This place was a nightmare! When we arrived it was obvious that we would not be able to stay there and it was confirmed when we went into the 'dining room / lounge area' and the toilet in the common area did not flush. When offered a drink it was warm, just what you need when it 26c outside, and they could only produce 1 glass!!! We started to tell them that we would not be staying and he insisted that we go and see the 'Terrace Area' climbing up 4 flights of a spiral staircase with no handrails and an uneven floor. On the 'terrace' t was a joke - no shade 3 old table and a swing bench, the floor was covered with slatted wooden boards that you would use by a sink or outside the shower. The view in one dirrection was good but as for the rest all you looked down on was rooftops full of all sorts of rubbish.
It was a pleasure to pay the cancelletion fee on 1 nights accomodation. When I arrived home I checked the web site again and beleive me if it looked half as good we would have stayed - the photos used were not of this hotel!! Avoid at all costs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Centrally located in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet area, Historical Preferred Hotel Old City is situated only walking distance away from Istanbul’s popular historical attractions, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Spice and Grand Bazaars. Our hotel restoration took 3 years. İt is decorated with handy-crafts, engravings,forged iron, paintings, glassware, etc, which are reflecting Ottoman naval force history and different periods of Turkey's history. Historical Preferred Hotel Old City offers comfortable accommodations with traditional and modern features at it's best. Each room has LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, air condition and private bathrooms; some rooms provide sea view. Guests can enjoy breakfast with traditional Turkish specialties and some international classics at the restaurant of the hotel" ... more less
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