So you want to come to Turkey?  Super!  Here is a bit of information on what to expect in the hospitality sector: 

Turkey has a huge range of hotels and pensions to chose from.  From hostels up to 5 star hotels, you can find something in your budget and to suit your style.  You will find the well known chain hotels (Holiday Inn, Ramada, and Sheraton) which are very nice but usually very expensive.  They have standards more similar to the western style hotels Westerners are used to.  However, these hotels tend not to have breakfast included.  Also, keep in mind that a 3 star rating in Turkey will not be the same as a 3 star rating in the United States or Canada).  The standards here are a bit lower.  Five star hotels are definitely 5 star quality however!  If you are looking for a more authentic (read: cheaper!) experience, try one of the smaller boutique hotels.  These are generally family run with smaller rooms and simple facilities.  However, the service and food is (generally) second to none!  If you are in the more touristic areas, most of the hotel front desk staff will speak English.  They will try to sell you tours and other services - do not feel like you have to partake. If you are off the beaten path, you may be hard pressed to find someone who speaks English so make sure to have your phrase book handy.

The beds in Turkey (as in much of Europe) are not the traditional box-spring mattress combination that North Americans are used to.  They tend to be a harder mattress on a wooden platform.  Turkish people do not use flat and fitted sheets - rather, they have a duvet cover on the comforter and a flat sheet covering the mattress.  The smaller, more rural hotels will not have a service to clean their linens.  They will do everything themselves.  And as electricity is so expensive, the sheets are generally line dried outside, so if you have allergies be prepared!  If you are staying in the city centre, make sure to bring ear plugs as night life and traffic can be loud (they collect garbage between 10pm and midnight in most cities so that can be loud!).  Also, the call to prayer (which happens 5 times per day) can be disconcerting as the first call comes between 4am and 5am (depending on the time of year).

Most hotels will include a free buffet style Turkish breakfast.  In the touristy areas, you can find yogurt and fruit and cereal.  But these are not the Turkish staples so you may not find them everywhere.  A traditional Turkish breakfast includes fresh bread, olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, some fresh greens, an array of Turkish cheeses, hard boiled eggs, and often, dried fruits; bear in mind that something that looks like ham probably is not (this is after all a predominantly Moslem country). There is always fresh tea, but the juices are generally from concentrate and you will only find Nescafe coffee (not fresh brewed!).

If you keep an open mind, respect the culture of the country, and remember that you are not "back home", you will have an enjoyable and memorable experience!