We simply loved it! The warm welcome that was extended to us from the moment we set foot in the hotel just enveloped us right though our stay. You are greeted with tea. coffee, fruit drink – your choice. Those who get there in the morning are invited to partake of their sumptuous breakfast on the house. Advise on where to shop, what to see, when to see what, and how to get there was always on hand and was so very useful. There are several copies of the Lonely Planet Guide on Istanbul available to you to browse in your room or to take with you on your sightseeing treks. I also noticed a clutch of umbrellas at the entrance so you need not worry even if it is raining. Every evening we came back to tea, coffee served with homemade cake and cookies.
The rooms were very comfortable and well-appointed with everything you need. Free Wi-Fi, tea coffee making facilities, mini bar, hair dryer - the lot. There were 7 of us and we all found the rooms to our liking with nice comfortable beds.
I could not have picked a better location – there are several restaurants round the corner, just 10 minutes to all major attractions, maybe 15 minutes to the Grand Bazar and 5 minutes to the tram line if you wish to get to the ferry point for the Bosphorus Tour. Omar and Ekrem will help you out with anything you need.
I will most certainly go there again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Basileus Hotel will be the good choice as it is located footsteps from to Byzatine and Ottoman monuments such as St.Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Turkish & Islamic Museum, Archaelogic Museum , Old Traditional Baths and it is also very closed to Taksim , modern part of the city . ... more less
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