A little while ago, I learned that Almira Hotel Bursa is the most-frequently Googled hotel in Bursa. In fact, it is one of the most searched-for terms for all search terms that include the word “Bursa.” When I learned this, I decided to make a visit to Almira Hotel Bursa a priority — I wanted to see what all the attention is about. So at my earliest opportunity, I checked myself in for a night of quiet retreat.
Almira Hotel Thermal Spa and Convention Center is a well-known 5-star luxury hotel in Bursa’s city center. The hotel boasts some outstanding features: luxurious rooms of various sizes and amenities; a full-service spa that includes a Turkish bath (hamam), thermal pool, saunas, fitness center, and massage; five restaurants and lounges; conference and event services; various shops and personal services; and attentive, detail-oriented staff. One of Almira’s neatest features is the rooftop terrace pool and lounge with a fantastic view of the city center and Uludağ Mountain.
During my stay at Almira, I relaxed with a visit to the Turkish bath and a soak in the hot thermal pool. I had a good evening meal served to my room and, despite the bed being firmer than I prefer, enjoyed a full night’s sleep. I appreciated the extensive Turkish breakfast buffet served in the hotel’s main restaurant. I was also pleased by the attention and promptness of the staff in response to my needs and requests, and at checkout I was asked more than once—in Turkish and in English—if my stay was satisfactory and if anything could have been done to make it better.
These are some nice amenities generally to be expected in a 5-star Bursa hotel. And though I enjoyed the amenities at Almira, what struck me most about the hotel is its location. Situated one block off the metro line between Merinos Park and lively Kent Meydanı in downtown Bursa, Almira is the only full-service, 5-star luxury hotel in the city center. Its location makes it easily accessible to public transportation and within walking distance of many of the city’s main historical sites.
Almira Hotel is not the only luxury hotel in Bursa and it offers many similar amenities as its 5-star competitors. But one thing Almira does have over its competition is a good downtown location. Almira Hotel Bursa is luxury with location.
For our categorized overview of Bursa hotels, read Bursa Hotels for Every Style.