I stayed at Hotel Amira for three nights earlier this month. I took the metro from the airport then transferred to the tram. The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the tram station. The staff were exceptional. I was immediately welcomed and was given a drink in the hotel restaurant. I was given a very detailed orientation from AJ. Any questions and concerns were immediately answered.
My room was clean and spacious. I travel solo and expected a very small single room but was quite pleased with my double bed. The view from my room was of the hotel next door which looked lovely from the outside. There was also a beautiful antique car parked on the street beside the hotel. In the room there was a flat screen TV, a desk with chair, and a small seating area with table in the room. There was a small fridge stocked with beverages for purchase. A complimentary bottle of water is provided daily .Robes, slippers, and a wide variety of toiletries were provided. The bathroom had a shelf for storage of toiletries. There was a bathtub/shower combination with glass enclosure.
A large buffet breakfast was included with the room. Each day there was a large variety of foods. My favorite was the bread/pasty station. Coffee, tea, juice, and water are served each day. There is a small additional charge if you would like an omelet for breakfast. Afternoon tea is also included. A variety of pastries, tea, and Turkish delight were served daily. The staff in the restaurant/bar were excellent. They were very helpful and answered any questions that I had about the food/drinks.
Several major tourist attractions are within walking distance. I walked to the Sultanahmet Camii (Blue Mosque), Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Hagia Sophia, and Istanbul Archeological Museums. I took the tram to and from Taksim Square.
If you speak English and no Turkish, do not worry. I conversed in English with each staff member at the hotel with no problems. I truly felt safe and very welcome at this hotel. I will stay at Hotel Amira each time that I visit Istanbul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Amira Istanbul offers you the most spacious design rooms in the old city , with very comfortable visco mattresses, high-tech amenities like complementary mobile wireless internet modem , i-pod docking stations and local touches like hand-made ceiling paintings .These rooms are tailor made for your contentment . ... more less
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