I found this hotel because of TripAdvisor. It is because of the superb service, quality accommodations, friendly staff, and overall incredible experience that I'm writing my first TripAdvisor review to continue the legacy of happy guest experiences for future travelers to benefit from. Istanbul was truly an amazing journey because of this establishment.
I know everyone's version of 'travel' is unique. For me, I have the following requirements: (1) location; (2) secure; (3) clean; and ideally (4) a knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Hotel Med Cezir welcomed me for my week-long stay and exceeded all of my expectations.
(1) Location -- The hotel is in walking distance to several major historical 'must see' elements of the city. The streets of Istanbul are akin to a labyrinth, so I was extremely grateful to have booked an easily accessible hotel.
(2) Secure -- Someone was working the desk at all times. I felt my personal space and belongings were respected and that I was safe.
(3) Clean -- I opted for a room with a shared bathroom. While I saw there were ensuite options available, I was willing to try a shared bathroom because I was on a budget. Everyday my room was cleaned impeccably and the bathrooms were equally managed and thoroughly cleansed. Fortunately, other travelers were equally respectful of the common area and I did not have any issue accessing the facilities when I needed them.
(4) Staff -- I cannot speak highly enough about the people I met who worked at Hotel Med Cezir. To say they were kind, knowledgeable and helpful would be an understatement. They ensured my stay was comfortable and answered all of my questions to help shape my itinerary in a way that was conducive to my personal goals and desires of touring a city that I can only describe as magical. I hope to return to Turkey someday, and if I stay in Istanbul I can think of no other hotel I would want to stay in but this one.
There is something to be said for the warmth and sense of home away from home that I experienced. I watched as the staff adapted to every kind of traveler from all over the world. From those who just wished to exchange the room key and not engage in small talk, to those who enjoyed getting to know the staff over a cup a Turkish tea or coffee. The utmost professionalism coupled with a genuine desire to make your stay a memorable one exhibited by everyone working at the hotel in this family owned business was extraordinary.
Thank you Med Cezir for welcoming me as a guest, and giving me the gift of friendship when I left.
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Thank you so much for your nice review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your say at our Hotel and the service you got from us .
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It is always our plesure to serve you the best way we can .We hope to accomodate you in the future again .
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