A few years ago my wife and I stayed at the Grand Yavuz Hotel based upon a recommendation of a colleague. She did not lead us astray! First, the hotel is an easy walk to the Grand Bazaar, the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, and a number of the lesser sites of Sultanahmet. A longer walk behind the hotel to the water gets you to a row of seafood restaurants that are excellent. This is lunch-time walk as some of the streets are shared with vehicles and would probably be hazardous at night. Taxi cabs are plentiful, however. The hotel itself is well-maintained and clean. The size of the rooms do vary from quite small to quite large. Because of a flight delay, we arrived around midnight, and the front desk people apologetically explained they had to give us the last free room--quite small--but said we would be moved to a regular room the following morning. When the man bringing up our luggage opened the door to our new room we were extremely pleased: large, well-appointed, and with a great view of the water and a major mosque. The front desk people were equally accurate with their directions for getting around the city, particularly to outlying sites. Our American-English presented no problems, and they appeared equally fluent with German. Lastly, the hotel offers a complimentary breakfast--with an emphasis on Turkish breads, cheeses, and olives--that is both hearty and tasty. We were so satisfied with the hotel, its staff, and amenities that, when we decided to come back to Istanbul this Spring, the Grand Yavuz was first on our list of reasonably priced choices in Sultnahmet. A follow-up review will follow our visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Yavuz is a comfortable Istanbul Hotel That combines elegance and luxury. Grand Yavuz Hotel's 111 newly renovated bedrooms and suit offers a unique and unforgettable Istanbul experience.With our convenient location in Sultanahmet "old city" you are in walking distance to major historical places.- Blue Mosque 5 minutes by foot.- Hagia Sophia 5 minutes by foot.- Topkapi Palace 5 minutes by foot.- Underground Cistern 5 minutes by foot.- Grand Bazaar 5 minutes by foot.- Archeological Museum 10 minutes by foot.- Anatolian Civilisation Museum 10 minutes by foot.- Spice Bazaar 20 minutes by foot.- Suleymaniye Mosque 15 minutes by foot.- Dolmabahce Palace 15 minutes by car.- CNR Exhibition Center 25 minutes by car.- TUYAP Exhibition Center 40 minutes by car.- Abdi Ipekci Arena 15 minutes by car.- Tramcar Station 5 minutes by foot.- Seabus Station 15 minutes by foot.- Bosphorus Ferry Station 15 minutes by foot.- Ataturk Internatıonal Airport 25 minutes by car.- Istanbul Modern Arts Museum 15 minutes by carYou can se our guests book: ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Yavuz Istanbul
- Hotel Grand Yavuz