Ugur - I am sure you think I forgot you. I did not ;)!
Arriving with my 20kg suitcase I got off the Metro station Cemberlitas and decided to head downhill to Pembe walking. The sunny stunning view and walking away from the busy and touristy side uphill was absolutely worth it!
It was no problem to find the place walking (tell the taxi driver to go to Kadirga Parki) and the Pink colour makes it real easy to find the place on the south side of the tiny park.
Already upon booking Ugur did instantely reply and even accomodated my special "wishes" (tessekür ederim!) - same thing at arrival: very helpful with luggage (yes: Isanbul houses do have steep steps!) and warm "hos geldin".
My room had an awesome view on Sultanahmat, the sea side of Kumkapi (with the off the beaten path fish market) and the neighbourhood with the nice old wooden houses.
Ok the basin was tiny but in my shower I could have fitted in 4 adults and I used the sink in the kitchen :)
It is a really quiet and very local neighbourhood except 2 roads with restaurats a bit towards the west of Pink/Pembe. And yes: this is an area where you definitely hear the muezzin calling! That is part of being just downhill from one of the biggest mosques on planet earth! I did not mind it at all - it is part of the Istanbul experience!
Walking downhill south from tourist area all the way to Kumkapi fish market and even west to Yenikapi harbour (south of Aksaray) I always felt safe and secure. There was a comment about the area from another traveller - but if your appearance is decent this should not be an issue - I got back home alone in the middle of the night without any problems ever!
Breakfast: you can fix it in your room (fridge, kettle, microwave & dishes ar provided) or o what I did: go to the park: on the left/west end there is a cafè!
Ask Ugur for anything: best Haman, transfer to airport or whatever comes to your mind.
He will help you and find a solution!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Facilities ( No fee )*Full air/conditioning all rooms *Cable-Satellite TV*Hair dryer*Parking ( Only a Car )*Safe Box*Daily housekeeping every day*Wireless Internet Access*Bicycle Area*Park for kids*Exchange Office*Classical turkish style decore*Central heating system*Fire form and alarm*Non-Smoking room available*Smoking room available*24 hour door security *Fridge in each room*Discount on Laundry Service*Tours - Travel Desk*Bed linens, towels and blankets*Are included in the rates.price is beetween 40- 75 eurocar parking ... more less