The brick and stone building began its life in the 16th century as a caravanserai or inn but caught fire in 1950 and much of it was destroyed. Placed on the 'Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites of the World' it was leased for restoration in 2006 and work was completed in 2010. It is a truly unique hotel combining history, distinctive décor, superior service and a location ideal for both business and sightseeing. Guests will find a meeting room with conference facilities, a breakfast room and brasserie at their disposal, as well as a bar and a library. Complimentary Internet access is provided. Guests are welcomed in the lobby with 24-hour reception and a currency exchange. Room service, a laundry service and a car park are all also available for additional fees.
Located opposite the main entrance of the Ankara Citadel, close to the site which was formerly known as the Horse Market and on the west side of the present Çengelhan Rahmi M. Koç Museum, the hotel enjoys a good central location in the Ulus district of Ankara, home to both key government ministries and most embassies. There are links to the public transport network within walking distance. A further area attraction is the Museum of Anatolian Civilisations. Esenboga International Airport is about 28 km from the establishment.
Each room at the hotel has its own personality and is a unique design statement about the interaction of historic structures and modern convenience. All of the rooms are spacious and graciously appointed to ensure a comfortable stay. Amenities include wireless Internet access, tea and coffee facilities and design features that highlight the authentic beauty of historic half-timbered brick masonry, weathered stone and wood etches, all beautified by the passage of time. All are en suite with a rain shower. A double bed, satellite/cable TV, radio, safe, air conditioning and central heating also come as standard.
Guests are invited to work out in the small gym.
A continental breakfast is served each morning.
MasterCard and VISA are accepted as payment methods at this hotel.
Satellite cable TV