I stayed in Side Pension on 30th of March. The hotel is centrally located and is at 2 minutes walking distance from Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet area. The nearest tram station (Sultanahmet) is also 5 mins walking distance. The room was very neat and clean. The hotel has more amenities than pension and so the rates are also higher by 20 euros. I had booked the hotel on the phone on the same day and was lucky to get it reserved.
They provide free wi-fi in the rooms as well as in the lobby. They serve turkish breakfast on the terrace which also gives a good view. But the terrace of 7 Hills Hotel gives a superb panoramic view. They also have 24 hrs tea and coffee kept at the lobby.
The hotel is fully non-smoking. Side Hotel only accepts money in Euro, or at least that's what was told to me.
overall, a good combination of location, cleanliness and good room size.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet, this hotel is a 4-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It offers guestrooms with free WiFi and air conditioning and flat TV. Side Hotel features a delightful rooftop terrace with views over the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia , the Blue Mosqueand Bosphorus . It is ideally located just 250 m from the Marmara Sea. Guests can enjoy a breakfast in the morning, served with an extensive variety of both Western and Turkish items. Free tea service is also available throughout the day. The Side hotel is situated 1.5 km from the Grand Bazaar. Old Istanbul‘s shopping, dining and entertainment districts are only a minute walk from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Side Hotel Istanbul