We stayed at the Adahan Istanbul for two nights. Will go straight to the pros and cons of the hotel.
(+) LOCATION:. It is located very close to the Istiklal Street, a beehive of shops and restaurants full of people till the late hours of the night. The Galata Tower, the tunel and the Metro are only a few minutes walk away. Have fun exploring the side streets of the neighborhood.
(+) HOTEL: The hotel itself had very clean lines. It was able to maintain the history of the structure, but build in many modern conveniences as well. We liked the minimalist theme, especially at the rooftop restaurant. The bed, pillows and linen were all comfortable, and the amenities were ok.
(+) STAFF: The staff were helpful, and made every effort to address some minor concerns we had.
(+) ROOFTOP RESTAURANT: My favorite place in the hotel. The tables were well spaced, the furniture tasteful, and the air was refreshing. Not much choice for breakfast, though they can cook eggs for you if you ask.
(-) Wifi CONNECTION: We had some difficulty with the wifi connection during our first day. The signals were strong, but we could not connect right away. It eventually fixed itself, and the internet speed was fine.
(-) SOME ROOMS: We booked a room that looked out into a small courtyard (103A, I think). What we found weird was that the moment you entered the room, you had the shower stall (with a glass wall) on the right, and the toilet (also with a glass wall) on the left. If you want some measure of privacy when you do your thing, make sure that you don't get this room. I think they have 2 or 3 rooms of this kind. We had a rather small TV in our room, but you get used to it after a while.
OVERALL: If you want to be close to the nightlife of Istiklal street, then this would be the place for you. Good enough for 2-3 nights. Beyond that, I would look for another place that would offer more variety.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ADAHAN ISTANBUL simply graceful, purely timelessHoused in a charmingly restored, 1874 - grand apartment building in the very heart of the historic and chic Galata district, ADAHAN ISTANBUL truly redefines the Istanbul experience for our spirited guests. The building itself, the recent restoration, and the interior decor are neat, graceful, and respectful - so are the staff and the hotel's management philosophy. Guests stay in 40 individually refurbished living quarters, enjoying the timeless purity of custom designed wooden furniture and floors; cotton curtains, linen, and pillows; olive-oil soaps, and many other amenities.ADAHAN ISTANBUL's unique interior design reflecting its "respect for the natural and the pure" continues in the building's public areas such as the parlor floor, meeting rooms, and the lounges.ADAHAN ISTANBUL is a neat, sophisticated, warmly comfortable and joyful place in a great location . Enjoy the new definition of experiencing Istanbul. ... more less
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