To start with let me counter some of the negatives posted for this hotel:
1. Difficult to find: Yes, I agree that the hotel is INITIALLY a bit tricky to find, however once you are checked in, this place is a 2 minute walk from Taksim Square and hence you can NEVER get lost.
2. Average Breakfast: I disagree with this. The breakfast was a full spread of eggs, sausage, cheeses, various juices/jams and bread. Since its a buffet, its obviously better to get there earlier than later since the food put out is not replaced many times - understandably so, this being a small hotel
3. Rooms with bad views/noise issues: I got a great room on the 6th floor facing the back side which had a good view of the city. Again, since this is a boutique hotel, there are only limited options. That said, the staff is VERY considerate and will try their best to give you the best option they have in your booking range. I had that experience personally
The location of this hotel is unbeatable and its absolute value for money. I can stress how close this is to Taksim Square and Istikal Street, which is where you want to be. A special thanks to Zafer at the reception, who was very friendly and helpful. Highly recommend it for the value travellers
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Faros Hotel Taksim, a boutique design hotel which is located in the 'Conference Valley' of Istanbul-Taksim city center and on the routes connecting Europe and Asia. Faros Hotel Taksim offers a unique hotel experince with its 28 specialy decoreted guest rooms and 2 roof top suites. Faros Hotel Taksim also offers 6 connecting rooms facing to the main street for Family stays. ... more less
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