but if you 're looking for a cheap place to crash while visiting expensive kaleici , that may work out for you .
if you are looking for charm and romance , you are not going to find it here , in fact the place has zero sex appeal and i must say , i was quite disappointed when i was first shown into my room as it was so bare , basically just a bed , a big armoire , a plug in the middle of the wall and a mini table. i felt quite cramped and my stuff was all over the floor. same deal in the bathroom , everything had to sit on top of the toilet or by the sink and there were no hooks to hang your towels to dry - i had to hang them over the edge of the door .... on the other hand , the place was clean and the maid would offer to do your room daily if you wished. their was A.C. in the room but since i was there in october , i never had to turn it on ....
but the redeeming thing about this place is that you got to use the lovely pool at their sister hotel a few doors down as well as enjoy their breakfast buffet served in the garden so all in all , given the fact that i paid less than $ 20 / night , it wasn ' t too bad of a deal and i never bothered looking for something a bit more cheerful.
the staff wasn ' t that friendly at first but i think it was mostly due to their lack of english , except for Sadat , the young guy who worked at reception who was always willing to help and very pleasant .
so again , what started as a bit of a disappointment at first turned out to be a pretty good deal after all and it may work for you if you ' re not too fussy !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming, family-run hotel for budget travelers in a recently renovated lovely building, with both shared dorms and private rooms, all with windows and en-suite bathrooms. Sea view from some rooms and panorama from roof-top terrace. Great location in the Old City, 100 meters from the sea and close to public transportation. Free WiFi provided and free use of nearby swimming pool. Transfers to/from airport/bus station can be arranged. ... more less