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“The best hotel in Tatvan.”
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Otel Karaman
Ranked #5 of 8 Tatvan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 September 2014

I have only positive things to say about our stay at Hotel Karaman in Tatvan. The staff were all friendly and helpful on arrival, the room was great (comfortable with decent wifi) and breakfast was very good. The location is great, close to the shops, main street and lake.

If you visit Tatvan this hotel is definetely worth checking out.

Room Tip: Higher floors have views to the lake and less noise.
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  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

Downtown location Comfortable beds with small bath but hot water. Fridge but no AC TV Hair dryer. There is a mall type place with a large grocery store, shops and good restaurant only one block from the hotel. Breakfast was OK Noise from the street

Room Tip: Lake view on that side of hotel
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

New and modern 3 star hotel. The rooms are spacious and clean. We stayed for one night and enjoyed the nice heating in the room after a day in the bitter cold. We stayed on the fifth floor with a view to Lake Van which was great. Even though the hotel is on the Main Street there was no noise. The breakfast was good and the staff helpful. I would gladly recommend this hotel and stay again if in Tatvan.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Passionfortravel77
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

Excellent welcoming upon arrival, and they helped us park our car next to the hotel. All the staff is charming, and most fo the time there is someone speaking english to help you out and give you some tips.
We booked a double bedroom the evening before our arrival and there was some availabilities, for 50USD, in March. Room is clean, modern, bathroom is ok with a wide shower place. There was fridge, a small desk, and beds are comfortable.
The hotel is well located in the city center, next to two modern shopping outlets and main street. Restaurants are easily accessed and found.
The following day we were going to Kars and had many issues finding a decent hotel at a fair price, and the clerk spent all his time sorting this for us, making some calls, and we finally ended up in a nice common housing for teachers in Kars downtown for 80TL. Honestly, this was a great help, an amazing service, and all this with smile!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

Positives:

Room clean and well decorated.

Tea and cola available on demand.

Internet access included and reasonable speed.

Refrigerator in the room

Breakfast was included and it was OK.

Less Good:

$42 US a night (including booking fee of $6). The hotel was full the night I stayed (the main competitor hotel in town is closed for much needed refurbishment).

Room small with only one hard-backed chair to sit on.

Hotel on the small size with few comfortable public spaces.

I arrived and they couldn't find my reservation and were about to send me away when the clerk asked was I Booking.com? I was and got a room. Reservations are filed under the name of the website rather than the person making the booking! There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between the clerk and a man taking tea on the pavement outside - felt like something was going on that wasn't shared with me. I asked the clerk if there was a problem and she answered "no" as though these negotiations were nothing to do with me.

No real parking - I was supported in parking half on the pavement outside the hotel - just about room for other cars to pass and no consideration for the rights of disabled people who needed to use the pavement. The alternative was street parking some way off on residential streets with no oversight of the car.

Bathroom very small - just about worked for one person.

The hotel is close to a mosque and the call to prayer at 04:30 was long and loud.

Part of the hotel is on the main street (you can see the hotel name from the main street) but the entrance is from a back alley that is hard to reach from the main street - I had to get a local man to show me.

Conclusion:

Pricey for what I got but adequate. On the way out to Van I decided not to stay in Tatvan (it is easier as they up-grade the road - the tunnel alone cuts 15 minutes off the journey). Van has better hotels - both for this price but you are likely to be tempted to pay more for a really comfortable hotel in Van.

Room Tip: Rooms on the top floor are furthest from street noise - but Tatvan isn't a late town.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Address: Yeni Cars 11, Tatvan, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Bitlis Province > Tatvan
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Ranked #5 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Tatvan
Number of rooms: 36

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