Key Hotel, Izmir

The Key hotel is a very nice hotel, located on the seaside promenade in the centre of Izmir. Originally, the place was built as a bank before eventually it was converted into a hotel.

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The rooms are fairly big and elegantly appointed. Throughout the hotel dark colours are used but without making the hotel seem gloomy. There are rooms with a full sea view, which are away from the street and thus very quiet. Partial sea view rooms are located on the side of the building and can be a bit noisy from the traffic outside. I would strongly advise against booking a room on the street side for the noise.

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The amenities in the bathroom are by Molton Brown. The minibar is well stocked and all the items in it, including the Snickers and Twix, are complimentary. The minibar is replenished every day.

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The hotel’s restaurant is also very good and serves an interesting mix or Turkish and international dishes for lunch and dinner. The breakfast selection is also very nice. For breakfast there is an extensive buffet of sweet and savoury dishes. In addition, there is a menu with hot dishes like French Toast, pancakes or scrambled eggs to choose from.

The only down side to this hotel is its gym, really. Which it allegedly has but which is, in my view, a pretty poor excuse for a gym. Essentially, ‘the gym’ is a step master, a treadmill and a cycling machine on the landing of the fourth floor. That it is.

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