Monday, 25th December 2017
Almost a year ago, we had our honeymoon in Turkey and it had been one of the best moments ever. Our first stop was Canakkale and Canak Otel is our pick for the 1st night stay.
Arriving Istanbul in the afternoon, we took the last domestic flight at 23:20 to Canakkale airport. Arrived in the middle of the night, our only option is to get a cab to the hotel. Located close to the airport, the cab fare cost us 18.25 TL for a less than 10 minutes drive in the clear traffic. The distance between the airport and hotel is about approximately 3.2 km.
We booked a standard double room from Agoda and got a free upgrade to Suite Room. I had put a note during booking under ‘Additional Notes’ stating our late arrival with ETA included so that they are prepared to receive a guest in the middle of the night. So upon reaching, their staff was already expecting us with a great warm welcome and friendly smile. Such a great way to end our day with lovely passionate great service from the staff for a start! You can book your room here.
Canak Hotel Suite Room
I have specially requested for the highest floor so our room was at level 6 if I remembered correctly. It is just a level down from the Restaurant. We were absolutely in love with the suite which feels so welcoming. Our favourite spot was the balcony of course and especially the dining room which overlooks the gorgeous Dardanelles Sea. The suite room was fully equipped with all the basic necessities such as kettle, 2 glasses, 2 complimentary bottled water and Lipton teabags.
There was a neatly placed room service menu with feedback form and pencil placed on the desk. The 2 chairs by the heater and window is really a great set up. We spent some time talking in that chair, alternating between the dining room and balcony. We regretted staying for just a night and wished that we could have extended our stay. But since we have booked for the next destination, we promised to come back some day.
Canak Hotel Suite Room Bedroom
Our bedroom is furnished with a queen size bed, wardrobe with safe which can be use, a pair of bedroom slippers, laundry bag, hangers and a mini balcony too! But we totally forgot to take a picture of it.
The bathroom is fully equipped with heater, hair dryer, towels and of course bar soaps, shampoos, shower gels, etc. Do note that the shower area is high up though as it is raised. But overall, everything is pretty decent.
View from Canak Hotel Suite Room
26th December 2017
Temperature: 2 degree Celsius at 8.14 am
I woke up early to hear the first call of prayer from the nearby mosque at about 6.50 am and only managed to take a video which will be upload once it’s ready. Living in Singapore, we are deprived of hearing a ‘Live’ Azan. I felt a little overwhelmed listening to it from the bedroom balcony that I cried a little. The sound is just soothing to the soul.
The view from the main balcony will be the greatest factor that attracts sunrise lovers like us. Imagine watching a yellow glowing ball slowly emerging from the mountains and into the sky, shining its rays of sunshine. We were truly grateful to be able to witness the most gorgeous sunrise in Canakkale.
Canak Hotel Restaurant
As most hotels, our stay includes breakfast. In Canak Hotel Restaurant, the breakfast are served in buffet style. So you just have to pick and choose what you’d like. I love cheese and so that was my first choice. The food prepared are pretty decent and fulfilling.
Did you see the photos below? The view from the inside is awesome. Even if it is too cold outside, one can easily chill inside and enjoy every single sights through the glass window of the restaurant.
View from Canak Hotel Restaurant
And if you take a walk out of the restaurant, there is an open space where you get to see a panoramic view around Canak Hotel. Just have a look at the photos below, don’t you think it’s mesmerizing indeed?
Our verdict? I would rate it 5/5 for the service, clean rooms, great views, great breakfast and comfortable stay. We are looking forward to come back again very soon and hope that their service will continue to be outstanding! Will update on that if we make it here again.