We travelled to Turkey for the first time and after checking the reviews on TA by various travelers for months and on the recommendation of our travel agent (True Blue Tours) we finalized the hotel. Before arriving, as per the reviews that we had read we thought that it would be a just an ok place to stay but on the contrary when we arrived we were overwhelmed as it is indeed a GREAT place to stay being ideally located in the Sultanemat area. Everything was at a walking distance be it Hagia Sophia, Underground Cistern, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Bosphorus Cruise etc.. and most importantly the Tram which connects you everywhere you need to go.
More importantly I would like to share the warmth of this hotel’s staff - a sense of ‘we are there for you throughout’. We were greeted very warmly by the wonderful Guest Relations Manager Ms. Ayse Sancak. She really cares for all her guests. Assigned us a great room with a view and more importantly a very good breakfast compared to other hotels we stayed in Turkey. Free Wifi throughout the hotel and a personalized welcome letter.
We have an enjoyable experience. Initially we had planned to stay a total of 3 Nights, two on arrival to Turkey and after completion of our tour to other cities we planned to stay one more night before leaving back to Pakistan. This is where things get really interesting when we were about to end our tour and return back to Istanbul we liked Turkey so much that we decided to increase our stay for two more days and so we did but we hadn't figured out where to stay as we did not have any reservations. On the way back from Cappadocia while we were on bus when out of the blue I get this email from Erboy and its Ms. Ayse saying Hello and asking about our travel and our safe trip back as they are waiting for us.... WOW! this is what you don't expect and at that instant I wrote her back and asked for further reservations... And this is not it… when we got back we were on a very short budget but we didn’t want to check out and move to another hotel and guess what we did visit other hotels all the ones nearby believe me none compared to the lavishness of Erboy. Ms. Ayse extended the best package to us with discount and we continued to stay with Erboy for another two days.
We have travelled to various countries and stayed in many hotels but none providing a second home coming experience as Erboy. Thank you Erboy for a great experience. The reason for sharing this experience is that it is an experience which you don't even get from 5 star hotels. It’s a super initiative and I am very happy that we selected Erboy hotel in Istanbul. It’s the small things that matter and it really will be a memory for times to come or till our next visit to Istanbul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Erboy Hotel is located on the Historical Peninsula and in walking distance to major historical areas, museums, shopping centers and public transportation. ... more less
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