We took long time to choose hotel, because of the special meaning of our visit to Istanbul: 10th year anniversary of a wedding day! After several searches from the net, we always came up to Darussaade, mainly because of it's location in the middle of historical Sultanahmet together with reasonable charge and glamorous old-fashioned look. What could be better way to spend nights during wedding anniversary, than in a hotel directly from The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night. After late arrival to hotel, it was immediately clear that service would be top class. Friendly manager Ergin waited just us to arrive late in the evenening to welcome us in person! During next few days all the friendly staff came familiar to us. At the first morning, visitors will get very thorough guidance to miracles of Istanbul and of course the most important practical information, including map and Istanbul card (public transportation). If something negative must be figured, the roof top terrace could've had more open view to Sea of Marmara and to blue mosque, which was very close but behind overgrown trees. But that's not an issue of course. There was also 24/7 small market just on the other side of the street, which was nice after loooong day around the huge city. As typical Finns, we enjoyed having cold beer on the roof top terrace after exhausting day.
You'll really feel yourself as a unique customer in this hotel! We have previously decided not to visit same foreign citys and specially same hotels again, but in this case we almost made a promise to Yusuf (?) to make exception, and come back some time. Maybe 20th year anniversary of a wedding day... Thank you guys of making our special week unforgettable!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Darussaade Istanbul is one of the protected examples of Ottoman civil architecture dating from 19. century. The wooden mansion, which is restored by sticking to its original, is decorated with elaborately so as to reflect the spirit of the period it belongs to. Darussaade Istanbul, which is in the middle of many unique structures belonging to Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman Empires, provides opportunity to explore this magical city with its perfect position within walking distance! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Darussaade Hotel Istanbul