I loved this hotel, with selling point being the location and service.
Great hotel staff, some of the best service I've had. Complimentary Turkish tea, coffee, whatever you want when you check in. Any tours are easily arranged with front desk, and they were accommodating when we had to cancel a pre booked service ( no biggie, no charge )
Free breakfast, with cook to order omelets, waffles, huge buffet of cheese, fruit, breads, hot food.
Free Wifi, and a "service area" with a computer and printer - great for airline conf, etc
Cute spa, with Turkish bath, 3 (?) massage rooms, pool, Jacuzzi, under ground lounge areas (think Bali bed) - small gym though, if you're in to that on vacation. (You know you are on vacation, right?)
Selling point! Rooftop restaurant - when you first walk in, it's glass 360 views - which is amazing in itself, but keep walking. The BACK of the rooftop restaurant has an open air patio, with beautiful views of Hagia Sophia. Great picture spot, coffee break, smoke break, night cap. Loved it.
Rooms are identical to pictures on website, with plenty of space, and comfortable bedding. Some rooms have sinks next to bed, some do not. They had comfy robes, and Turkish delight waiting on the bed :) They have hair dryers, safes, closet space, lots of bath products ( yes conditioner! )
Location -- perfection. You can walk to Topkapi palace (easily) and a bit further to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar. All of Old City is very walkable. We also walked across the bridge over the Bosporus (30 minute walk) to Taksim Square - this is like the time square /shopping district of Istanbul...think H & M, Topshop, Starbucks.
One tiny thing regarding location -it's a bit hard to find when coming from the airport in a taxi (that being said, this hotel offers a free shuttle should you choose to book it ahead of time - I would suggest doing so). It's on the interior or a walking only street corner, which actually ADDED to value, as far as intimacy. So, just make sure you have the address printed out (or hotel vouchers) when you jump in your cab.
Overall, loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Sultania is a deluxe boutique hotel with a harem design and located at the heart of the old city and within walking distance to Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Bosphorus. ... more less
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