This is a lovely clean, easy to access, modern hotel.
Stayed in Istanbul for 4 nights, felt this hotel is just close enough to Taksim to access all forms of transport, yet tucked away enough not be be on its door step.
Its a modern 'warehouse' feel kind of hotel. You can not hear anything from outside the hotel- great sound proofing, however we could hear what was going on in the hotel coridoors- we didnt mind though.
We were not disturbed and our room was cleaned what ever time we left the hotel for the day- and that could be well in to the afternoon. Did put a DO not disturb sign- which was obviously noted by staff - have stayed in some hotels where they try to barge in anyway!)
Fresh towels everyday and I am a clean freak and noticed surfaces had been wiped down and cleaned.
There is a good hair dryer in the room as I am always wary of hairdryers being to weak for my thick hair (in case you lug one in your suitcase as I did)- you really wont need to.
Lovely touches in the room with cotton wool, earbuds and even complimentary bottled water- everyday! there was no dressing gown as stated :( but there were slippers.
We only managed to get up for breakfast once- which was unfortunate as it was soooo yummy.
Choices of a usual turkish breakfast, with added dried fruits, yoghurts, cereals, cheeses, cold meats, bread, butter, boiled eggs, Gozleme (turkish pancake) etc
plus hot drinks made freshly- not out of a machine.
Staff at the hotel were so helpful with advice on how to get about and even had umbrella's on hand when we needed to go out in the rain.
You can order food in to the hotel through their sister restuarant- we didnt do this, just visited the restuarant.
No cashpoints at hotel from what I could see- Taksim was literally a 2-3 minute walk away and I would say Taksim is in general a very good place to stay and you can access most places from here. Airport shuttle bus also goes/comes here evey half hour and it was very easy to Sabiha Gokcen Airport with these buses from Taksim. took 55 mins. for 12TL
Was very cold at night (mid Feb) so take items to wrap up warm- it could also snow!
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