In November 2012 I spent 3 nights in one of the Hotel Armada's apartments which are located just a block or two away from the hotel on a charming residential street. The building is a classic Ottoman style and the apartments are spacious, beautifully decorated and have all the comforts of home. Add to this the access to their private rooftop and you have a perfect place to stay. The apartments are run out of the hotel and you have daily access to the rooftop breakfast buffet at Hotel Armada. The breakfast buffet was the most incredible thing I have ever seen or tasted. I wish I had a longer stay just so I could try more items. The views from the terrace are incredible and breakfast was a special time each day. I found the hotel staff very helpful and the hotel itself lovely and well maintained. The apartments offer a very unique experience as you feel like you are living the life of a local. I felt very tempted to make it my permanent home. The location is a short walk through a slightly desolate part of the old city to the major sights but for me that just contributed to my feeling of being a local rather than a tourist. I highly recommend this hotel, I have stayed at three other Istanbul hotels and this is one of the best in the old city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For Anyone Seeking an Authentic Istanbul Lifestyle in Istanbul!With a spectacular view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the two colossal monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in the heart of the historic peninsula, Armada delights anyone searching for true Istanbul culture by resurrecting the lifestyle that makes Istanbul the great city that it is and adapting it to our time. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Cheap Tickets, TravelClick, HotelTravel.com, Agoda, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.