I stayed 7 nights on a ground floor room with a turkish bath - although it had only a street level view, I was not in the room long enough at any one time to mind. Perhaps the only thing perturbing at times is the privacy due to the close proximity of pavement right outside the windows.
The room was commfortable and reasonably large. Even the bathroom was larger than I expected and the turkish bath with a rain shower made a welcome difference to other hotels. The amenities provided in the bathroom and room was comparable to many 5-star hotels.
All the staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful, and even though there was a city-wide power cut on my third day, the front-desk staff was remarkably patient and polite dealing with a few irate (and unreasonable) guests.
The hotel wrote to me a week prior to my travel and provided addtional information on weather, various activities of interest in the city and availability of a museum card, which I purchased - this was extremely useful to visit several major museums at a great price and allowing unlimited access over 3 days.
The gorgeous view from the terrace every morning during breakfast made getting up early a real pleasure - I'm a yoghurt, fresh fruit, cheese, bread and honey person so the breakfast spread was more than adequate.
I loved the excellent location of this hotel - just 5-10 minutes walk from all the major attractions in Sultanahmet and tram station, yet located in a quiet neighbourhood. Even walking back late at night to the hotel did not pose any problems - I felt safe all the time.
Although the wi-fi did not work for the first couple of days, it was fixed by day 3 and workd fine.
I'm happy that the hotel delivered more than what was on their website and made efforts to improve some areas based on quests' feedback - I will definitely come back to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reconstructed as a 19th century Ottoman Mansion, Dersaadet Hotel Istanbul is a distinctive small hotel located in the center of old Istanbul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Dersaadet Hotel