The hotel is beautiful, situated in a quiet street. The staff were incredibly helpful, welcoming and made me feel safe.
An authentic, Eastern mansion with twisted staircases and painted ceilings; if you are looking for a standard identikit hotel - go elsewhere! This is a hotel you can get happily lost in, exploring the various corridors and stairwells, emerging at the top onto the most amazing terrace. Breakfast is good, and served up here in the sunshine while the traffic builds on the Bosphorus.
The room was clean and the bed very comfortable, overlooking the secret garden which was softly lit at night. The haunting cry of the minarets can be heard from over the wall, it's not until you climb the stairs to the terrace that you see the impressive structure behind.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone and intend to return (with treats in my pocket for the friendly little cat omnipresent outside the hotel!). Good value.
NOTE: if you use other transport (than the hotel's airport service) be prepared with good directions, my taxi driver spent 15 minutes looking for it!
- 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