Lugal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Ankara

Experiences

Lugal Hotel is perfectly located in the most elegant part of the city centre,Kavaklidere. Close to all Ankara's main attractions, Lugal is an ideal starting point for exploring the capital city. In addition to being Turkey’s capital and second largest city, Ankara is the country’s governmental, financial, and business epicenter. Located in the center of Anatolia on the eastern edge of the Anatolian Plateau, the city made its first recorded appearance in 1200 BC when it was conquered by the Hittites and named Akuwash. In the proceeding years, it has been occupied by the Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and more, and its name has changed from Ancyra to Ánkyra to Angora, finally settling on Ankara in 1930.

On-Site Outlets
Indoor pool.

Swimming

Indoor Heated Pool

Indoor

Towels provided

Heated

Children's Pool

Whirlpool

Sheraton Ankara Health Club

Towels provided at whirlpool

Fitness Center

Air conditioned and specially constructed with ample windows to ensure maximum daylight, the fitness area houses cardio equipment with LCD televisions (treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bicycles, and steppers) and free weights. For post-workout rejuvenation, the club houses a sauna, steam room, and whirlpool.

Fitness center.
Citadel

The imposing “Hisar” – Fortress – is the most interesting part of Ankara. This well-preserved quarter of thick walls and intriguing winding streets took its present shape in the 9th century AD, when the Byzantine emperor Michael II constructed the outer ramparts. The inner walls date from the 7th century. Inside the citadel local people still live as they would in a traditional Turkish village.

Weavers' Road

The shops on Çıkrıkçılar Yokuşu, also called Weavers' Road, are particularly reflective of the city’s past, offering a range of native fabrics, hand-woven carpets, and leather products. The Bakırcılar Çarşısı, or Bazaar of Coppersmiths, goes beyond copper, selling customary jewelry, carpets, costumes, antiques, and embroidery.

Anatolian Civilizations Museum

The superb Museum of Anatolian Civilizations is the perfect introduction to Turkey’s ancient past, housing artifacts carefully picked from just about every significant archaeological site in Anatolia. In the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, Anatolian Archaeology, starting from the Paleolithic Age to the present day, is displayed in a chronological order.

Anitkabir

The monumental mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881–1938), the founder of modern Turkey, is perched high above the city with its abundance of marble and air of veneration. The inspiration for the artwork and statues at Anıtkabir are chosen from the War of Independence and the foundation of the Republic and Atatürk’s life.

Mere steps away—in the lobby of the adjacent Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center—an extensive shopping arcade offers an alluring array of clothing, jewelry, books, authentic souvenirs, and more.

Step into the neighboring Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center and discover an emblematic selection of Turkish offerings. In the lobby, Sultan’s Gift Shop proposes native textiles, home goods, jewelry, singular souvenirs, glassware, and jewelry.

For even more selection, stop by the Karum Shopping Mall. Situated next door to the hotel, it houses Ankara’s premier designer shops and two major retail stores. Across the street are more shopping options for men, women, children, and homes. Meanwhile, in the Old City, Ulus, traditional bazaars offer everything from indigenous textiles, rugs, and jewelry to native spices and dried fruit.