The hotel just opened in April 2012, so it feels really nice and clean.
Design is contemporary and rather successful, (except for the mirror on the ceiling in my opinion), amenities in the room and bathroom were more than satisfying. The room was not too big, but still ok for the price. Nice spacious rain shower. Location is perfect, just one block away from the main pedestrian street in Istanbul, and close to airport transportation (Taksim square), bars, restaurants...
Breakfast was alright - nothing astonishing - but is served in a nearby restaurant, it is rather traditional turkish (salad, cheese, some warm turkish bread)
Despite the staff trying their best to be nice, their english is really limited. It will not get you very far in terms of conciergerie service.
The main problem was the noise. We stayed there 5 nights, and the first 3 nights, one of the bar in the opposite building was playing music really loud until 3am. So hard to sleep in this condition. The last two nights, it completely stopped.
Overall, it is a nice hotel and it will probably be better after a few months, but the noise factor will probably remain a problem.
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