It can be a bit disconcerting as the taxi turns off the motorway and makes its way through the city walls of the old part of Istanbul. A modern boulevard changes into a warren of ancient streets, impossible traffic and copious use of the klaxon. There is a reward however in the name of the Hotel Niles. Kemal and his team will extend an incredible welcome from the moment you arrive, there will be helpful tips, constant attention to every need and all within a traditional building that sports a very tasteful decor.
It is ideally located for all the tourist attractions in the city, the tram stop is at the top of the road, the Grand Bazaar just past the tram stop and all the hustle and bustle of the city 100yds from your door step. The breakfast terrace is a great way to start the day with sunshine beaming at you from the East; the range will not disappoint. If you're looking to explore Istanbul look no further than here. Oh and the airport collection service is well worth the 25 euros after a long flight.