This place is the perfect location,if you want to stay in the old part of town, a five minute walk to the grand bazaar. Like the rest of the city, it's very, very clean. However!......
Like alot of other visitors who have posted a review, i found 90% of the staff un-welcoming, rude and unhelpful. My fiance asked for a spare keycard for our room in case we got separated, and they refused! I had to go and demand one! They appeared far too busy with their own lives to worry about such annoying things such as the hotel guests!!
Basic rooms with rock hard beds. Both me and my fiance woke up with sore backs and sides every morning.
Breakfasts are...weird! Some things are edible and some things aren't. I guess it's ok if you just want a coffee and something to give you some energy for your day ahead.
The pool area on the roof gives you some truly incredibly views of the city. The pool itself in the picture looks HUGE but in reality they've stretched the picture out as far as they can. Two breast strokes and you've done a full length. I suppose it's fine if you just want to cool down. The pool bar is a joke. It's not stocked with anything! - but they do just run all the way down the the bar on the bottom floor to get your order, which i guess solves the problem! The free wi-fi is free for a reason - It's painfully slow and was completely un-usable in the bedroom. Not bad at the pool area and the lobby but still slow.
We never ate at the hotel restaurant because the menu looked pretty beige, but there's a restaurant just next door called Diana's which must be tried. Lovely staff, and amazing food/drink. I'm about to give them a glowing review:-)
So in summary, yes I would actually recommend staying here IF you're you're on a budget and not going to spend alot of time in your hotel, because it's cheap, well located, the area is quiet, and it's clean as a whistle. But get yourselves an upgraded room on the top floor. You're back will thank you for it!
- Also Known As:
- Vicenza Hotel Istanbul
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As a new four-star Hotel Vicenza in Istanbul, our aim is to make your stay more comfortable and relaxing, accompanied with perfect service, than you ever have experienced before. Hotel Vicenza is located in the center of Istanbul Sehzadebasi, leaving the highlights of Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and many other historical attractions in walking distance. All rooms are equipped with direct dial phone, bathroom with bathtub, hairdryer, safebox, air conditioner, minibar and TV with satellite channels. ... more less
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