We stayed for 6 nights in this very beautiful hotel and Tomtom suites totally fulfilled our expectations. We wanted a quiet location in Istanbul and this hotel is more than perfect. Located near busy Istiklal street for shopping and restaurants, with easy reach to the tramway stop going to Sultanahmet in 5 minutes. The hotel is surrounded by embassies (Itally, Russia, France) and is very safe. We also loved the mixing contrast with the beautiful, lively popular life in the surrounding the area. It is not dirty neither rundown, it is just life as we lost in many hygienist western cities...
During the day, you just hear for very few minutes children going to school and playing. This is absolutely not noise, just manifestation of life.
Tomtom suites is very QUIET and it is really a peaceful, relaxing hotel where you can pamper and sooth yourself from hectic Istanbul activities.
We were in executive suite and it is really an AMAZING suite : very large, king size comfy bed, 2 big flat TVs, large marble bathroom with big jacuzzi bathtub, living room with kitchenette, lots of stowage.
Top of the top is the terrace, as big as the suite, with magnificent views on the Bosphorus and Sultanahamet. We loved to go early in Sultanahmet to visit turistic places than coming back at noon at the hotel to have sunbathing on the terrace and then going out again for shopping and eating + night life.
We particularly loved the design of the hotel : contemporary beautiful and chic wooden furniture, beige fabrics, wooden and marble floors. It is has no flashy nor kitsch furniture you could find in many bad design hotels. Very feng shui and chic atmosphere.
Staff is brilliant : very serviceable, professional staff, never intrusive. Thanks to Ali Dogan and his assistant working in the morning, a wonderful and very helpful woman.
Breakfast is very good.
Terrace bar-restaurant has nice atmosphere and beathtaking views.
The only minus is the random turndown service. For this category of hotel we could expect a regular turndown service with bottles of water each night. Internet connection is also very slow.
Tomtom suites is a top-notch hotel, one of the best in Istanbul. We'll definitely go back for our next stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "unique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tomtom Hotel Istanbul