Having only two days to see Istanbul, I took a chance on a new hotel located directly in historic Sultanahmet Square. The hotel is well-built into the local architecture, and as a female traveler I felt very safe in this area. My room was lovely with a balcony overlooking the Bosphorous, and was spotless.
The hotel owner Mehmet-was extremely helpful, and made excellent suggestions about where to go, to eat and to shop. His suggestions are what made our trip.
I enjoyed the traditional Turkish breakfast and cheerful staff even brought our breakfast and coffee up to us on the roofdeck. The deck will be renovated more in time, but even now the views are breathtaking both day and night. If I were to go to Turkey again I would most certainly stay here, as there is so much to see within walking distance.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Magnaura Palace Hotel is a newly opened in the heart of historical peninsula. Located steps away from the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantium time [such as Blue Mosque, St Sophie, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern]We are at your service with our 18 rooms equipped with central heating and air condition systems, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, sitting areas, writing tables and cupboards as well. We aimed to give you 5 star comfort in a boutique atmosphere. ... more less
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