We stayed at the Millennium Suites over a long weekend with our two doughters. We chose the hotel for its location in Sultanahmet and for the size of the rooms, and we were very happy on both counts. Our room was was spacious, bright, comfortable, and well appointed and had a wonderful balcony.The mini bar was complimentary, as were a number of thoughtful toiletries that are not standard at most chains. Wifi was also included free.The hotel had a wonderful breakfast with offerings that changed every day. The staff were extremely helpful and welcoming. The staff also deserve special mention, as they were uniformly helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable.
The location is ideal for sightseeing in Sultanahmet, within easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, etc. It's also surrounded by myriad restaurants, which were consistently and genuinely good -- nothing about them felt or tasted watered-down, although they were clearly tourist-oriented. A taxi stand is 30 seconds away, and the Sultanahmet metro station is about a 10 minute walk.
The area also felt very safe in the evenings, despite the fact that (in the off-season at least) it does get relatively deserted late at night. This is great if you want a restful trip, but if you're looking to be where the local nightlife is, consider another neighbourhood like Taksim square or Beyoglu.
I would definitely recommend it for other families and travelers who want to be in Sultanahmet without paying hundreds of dollars for a hotel room.This is our new benchmark for boutique hotels.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hospitality is one of the cornerstones of the Turkish way of life. Turkish people are the most gracious and generous hosts as a result of their natural instincts. Every individual feels bound to honor his guest in the best possible manner. They will open their houses to every guest with a smiling face and with all their sincerity give the best seat and cook the best food for their guest. Turkish. people are very understanding about foreigners’ different customs and they try to communicate in order to help visitors according to their code of hospitality.The owner’s of Millennium Suites goal is to show the traditional turkish hospitality to their guests in the manner of described briefly above in their guest rooms. You are always wellcome at our property with our main principle of “whatever religion you are from, whichever country you come from, whatever language you speak, you are ‘God’s Guest’ ,” ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Millennium Hotel Istanbul