We wanted to stay in the heart of Sultanahmet and wanted to be as close to Ayasofya and Sultanahmet mosques as possible so we chose to stay at this hotel. Together with 4 Seasons, Uyan Hotel are the 2 closest hotels to the Sultanahmet area. It literally took us a 2 minute walk to reach either Ayasofya or Sultanahmet. I also loved the view from the side we walked to the main square from as it was great. How I would have loved to live during the Ottoman times.
The hotel manager was very quick and detailed in all their email responses. Nearing our trip I realised we needed to have a large suitcase stored somewhere in Istanbul till I returned back to Istanbul as we would be staying in Istanbul at the end of our trip so we asked the hotel if they could store the large suitcase and they were only too happy to oblige at no cost. This made us happy and the hotel already had a plus in our minds.
I chose this hotel based upon the internet reviews I had read and believe me none of them were wrong and we are glad we chose this hotel. Their breakfasts were delicious. They had a great roof top terrace eating area which has a great view. The hotel staff were extremely helpful, approachable and friendly in assisting with all of our queries. The hotel is in a very quiet location and street noise or other annoying noises were nonexistent. The only noise there was is the beautiful call of prayer to the mosque to which we accepted.
Because we stayed at the hotel for 5 nights we were entitled to an airport transfer which we utilised upon arrival there. Our plane was delayed to which we told the hotel and they advised their driver has access to the arrival details and would be waiting for us at arrivals. We arrived at the domestic terminal of Istanbul airport but had to go to the international terminal to sort something out so the hotel gave us the driver’s number where we arranged to meet at an alternative place which worked out well.
Definitely will stay at this place on our next visit to Istanbul and can highly recommend it to others considering a hotel in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul.
Twin share room cost us 100 lira per night.
I give it 4.1 stars
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