We stayed four nights at the Hotel Peninsula and would love to go back if we're lucky enough to get back to Istanbul some day. The rooms were clean, comfortable, quiet, and pretty. I can say this with authority because we stayed in three different ones. First, on the main floor--I would gladly have stayed in this room, but on our second room we were moved to the top floor, which was even nicer. This room had beautiful views of Istanbul's Sultanahmet area and the Bosphorus strait--AND, it was adjacent to the breakfast area. This was a plus, as breakfast was delicious (and included with the price of the room). We loved eating it up on the terrace, outside with more wonderful views of the city. We traveled around Turkey for a week and came back to Istanbul at the end of our trip and had yet another room--not the "penthouse" this time but a room on the street side, second floor. This room had the benefit of being extremely cool--we never needed the AC, which is incredible for Istanbul in July. Everyone who worked at the hotel was extremely helpful and kind--a number of the workers speak excellent English (and also correspond over email in English). This isn't necessary for a hotel stay, but it's helpful. The Peninsula Hotel is also close to many of Istanbul's attractions--the Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, bazaars, archaeology museum, Topkapi Palace, and Galata Tower (Beyoglu area) were all within walking distance for us. The hotel is rather small, so not appropriate for large tour groups, but for couples, families, or small groups it is an excellent choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Peninsula in Istanbul. We are a small boutique hotel, nestled quietly at the end of leafy laneway. We are nestled amount this city’s great historical landmarks and you will instantly transport your mind heart upon arrival. When you go to buy your morning paper, you stroll past our 489 year old Turkish Hamam, tangled with vines and moss. This truly is an immersion into an oriental parallel, and we are pleased to be able to offer you warm, friendly accommodation during your journey here. The Peninsula has become a cultural institution over the years and we look forward (“wait with four eyes” in Turkish) to welcoming you to our extended family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peninsula Hotel Istanbul
- Peninsula Istanbul
- Istanbul Peninsula