The Green Anka is designed in a similar style to the Grand Anka, with which it shares its owner, and is located in a building of modest quality and limited aesthetic appeal. It is also a few years older than its sister establishment (it opened in 1993, whereas the latter opened in 1997), and has not enjoyed the same level of maintenance.
The staff do not speak English here, which could be a bit of a problem in a city where the language is not necessarily the most accessible for western tourists. However, luckily the Turks are welcoming by nature, and you are sure to find somebody who is willing to assist you.
Nevertheless, the language barrier remains a difficulty. Just like the Grand Anka, a pronounced taste for kitsch decor is on display here. The gilded patterning and larger-than-life details on show really do not belong in a space whose dimensions are so restricted.
Generally speaking, the hotel provides no more than what is strictly necessary. For example, the business centre consists of a single table with a computer that can be used for meetings.
Entering the building feels like walking into an old block of flats, with a few touches of colour added here and there by prints of Monet paintings (the Van Gogh prints in the other hotel have a more relaxing effect).
The two hotels are mirror images of each other, even in the lobbies, where an imposing fountain adorns the centre.