Manoli Hotel, located in the Dumlupınar district of Buca, is known as the oldest residence with an inscription in Buca. On the right is the Buca Dom Church, which is not very visible because of its exterior, and to the left is the Russo Mansion, which is architecturally separated from the Buca mansions.
Manoli Hotel, was one of the most important entertainment centers in İzmir during its existence, was in a bad condition until recently, but was actually properly restored by Alex Baltazzi and Roland Richichi, who are from the Levantine families of Buca.
Inscription of Buca Manoli Hotel
Due to the fact that the Manoli Hotel is one of the rare buildings with an inscription, we know that the exact year of construction is 1838. The first owners of the Buca Manoli Hotel, Dimitrio and Marianthe Defterego, who built it as a residence in 1838, operated the structure from its conversion into a hotel in 1900 until they emigrated from Izmir to Alexandria in 1922. Manoli Hotel, has been converted into the most popular entertainment venue of the period; Besides being the oldest residence of Buca, it also has a special importance due to the fact that it was the center of entertainment during its period.
Manoli Hotel, which became legendary during its existence and is still the subject of various stories, was not only a hotel where wealthy Levantine families from Izmir visited almost every week to have fun and have a pleasant time, but also functioned as a casino. We know that the Manoli Hotel, which has an inner courtyard for the visitors to place their horses, continued its function until 1922 after the population exchange.
Manoli Hotel, had an important reputation in Izmir until 1922, when it closed; with its noisy tavern full to the brim, paper games and music, it became a yack something up on everyone’s lips, not only in Buca but also in Izmir.
Manoli Hotel, welcomes us with an inner courtyard where horses are attached to its main gate, actually shows us the characteristic features of the period very clearly. Although it has the typical Buca Houses architecture, Manoli Hotel, which can be separated from most buildings with its unique and qualified features, is two centuries old, but the architectural style it reflects is at a high level and is of high quality. After the inner courtyard, has two bedrooms, a dining room, a game room and a kitchen; It consists of a two-storey building and additional service buildings.
We know that Manoli Hotel was used as a residence in 1838 and as a hotel in 1900, thanks to the fact that its inscription has survived to the present day. Famous for its poker nights, Buca Manoli Hotel remained idle for a long time after its owners immigrated from Izmir in 1922.
Manoli Hotel, which was bought and restored one by one from its owners in 2001 when it was in a derelict state, was put into service in 2005 as the Izmir branch of the Almshouse in Istanbul. Although the Manoli Hotel has been opened as a Manolya Nursing Home since 2005, it does not currently function as such.
Where is Manoli Hotel? 📍
Address : Dumlupınar Neighborhood, 81 Street, Buca, İzmir
Manoli Hotel Visiting Hours 🕖
The Manoli Hotel, has been abandoned for a long time, although it served as the Manolya Home For Seniors in 2005, does not currently function as such. The exterior and inscription of the Manoli Hotel, which is currently closed to the public, can be clearly seen for those walking along 81th street.
How to get to Manoli Hotel ? 🚖
🚌Bus: It can be reached to Buca Manoli Hotel after a 2-minute walk by getting off at Buca Heykel bus stop with ESHOT buses numbered 104, 304, 470, 476, 490, 515, 676, 805 and 940.