We got a good deal by booking the hotel on their own website and agreeing to pay cash.The difference in price is significant especially compared to regular booking websites. Indicate the room preferences while booking the room. I also booked hotel transfers and some tours through the same hotel. They accept payment in Euro/USD/Turkish Lira/Pound sterling. This information I gathered by calling them before my trip saved me some fees in foreign currency exchange.
Now for the hotel review. Most of the major points is as mentioned in other reviews. As all other reviews have mentioned the property is very close to all major attractions. The service of the staff is excellent and the view from the rooftop (bhosphorous) during breakfast is very pleasing. Some of the staff that stand out are Hayati, Ismail, Sanslı(?) and the young lady(with hijab) at the breakfast room. This was a family trip that I traveled with my year and a half toddler,wife and parents. All members of the staff are kid friendly and everyone of them remembered my sons name. This hotel, as in rest of turkey, you generally put the tip in the common tip box. We kept our luggage in the cloak room, checked out for a few days to visit other parts of turkey and came back to this hotel. Wifi does get erratic on higher floors and if this is important, as for a room on the ground floor next to the lobby. There is a computer next to the lobby for guests to use if need be. They donot serve alcohol in the hotel and all rooms are non smoking. There is a small fridge in the room (without a mini-bar). We had a safe in the wardrobe which is also very handy to have. You are given a remote control to the A/c in the room at check in.
The only major drawback that I can see in this hotel that can be a bummer for some is that the breakfast room is at rooftop accessible by stairs only.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tashkonak Hotel is located in Sultanahmet - Old City. Our hotel 5/10 minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. Tashkonak has tastefully restored 33 guestrooms with contemporary decor in rich colours, hardwood floors and wooden Ottoman-style furniture. There are 2 Sea view Suite room on top floor with panoramic view and accessible terrace balcony. All rooms equipped with satellite LCD television, Air Conditioner with self controller, High speed free wireless Internet access (Free WI-FI), Safe Box, central heating, direct-dial telephones and minibar, Wardrobe, Towels, Bed Linen, Slippers. Bathrooms include showers, 24 hour hot water, hair dryers and local toiletries such as shampoo & soap. The hotel serve free buffet breakfast in the covered hotel garden on lobby floor from 07:30 to 10:30. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tashkonak Hotel Istanbul