My first trip to Istanbul did not disappoint. I booked 2 nights directly with the hotel simply because my 3 other girlfriends, whom I was meeting, told me to book it. I reserved the airport transfer on their site (even though I knew that it would be cheaper by taxi), which the manager promptly confirmed by email, and requested as well for a twin beds setup, which was also promptly confirmed by the manager. I stayed in the room with another friend who arrived earlier.
Upon arrival, I was promptly checked in and brought to my room, which to my surprise was a good size room (my room was the city view double room 301). The beds were very comfortable. Wifi signal was strong and free. The roof terrace has a very nice view of the sea and city, and sunset. This could have been a very lovely place for a bar and music or meals, and we were told that the management is in the process of doing something. At present, you can still enjoy a nice sunset and evening as there are already chairs and tables and drinks upon request. My friends took the quadruple room on the 4th floor and were able to have a sea view. This room is suitable for a family of 4, with enough space for around the room. I also think the only thing missing was a luggage rack for the room.
Throughout our stay, the manager helped us book restaurants, taxis to go around (even though a lot of things are within walking distance), and the staff attended to all our requests promptly. The location is excellent, just steps away from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia and tram stop. The Grand Bazaar and Spice market are also walking distance.
I extended my stay one more night and upon checkout, was given the special offer which was a free 1 way airport transfer (which I had already forgotten that there was such offer). Overall, it was well worth the price for a great location, spacious clean rooms and fantastic staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nicely decorated boutique hotel in the historical area of the old city. For the ones, who want to feel at home away from home. Enjoy your stay with a complete sea view in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and a warm hospitality. ... more less
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