I have just returned from a fantastic weekend away in Istanbul with two friends. We shared a triple room on the ground floor. The room was spotlessly clean with comfortable beds, TV and air con and the bathroom had plenty of toiletries, fresh fluffy towels and a lovely power shower and a hairdryer. The room was cleaned daily. The breakfast is buffet style with a variety of sliced meats, cheeses, cereals, fresh and dried fruit, eggs, yogurts, pastries, borek, fruit juices, jams, honey, tea, coffee, fresh bread and freshly made to order omelettes. The breakfast is absolutely delicious and kept us going until well past lunchtime.
The hotel is in a side street just a ten minute stroll from the Blue mosque and The Hippodrome. It has to be the friendliest hotel I have ever stayed in. Omar and Ekrem are absolutely amazing. They welcomed us to the hotel with complementary tea and cakes. They supplied us with a map complete with instructions and advice on places to visit and things to see and do and recommendations on local restaurants and bars. Nothing was too much trouble for them, they were always on hand to offer advise and assistance and they even arranged our transfers too and from the airport. They really are the kindest and most helpful hosts that I have ever met. I think this hotel is just fabulous and I would highly recommend it. I will definitely be booking a return visit and feel that although I arrived at the hotel a customer I left as a friend.
- 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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