First, it is worth noting the correct address of this property is Mustafapasha, 5, not 25, as reported by tripadvisor. It is actually opposite Berce hotel located at Mustafapasha, 6, where I also previously stayed. Hence, I observed the address error.
Second, all my comments are in reference to room 106, which is two flights up, thus British 2nd floor but American 3rd floor.
I asked for a double bed and indicated that the view was not important; my expectations were met in this regard. I got a double bed and a balcony with a view of an alley (all the same for me).
The bed was comfy but would have been somewhat cramped if a second person were lying besides me.
In contrast to the reviewer Michellmiche, I found the ensuite bathroom to be modernized and sparkling clean - it was, however, small with a stall shower (but not unduly small). It exceeded my expectations for a two star property (which one would expect to be "worn around the edges" ). However, the bathroom, on the contrary, was in tip-top shape.
The room itself is small about 11 feet by 9 feet - perhaps a tad smaller. I wasn't bothered by that being a solo traveller this trip. However, the room was sparsely furnished. No wardrobe or closet; rather, a gizmo that consists on top of two kitchen cabinets, under which there is a descending, upwardly-notched chrome bar, on which hangers could be hung. It is hilarious.
However, it doesn't work for anyone who has brought a full set of clothes. It really forces you to live out of your suitcase, which is fine if you are basically in transit, and don't want to unpack. (My case this time) There is one single bed table with a single small drawer that doesn't ameliorate storage issues after unpacking. Hence, you understand why I have recommended this hotel for short-stay solo travellers.
As for utlities that could exist but don't, there is ample room for a full-length mirror; but if you want to see your reflection, then you will need to view the mirror above the sink in the bathroom. (There is a flat screen TV but I never bothered turning it on.) To the left of the bed (if you are lying down facing the TV screen) there is ample room for a desk, which would be good for using your computer. Rather, in this property, you simply will use the bed as a desk for this purpose. The WiFi signal seemed good; but, in my experience, if watching video, the WiFi would crap out after 45 minutes or so; however, I cannot for sure lay the blame for this on the hotel's WiFi service as it may have been the website.
My recommendation for this hotel would be for the proprietor to consider completing the furnishing of the rooms and to jettison the above-described gizmo in favor of a real wardrobe. At present, this property is not amenable to accomodating longer-stay guests comfortably unless the guest is not averse to living out of suitcases.
Location is good, even very good -- don't listen to that reviewer michellmiche -- it is a ten minute leisurely walk to the sites; perhaps michellmiche is a bit out of shape? Don't get lost, however. Better to head for Kuchuk Ayasofya (right upon exiting hotel, then left on first street corner, then right on Kuchuk Ayasofya) and walk through Arasta and then you are on your way.
As for Michellmiche's babbling on about the fleeting opportunity for free water, don't be bothered as there are a myriad of markets in the environs of the hotel to buy cheap Turkish bottled water.
Noise is a factor with respect to the (British) second floor rooms as there is clanging of plates during breakfasts on the terrace located on the third floor. However, that noise, as well as the muezzin's call to prayer at a nearby mosque, didn't appreciably disturb my tranquillity. On the subject of sleep quality, moreover, the windows have full-width drapes (unlike, for instance, Berce hotel, which only invested in narrow decorative drapes). I found myself sleeping well -- although some late night guests were a little noisy opening the doors, which use conventional keys. Of course, conventional keys mean that the property does not have the system that turns off electricity each and every time you leave the room so your drinks/food items in the frig can stay cold and you need not switch off your computer.
One nice touch is that the airconditioner also functions as a heater so, upon arrival in winter, you can quickly heat up the room.
I still haven't sampled the breakfast. However, I have indulged in their Turkish coffee, which is superb. (It has to be expressly ordered, howsever.) Unfortunately, there do not seem to be enough tables to accomodate all the guests if most of the guests arrive at the terrace at the same time. I didn't mind waiting for a table. The view of the Sea of Marmara, with its passing ships, was charming.
I do agree with the conclusion of Michellmiche that the "hotel needs (to be) upgrade(d)" but not in the capacity stipulated and for the reasons cited by that reviewer.
If you don't mind having a view of an alley, and want a double bed, ask for room 106, which, mor...
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