If you are not looking for a fancy stay with a pretty view but a clean, affordable stay right in the heart of the most buzzing street - Istiklal Street, in Taksim then this is perfect. Not many people in Turkey speak English, however the hotel staff did which was a sigh of relief and were always helpful and informative whenever we needed help.
The biggest advantage of staying at the Residence is that you get out, walk 10steps and you are on Istiklal which is home to an array of excellent restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, shopping, and just loads of happy people.
If you are a light sleeper and it's the weekend (Fri/Sat) this place maybe too busy or loud for you.
One thing to note, i realized after staying in 4 different hotels during our entire holiday is that most hotels serve the Turkish breakfast (baguette, boiled eggs, tomato, cucumber, cheese, butter, olives, turkish tea/coffee) which i will be honest i wasnt a big fan of. I found it extremely hard to find a place that offered omelette or cereal or regular english tea. So carry your own tea/cereal if you are finicky.
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