World class boutique hotel. Beautiful Spacious rooms, well appointed amenities, huge marble bathroom (huge bath tub and double sink and large shower), perfect comfort bed, fine linens.
The hotel is first class design - restored monastery. The elevator, the art throughout, the interiors, the comfortable library, the lobby area -- all first class and inviting.
Sumptuous healthy breakfast from beautiful roof terrace overlooking the city skyline. Drinks on the roof top are great too.
The hotel service is first rate and Nural the Concierge will go to the end of the earth for his clients. He made reservations, discussed politics, recommended great restaurants and provided hand drawn map directions -- all with the warmest personality imaginable.
The location is good -- in Beyogolu area -- a mix of old and new and on a secure side street they share with Italian Consulate. It appears on the map that Istkitlal Street is close -- and it is -- but the hill to get to Iskitlal is extraordinarily steep - it would be challenging for most to walk to. It is a short and inexpensive cab ride away. There are some excellent restaurants in walking distance or under 5mins by cab. Excellent complimentary wifi and bottled water (key in Turkey!).
This hotel was simply outstanding - I recommend strongly and look forward to returning some day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "unique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tomtom Hotel Istanbul