This hotel was supposed to be a nice, calm retreat in a residential area on the Asian side of Istambul... But they missed it big time!
Although situated in an old mansion, A'jia hotel has absolutly no charm. The decoration is impersonal, with no character at all, more like a hospital than a hotel. At the reception, in the rooms, nothing invites you to feel at home like what these places are supposed to be.
Most of all you don't get the calm you are looking for: in fact the void open space of the reception makes the noise come straight to your room. We were shocked how much our room in the second floor is noisy! We heard all the conversations coming from the reception!
The service is just ok, but with a lack of warmth. The staff need to improve their language skills. We had just 1 person at the reception with good English!!!
The food at the restaurant has nothing exceptional.
The rooms need some refurbishment, they are starting to look old. Which is not a bad thing if that will force them to make a big re looking for that place, and ameliorate how they disposed the beds to get you to face the view instead of facing the wall.
I think this hotel doesn't deliver what it was meant to be.
Anyway, if you are looking at discovering Istambul, you surely don't go there, it is so far away from anything. And if you are looking for a nice romantic trip, you will be disappointed.
You don't get what you paid for or what you expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A’jia Hotel awarded by the 2009 Condé Nast Johansens Award for Excellence as “Most Excellent Charming Hotel” in Europe.A distinguished boutique Hotel, a’jia is a traditional Ottoman mansion that jewels the Asian shores of the Bosphorus. ... more less
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