Ogretmen Evi locations around Turkey have special prices for teachers. These state run hotels or lodgings offer very good value for money and anyone can stay here. They offer a very good alternative to mainstream hotels.
The Ogretmen Evi at Bergama is located along the main highway into town. Up on a hill it commands a very prominent position with some good views over the city. There is ample parking and quiet streets nearby. Check in was simple enough and we paid 110 Turkish Lira ( £21.52 ) for a double room with breakfast included.
The room was comfortable and well laid out. With a TV and adequate heating and very clean the bathroom was very good with an excellent shower. There is a cafe on the ground floor which serves snacks and hot and cold drinks. There is also a restaurant which serves a basic set menu. However, at 8.00 Turkish Lira ( £1.56 each ) a head this represents unbelievable value for money and was more than adequate for our needs and quite filling.
The staff at the Ogretmen Evi really do make you feel at home. They are friendly and helpful and clearly take an interest in their clientele. Wifi is also provided at the hotel.
I would definitely recommend this establishment as a good place to stay for your visit to Bergama. We really liked the atmosphere and the way this place was run.
You pretty much know what to expect when you book a room at a Sheraton hotel. This was no exception but for the fact that it was housed in a pretty deserted shopping mall. The nearby restaurants and coffee outlets did not seem very popular for some reason.
When you arrive you should park in the underground mall car park. Upon check out you will need to present your parking ticket which will then be credited with the parking costs to ensure that you get free parking. Check in was fast and efficient.
The staff were helpful and friendly and the rooms were comfortable and well maintained. They were clean with tea and coffee service, fridge and a decent TV. The bathroom was clean and to a reasonably good standard but the finish I thought was a little sub standard and tired for a Sheraton Hotel.
The breakfast was exceptionally good with a very good choice of hot and cold food available. This is a good place to stay and although you will need to drive or take a taxi to the centre it is not that far away. Would stay here again. A good choice for your stop over in Izmir.
This restaurant is located in a shopping outlet in Urla, Cesme. It is fairly basic in terms of its decor and furniture but it offers a good choice of menu and traditional Turkish food. We stopped off for an evening meal and paid 65 Turkish Lira ( £12.70 ) for a meal for two which consisted of 2 x Kusbasi Kasarli Pide ( meat and cheese Turkish Pizza ) a good salad and Ayran ( buttermilk ).
I have to say that the Kusbasi Pide was one of the best I have had in Turkey for a long time. These guys really know how to cook. All in all a good experience with good service and friendly staff.
If you are passing through Ezine then be sure to stop off at Yanmazlar Restaurant which is situated along the main Ezine to Izmir highway just as you come out of town. Essentially an Opet service station you could be mistaken for thinking that this is fast food for the weary traveler when in fact the cuisine here is absolutely outstanding.
The staff here are friendly and attentive and clearly take pride in what they do. The establishment is exceptionally clean and hygienic and one look at the selection of well wrapped fresh meats in the display cabinet will give anyone peace of mind.
We have eaten here several times but I just noticed it got listed on trip advisor so I couldn't resist telling you about this place. Whatever you might order here the quality of the ingredients is second to none. Everything is fresh and cooked from scratch. If you are visiting in the morning then I highly recommend the breakfasts. Truly an authentic feast that will surprise you.
The mixed grill is one of my favourites for an evening meal. We have been here several times now and they never fail to live up to expectation. This is seriously good Turkish food at its best. They clearly have some expert chefs working here.
Most restaurants that are operated from service stations will struggle to reach the standards of this establishment. Situated in a brand new building in pleasant surroundings this is a great place to stop for a break and unlike many highway eateries this one is exceptional value for money.
I can't praise this place enough really. There are a couple of other good restaurants in Ezine which I will get round to writing about but this one is definitely worth a visit.
Ezine cikisinda Izmir yolu uzerinde mola vermek icin ideal bir restorant. Temiz ve duzenli ortami, lezzetli yemekleri, ilgili calisanlariyla servisinden biz cok memnun kaldik.