Hotel Bosnali was located in an old style building at the coast of Seyhan River. Our double room was nice . The bathroom was beautiful. The view over the backyard was not pleasant. The breakfast was average.
The Hotel Bosnali is a lovely boutique hotel in a restored 19th century mansion. The hotel maintains the character and charm of the Ottoman building but rooms have been updated with 21st century amenities (like TV, great bathrooms with nice bath products and hair dryers, AC and wi-fi). My parents were upgraded to a deluxe room (room 106) which was a very good size and had a nice sitting area. The hotel had free wi-fi but it wasn't working in the rooms - we had to go into the lobby (or just outside our rooms) to connect. They provided two free bottles of water in each room which was very nice (and it was very clear they were free). They also provided complimentary slippers which were lovely! There are a few parking spots at the hotel: hotel staff will help you park. The hotel has a lovely terrace where you can have dinner in the evening. The terrace looks out on the Seyhan river, the Stone Bridge and the Sabanci Merkez Mosque. The food was excellent: we ate Adana kebab in addition to an excellent salad and a couple of mezes. I was also very impressed with breakfast which was served on the ground floor. Instead of a breakfast buffet, a waiter delivers an astounding number of small plates to your table. Food included a great bread basket, fresh jams, olives, tomatoes and cucumbers, cheeses, sausage, sigara boregi and eggs to order. The hotel seems to be centrally located (close to the river and the Sabanci Merkez camii) but it is right on a major street and is really the only historic building on the block. There is a park across the busy street that runs along the river front. Overall we were very happy with our stay at the Hotel Bosnali.
Location good and central to sights and a short walk to shops. Hotel is so full of character and charm, very good renovation. Staff very friendly, efficient and well informed....nothing was to much trouble. Only negative would be rooms facing the river, which means next to the road. Like any major city traffic is an issue. I do not think it would be a problem in summer with the air con on but it is noisy. Ask for a rear facing room or bring ear plugs.
Breakfast varied fresh and well served. Rooms tastefully decorated and contained all we needed.
My toes loved the slippers after walking miles and miles each day!
Would definitely return again.
Charming boutique hotel made mostly of wood. If you are into boutique hotels I highly recommend this one. Very helpful English speaking staff (which was rare in Turkey!). I booked on the phone from the lonely planet and I read that the rooms facing the street were noisy, so upon arriving I asked for one that wasn't on the street side and they didn't have any available BUT they upgraded us to a junior suite instead which was very nice. Rooms spacious/clean/good size bathroom. You have the view of the Mosque and I liked the location. The restaurant is very good/breakfast was standard nothing special. Doesn't have a proper parking space. In total worth the price and we were really happy with the service and the hotel.
1. A comfortable queen bed. Two sweets were placed on the bed when I arrived.
2. A refrigerator in the room (a bit hard to find in a cupboard).
1. My room is very noisy. There is a dual carriageway immediately outside the hotel. It is busy (and noisy) afternoon, evening, night time and early morning. The windows (although double glazed) are made of wood and don’t fit very well. I don’t find it relaxing listening to heavy traffic all the time that I am in the room. There is a mosque in sight of the hotel but the call to prayer at 04:30 didn’t go on for too long.
2. Breakfast the worst have had in Turkey. No choice. The waiter (who wouldn’t have been out of place in a British sit com as grumpy waiter) threw the dishes down in front of me and muttered to himself. The cay was weak. The portion (of what there was) – was small. Getting a second cup of cay was an effort. I was hungry and was reduced to eating the processed cheese portion – they are no better in Turkey than they are in the USA. I was joined in the breakfast room by a hotel employee – his first act was to put Turkish TV on – loud so that he could watch. I took my cay to my room to finish.
3. My room (described as a deluxe) has a seating area and a sleeping area. The sofa looks directly at the doors to the balcony – a good view of the dual carriageway and a prime position for road noise. You can’t watch the TV from the sofa – it is in the bedroom. No desk or work table – just a coffee table to work from.
4. Two small towels in the bathroom (hardly adequate for a shower) – but there are dressing gowns.
5. No tea or coffee making facilities in the room. When I arrived – hot and stressed – I wanted a cup of something – frustrating to have to go and search for a hot drink. No iron or ironing board.
6. Other reviews describe antiques – there are none in my room.
7. Photographs of the hotel seem show it has being in gardens that are immediately next to the river. By getting the angle right they don’t show the busy dual carriageway.
8. There is no dedicated parking and employees seemed concerned about where I had parked (on a small road behind the hotel).
The noise is the killer for me. For very little more I could have stayed in the Hilton – which is next to the river in gardens and has way much better facilities.