We stayed in the hotel now in the beginning of March 2021. The rooms are so nicely designed and so well maintained and looked after. They are done from wood and the chimney are is from stone - we appreciated all the security measures :) Our room had a chimney, a really large one and we enjoyed the fire and the heat each night. The room was large, clean, with central heating too - so was no problem of cold (outside in the night was going bellow 0 degrees). The breakfast was rich, diverse, typical Turkish breakfast with different type of cheese and jams (we loved the red pepper one - different and very tasty) and eggs. The design of the main restaurant was again like a story in each corner. The service was really good, no matter the hotel was full. And the meat / soooo tasty (kavurma). The kids enjoyed the garden very much, no matter was sunny or snowy. As a location is easily accessible from the main road (İstanbul - Ankara highway). On the other hand there are 16 km till Abant Lake - we took a tour of the lake (7 km walking) really enjoyable and perfect connection to the nature. In terms of COVID measures: all the workers were wearing masks. The HES code was asked at the check in. It’s a very nice place to go to spend time both by yourself (enjoying the large balconies of the rooms / very nice furnished) connecting to nature or with family and friends - enjoying the fire of the chimney. We will go again very soon. Looking forward to see that amazing nature in spring and in summer and in autumn :) …
When we arrived the hotel the first, we saw black smoke at the flue of the central heating. As the hotel fires coal for the central heating, we felt the CO smell nearly everynight (as we never stayed at the hotel in the day time.) Neseli house has the worst location for the smell. We scared to stay there at the night and changed the room to the Yesil Ev. It was better but as the room is located above the kitchen, there was door smashing noise every 20 seconds during the working time of the kitchen. The breakfast wasn’t bad.
We went there last night to have dinner together with our friends. Although we had a reservation for 7, they booked a table for 3. While arranging the table for us they were not in a mood to welcome us. The atmosphere is cosy but the food is really expensive. Beef for example is 50 TL. I don’t want to mention the cost of the drinks, just imagine how expensive they are. My daughter asked for salad instead of the fries which is served with the beef. The waiter’s response was really rude telling her that it was not possible since they serve the food as it is. The meat was served cold. There were only 2 waiters serving all the tables. In short, I do not suggest the place to have anything to eat, unless you want to spend a lot of money for an expensive dinner experience.
I think the pictures speak by itself. Very cozy. A bit expensive though but I think it is worth it. Water with breakfast costs 7lira for example. But this view and all is so nice. Staff is quite helpful
Today we went to restaurant for food. It wasn’t so crowded and for long time there wasn’t any waiter, someone came after 10 minutes because we called them. Prices for foods are very high, not worthy for this place. Food was very basic, chicken for 30 TL and we didn’t like it. Then again nobody looked to us. Absolutely doesn’t worth to visit, service is so slow, prices are too high. Toilets dirty, no toilet paper, no paper towel. Tables outside dirty too (dust). Don’t recommend.