This is a clean and attractive small apartment hotel with very friendly and helpful management (they have a rug shop called Noah's Ark in the main Sultanahmet area). What we didn't know when we booked it, but consider a real benefit, is that it's slightly out of the main Sultanahmet area (just below the old city walls) in a real neighborhood. So you are not in the most touristy part of Sultanahmet and can avoid the most overpriced, noisy restaurants and bars, instead getting a feel for ordinary life in Istanbul-- yet it's a short walk up the street to the Hippodrome and other attractions. It was a great choice for our family and Yusuf also introduced us to the Tur-ista agency near his shop who did a great job setting up excursions in Cappadocia and elsewhere. It can be a little tough finding apartment-type accommodations for a family (and note that the top floor one doesn't have separate rooms, only separation by a curtain) but this worked out very well for us and our boys enjoyed the rooftop patio and its view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A family friendly apartment hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet, old Istanbul. Within 15 minutes to most major touristic sites. In a residential neighborhood. 4 units, all with private kitchen and bathrooms. Ocean view from common terrace. Rooms look out to a 5th-century colosseum wall. Additional discounts available for long-term stays. Breakfasts and airport transportation available. Reservations available in Japanese. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Topkapi Apartments Hotel Istanbul