The hotel is quite new, has a top location only few steps from the square with Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. The staff (especially Yosuf and Aidin) were excellent. very helpful, ready to give you tips and help you with whatever you need. e.g. we needed to print tickets and boarding passes - no problem, called a taxi, called into a restaurant if a table is free...
we stayed only 3 nights but it was a plenty of time to see all we wanted. the first night we stayed in a standard room 303 on the third floor, as I have read reviews before, that it is just below the breakfast terrace I told them I don't want the room as it will be too noisy, but they assured me it is a good room and if I find it too noisy they will change it. honestly I heard the staff preparing the breakfast but it wasn't that noisy as I have read, still the hotel wasn't that full so I suggest in high season it might get annoying. unfortunately the shower was leaking so they had to give us a new room, they upgraded us to a deluxe room on the first floor.
each floor has around 6 rooms and with 3 floors the hotel is rather small, but comfortable. in the room you have everything (hairdryer, safe, bath utilities, slippers), if a bath robe would be added it would be top. the standard room has a adequate size, some might find it too small. breakfast is served till 10.30 so when on vacation you are happy about it :) view from the roof terrace was marvelous, another positive thing is the English knowledge of staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Magnaura Palace Hotel is a newly opened in the heart of historical peninsula. Located steps away from the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantium time [such as Blue Mosque, St Sophie, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern]We are at your service with our 18 rooms equipped with central heating and air condition systems, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, sitting areas, writing tables and cupboards as well. We aimed to give you 5 star comfort in a boutique atmosphere. ... more less
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