Stayed there together with my girlfriend for a couple of days in August 2013. First the bad news: The rooms are indeed small and some may nag about that there was no fresh bread for breakfast but single packed buns instead (though they're not really that bad at all). And IMHO this is easily forgotten once you take the good news into account: The staff was very friendly and also went to great lengths to help us with whatever issues we had. This went from simple things as calling taxis and recommending tours or restaurants, to helping us to get our ferry tickets (which was quite a bit of trouble!).
The rooms may be small but they are really lovely decorated, clean and have aircon. Also water pressure was good even on the top floor - some of you may know this can be very annoying in some places. So in short: Very good standard all in all.
The location of the hotel is nearly perfect as it is just a stone's throw from Sultanahmet square and at the same time easy to drive to and from with taxis or busses. The biggest part of all attractions and POIs in Istanbul are conveniently reached on foot.
We had a very good stay, will happily return and therefore can highly reccomend this hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are expecting to welcome you, our dearest guests in our Hotel Which is located in the heart of Istanbul, Right in the center of Historical Peninsula and surrounded by; The HAGIA SOPHIA of which the dome is believed is to stand by means of a spiritual power by The Christians, The TOPKAPI PALACE, the magnificent residence of the Ottoman Empire, The BLUE MOSQUE, which is one of the most important monuments of Turkish and Islamic World, The CASTLE WALLS of old Istanbul, The GRAND BAZAAR, KAPALI CARSI, which is the oldest and greatest shopping mall of the world, The MOSAIC MUSEUM, which is constructed on the foundations of the Bukoleon Palace, The SUNKEN PALACE (BASILICA CISTERN), which survived from the first age to the modern day, The AYA IRINI, the Byzantine Church, The ISTANBUL COLISEUM, which was the arena of power and entertainment during the Roman Empire and the Byzantium Empire. All rooms include flat screen TV telephone,air conditioning,minibar,safety box,wardrobe,hair dryer,telephone in bathroom,slippers,anti allergic materials,orthopedic bads.Ataturk Airport 19 km,Sabiha Gokcen Airport 55 km from Hotel Coliseum.By walk,Blue Mosque 3 minutes,Hagia Sophia Museum,Basilica Cistern 5 min,Topkapi Palace 7 min, Grand Bazaar 10 min, from the Hotel Coliseum. ... more less
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