I stayed there for one night on a stopover in Istanbul. My plan was to stay in the opposite Hanedan Guest House, but it was full. Apparently the places belong, or work together. Price was the same (EUR 30 incl. b/f).
The location is right next to the Sultan Ahmet tourist area, which is excellent if you want to be there. For my taste it was way too touristy. There were no restaurants or supermarkets for locals nearby.
The room was OK. It was quite quiet. Curtains were a bit thin and the room didn't get very dark. No fridge, but a safe (didn't got it to work). Bathroom was quite large, clean, with a very well working shower.
There wasn't much staff contact, but they seem friendly and helpful. Breakfast was ok too.
On a side note: instead of taking a taxi back to the airport (~TL 45 / EUR 20) I took a scheduled shuttle bus (EUR 5). You need to register beforehand and they will pick you up from your hotel - I can fully recommend that bus!
- 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
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