I had read good reviews of this hotel on Trip Advisor, so I thought I should add mine to the list.
We got a deal by staying multiple nights, so they included free transportation from the airport. There was a guy there with a sign that had our names on it. The pick-up was fast and trouble-free. When we checked in, the staff was very nice, and there was a little platter of Turkish delight candy waiting for us on our bed as a welcome gift.
The room was a bit tiny but still very nice. We had one facing the street, but noise wasn't an issue for us, especially when we closed the window. TV, bathroom, and everything else in the room worked well and was clean. The cleaning lady was also friendly, and showed us a few pictures of her family when we talked to her one morning.
The swimming pool in the basement is pretty cool, and each time I went there I was the only person there. It's got a strange curve in it, though, so if you do laps, they'll be short and curvy.
The breakfast buffet was also very good, we thought. There is a wide variety of sweet and savory items, including breads, cheeses, meat, pastries, fruits, etc. We managed to turn our free breakfast into a free breakfast and lunch, just because it was so filling.
The lobby area has sofas and magazines for relaxing, as well as computers with free internet and printers (which they let us use to check-in online for our flight out, which was a nice bonus).
We didn't try to rooftop restaurant, unfortunately, but we did go up there one afternoon just to check out the view. It looked pretty spectacular.
If you're unsure about this hotel, I can only say that you should definitely consider staying here. We had a great time.
We had an exterior (street side) room. We thought it would be too noisy, but we never noticed it onc...
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Firstly I would like to thank you for your review for Orient Express Hotel.
Your words brought us thorough happiness.
It is very important for us that our guests leave the hotel completely satisfied.
As guest is everything for us, reading this nice words make us each day prouder of what we do.
We will be very happy to host you again at Orient Express Family next time you will visit Istanbul.
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