We decided to extend our cruise tour (Fall, 2013) by a few days in Istanbul. My wife did her due diligence and selected the Neorion. During our communications with them even months before our arrival, they proved to be incredibly courteous, very helpful and solicitous of our questions. We were mightily impressed and we hadn't even gotten there! When we finally ended our cruise, our private transportation (arranged by the hotel) picked us up at the pier and whisked us safely and comfortably through the traffic that a city population of 15 million people generates. Arriving at the Neorion we were received with continued good will, attentiveness and charm by the staff. They invited us to have lunch in their dining area until our room was ready, as we had arrived prior to check-in time. The food was delicious and ample. When we got to our room, we found it spotless, and very comfortable. The entire operation is about the best hotel experience that we have had the pleasure to enjoy. Additionally, the Neorion is within reasonable walking distance to the major tourist areas such as the Spice Market, the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and Topapki Palace. The staff was extremely helpful in advising us on how to get to where we wanted to go. I should also mention that they offer a 10% discount for cash payment (in any currency). It is a wonderful, wonderful hotel. You would be remiss, if you did not consider the Neorion as choice for your stay in Istanbul,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Neorion Hotel is at the very center of Istanbul's history and culture, ancient and modern. Named for Byzantium's grand port (see the map) on the Golden Horn, it welcomes visitors from around the world just as the port did in the great days of Constantinople. Neorion is more than a comfortable travelers' refuge in the heart of the city. It was conceived and designed to honor and reflect all of the cultures who have enriched the city and its empires. To stay here is to learn and enjoy the cultures, cuisines, arts and traditions of all the travelers who have come before you.The hotel's 53 guest rooms and suites bring the past to life, with all modern comforts. The swimming pool, Turkish bath, massage spa, cultural library, and museum-quality decorative arts are supplemented with complimentary fine arts musical performances, cuisine demonstrations and cultural events exclusively for hotel guests. Stay with us! Experience all of Istanbul, ancient and modern, right where you live, and just outside our door. ... more less
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