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Merit Sahmaran
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edremit
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“nice.”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

Good hotel. Stayed only one night while on a tour. Good location at the lake. Room ok. Good food buffet style. Breakfast can be taken at the pool, nice. Friendly service.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

Good location on the lake shore but needs good management. Air conditioning did not work and room was stifling. They tried to charge us for another night saying we had not paid. When asked about the A.C. the receptionist said "Just pull the cord and it will start ".Huh??
Breakfast was O.K. and evening meal was good.
When we arrived at 4.45 PM our room had dirty sheets on the floor and none on the bed. Food trays were in the hall from the evening before.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Holten, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We made a trip trough Eastern Turkye and stayed two nights in this nice hotel. The diner was good and also the breakfast in a very good looking restaurant with a vieuw on the lakeside. When we stayed at this hotel the restauration was not yet completed, that was a minor point. But it becomes a very completed situation.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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krakow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2011

We were impressed by the location of this hotel. It is a bit far from the city center but the wonderful settings on the lakeshore says it all. Our view from our room was filled with the bright blue of the lake. The breakfast room is next to the pool and have nice scenes of the lake. Breakfast area is also extended to the garden with comfortable cushions. The buffet was rich. Hamam and Sauna were included in the price and they worth a visit. Hotel staff does not speak enough English but they are warm and helpful. Hotel's architecture with ancient-Greek type coloumns is interesting however lobby furnitures are a little bit old.

Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Fowey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2011

Although the Merit has the very best location around Van the praise stops there. It was really overpriced for the service available.

English is not spoken,or indeed understood. The reception and waiting staff at this hotel were just awful - couldn't care less attitude was really infuriating, and the waft of xenophobia, overpowering. Getting an evening meal was a real challenge, and as we were not with "a group", we were really considered a nuisance - albeit an expensive nuisance.

The breakfasts however, when we eventually managed to attract attention were pleasant, with seating close to the lake. Coffee (in Turkey?) consisted of having to spoon disgusting powdered rubbish out of an A4 catering tin. We quickly learned to buy our own at a supermarket in Van.

Any form of local information such as Ferry timetable, museum and Van Castle opening times, places of interest to visit, tourist maps, was non-existant . This area is packed full of wonderful and interesting venues, but not one word about any of them at the hotel -not even a postcard.

The decor is very outdated, but mainly the Merit does not welcome or even want any tourists other than Turkish or even Kurdish guests. I gather that it is to be refurbished. Let us hope that they refurbish their rude members of staff too.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2010

The Merit Sahmaran was the nicest hotel we stayed at during a week-long tour of eastern Turkey. It is definitely a 4 star facility, with helpful front-desk staff, an available public computer for guests, a beautiful pool-side bar area and breakfast buffet area, and a separate dining building with a fabulous dinner buffet. The location is right on the lake, about 6 or 8 miles from downtown Van.
The breakfast buffet was very extensive. It had excellent scrambled eggs with sweet red pepper, a greater variety of baked goods and a number of items we had not seen on other buffets.
Rooms were plenty large and were well-appointed.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 8 October 2010

The hotel is located on the banks of Van lake.Our room had a nice view over the lake. Try to get a room from the lake side, the road side might be a bit noisy. The weather feels fresh and in the evenings a bit chilly due to the lake. The restaurant was good , there were very nice local specialties. Breakfast was fabulous and it was served at the pool area just next to the lake. The pool is bright and clean however the lake seemed to be a bit blurry. Spa center worths a try, we really liked the hamam. The food and drinks are bit expensive. When thinking of the region, this hotel is clearly one of the few ones offering a decent quality of stay.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Merit Sahmaran
Address: Van-Edremit Yolu 7.Km, Edremit 65170, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Van Province > Edremit
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Edremit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Merit Sahmaran 4*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated right on the lakeside, this 4-star hotel commands fantastic views of Van Lake and breathtaking sunsets. Offers elegantly decorated rooms with scenic views of Van Lake and Van hills. Rooms are spacious and feature range of modern amenities with free wireless internet access. 3 restaurants offer range of delicious, international, local specialties. City’s top cultural attractions such as Akdamar Island, Van Castle and Muradiye Waterfalls are within easy reach. The airport is 7 km away. ... more   less 
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