The history of Anatolia is long and eventful, bequeathed monuments of civilizations that succeeded one after another. The Byzantine churches and monasteries, the Seljuk mausoleums and caravanserais, the elegant Ottoman mosques and citadels never fail to attract tourist from different parts of the globe. The future of tourism in this region is provided through historic sites such as the Mount Ararat, Lake Van, the Urartian citadel, AkdamarIsland, Seljuk buildings ofErzurum, the Palace Ishakpasa, and the HosapCastle. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers that originated in this region are blessed with a superb route for rafting and canoeing. Several modern winter resorts and trekking routes make this region one of the goals of tourists in search of thrills.
The Anatolia hotels are something that this place can be proud of, besides its magnificent past. Anatolia hotels are equipped with modern features with a touch of classical aspect. Majority of Anatolia hotels have either a four out of five, or five out of five star ratings. Some of these hotels are:
***Renaissance Polat Erzurum Hotel
This hotel built in the year 2000, is located at Palandoken Kayak Yolu Uzer inErzurum. It is near the airport, making it an ideal choice if you wish to have a good rest right away after a long flight.
The large and luxurious hotel offers 220 rooms, four of which are suites. This ten story hotel is large and spacious, making it a home for the best recreational amenities. The five-star Renaissance Polat Erzurum Hotel offers 24-hour front desk; free parking; fully air conditioned rooms with phone, internet access, cable TVs, daily housekeeping and a 24-hour room service. Its bathrooms are equipped with hair dryers, bathrobes, bathtubs, handheld showerheads, and other toiletries.
For the guests who wish to pamper themselves, a hair salon, fitness facility, health club, steam room, sauna, and gift shops are available in the hotel.
For guests who want to have pure fun, amenities include ski storage, indoor pools for children and adults, children’s club, billiard tables, barbecue grills, and audio-visual equipment are made available.
For those who are mixing business with pleasure, currency exchange, business centers and other business services are made accessible.
Other amenities include banquet facilities, lounge bars, mini bars, dry cleaning and laundry services, event catering, and a safe deposit box at the front desk.
Standard rooms are usually at 200 euros.
***Anemon Hotel Malatya
The chain of Anatolia hotels shows off another five-star hotel. This is the Anemon Hotel Malatya. This hotel just recently built in 2009, is located in Malatya’s midtown area.
This 187 room hotel has two suites, two restaurants, and six conference rooms. Enjoy your room with a majestic view of the city. The hotel’s check in time is at 2:00 p.m., while check out time is at noon. During your check in, you will be given welcome amenities by their friendly and multilingual staff.
Each room is fully air conditioned and soundproof with direct-dial phones; free internet access, LCD televisions, 24-hour room service, daily housekeeping and rollaway and infant beds are also available. If you don’t like what’s being shown in TV, you can always request for a movie. Of course, an extra charge applies. The room’s bathrooms are provided with bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, hair dryers, handheld showerheads, and makeup and shaving mirrors.
Just in case you encounter technical problems with your internet connection, the hotel has a technology support staff that can assist you.
For pampering and total relaxation, the hotel offers beauty services, a hair salon, health club, sauna, massage, spa rooms, and other full-service health spas.
For recreation, you can enjoy the complimentary newspapers in the lobby, gift shops, fitness facilities, outdoor and indoor swimming pools for children and adults, poolside bar, lounge bar, nightclubs, and audio-visual equipment.
Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, babysitting or childcare, banquet facilities, ballroom, dry cleaning, laundry services, currency exchange, free guest parking, tours and ticket assistance, and on-site medical assistance.
In terms of room rates, consider the following:
- Deluxe Room – 85 euros/night
- Superior Room – 88 euros/night
- Junior Suite – 100 euros/night
- Deluxe Room with free breakfast – 104 euros/night
- Superior Room with free breakfast – 107 euros/night
- Junior Suite with free breakfast – 119 euros/night
***Merit Sahmaran Hotel
Another giant that adds grandiose to the chain ofAnatoliahotels is the Merit Sahmaran Hotel. This hotel proudly gets a four out of five star rating.
During your stay at the Merit Sahmaran Hotel, you can also pay a visit to the Fortress of Van, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions.
This spacious hotel has 90 rooms, all of which are fully air conditioned. Each room has its own direct-dial phones, in-room safe, refrigerators, flat-panel televisions, and internet access. It also has 24 hour room service and daily housekeeping.
Enjoy and relax under stylish umbrellas while sipping your cocktails by the pool. Have fun at the poolside bar or at the mini bars with your family and friends. The hotel also has indoor and outdoor pools, as well as restaurants where you can dine and savor world class dishes.
Fitness facilities, groceries, convenient stores, gift shops, sauna, spa treatment rooms, children’s club, business centers are also some of the amenities to enjoy. Other services to take advantage of include concierge services, barbecue grills, laundry facilities, tours and tickets assistance, currency exchange, and free guest parking.
The double room is usually priced at 89 euros per night. As for the triple room, it is at 109 euros per night.