Esans (essence in English) is apparently named after a 19th Century Ottoman perfume maker who built the original building. If you're coming to Istanbul for the first time you'll probably want to be in the oldest part of town - Sultanahmet. Esans is right in the heart of the Sultanahmet district 5 minutes walk to Hagia Sophia (which is the masterpiece of masterpieces for most visitors). My wife and I have just stayed here 3 nights and would definitely go back. This is a family run place and they have put their personality and love into it. The rooms have a quirky décor which is a mix of modern and traditional, they are very clean and a reasonable size. Our room (302) had great views over the Bosphorus (worth the climb). Facilities are limited but there are loads of nearby restaurants and amenities. Best of all, the young staff at Esans could not be more friendly and helpful. Use the roof terrance for breakfast for some great views. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a 19th-century, wooden mansion, offers Ottoman-style spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi in the Sultanahmet Old City Istanbul District.The location is on silent street under the foot of Topkapi palace and 4 minutes walking to Saint Sophia and Blue mosque. The terrace offers wonderfull Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea views.Esans Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated, and feature wooden furnishing and rich fabrics. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV, a full-length mirror and a dressing table. Some offer views of the Bosphorus.A Home made open buffet breakfast is served daily in the Esans’s restaurant or on the terrace. Room service is also available. ... more less
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