If you want to have a room with a view of the Blue Mosque, you have to stay at this Hotel. The pictures of the views from the windows, shown on their web site, are real. Any room above the 4th floor has a wonderful view especially the corner suites are very spacious and one can spend 24 hours having the best view of Istanbul. Their rooftop restaurant where the buffet breakfast is served is a feast for the eyes and for your tummy with the 180 degrees unobstructed view and a variety of food. Personnel are helpful, even the Bell Boy took the time at our late arrival at 22:30, to give us a map of the area and explained what we can do since it was our first visit to Istanbul. He made us feel welcome after a long 17 hours flight. Day personnel were very accommodating especially with my dad in a wheelchair.
I do have to mention that with a prime view, the acoustic is also present. So expect to hear the 5:30 morning prayor coming loud and clear from the mosque. That is all part of Experiencing Istanbul from the front row.
I highly recommend this Arcadia Blue Hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Arcadia Hotel Istanbul