Good practice destination Bolu Mudurnu Melek Hotels

Contributor Herbert Hamele
Country Turkey
  • Ecoact
Organisation Bolu Mudurnu Melek Hotels
Postal address Kuran Kursu Sk. No:1 Mudurnu/Bolu/Türkiye
Phone +(90) 374 421 20 40
Release date 19/09/2018
Landscape type Unspecified
  • Certification & Marketing
GSTC Criteria for Destinations
  • A: Sustainable management
  • D: Environmental sustainability
Marketplace category Accommodation Providers Accommodation Providers
Type Best Practice Destination (Best Practice Destination)
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1. WHO
Key people and organisations (initiator, leader, partners)   Melek Hotels Mudurnu – Offering local flavors in its restaurant, Tekkeliler Mansion is one of the best taste stops. Bolu, Abant Lake and Yedigöller visitors from İstanbul, Ankara and other cities have a good time in this restaurant which combines and serves local Mudurnu flavors and Ottoman cuisine.
Key Figures Surface Inhabitants Tourism arrivals Tourism nights
2. WHY
Reason for taking the good practice action

 It takes nearly 3 hours by car to get to Mudurnu (230 Km to İstanbul and 240 Km to Ankara). Going by bus which runs hourly from Bolu takes nearly 40 minutes.

Melek Hotels Mudurnu-Tekkeliler Mansion is in the center of Mudurnu, next to historical Suleiman the Magnificent Turkish bath, and near Suleiman the Magnificent Mosque and the bazaar. The Mansion has 9 rooms decorated as classic mansion rooms. Tekkeliler Mansion, the restoration of which was completed in 2015, has two restaurants; indoor restaurant could seat about 50 people while outdoor restaurant could seat 100 people. Melek Hotels Mudurnu Tekkeliler Mansion is 22 km to Sünnet Lake, 15 minutes ride to Abant and 45 minutes to Bolu.

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3. HOW
Methods /steps / tools used (to develop the good practice)  
Specific/measurable results, benefits  Mudurnu, where the first Turkish settlements begun in Seljuk period, is located in the main area, which later formed the basis of Ottoman Empire. It was annexed to the Ottoman principality borders under the guidance of Samsa Çavuş and Köse Mihal. Halil Hayrettin Pasha (Çandarlı Kara Halil), who formed the basis of the first regular army “Yaya Örgütü” and again the first Finance and Treasury organization in the period of Sultan Murat I, was also from Mudurnu and became the first Ottoman vizier. Yıldırım Beyazıt Mosque (1374) and Yıldırım Beyazıt Turkish bath (1382) established in the period of Bayezid I has been standing for 600 years.
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Telephone: +(90) 374 421 20 40


Address: Kuran Kursu Sk. No:1 Mudurnu/Bolu/Türkiye +(90) 374 421 20 40

İstanbul: 230 Km (2 saat 45 dakika) - Ankara: 240 Km (3 saat)