Upon arriving in Istanbul we learnt that the hotel we had originally booked had been closed, therefore we was very pleased to be able to book at Deniz Houses. After viewing the twin room which overlooked the river, we agreed a price with the very friendly, helpful reception. The hotel is very quaint, situated near all major attractions such as the Blue and Pink Mosques. The traditional Turkish breakfast is fresh, plentiful and eaten in a very cute room at the top of the building, with an outside area so that you can see the Blue Mosque and the river whilst eating. The location allows you to walk to all the attractions, which is a god send considering the public transport is quite difficult to master. I would recommend this hotel to anybody who wants a clean, quaint, friendly hotel in the heart of old Istanbul.