Palandöken – Erzurum – Turkey

Palandöken mountains which surround the south of Erzurum like a bow are under a lot of attention lately with their natural ski slopes. Palandöken, which is becoming an even brighter star with its facilities at an altitude of approximately 2200-3100 meters, is progressing towards becoming one of the most important ski centers of the world with assured steps. Palandöken, which is only 5 km away from the city center, is at an only 1,5 hours distance from Istanbul by airway.

Together with the chair lift system that belongs to the Polat Renaissance Erzurum Hotel, the gondola-lifts which were constructed inside the mountain by the Governorship of Erzurum provide an easy and fast access to the ski points on the mountain. Palandöken, which is at the service of those who want to practice winter sports, with its 14 km long worldwide famous slopes, awaits its guests during 6 months with its slopes that are well over world standards. Moreover, traditional Alpine Ski Races that are conducted each year give the region another specialty.

Our areas for accommodation, ski slopes and winter activities, partying and organizations, the tasty food we offer from Turkish and world kitchens, and Health Club are at your service.

Operating hours of the lifts : 08:30 – 16:00
3 of the chair lifts belong to the Polat Renaissance Hotel.
Polat 1 – 800 m
Polat 2 – 300 m
Polat 3 – 1097 m
1 Gondola lift belongs to the Governorship and is a pay lift – 3200 m
5 chair lifts belong to the Dedeman Hotel and are pay lifts
Ejder lift – 1778 m
Vadi lift – 1200 m
Güney lift – 1528 m
T.bar lift – 800 m
Bambi lift – 200 m
Y. and S. Provincial Dir. Lift – 3237 m

Easy slope : 8 slopes
Medium slope : 8 slopes
Difficult slope : 3 slopes
Natural slope : 4 slopes
The North and South slopes have been approved by the International Ski Federation and international ski races are organized once a year

Polat Renaissance Erzurum Hotel has the capacity of 693 beds with summer-winter air-conditioned 234 rooms in total consisting of 4 duplex suites, 136 twin and 94 queen rooms. Our rooms designed according to the international standards are decorated suitable to home environment. At our hotel where combinable rooms, specially decorated room for disabled persons and rooms for non-smokers are available, all rooms are also featured with the following technical features for special needs of our guests.

24 Hour heating / cooling system, adjusted automatically, 24 hour fresh air / exhaust system, Hot / cold massage shower, Modern communication system, Computer / fax connection possibility, Access to internet through TV system and all World TV broadcasts,
Receiving messages, account management, making orders, waking up, and following information channels through TV system, Possibility of watching vision movies on Pay TV system, Fire detection, alarm and extinguishing systems (automatic controlled), Minibar, Hair drier, Possibility of listening to music in baths, and telephone.

Standard Rooms
In all rooms of Polat Renaissance which are arranged with the architecture of a mountain hotel, central heating / cooling system, Mini-Bar, electronic safe, direct telephone, internet connection, interactive TV – Pay TV, and music broadcast are minimum standards that our guests will encounter.

Carefully prepared 186 rooms, Comfort that you will feel as your home comfort during your travel, Service quality that you can’t give up,  City or mountain view that you can choose according to your desire

Connection Rooms
In all rooms of Polat Renaissance, central heating / cooling system, Mini-Bar, electronic safe, direct telephone, internet connection, interactive TV – Pay TV, and music broadcast are minimum standards that our guests will encounter

Carefully prepared 20 special rooms for your comfort during your crowded accommodations, Large area of 32 m2 that can be converted into two rooms connected between each other if desired, Twin Bed and Queen Bed option, Kid Bed

Corner Rooms
In all rooms of Polat Renaissance, central heating / cooling system, Mini-Bar, electronic safe, direct telephone, internet connection, interactive TV – Pay TV, and music broadcast are minimum standards that our guests will encounter.

Comfort that you would prefer with your family for your holidays or with your friends, 17 Rooms of 36 m2 each, Twin Bed and Queen Bed option

Duplex Suit
In all rooms of Polat Renaissance, central heating / cooling system, Mini-Bar, electronic safe, direct telephone, internet connection, interactive TV – Pay TV, and music broadcast are minimum standards that our guests will encounter.

