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Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

When we arrived, there was no porter to pick up our bags. We ended up having to bring them down ourselves and wait around for 5+ minutes before a porter arrived. Because of changes in the schedule we were only able to stay one night, despite paying for 3 nights. We asked for an upgrade given that we paid 3 nights. It was low season. Front desk dragged their feet and were very unhelpful. Compared to all the other 5 star hotels we are staying at in Turkey the rooms are small. The shower is tiny. We made it clear to the concierge that the car hire company would pick up our car. When the car hire company arrived to pick up the car, the hotel wouldn't release it. We ended up having to make 3 calls back and forth to arrange something that we already thought was fixed with the concierge. This is the first hotel I have been to, where they charge to use the Nespresso machine. Each pod costs $4. What a joke! When we asked for our boarding pass to be printed and brought up to the room, something offered in literally every hotel I have every stayed in, we were told that it would take forever and that you should just come and collect at concierge. There is no trash can in the room. Pretty annoying. None of these things are deal breakers, however, they all add up to a pretty poor experience. Last time we will be staying at a Swissotel if we can help it.

We stayed at the hotel as a base to work in our Izmir offices, so we didn't have much time to make good use of the recreational facilities. However, the room was great, although a bit noisy (street side), the minibar was well stocked, the bathroom spacious and clean, and a desk to work on was a great help during our stay. The breakfast buffet was plenty-full and of a good quality, and also the bars have a good offering and all over the service was great. Shout out to the bartender in the skybar ;) Next time I'm in Izmir, the Swissotel will be my first choice again.

There are a lot of great things that I could say about this hotel but there are also a few things that detract from the overall experience. I’ll get the negatives out of the way first. This hotel is big. There’s no drop off area in front of the hotel so we had to enter through the back entry. It’s a bit of a walk to reception. Check in was friendly and efficient but then there was the walk to our room. We were in C block which is quite a trek. When we finally got to our room we were a little disappointed. It’s a nice room and well appointed but it’s pretty small. I would expect small rooms at the Novotel but not a Swissotel. It was ok for a couple staying overnight but more the size that would suit a single traveller. Very suitable as a business travellers hotel. The hotel facilities are great but again because of the size it’s a long walk to get anywhere if you’re staying in the standard rooms. Getting to the gym or pool took some time and I felt as if I had already had a workout by the time I arrived. Another negative was that the outside pool (which is pretty impressive) closed very early (March). The inside pool is however available later and again is impressive. The things I liked about the hotel was it’s location close to the sea and great restaurants. It’s well maintained and the gym is amazing. Far better than the one I belong to back home. The breakfasts were also fantastic and the staff very helpful and friendly. Overall a good stay but not memorable.

The hotel is very modern, ideally located, very nice ans spacious rooms, friendly staff and excellent Spa facility. The free Wifi works very quick. The restaurant Equinox at the top floor is also very very good at very reasonable prices. Taxi from airport to the hotel is about 20 Euros. Maybe one remark: the sound of the cars driving outside is quite loud, it sounds as if the window is not well isolated.

I stayed here for three nights while on a business trip. Tremendous service! The staff were courteous and professional. My room was very quiet and comfortable. I used the standard wifi provided and it was fast enough for all my internet requirements. Awesome gym and spa. I would definitely stay here again whether for business or pleasure.

I stayed in Swissotel Grand Efes Izmir for two nights. I am very pleased with my stay, fantastic and very professional staff, always ready to help with a big smile. Rooms are very comfortable, modern and clean. Hotel restaurants are very good but I was dismayed to learn that Equinox was closed on Sundays. One area to improve is coffee served in the hotel. Turkish coffee is good but coffee served at breakfast, espresso and others need to improve a lot. It was also a bit annoying to see that they charge for the Nespresso capsules in rooms. Nespresso is almost a standard complimentary coffee on most five star hotels. Capsules are not that pricey but the idea that you need to pay for them does not go well with the exemplary rooms and service this hotel provides.

Everything was perfect , The Breakfast can be improved a bit ( Eggs always to hard , You need a better Coffee Machine as well as fresh juices) Very friendly and helpful staff , comfortable rooms. A must in İzmir

Swissotel lives up to its promise to deliver exceptional service at this property. FO staff is very nice and very helpful, price discrepancy in booking and confirmation was solved quickly -with a smile and an apology -although it was not their fault. There are different types of rooms, I am not sure which one I got but I booked a standard room and got a very spacious, nicely decorated room with lots of space to move around and store luggage. Very comfortable bed, warm sheets and great pillows. Working desk was spacious and had good light. Great european TV choice. And bathroom is luxurious and spacious. All over, great room. Breakfast was excellent, a huuuuge choice to even try to sample everything the same day. Hotel is located in the middle of everything -great restaurants in the annex and all around. And the airport bus leaves right in front which is the best option to get to airport. Again, the staff made the difference: I forgot my credit card in one of the restaurants nearby. They traced it, handled it with the restaurant, kept it and shipped it to me without any complaint or charge. And all with a smile and friendly approach. Grandest hotel in the area, with great staff and great facilities.

Beautiful hotel with incredible art throughout, I particularly loved the wood painting that moved and the sculptures around the property Room was spacious and had every amenity I even used the sewing kit when the hemon my pants fell Breakfast had a wide array of choices, something for everyone The gym and spa facility may be the nicest of any hotel I've stayed at on a business trip Location is near the water, loads of restaurants, cafes and stores within easy walking distance Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient Great stay in Izmir, thank you

Swiss hotel is the oldest hotel in izmir .. But it is not mean old , hotel is very modern and luxurious hotel in here .. even standart rooms are large and very comfortable .. all people are perfect and kindly .. when you stay hotel you can use pool at 06.00am to 23.00 and also fitness centre .. hotel is located in the hearth of the city... you can reach every place from here with taxi or public transporting..can be the price maybe little bit expensive but as you know quality is not cheap ..

Gaziosmanpasa Bulvari No 1 Izmir Izmir

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Konak Square and Saat Kulesi
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Konak, Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Konak Square and Saat Kulesi. This 402-room, 5-star hotel has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Located in central Izmir, the hotel is also near Agora and Archeological Museum.


Dining

There are multiple options for onsite dining with 3 restaurants, including Cafe Swiss, which specializes in Turkish cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and Equinox with its ocean views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir's 402 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, minibars, and free bottled water. Guests can expect flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Other amenities include safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

At Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir, guests enjoy a full-service spa, a nightclub, and an indoor pool. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TRY 200 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2005 reviews