My sister and had been to Istanbul before but had stayed closer to Taksim. This year we had arranged to meet up with our parents in Istanbul....and had decided that Nisantasi was a better match for the family reunion. We stayed in an executive suite which really was more of a small flat - 2 bedrooms (one furnished with twin beds and the other a queen), a bathroom, living area (with a sofa bed may I add!) with an open kitchen. The area is very safe and charming at night, high end restaurants, boutiques and cafes fill the neighborhood. The area is not too far from Taksim and also not far from Ortakoy.
The suite was equipped with so much more than we had expected for what they categorize as an "apart-hotel". We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, spoke English, and were always responsive, available and welcoming. Rooms were cleaned daily and the bathroom was furnished with fresh towels (4 bath and 4 face towels) daily there were bath robes and slippers plenty of toiletries....a hair dryer and even a scale! there were full length mirrors in the bedrooms and 2 flat screen TV's. The kitchen was equipped with a dishwasher (although room service washed any dishes on their daily rounds), a coffee machine, toaster, cutlery, plates, even an oven and stove top! the suite was even furnished with an iron and ironing board!
the design of the suite adhered to a sleek contemporary simple design and furniture seemed very new and well maintained. Water pressure and a/c were excellent and to be honest there was nothing anyone could find to complain about.
The hotel has a rather small entrance and no area to serve breakfast but they do have room service and a well stacked minibar with beverages and plenty of snacks. The breakfast issue is resolved through offering breakfast room service at 8 euro's per person and there is a lovely bakery/café next door anyway. As my family usually likes to try new places for breakfast this arrangement was actually even better especially since the area is packed with lovely places that serve wonderful breakfasts with lovely outdoor seating and reasonable pricing.
The closest landmark to the hotel is City's shopping center and you can actually dart through the front of the mall straight through to the back entrance and you'd be within 20 meters of the hotel's entrance. The mall is not a large one but there's a number of shops such as Gap, Banana Republic, Steve Madden, Tommy Hilfiger just to name a few....if you need to buy something more comfortable than you've packed you can just rush in and out in literally minutes if you need to. There's also a high end supermarket on the lower floor that sells great cheeses and fresh baked breads. The mall also has a tax free claim desk ( so u can avoid the lines at the airport). The hotel's location is superb and there are many amenities at a stone's throw away.
If we were to return to Istanbul we would definitely stay there again and I highly recommend this hotel to everyone! In fact the experience we had at the hotel would be one of the reasons we would want to return to Istanbul again.
To the staff of Home Suite Home- Nisantasi, Many thanks!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Istanbul's most exclusive shopping and entertainment center in the heart of Nişantaşı, HOME SUITE HOME is a unique residence for those who want to stay in Istanbul, thanks to its location, amenities and the security/reception/floor cleaning services it offers 7 days a week. ... more less
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