This hotel, recently appointed to a very high standard, truly is a rose between thorns. Booked on the basis of reviews from this very site, we were expecting it to be adequate at worst, but we were not expecting it to exceed our expectations by as much as it did!
A ten to fifteen minute stroll (albeit uphill!) from Taksim Square, the Harbiye Residence is exceptionally clean, very comfortable and, most importantly, nice and QUIET (apart from the early prayer calls from the nearby minaret). Breakfast provided consisted of a good assortment of cheeses, cured meats, salad, fruit, nuts, cereal, choice of bread (brown/white/toasted/simit/croissant . . ), plenty of fruit juice, tea, coffee, milk, eggs and all the condiments you could wish for.
The staff were extremely welcoming and accommodating, always greeting us with a smile and happy to assist with any queries we had.
Just over the main road is a very handy Dolmuş halt too, with regular services to Örtakoy, Nişantaşi, Beşiktaş etc.
All-in-all an absolutely superb experience and we will be booking again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Harbiye Residence is located at the heart of the Istanbul city, one side close by just 5 minutes walking distance to the most famous Taksim Square and Istiklal Street which includes the most famous Pedestrian Street of Istanbul with lots of shopping places, art galleries, restaurants, pubs and bars. On other side has 5 minutes walking distance to the center of modern Istanbul, Nisantasi district which includes most popular high quality entertainment, shopping, national and international brands within walking distance also subway and Lutfu Kirdar (Istanbul) Congres Center.The comfortable and friendly atmosphere makes it a warm living place than a luxury hotel. Our friendly and experienced staff is ready to welcome you with simplicity and peace in your business and leisure travels in Istanbul. ... more less
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