After 4 transitional years and with the Swissôtel now at the helm, the Grand Efes can once again hold its head up as Izmir's premier five-star property. The rebuilt and refurbished hotel, convention center, and facilities are geared to a primarily business clientele. There's a state-of-the-art conference center and high-tech room amenities that feature high-speed Internet (wireless and ISDN). Suites have cordless phones, CD players, and the essential espresso machine. The modern decor is business-sleek and stylish, using tasteful woodsy tones, natural fabrics, and black accents for that designer feel. There's plenty of attention paid to relaxation, with an enormous outdoor swimming pool, a lovely palm garden, and the very soothing Amrita Spa.
Facilities: 4 restaurants; 4 bars; indoor and outdoor swimming pool; health club; Amrita Wellness Center; Turkish Bath; wet sauna; ice room; concierge; tour desk; car-rental desk; business center w/secretarial services (fee-based); shopping arcade; salon; 24-hr. room service; babysitting; laundry service; dry cleaning; nonsmoking rooms; executive floors; free valet parking
- © Frommer's 2013
- Very Highly Recommended 2010