The hotel is in an excellent location in the centre of the sultanhmet area. .The staff here really could not do more to help you, we were greeted at 9 o'clock at night with a tea and cake, and if you are in the hotel around 3 o'clock there is cake and refreshments. It was my husband's birthday while we were here and he was given a birthday cake, with no pre-arrangement or request from me. Our room didn't have a good view as we overlooked the building next door, but the location and staff more than made up for this. The Terrace restaurant for breakfast was lovely and there was lots of choice. You can walk to all the major sites from this hotel, the blue mosque, Hagia Sofya, you must get the entrance ticket in advance for the Hagia Sofya. If you are in Istanbul for a couple of days the multi entrance ticket for 72 turkish lira is worth buying as you can get into 6 museums over 48 hours. We could not find out the price to get into the museums very easily. Topkapi Palace was wonderful but packed so prepare to queue. The cistern basilica is really worth a visit (entrance not included in the multi ticket). The open top bus was not as good as it could be as we sat on it for over 55 minutes before it started its route, although we had lots of time it would not be that great if you were limited on time. The tourist information office near the blue mosque was not very helpful at all, not sure if they were tired but certainly couldn't be bothered.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ambassador Hotel is a first class boutique hotel located in downtown Sultanahmet. The Hotel just a few steps away from the most historical sights (as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Museum for Turkish and Islamic Art etc.) and nice shopping facilities (as Grand and Spice Bazaar etc.). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassador Hotel Istanbul