Durham, United Kingdom
July 18, 2004
The rooms are small, clean and adequate with bath and shower. They have a mini bar with not-too-expensive contents, and you also get a basket of fruit on arrival. The main drawback of the room was the difficulty of temperature control. My room had an inefficient and noisy A/C, which meant you got no sleep. If the A/C was off, the heat and humidity kept you awake, if it was on, the noise got you. The TV had lots of channels including a couple of English speaking ones. BBC World News and MTV as I remember.
The staff were efficient and friendly and most spoke at least a little English.
Breakfast was hot and cold buffet, and to a very good standard. The cold choices were especially good. You could choose from a wide selection of cereal, breads, fresh fruit, salad vegetables, nuts, yoghurt, cold meat, and cheeses. Hot choices were scrambled eggs, hot dog sausages, and hash browns.
I would certainly recommend this hotel. It is ideally placed to explore the nice Konak area with its lovely square and interesting shops on foot (10-minute walk). Also you have the lovely sea front promenade right outside. On site car parking is free, but cramped.
One piece of advice, if you book it go to the hotel direct - you'll find it 50% cheaper than using Expedia. My room for six nights B&B came to about $300. Email the hotel direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.
From journal Lost in Translation