My husband and I recently stayed at the TomTom as a kick-off for a 5- country anniversary trip. By far, Instanbul was the crown of the celebration, and the Tom-Tom was the jewel. The very best experience of our trip was a two-day private tour arranged by Nural with a fantastic guide called Selcuk, a charmingly personable and highly knowledgeable art historian who showed us a rare window into the city, its culture, and many of its hidden gems.
The rooms are beautiful, and the hotel has a cool modern edge that starts with the modern art in the lobby and carries through to the large suites throughout. We loved the breakfast - who knew that plain fresh yogurt could taste so wonderful with rose-petal jam?
The staff was lovely, and Nural was a welcoming friend when we arrived back at the hotel at the end of every fascinating day. We can't wait to return.
- 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