir city Bazaar, few walking minutes from Konak and metro station. (I don't agree the area is "shabby", it's just very Turkish and authentic) Rooms are kept very clean. Bedsheets and pillows were new and very comfortable. The only blemish I can mention is the noise isolation. I have a very light sleep and wake up with smallest noise. On contrary, my friend didn't notice anything. The building is historic - so I guess - perfect noise isolation is nothing one will find in any comparable building. To sum up - you get fair value for money.
Nice enclosed open garden courtyard (only one in central Izmir). A great place to enjoy breakfast or a drink in the evening. Good Turkish breakfast, wifi worked well, staff lovely, quiet but very authentic Turkish commercial street, rooms very simple but comfortable and clean. The hotel is very old and is being repainted. Luxury this is not. A/C worked well. Excellent location for trips to Ephesus, the area beaches (via metro) and Izmir marina area. Yunnus (the owner) and his staff helped us arrange our guided tour of Ephesus and were always very helpful with our questions and needs. I would recommend.
Really great breakfast, wifi works well, very clean, staff lovely, quiet but central street, rooms simple but comfortable. Excellent base for trips to Ephesus. Would recommend. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
This hotel was recommended by our guide book as being charming. It certainly has an antique charm, but the rooms are very basic. There is a nice courtyard and decent local food. Our room, which we were told was the "best", was very strange, with a bare wooden, creaky, staircase leading up the sleeping area. One of the walls was made of breeze blocks and another was peeling. It had a very bare, unwelcoming feel to it. The area is close to the city, but in a slightly seedy neighborhood. However, the staff were friendly and it was not at all expensive.
Do The services are great, waiters are very helpful and very kind. The room is good. The hotel is near the coast with few mins walk can reach the sea. I like the outlay of this hotel, with one word---"elegant".
Mostly Turkish people staying here, and although the management is friendly, the service is orientated toward locals. The chances of finding someone fluent in another language are low. No security...not for the average traveller or single women. In a boisterous and authentic neighbourhood but your comfort level may be challenged.
Izmir is a city with a heavy problem in accommodation: there is a stark lack of boutique hotels and, in fact, hotels with character. Thankfully, Antik Han, which I discovered by chance back in 2004, has been my address during my several visits to Izmir over the last years. It was recently restored. Its courtyard with the huge lemon tree is an oasis of tranquillity in the buzzing bazaar district. The hotel is very conveniently situated in the heart of the Juderia, the old Jewish quarter, a few steps from the ancient Agora, the city's old synagogues, the bazaars and the lanes of the old Armenian quarter of Basmane. Its immediate surroundings are the most picturesque part of town, which was survived the 1922 fire. The staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient, polite and smiling all the time. The rooms surrounding the courtyard are very pleasant indeed, arranged on two levels and opening on the court, which is the heart of the hotel. Excellent dinner (mainly grilled fish and mezes) is served under the immense lemon-tree here, and you should insist to get hold of one of these seven rooms (which are prefixed by Z). The breakfast table is very generous. Overall, it is an unpretentious and friendly place, where you will feel like hosted in an old townhouse, a hotel with much character - it certainly feels a gap in the tourism industry in Izmir...
- Walking distance to Saat Kulesi and Konak Square
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
Located in Izmir City Centre, Antik Han Hotel - Special Class is adjacent to Agora and within a 15-minute walk of popular sights like Saat Kulesi. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Izmir and also close to Konak Square and Kadifekale.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
Antik Han Hotel - Special Class's 30 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers.
Guests of Antik Han Hotel - Special Class enjoy free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and express check-in. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 100 per vehicle one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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42% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 42 reviews