Welcome to Ankara
Divan Cukurhan – Boutique Class is a luxurious 5-star hotel conveniently located near the centre of Ankara. Local tourist attractions such as Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Hacettepe University and Ankara Citadel are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are State Art and Sculpture Museum, Roman Theatre and Ankara Opera House.
This luxury hotel offers a bar/lounge. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site. This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a 24-hour business center, a meeting/conference room, andlimo/town car service. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and event catering. Additional amenities at this Art Deco property include a fitness facility, a concierge desk, and a library. Guests have complimentary access to a shuttle from the airport to the hotel(available on request). Onsite parking is complimentary. This is a smoke-free property.
Hotel Mithat is a modern good value for money hotel in Ankara, Turkey and it is the ideal lodging for business travellers and holidaymakers thanks to the facilities available and its fantastic central location. At Hotel Mithat room service is available 24 hours a day, and the hotel offers also a laundry and ironing service.Wireless Internet connection and parking are free.Pets are not allowed.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The staff can provide tour/ticket assistance and currency exchange. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, laundry facilities, and 24-hour room service. Onsite parking is complimentary.
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Swissotel Ankara is a boutique luxury hotel located in Cankaya, an exclusive area that is also home to the Presidential Palace and many embassies. Swissotel Ankara is a mere 45-minute drive from Esenboga airport and five minutes from the city centre and central business district. Swissotel Ankara promises smart designer accommodation in 147 guest rooms and luxury suites. The Business Executive floors offer opulent rooms and suites and the Swiss Executive Club lounge provides additional luxury and exclusivity.
The restaurants, bar and gourmet deli serve everything from quick & refreshing snacks to elegant formal dining, with Swiss and Turkish specialities highlighting the international cuisine.
Swissotel Ankara has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Public areas are equipped with wireless and wired high-speed Internet access (surcharges apply). This 5-star hotel features business amenities including a business center, a meeting/conference room, and a technology helpdesk. Dining options at this luxury hotel include a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a poolside bar. The staff can providetour/ticket assistance, wedding services, and event catering. Additional amenities include a children’s pool, a spa tub, and a steam room. For a surcharge, guests have access to a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Complimentary valet parking is available onsite for guests. This is a smoke-free property.
East and west fuse together perfectly in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara, where shades of the mystical east and ancient civilisations lie partially hidden among 20th-century office buildings, shopping malls and government offices. The city is imbued with the spirit of modernity and youth, this being a student town filled with language schools, universities, colleges and military bases. It also has a vast ex-pat community (most of it diplomatic), which adds to the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Situated on a rocky hill in the dry, barren region of Anatolia, this humming city can trace its history back to the bronze age, and has been a part of historic events through several great civilisations, including the Phrygians, Lydians, Persians, Greek, Romans, Galatians and Ottomans. Alexander the Great was one of the conquerors who stayed in the city for a while, and today’s tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to unearthing the city’s historic attractions.
With a population of well over four million, Ankara is a deserving capital city, aptly named as the ‘anchor’ of Turkey, perhaps not always sought after by tourists but certainly entertaining hordes of business travellers and those seriously intrigued with ancient history.
The old heart of the city (Ulus) is centred on an ancient citadel on a hilltop, where many historic buildings have been restored, many having been turned into restaurants serving traditional Turkish cuisine. In this area there are several Roman archaeological sites, and narrow alleys shelter shops selling eastern delights like leather, carpets, copper, spices and jewellery. From the heart outwards, the city spreads across various hills in modern splendour, carefully planned by the city fathers after Turkey’s independence fighter, Ataturk, set up provisional government in what was just a small dusty town back in 1920, after the first World War. Ataturk brought in European urban planners to create his proclaimed capital, and he lies here today in his lofty mausoleum, the Anitkabir, in a green ‘peace’ park, amid the wide boulevards he created.
Apart from archaeological sites, the most interesting things to see in Ankara are the many museums, and the beautiful parks, like Kugulu Park, renowned for its graceful swans, and the Genclik Park with its rowing pond and botanical garden.