If you are looking for an American-style modern hotel, this is probably not for your. However, if you aren't bothered by small rooms, elevators that can only accommodate 2-4 people, and semi-comfortable beds, then I DEFINITELY recommend this hotel.
The positives are:
Location - Just a 10 minute walk from the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, this is a great location for first time travelers to Istanbul, who are mainly looking to see the sights. There isn't much in the way of nightlife in this neighborhood, but there are several good restaurants nearby, and the tram is right down the street.
Customer Service - The staff are incredibly friendly and polite, there is a welcome letter from the owner, WITH HIS CELL PHONE # should you need anything. After we got back, we received a thank you email from the hotel, expressing gratitude at us choosing their hotel
Restaurant - They have an EXCELLENT rooftop restaurant, real fine dining experience. Their food is inventive, well-presented, and tastes GREAT! The staff is very well trained. Note: you have to make reservations ahead of time for dinner, but the view alone is worth it.
If I ever go back to Istanbul, I will probably stay in the more lively Taksim Square, but for families and first-timers, I would definitely suggest staying here.
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- Also Known As:
- Orient Express Istanbul
- Hotel Orient Express
- Orient Express Hotel Istanbul