Our taxi had just pulled up when the bellman came to collect our luggage. Tina was at the desk welcoming us & taking care of our check in. She asked if we had time for a drink...said she'd like to buy us one & tell us about the city since it was our first trip to Istanbul. We went downstairs to the restaurant area & had a beer. Tina spread the map out on the table & showed us how close we were to all the "main attractions" (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace) & highlighted walking directions on the maps. She asked what type of food we'd like to eat & suggested restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. We told her we planned on taking the full Bosporus cruise & she said the short cruise would be sufficient & would give us more time to see other parts of the city. All of her suggestions seemed tailored to our personal preferences, not just a general overview. After showing us to our rooms where our luggage had been delivered, Tina took us to the roof top terrace with a great view. We enjoyed taking photos from there & had a beer up there the next afternoon as the weather was pleasant. Our room was large, clean & comfortable with a small balcony. Bath had a jacuzzi tub & shower. Coffee, tea, & complimentary water were in the room. Afternoon tea had all kinds of treats. Breakfast was incredible...I highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Istanbul. Thanks Tina & the rest of the staff for making our stay so enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Amira Istanbul is a boutique hotel located at the heart of the centuries old empires' capital. Some remarkable neighbors of the Hotel Amira Istanbul are the great Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Blue Mosque, the mystic Basilica Cistern, the imperial Topkapi Palace and the colorful Grand Bazaar. Amira Hotel offers you spaciously designed 32 rooms in Sultanahmet area, featuring very comfortable visco mattresses, local touches like ottoman style hand-made ceiling paintings and high-tech amenities such as mobile wireless internet modem that you can use also outside the property while discovering Istanbul . Along with its world famous cordial guest services, Amira Hotel offers a rich , complimentary buffet breakfast and a tasty 5 O'clock tea treats, free Wi-Fi access, a business corner with featuring an iMac, in house ATM machine, a wellness center that includes a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and massage services. Also our concierge would be more than happy to assist you in every aspect of your stay, whether business or pleasure. ... more less
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