I stayed at Hotel Sultania for five nights on a motorbike tour around South-East Europe. This was definitely the best hotel I stayed at during my tour, but, admittedly, it was also the most expensive one.
The hotel has a very nice location in the Sultanahmet district, with easy access by foot or tram to many places of interest, and surrounded by lots of restaurants. The hotel's own roof-top restaurant, Olive, was rather good, and it provides excellent panoramic views over the city.
The room rate included a rich breakfast buffet that offered a wide variety of dishes, and the selection was different each day. This must have been one of the best hotel breakfasts I have ever had.
A fitness room and a swimming pool were at guests' disposal free of charge. Sauna, hammam, and massage were available for extra fee. The sauna was all right, but, in my opinion, the water in the swimming pool was much too warm for a refreshing effect.
The hotel has a small garage, but I was told there was not any room for my motorbike. I was advised to leave my motorbike on the pavement where it was visible from the reception. It looked rather a safe location.
The hotel staff was outstanding. Especially the people at the front desk were extremely professional and courteous, made me feel welcome and accommodated my every request. Whenever I entered the lobby, they greeted me politely and, unless busy with other guests, they entered into a friendly little chat about good food, motorbikes or my continuous adventures.
I can recommend this hotel without reservations. I would stay here if I travelled again to Istanbul.
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- Hotel Sultania is a deluxe boutique hotel with a harem design and located at the heart of the old city and within walking distance to Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Bosphorus. ... more less
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