We stayed at this hotel twice and enjoyed two different experiences.
Our first visit started off a bit stressful - we had to ask the tourist police for directions as the hotel sign was obscured - it was however fixed upon our second return. There was an empty lot in front of the hotel which suggests some new development to be started sometime in the future.
This hotel's right in the centre of Sultanahmet within walking distance (between 5-20min) to Aya Sofya, Basilica Cisterns (great to escape the hot weather!), Archaeological museum, blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. There is also a tram stop about 5min walk that takes you to Galata bridge.
Our room was small and the window opened only partially but there was air conditioning and we were on the quiet side of the hotel. A reasonably tasty breakfast is included and is quite good. The staff were friendly and attentive. There is also access to free wireless if you ask at the service desk. You can also arrange a shuttle to the airport which takes about 40min from the hotel.
Our second stay, a few weeks later was only for one night and we were given a nice room on the 5th floor room, slightly bigger size, but with a balcony and the most amazing view of the Aya Sofya and Blue mosque at night.
Overall, the hotel is right in the center of the tourist area, with many sights, sounds and distractions. There are plenty of options to eat and drink or you can easily catch a tram and head down to Sirkeci or across the bridge to Beyoglu for more action.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and join a breathtaking tour in the magnificent past of this glorious city and recover from your dizziness in the friendly ambiance of And Boutique Hotel. "The And Hotel" offers you an exquisite stay in an elegant and stylish environment. Located in the most ancient part of Istanbul, the former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empire. The Hotel has 45 rooms and 2 suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- And Hotel Istanbul
- Hotel Istanbul
- Istanbul And Hotel