On the plus side this hotel was very clean, good bathroom and shower, great breakfast if you got down by about 9 am, quiet, very convenient for the Hippodrome, etc. On the downside, we had booked a 'Deluxe double room with sea view' about 3 months before trip and requested a room on the 4th or 5th floor. On arrival we were told that for the first night we would have a normal double room (which turned out to be very small) and then we could change for the remaining 4 nights. We were given a 10 percent discount for the first night. The second room was bigger because it was a triple but on the 3rd floor and the sea view was minimal. Receptionist very friendly and seemed helpful but there were some niggly problems about airport transfer and early breakfast on the last morning. Also, we'd booked through the hotel website because they offered a 5 percent discount for payment in cash but when we came to pay, we were told that this was no longer an option. We argued the point and eventually got the discount. Having just rechecked the website, we note that this 5 percent is still offered - so beware!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just 450 metres from the historical Blue Mosque, Blue Istanbul Hotel is situated in the historic Sultanahmet district with comfortable soundproofed rooms and free WiFi. Some rooms also offer beautiful views of the Marmara Sea. Tastefully decorated, all rooms feature modern furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and light interiors. Air conditioning, an LCD TV with satellite and cable channels and a minibar are included in every room. There is a restaurant and a bar at Blue Istanbul Hotel. Meals are served as an open buffet. Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace are all 800 metres from the hotel. Sultanahmet Tram Stop is only 600 metres away, offering easy access to many other sites of Istanbul. ... more less
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