This hotel is a gem among a Plethora of hotels in the old city.
From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome and the friendly staff go out of their way to keep that experience alive for the entire stay. From sitting down with you on arrival, determining the number of days you are staying and suggesting what would be practical for you to see over that period to the friendly service on the wonderful rooftop deck, you will need to go a long way to find a stay better than this.
The rooms are well appointed with a shower or a bath. Ours had a strong shower whose only issue was not draining fast enough. Double windows mean that you may be at street level but the noise does not penetrate at all.
Breakfast is middle eastern with scrambled eggs and the buffet choice is varied enough to please the fussiest of eater.
Non smoking hotels are the Bain of my life, but easy access to the lift which takes you up to the roof top makes that part of the stay resolved simply.
Located in the old city, you are 10 minutes walk from most of the major sites and the tram stop. Taking a tram to the grand bazaar and spice market was simple. The sea front is 5 minutes walk where you can find out what the locals do when the sun sets.
They even loan you umbrellas when it looks like rain.
Overall an A+ experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Amira Istanbul is a boutique hotel located at the heart of the centuries old empires' capital. Some remarkable neighbors of the Hotel Amira Istanbul are the great Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Blue Mosque, the mystic Basilica Cistern, the imperial Topkapi Palace and the colorful Grand Bazaar. Amira Hotel offers you spaciously designed 32 rooms in Sultanahmet area, featuring very comfortable visco mattresses, local touches like ottoman style hand-made ceiling paintings and high-tech amenities such as mobile wireless internet modem that you can use also outside the property while discovering Istanbul . Along with its world famous cordial guest services, Amira Hotel offers a rich , complimentary buffet breakfast and a tasty 5 O'clock tea treats, free Wi-Fi access, a business corner with featuring an iMac, in house ATM machine, a wellness center that includes a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and massage services. Also our concierge would be more than happy to assist you in every aspect of your stay, whether business or pleasure. ... more less
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