I stayed here because of the many five star reviews on Tripadvisor and I feel let down by all of the great comments. I will say that the location is as advertised and the views from the roof balcony (as well as our room 502) are breathtaking. The rooms are newly furnished, clean and well designed. (It is not a full bath, though, as there is no tub--just a shower). As some other (more recent) guests have pointed out, the sound levels can be disturbing and sound proofing is non-existent. In addition to the guests (and their young children), there was construction going on from 11 am until about 4:00 pm. The hammering sounded like it was right next door, but it wasn't.
The breakfast was so so. It was a cold breakfast with few choices. (Brown bread or white, boiled eggs, two types of soft cheese, a couple of types of cereal, one type of local pastry, plain yogurt that you could add jam to. The coffee was down to the dregs and we had to ask the assistant to make more.)
Although we are staying in high tourist season, the value for money was so-so.
In addition, I take issue with other reviewers who found the staff friendly and helpful. Some of the desk staff are friendly and others are sullen. But none of them were helpful in guiding us to simple establishments. (We were looking for an electronics store because we needed an adaptor for the Turkish plugs and the two that they had on hand were designed for European plugs, not American. And we were also looking for a laundry and they would only refer us to the hotel laundry. Yet there is a laundry and dry cleaners within 200 meters). If you want directions, you will be handed a map and that's the extent of the help. My definition of helpful is much different: pick up the phone to find a store, or google a location on the internet, and then give careful, explicit directions. That is how the desk staff of a hotel gives help to out of town guests.
Sorry, I expect more from a top rated boutique hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nicely decorated boutique hotel in the historical area of the old city. For the ones, who want to feel at home away from home. Enjoy your stay with a complete sea view in a relaxing, friendly atmosphere and a warm hospitality. ... more less
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