We arrived at this hotel late at night at the end of October and stayed for two nights. After a long travel time, one just wants to be very comfortable and rest. I read quite a number of good reviews about this hotel and had reasonable expectations, so it was such a disappointment when we entered the room on the sixth floor. It was very small, a bit dark, and just okay. It had one small chair with stained upholstery and one would not want to sit on it. The bathtub was also extremely high and very dangerous to get in and out of. One has to be very careful and definitely would be difficult for older people. Some refurbishment is definitely needed. Breakfast buffet was pleasant and reasonably good. They had coffee-making facilities in the room and there was free wifi.
Upon our return to Istanbul, we were already booked once again at this hotel for one night. This time, we were placed on the second floor. The room was the same size but significantly more pleasant in terms of lighting, cleanliness (no stains on the chair) and bathroom facilities (the bathtub was not too high). As it was stuffy like the last time, we had to keep the window open ( airconditioning was not working since it was the "cold" season) but because of its proximity to the ground floor and entrance to lobby, some residual cigarette smoke was bothersome.
I would not stay in this hotel again since the condition of the rooms are not standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a prime location on Fındıkzade right in the heart of old city, Ramada Istanbul Old City is only steps away from Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace and Hagia Sophia ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Istanbul Old City Hotel Istanbul
- Istanbul Ramada