I work for humanitarian organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland and we organise at least 3 workshops per year in the Armada. Istanbul is an excellent location as we have participants coming from Africa, Central Asia and Europe. The Armada has excellent conference facilities, the staff is very friendly and helpful, especially the persons attending the hospitality desk.
During our latest workshop we had the opportunity to have a cocktail /dinner with the group on the Armada boat. Even though the weather was not fantastic, everybody enjoyed the views and the food. The hotel is located within walking distance from the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia etc.
The rooms are confortable and clean and the breakfast buffet on the terrace is a real treat, not only because of the great food but also because of the lovely view!! Over the years, the Armada has become "home from home" for our organisation and I would certainly recommend it for both business and leisure!