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Swissotel Buyuk Efes Izmir

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is faultless. The rooms are large and clean, the bathroom is huge and molten brown toiletries are a nice touch. The hotel smells lovely as you walk around. The sky bar on the top floor has amazing views out to the sea. We had the use of the executive lounge where the service was perfect, drinks, food, tea, nespresso all that you need. All restaurants in the hotel were of a very high standard as well. The swimming pool is large and clean with a great pool side bar. Location of the hotel is great for shops and short walks to bars and restaurants. Only a couple of streets away is the capital of wedding dress shopping!!!! We will definitely use Swiss Hotels again. If you are in Izmir I would book this hotel.

Exceptionally well located hotel, great outdoors gardens and art work, friendly staff and very good rooms, beds and water pressure in showers. Arriving by car is a bit tricky as the main vehicular entrance is closed and replaced by arrival in the parking area to the back of the hotel

We were on a 2 weeks trip to turkey with friends and the experience at this hotel was pretty average - firstly they woofed up my reservation - I had booked 2 rooms from the hotel website directly and it was a refundable booking - but 4 days before our arrival they charged my card for one of the rooms - I called them immediately but they denied that they have charged my card - then I was convinced that I have been charged fraudulently and I had to call my bank and they blocked my card. In fact the bank confirmed that it is the hotel which charged me - I had to call the hotel 5 times and then I send them mails and finally they confirmed that they had charged me for one of the rooms for the entire stay due to some issue in their system - when I arrived the hotel I wanted an explanation to the whole issue as I was not able to use my card for 4 days and had to rely on my friends to pay for my hotel and other charges - I was met with the guest relation manager who was more worried that my pitch is high and just asked me to share the mail communications with the hotel - also she was surprised why we came to Izmir if we are tourist ! Anyhow after I did that they still didn't understand what is the exact issue and I have given up now - don't want to waste time on this any more ! The room was pretty average size although I had confirmed with the reservation manager that all rooms are pretty standard - the buffet breakfast spread was decent although being a vegetarian there are not much option in Turkey ! One more thing we rented a car to drive to the hotel from the airport and the hotel entrance is almost impossible to find - the main lobby was off limits to cars and the entrance was at the back side with no signage and no one to guide us - we spent half hour to get to the hotel which was right in front of us ! Their was no personal touch whatsoever - maybe we had high expectations as we had just arrived from the Four Seasons Istanbul - but I would not recommend this hotel to anyone specially tourists !

I live in Istanbul and I am coming often to Izmir for business I always stay at Swissotel and will continue to do it The location is perfect, the hotel has everything you need to enjoy and relax A fully equipped gym, a perfect spa, I recommend the nail studio, the girl working there is the best one on her job The staff from reception to restaurant, from housekeeping to waiters, all with a smile and a friendly professional attitude Thx for another amazing stay and see you in September again

Everything was perfect. Compared to other Turkish hotels that I know it's another dimension. Especially the personell is highly professional. The hotel has an impressive arts collection. I highly do recommend the Grand Efes as the one and only place to be in Izmir. And I really do hope to be there again as soon as possible. Thanks for this tremendous experience.

We needed a place to stay for one night. I have called customer service earlier to direct our special requests and everything was set before we arrived. I will definitely stay in this premises again. Thank you for your excellent customer service.

I stayed there for more than 3 weeks. The staff is truly excellent. Very professional and helpful. It is not a new hotel but it is well maintained. Get a room that looks toward the interior gardens and pool. Less city noise. I highly recommend this hotel and look forward to my next stay.

I stayed in this hotel for business and I found it very mediocre. The hallways are without air conditioning, carpet looks like it is 100 years old. Rooms are ok. Beds not too comfortable. For the price you pay, it is delivering less value in my opinion.

The location of this hotel is most probably the best in Izmir. The rooms are minimalist in style however corner rooms are very spacious. The hotel offers a wide selection at the breakfast buffet a large indoor heated pool and outdoor pool , lovely park play area for the kids and a very impressive spa.The only glitch was with our reservation and bill however this was sorted out after some effort .We were upgraded to executive rooms having access to lounge facilities .The lounge offers great small snacks and good coffees.I have stayed at this hotel in 2016 as well .Best choice in Izmir . A few steps away from Kordon,Konak ,Kemeralti and all the other great touristic sites . The hotel is also very close to all the restaurants on the Kordon which is a lovely area on the waters edge. Tip : take a corner room and include breakfast . Hotel service I'd average however the hotel does offer a good base for setting out on day trips to Ephesus , Pamukkale and nearby attractions.

This is probably one of the best hotels in Izmir! We stayed at this hotel 8 nights in July 2017. The service at all levels are very good. The rooms are clean and spacious. The location is perfect with a lot of restaurants and cafés surrounding the hotel. Walking distance to the corniche and most things you would need. The spa/pools are also very good and a relaxing experience. The breakfast was also very good with service minded staff and a good selection of food and drinks. Well done Swissotel! We would recommend this hotel to other travellers and definitely stay here again if in Izmir.

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 Izmir City Centre, 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 indoor pool. Located in central Izmir, the hotel is also near Agora and Archeological Museum.


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.


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 300 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 a fitness center, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony (Swiss Executive Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, City View (Swiss Advantage Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View (Swiss Advantage Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View (Swiss Executive Room)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1834 reviews