My husband and I stayed at the White House hotel for 4 nights over New Years Eve. We had an unbelievable stay and strongly recommend this hotel. After we made our reservation at the hotel through a third party website, the hotel contacted us to arrange free transportation from the airport to the hotel which was great because the hotel is about 45 minutes from the airport. Upon our arrival at the airport, a nice gentleman was waiting in the arrivals area with our name on a sign and then we were off! Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were greeted with a welcome cocktail and chatted for a few minutes with the hotel's friendly staff about our stay. We were then escorted to our double room on the third floor. The room was spotless and very nice. It came with a refrigerator and free wi fi - both nice touches.
The hotel, which is a small boutique hotel, is in a fantastic location for visiting the Old Town. The hotel is a short walk to the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, many shops and restaurants and the metro (which you can take to the Spice Bazaar, New Mosque, Taksim Square, etc). The location could not have been better. Also, our room included a daily complimentary breakfast. The breakfast was a great way to start the day and included eggs, coffee, fresh fruits, cereal, olives, sausage and various breakfast breads. I believe it is served from 7-10 a.m. everyday.
Because we were celebrating our anniversary, the hotel brought us a small cake and two cocktails on New Year's Eve to celebrate. This was a really nice gesture and is just one example of the hotel's great hospitality. The staff greeted us every morning and night like royalty and were always available to answer our questions and help us with planning our days in the city. In fact, the lobby is staffed 24-hours a day so there is always someone around to assist you. And the one day it rained, they had umbrellas waiting for us in the lobby to take with us.
This was a great home base for us and will be for you too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White House Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the historical peninsula and it is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Millennium Stone and Byzantine Hippodrome, which are the most important landmarks of the city. White House Hotel Istanbul is the ideal starting place for exploring this Ottoman capital city's endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. ... more less
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