Our stay at this hotel left us with mixed feelings.
On the plus side, the staff is great and very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet had a great selection for all tastes and the room/s clean. It is also in a very good central location in Sultanahmet for walking to the main attractions in the area.
However, the first room we were given was spacious (a triple) and the bathroom a good size, but they apparently had to move us after the first night because they needed that particular room for another party which wouldn't have been so bad except the next room they gave us was quite small and pokey and the bathroom much smaller and it was on the top floor with no lift. The beds in both rooms were quite hard, but the second one was the worse and so I had to lay two extra doonas underneath for comfort. The walls are very thin and you can here everything going on in the next room, (and down the hall) not least also because there was a connecting door into the next room from our second room. There was no hot water for 2 out of our four day stay so you need to time your showers on either side of the rush.The call to prayer whilst expected is extremely loud and out of sinc, so you get four versions at staggered times and at increasing volume. I live in Turkey and are used to it but even for me this was very loud.
So while I would personally not stay at the Sarnic again I would still recommend it for cleanliness, service & it's central location.
- Also Known As:
- Sarnic Hotel Istanbul
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- While in Istanbul, why not take the time to learn some delicious Turkish recipes which you can share with your friends and family when you return home? The class is held in the hotel???s kitchen and features a local chef as instructor. During the four-hour class, you will prepare a four-course meal of traditional dishes. Recipes are provided for your keeping and the group enjoys a delicious meal of their own creation in the rooftop restaurant at the end of the session. Come with your own group or meet new people in the class. The class size, ranging from 4 to 10, allows for each person to actively participate in the food preparation. ... more less
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