We had the pleasure of exploring Sultanhmet from this historic boutique hotel. We stayed in a room with a Turkish bath.
+ Great overall atmosphere; stylish Turkish décor with a touch of a world gone and attention to small details.
+ Friendly and efficient service. There was not a lot of staff, so you get to know them during your first day of stay. Despite the small numbers the service ran very well. Maybe the small scale helped them to co-ordinate the efforts. Also welcoming arriving visitors with tea is quite fitting for Istanbul.
+ Very nice breakfast area at the rooftop terrace. You’ll get a nice view over the Sea of Marmara
+ Mostly a quiet room (look below). Streets around the hotel were very peaceful.
+ Excellent location; on the map the hotel seems to be a bit in the corner, but all the sights in Sultanhmet are well within a walking distance.
+ The possibility of having a Turkish bath in your own room is a plus. However, we did not try this out since warming up the bath would have taken several hours.
+ All the amenities you would expect (inc. free Wi-Fi)
- There is a minaret very close by. You can maybe get a nice photo from your window with a minaret and the sea of Marmara, but prayer calls after sundown or early in the morning might disturb your sleep temporarily
- Room was quite small
We would definitely consider staying again in Dersaadet; the hotel is a great choice and excellent value. Having a bigger room this would have been definitely a five star stay. Our stay in Istanbul in a soulless chain hotel just would not have been the same.
Just keep in mind that the hotel is quite small and most likely your taxi driver has no clue whatsoever where it is. Do take a printed copy of a map showing the location.
- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Dersaadet Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reconstructed as a 19th century Ottoman Mansion, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is a distinctive small hotel located in the center of old Istanbul. ... more less
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