We stayed for 3 nights and it's one of the best stays we've had.
The hotel is quite small, only four floors and 17 rooms in total. Very friendly and helpful staff, very cozy feeling in all.
Upon arrival we got served tea while filling out the check-in forms, and were also informed that our room had been upgraded.
The room we got was on the 3rd floor, had windows facing south (i guess most / all of their rooms are facing south).
It was very nice and clean. Decorated in a Turkish / Ottoman setting.
Beds are continental-type. A bit firm (compared to our Scandinavian preferences), but they have information on the room that they can remake the beds so they are softer or harder on request. (We just didn't care to ask them about it, we still slept well enough)
The rooms on the 3rd floor has a very nice view over the sea where there's lots of boat-activity and you can see the Asian side of Istanbul in the distance. Not sure about the view from the 2n'd floor, but the first floor probably doesn't have any view other than over the street.
The best part was their cozy fourth floor where they have their bar / breakfast area.
It's not a big place, there's about 10 tables where 4 of them are inside and the rest on the terrace. They can probably fit about 20-25people in total. There's glass doors to the terrace so you have a panoramic southern view even from the inside and we sat there every night relaxing and admiring the view the last few hours before going to bed. (they close the bar at 11 pm). Usually we chatted with the friendly bartender and got some deeper knowledge about how life in Istanbul / turkey is which for us was very appreciated.
Since it's turkey there's mosque's everywhere, and there's one about 100meters from the hotel. The call to prayer is yelled out at 06:00 and is heard well inside the room though i slept through it the first night.
The restaurants around the hotel are also very nice. The touristic part of the city is just beyond the blue mosque so it's within 5-10minutes walking distance.
Highly recommended hotel!
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- 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