This is classic Turkish hospitality. The West Ada Inn is a hotel with heart, a rare find these days. I came away feeling as if I had spent 2 weeks as a guest of a Turkish family.
I think the hotel was taken over recently and the new owners are working hard to create a hotel with high standards. It is family run.
It is a clean and comfortable hotel, very good for a 3 star. Floors are tiled, the bedding obviously quite new, as are the sun-beds and parasols by the pool. Beds are firm and the rooms are clean and spacious. My room had a shower and there was always hot water. The bathroom was slightly dated but everything worked and it was clean. I had a lovely sea view from my balcony.
The restaurants on the ground and third floor are both a pleasure to eat in. The third floor is open air and the ground floor has an outside terrace. Both have wonderful sea views and it’s lovely to watch the sun set over the sea with the island of Samos in the background. I loved the fact there were no waiters as food is buffet style and you buy the drinks from the man by the fridge. The cuisine is distictly Turkish and I was delighted that chicken nuggets and chips never made an appearance. The food is exactly what I would expect to eat in a Turkish home. It’s simple, honest home cooking. Each day there is a large selection of salad, white bread, a soup, a main dish of the day and a desert such as chocolate blancmange or sugary cake. And always loads of watermelon. Breakfast is bread, eggs, cheese, meat, tomato, cucumbers, yoghurt etc. There is no toast. You help yourself to tea and coffee from the machine. Delicious breakfast!
Snacks are available throughout the day, pizza, omlette, toasted sandwiches, chips etc. and all at reasonable prices.
Both restaurants are very clean and well kept. The cutlery was the nicest cutlery I have encountered in a Turkish hotel!
There is a Turkish bath in the basement and massages are available.
WiFi is available in the lobby and it’s free. If you don’t have a laptop you can pay 5euros an hour to use the hotel computer.
The pool is fresh water, fed from an underground source and rich in magnesium. It’s crystal clear and a reasonable size. There’s a safe children’s pool too, not large but perfectly adequate. There is even a play room for children. There were quite a lot of children staying at the hotel so I can recommend the hotel for children if you want a pool-based holiday rather than a beach-based holiday.
The hotel is located 10-15mins stroll from Ladies beach, downhill on the way there, uphill on the way back. It’s probably a bit too far for small children to walk. You can cross the road and get the dolmus (small regular minibus service) if you prefer. To get to the town centre take the dolmus from the hotel entrance. 1.75 lire (about 70p). I never had to wait more than 2 minutes for a bus. Just stick your hand out and it stops. It’s the number 5 or 2 and takes about 15 minutes to the town centre.
The owners of this hotel clearly care about their guests and want them to have a good holiday. Any problems are dealt with it immediately and in a very pleasant manner.
What I liked least was music by the pool. If people want to listen to thudding music, please let them use their ipods to do so! I cannot relax to the sound of thudding music, even if it is turned down low.
What I liked best was the sunset from the restaurants and the general feel of the hotel. It has a very welcoming atmosphere.
Ask for a sea view so you can see the island of Samos.
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