We chose this hotel for the location---access to the Old City area and also to the Ferry Docks/Spice Bazaar area. Very nice accommodations---wonderful bathroom. The breakfast buffet was very ample and delicious. The reviews I read earlier in 2013 must have helped---as the breakfast was more than adequate. Nice breakfast room and staff extremely helpful. Many restaurants close to hotel! Even a McDonald's as you walk to Bosphorus docks. The Orient Express Train Station is close by---being restored! Would definitely stay at this hotel again.