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I've received this link about the hotel: http://yagmurcontinental.besaba.com/Home/ but I have two questions:

  1. Why is its address "PO Box"? What about its real address?
  2. Why is it not in sites such as www.booking.com?

Is this a fake hotel?

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    PO Boxes in Dubai for hotels seems quite common. Look at the page for the Sheraton Deira hotel in Dubai, which I can personally confirm exists, and you'll see they give their address as a PO Box too – Gagravarr Sep 8 '15 at 16:29
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    @Karlson: But how do you actually get to the hotel if you only know a P.O. box number? The one you link to at least discloses which street it is on, whereas the physical location of the hotel the OP has found seems to be a complete secret. – Henning Makholm Sep 8 '15 at 16:57
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    If you dig down into the "Contacts" section of the linked web page, there's actually a location pinpointed on a Google map there. Here's the Street View from that spot, taken October 2014. Either that spot is a fake location, or the hotel is less than a year old. – Michael Seifert Sep 8 '15 at 17:29
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    @MichaelSeifert In Dubai, it's quite possible for a hotel to appear from thin air/dessert in under a year! Doesn't mean it has done, mind... – Gagravarr Sep 8 '15 at 17:31
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    @MichaelSeifert: Who knew Istanbul and Dubai had so similar climates? And both hotels have a bar which is "a traditional meeting spot for prominent artists, business leaders and Prague´s cultural elite"... – Henning Makholm Sep 8 '15 at 17:34
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Well, IF we're very generous, it might be a real hotel but I can't find a sign of it online, so it's either very, very new, or just changed names.

However, the site you've been sent? Fake. Or at least, very dishonest. The photo of one of the rooms they've used is actually from the Hotel Susesi Luxury Resort in Turkey.

Example posting for this hotel - check the 5th image, identical.

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