Nice boutique hotel located 500m behind the Blue Mosque and close to many other attractions. My room was on the ground floor and was tastefuly decorated although I found the bathroom quite small with little room to put your toilettries bag and to plug in a toothbrush. While there was no traffic noise at night the walls are quite thin and you can hear your next door neighbour. I could also hear gushing water running through the pipes behind the bathroom wall which was quite loud. When I mentioned this to reception I was offered an alternate room which was inferior so I declined and just kept the bathroom door shut. There is a safe in the room and free wi-fi although I found the signal wasn't strong enough to watch videos.
What gives this hotel an excellent rating is the friendly service and the free extras they offer. I received a welcome drink on arrival and there is free afternoon tea served daily which is excellent. You also get a free 1ltr bottle of water daily in your room. Breakfast is also plentiful with a very good selection on offer. You can also buy tram tokens from reception which is handy. Storing luggage was also not a problem.
One word of warning about the taxis in Istanbul...they will try to rip you off. Make sure the meter is on and when you get to your destination check the meter. My driver immediately turned the meter off and then told me the fare was TL15 more hoping I hadn't seen it.
- 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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