The hotel is very near of the Sirkeci train station so a train horn from time to time will spice your life. It's situated on a rather not circulated street near a police station, but close to bars, shops and the Gulhane T1 tram station (which connects to you to Sultanahmet, Galata Bridge, etc).
The value for money was fair enough (on the time of the booking was one of the most cheapest alternatives). We've got free parking althought this service was not mentioned on the website at the time of the booking, but for free parking we needed to leave the car key to the reception to move it up & down the street. It was moved only one time with no harm to the car.
We didn't received breakfast even this was not mentioned clearly on the website. The room was very small and as seen in the hotel the single rooms are without windows and very very small.also some rooms have windows to the back of the building (somehow an internal garden - very dirty and lots of garbage). The toilet, sheets, pillows were dirty and smelly.
In conclusion, choose Emek Hotel only if the budget is a real problem for you. There are many decent hotels in Istanbul to choose from.More
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included