I stayed 4-7th October, as part of a large group of 9 females (not for the feint hearted!) On arrival there were several problems with our room allocations....but the staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. I would not hesitate to return to Hotel Neorion and thoroughly recommend it to anyone of any category: couples, families etc etc. Due to the initial mix-up on arrival, between us we viewed 4-5 different rooms types and they were all superbly appointed, spotless clean and frankly I don't think you could beat it - excellent value. Included was a really lovely breakfast...with everything you could wish for and very good service. There is also a free mezze, from 1pm until quite late in the afternoon, which is also quite extensive and very fresh - really handy if you need to pop back in between sight seeing and just need something light to eat. Complimentary water in the rooms, delicious turkish delight and great selection of toiletries.
The hotel is perfectly located - walking distance to most of the top 10 attractions and situated in a vibrant and safe part of town. Within easy access to the tram which is the most economical and best way to travel (buy a travel card and top-up as needed). Don't forget to make time to catch a ferry on the Bosphorous - walk under the Galata Bridge, where the locals gather and eat freshly seared fish, cooked in front of you from the open grill on boats. Yum!
The staff at Hotel Neorion are all really helpful and knowledgeable - nothing is too much trouble and I am not surprised that it has consistent and excellent reviews - they really deserve it.
NB: There is also a great terrace - unfortunately we had bad weather so didn't benefit from using this but I can imagine how lovely it would be if the climate had been kinder - lots of comfortable seating, some loungers - would have loved to see the sun set.....next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Neorion Hotel is at the very center of Istanbul's history and culture, ancient and modern. Named for Byzantium's grand port (see the map) on the Golden Horn, it welcomes visitors from around the world just as the port did in the great days of Constantinople. Neorion is more than a comfortable travelers' refuge in the heart of the city. It was conceived and designed to honor and reflect all of the cultures who have enriched the city and its empires. To stay here is to learn and enjoy the cultures, cuisines, arts and traditions of all the travelers who have come before you.The hotel's 58 guest rooms and suites bring the past to life, with all modern comforts. The swimming pool, Turkish bath, massage spa, cultural library, and museum-quality decorative arts are supplemented with complimentary fine arts musical performances, cuisine demonstrations and cultural events exclusively for hotel guests. Stay with us! Experience all of Istanbul, ancient and modern, right where you live, and just outside our door. ... more less
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