Me and my family stayed here last year and had such a great stay that we vowed that we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Istanbul.
We struck up a great friendship with one of the reception staff named Sedat so going back was like visiting an old friend :)
The hotel standards have not slipped a bit, instead they have made many improvements with a recent refurbishment. It was always very clean, with the loveliest staff. The location is unparalleled, right on the tram line so every major sight is within walking distance - Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, grand bazaar, follow the tram line to the left. For the Spice Bazaar, New Mosque, water front and Galata bridge, just follow the tram line to the right. You can never get lost!
We want to say a big thanks to reception staff Cengis, Ugur and our great friend, Sedat. Nothing was too much hassle for them and they always had a smile on their face. You made our stay so amazing, can't wait to come back next year. They are a real asset to Hotel Ilkay.
Also a special mention to the brilliant staff at the Red River Pub, which is an adjoining pub/restaurant. They were so great and helpful, and also helped to waiter the breakfast, which was very varied and so delicious!!
Thank to all of you, especially Sedat, can't wait to come back next year inshallah. Keep up the good work.
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