Yese1In a town with lots of hotels aimed at the business market, the Yesemek seems to be doing a good job of raising standards in Gaziantep's middle price range. Like many others, it's close to the Balaklı-Maliye Kavşağı central area but in a quieter side street rather than right on a main road. Most of the main attractions (apart from the Zeugma Museum) are nearby.

The decor of the ground-floor lounge area is markedly more modern than that of the actual bedrooms although I was given a nice, big room that was perfectly pleasant to look at and where everything seemed to be in good working order (not always the case in some of its rivals).

The usual empty fridge turned out to be stocked (no alcohol, of course) and the TV offered BBC. A wardrobe, table to work at and a settee added up to a well-equipped room. 

A decent bathroom came with a tub - bliss!

Breakfast was a good spread with lots of choice although the actual breakfast room was a tad grim, its low ceiling making it feel as if it had somehow been slipped in between the floors. 

The service and welcome were a marked step up from that at another nearby hotel where I'd stayed the night before - when I asked how to get to Düllük somebody went to the trouble of finding out for me and checking that I'd actually managed to get there. 

Thumbs up: Comfortable, well equipped rooms

Thumbs down: Rooms at the front would be affected by some street noise - plus there's the Nuri Mehmet Paşa Cami across the road. 

Tel: 0342-220 8888, www.yesemekotel.com

Events Calendar

January 2021
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6

Exchange Rates