Mardin is one of the most poetic cities of Southeastern Turkey. Architecturally, ethnographically, archeologically, historically and visually, it has the appearance of having been suspended in time. The intermingling of the physical remains of the many civilizations it has hosted throughout history has transformed the city into an open museum.
In short, historically situated in Upper Mesopotamia, which is considered to be the heart of Mesopotamia, it is one of the most ancient cities in the world. It began to be settled millennia ago, first by Subarians around 4500 BCE, and then by the Sumerians, Acadians, the Babylonians, Mitannis, Assyrians, Medes, Persians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Seljuks, Artuklular, and Ottomans. Even after these and many other civilizations no longer survived, they bequeathed their cultures, beliefs, languages and traditions to subsequent generations. Home to many religious beliefs, Mardin has an abundance of religious structures, e.g., mansions, mosques, mausoleums, churches and monasteries, having historical artistic value, and major restoration activities have been undertaken in recent years in the city center. Also contributing to its historical and cultural significance has been its inclusion on UNESCO’s List of World Heritage Sites.
The region referred to as “Kashiari Mountains” in the inscriptions of Assyrian kings Adad-Ninari I and his son Salamsar I, is known to be in the Midyat, i.e., Tur-Adgin, area around Mardin. Another term associated with this geographical area, “İZALA,” comes from this era. The term İZALA is used on cuneiform tablets and in later Roman and Byzantine sources.
The İZALA HOTEL is nestled in the World Heritage site known as Old Mardin and is in walking distance to many historical locations. Our hotel works to preserve Mardin’s historical and visual values. This can be seen in the Mardin hand-carved stones decorating its rooms, as well as their madder-dyed wooden ceilings. You are sure to get the feeling that you are on an historical journey when staying in one of its rooms. The hotel has a total of 45 rooms and 90 beds, including 33 Standard rooms, 2 Junior Suite rooms (with views of the Ancient City and Mesopotamia), 4 corner rooms (with views of the Old City, Mardin Fortress and Mesopotamia), and 6 Deluxe rooms.
Everything in our rooms has been planned to ensure the comfort of our precious guests and come with a view of the Old City.
Medrese Mah. 1.Cad. No: 156 Eski Ptt Binasi Yani / MARDIN