I've never been to Izmir and I'm a little overwhelmed by all the hotel options. I'd like to stay in a hotel that is central and gives me good sense of what Izmir is like. I'd love to know where locals tell their friends to stay when they visit, and why those areas and hotels are special. thanks!
Izmir has a big population (4 mio) but is a "small town". If you stay by Kordon you can visit almost everything by walking. Key Hotel, Kordon Izmir, Swiss Hotel, Karaca Hotel, Beyond Hotel, Moevenpick are my suggestions. Pick one of them which is the best for your budget.
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