From Washington DC, to London and finally Istanbul, this weary traveler couldn't have been more pleased and surprised to discover the warm and friendly welcome delivered by the staff at Hotel Niles. We were greeted with apple tea and Turkish delights before settling into our beautifully appointed rooms. I particularly loved the authentic Turkish bath in my junior suite! Our days began with a buffet breakfast served on the roof terrace which sustained us for hours of sightseeing. This hotel is central to all the major sights in the old town and if you are as intrepid as we were, even walking distance over the Galata Bridge, into the New District and all the way to Taksim Square. The staff was always available to answer questions and give advice on how to make the most of our four days in Istanbul, something you may not find in the big name chain hotels around the world. I would heartily recommend Hotel Niles to anyone planning a stay in Istanbul!