Spent 5 days in Istanbul in June 2013. My sister and I went to enjoy the city and witness its magnificent history. We wanted decent accomodation at affordable price and perfect location. Agan provided exactly that. Location can not been better - we came from airport using public transport (which can not been better), without any difficulties and previous experience with Istanbul (just checked Istanbul public transport map and mailed hotel staff on which tram station to exit - Gulhane tram station).
We expected small room and some noise, based on other reviews, but faced room of decent size (406) and noise from the street or trough the walls was not problem at all. Room and bathroom are clean, furniture, towels and linen new, beds perfecty comfortable. Eating breakfast at the terrace perfect way to start the day. Food itself was not the special but everyone can find something. Our last morning it was even excellent, with tasty potato and grilled vegetables, apart from all other usual items. Staff at the breakfast were pretty relaxed, you might be in position to clean the table from previous guests in order to have your breakfast, something I don't mind but some guests were complaining. Same staff at the evening are trying everything to get you sit and have a dinner here, with the approach we were not used to, but learned this is normal for Istanbul and all restaurant staff are doing the same. It might be annoying but just relax and make fun. You can pass after 30 sec by the same waiters and they would repeat the whole approach, without remembering they have already approached you. This is their job and your is to choose the restaurant you want, without loud and slightly agressive approach.
We had dinner in hotel restaurant (Salute restaurant and pub) first night, we were not delighted and wanted to try other places as well.
We definitely want to explore this wonfpderfull city again and our choice for accomodation will be hotel Agan again. Free Internet access was big plus also.
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