4 special rooms prepared as in home comfort, American kitchen and bathrooms of large use areas, Changing room, Specially decorated sitting room, Bed room located in a separate floor

Polat Renaissance, being a segment in the chain of Marriott Hotels, as the name “Renaissance” that it possesses implies, provides services as a brand which is preferred in the city of Erzurum for conferences and invitations. The Polat Renaissance Erzurum Hotel which has a rich kitchen on an international level that has broad possibilities to meet different demands at the same time can host invitations, meetings and organizations for up to 950 persons.

The Erzurum Hall which is within our structure and can be transformed into four different lounges when needed, The Banquet Room and the workshop rooms give the guests the opportunity to continue their business life without interruption.
All kinds of meetings that are realized in The Polat Renaissance are organized under the supervision of our “Meeting Express” unit.
In addition the most appropriate areas are created in the lounges of the Polat Renaissance which provides services of five stars quality.

Polat Renaissance offers you the five star taste quality in its restaurants and cafes where it prepares different examples from Turkish and World cuisines.

The Doruk Restaurant
Very delicious, very quality – just as you expected. The Doruk Restaurant which is a special place for those who pay attention to taste together with quality, its rich breakfast buffet awaits you to experience the feast in which it offers selected delicacies of Turkish and World’s cuisines. Along with international cuisines, you can try menus with appropriate prices, menus that are especially prepared for business lunch, diet menus and menus that cover cuisines of different countries in the Doruk Restaurant which enriches your choices with our special menus. We are waiting for you in the Doruk Restaurant which is on our Lobby Floor between 06:30 and 24:00, so that you can enjoy all these selected delicacies accompanied with live music

Polat Champions
Or maybe you want to watch the match of the team you support or your favorite players while you are having your dinner in a world wide famous restaurant chain. Then Polat Champions, The American Sports Bar & Restaurant offers you an ideal ambiance. For young people of any age between 7 and 77 years old; sports, friendly conversations, gentlemanliness, competitions, delicious dishes, special drinks and entertainments that you can not get enough of, are between 17:00 and 03:00 everyday at the Polat Champions which is on our B2 floor.

Fireplace Bar
Warm ambiance… Joyous conversations…One of the most special and romantic corners of the Polat Renaissance Erzurum Hotel. You can’t imagine a better place for relieving yourself from the exhaustion of the day having a light drink and chatting with your friends in the comfort of a 5 star hotel as if you were at home, sitting by a warm fireplace in which firewood is burning with a crackling sound. The Fireplace Bar is at your service for 24 hours a day throughout the week on our Lobby Floor. Hot wine is served between 18:00 and 21:00 during the winter months.

Polat Cafe
A very warm place in the snow that came into service in 2004, at an altitude of 2400 meters at the point where the Polat lifts end. The Polat Café, in which you can make a break during the skiing and warm up yourself while drinking your tea or coffee, or have a pleasure-full barbecue party, is waiting for you between 08:00 and 16:00 everyday.

Chalet Cafe
An ideal place for resting and relaxing… Here is one of the most beautiful corners of the Polat Renaissance Erzurum Hotel; Chalet Cafe.
The Chalet Café which is a warm and cute place has very important functional features. Is some of the equipment you need for skiing or snowboard missing? You made a sudden decision to have this trip and forgot some of your ski equipment at home? No problem. You have the luxury of renting all kinds of ski equipment in the floor under the Chalet Cafe.

Did you want to give the skiing a break and catch your breath? At the top floor, the Chalet Cafe where you can sup your drink and taste splendid delicacies while listening to Turkish Folk Songs and have some special and unforgettable time, is at your service between 08:00 and 01:00 everyday. Maybe you prefer to sit for a while on the veranda and have some sunbathing. Who knows?

The Polat Health Club round the year offers you a pleasant environment in which you can have fun while doing sport, protecting your health and keeping yourself fit

Supervised by expert instructors you can practice gymnastics with or without equipment, step, aerobic, aqua aerobic, play table tennis and use the indoor swimming pool. You can also spend freshening hours at the Polat Health Club in the Turkish bath, sauna, solarium, steam bath, shock showers, Turkish bath massage, and Swedish massage choices.


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