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by starmama
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Cappadocia Hotels
Topic: Yunak Evleri
Replies: 3
Views: 9644

Re: Yunak Evleri

We stayed here as well, and I just want to echo it was luxurious and wonderful. The extras are a bit overpriced, but the room was cheaper than Esbelli Evi (which I'm sure is wonderful, but the cheaper rooms there were booked). The staff was very accommodating, and arranged a balloon ride and a tour ...
by starmama
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Ephesus Hotels
Topic: Hostels to propose in Selcuk?
Replies: 5
Views: 20606

Re: Hostels to propose in Selcuk?

I also stayed at Urkmez and while the room was nothing special the service was great - the brothers are super! Nice location, and they will do your laundry for cheap.
by starmama
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Istanbul Hotels
Topic: Empress Zoe?
Replies: 1
Views: 3465

Re: Empress Zoe?

We stayed there last September and it was lovely! The rooms are a bit on the small side, but we had a little balcony which was great! You have to climb stairs, so keep that in mind if you have mobility issues. The rooftop terrace is nice, not great views but there's plenty of views to be had elsewhe...
by starmama
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Train Travel
Topic: My experience on the Guney Express
Replies: 0
Views: 3032

My experience on the Guney Express

We took the Guney Express from Haydarpasa to Kayseri, and got a sleeping car. It was difficult to find information on that particular train, and the travel agent from Backpackers was not familiar with that train or did not recommend it, so we had to ask specifically to be booked on that train. I thi...
by starmama
Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Train Travel
Topic: Smoking in sleeping cars
Replies: 1
Views: 4262

Re: Smoking in sleeping cars

Ugh we had the same problem on the Guney express. Made it difficult to sleep at points! I don't know what to tell you.
by starmama
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Turkish Tea House!
Topic: How Do I Deal With a Turk Who is Harassing Me?
Replies: 1
Views: 5142

How Do I Deal With a Turk Who is Harassing Me?

What are my options for reporting attempted fraud on my credit card to Turkish authorities? A travel agency in Turkey recently tried to charge my credit card over $700 for no goods or services, more than 2 months after I had left Turkey. Luckily, my bank flagged the charges as fraud and they were no...
by starmama
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: Cappadocia Hotels
Topic: Lirita Tours - avoid!
Replies: 2
Views: 6110

Re: Lirita Tours - avoid!

Ok this is getting crazy. Lirita Tours has now tried to charge my credit card, twice, for a total of over $700. These are purely fraudulent charges! STAY AWAY!!! :x :x :x
by starmama
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: Cappadocia Hotels
Topic: Lirita Tours - avoid!
Replies: 2
Views: 6110

Re: Lirita Tours - avoid!

Well, I decided to have my credit card dispute the transaction, which they did. About 4 weeks after that, I did finally receive the refund from Lirita. I don't know if it just took that long for the bank to do the refund, but 12 weeks seems ridiculous! My guess is that the credit card company disput...
by starmama
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Cappadocia Hotels
Topic: 3 day trip to Cappadocia with Lirita Tours
Replies: 2
Views: 9037

Re: 3 day trip to Cappadocia with Lirita Tours

Well, I'm glad to hear that you had a good experience, but I did not! I changed plans and had to cancel my booked tour and hotel stay, and it's been 8 weeks and they still haven't given me a refund! Buyer beware.
by starmama
Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: Cappadocia Hotels
Topic: Lirita Tours - avoid!
Replies: 2
Views: 6110

Lirita Tours - avoid!

I booked a room at Esbelli Evi using Lirita Tours online, as well as a hot air balloon ride. First, the room available on their website was not actually available, so I changed to the more expensive room. After changing some plans, I decided to cancel the booking. I had paid a 50% deposit, and their...