We look for smaller, well located, less expensive, and clean hotels when we travel. The Cosmopolitan Park meets all these requirements. The location is excellent, very convenient to many of the historic sites, with the added benefit of being able to get to these sites early before the major tour buses arrive.
Rooms are modest in size, but adequate, nicely decorated with Turkish fabrics, and ours included a small desk with a coffee maker, a TV, and a small refrigerator with a large bottle of water inside. Also there is artwork throughout, some free postcards, and bookmarks. These small thoughts were appreciated.
We recommend reserving a sea view room as they are more open than the interior rooms we looked at, and the view over the ruins of the Byzantine Palace vaulting was of the entrance to the Bosporus and Asia beyond. It was interesting to watch the variety of shipping pass by.
Kamil, at the desk, is a great source of information about Istanbul and Turkey and is willing to help. He is concerned about his guests, When we decided to return early from a driving trip his first words when we called to see if we could get a room early was: "Is there a problem and what can I do to help."
The breakfast room is on the 5th (top) floor, a bit of a climb as we get older as there is no elevator, and has magnificent views of the Blue Mosque and the Marmara Sea. The Turkish breakfast buffet, over seen by Fehmi was always good, with several cheeses, olives, breads, meats, and hard boiled eggs. It is different than American breakfasts, but that's why we came to Turkey.
Our only regret is the distance from Arizona as we want to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the old section of Istanbul. Very close to all major museums. Rooms with the sea view are available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cosmopolitan Park Istanbul
- Hotel Cosmopolitan Park