My husband and I have just returned from a long weekend in Istanbul. We had booked the hotel in advance and were disappointed when we came there and learned that the previous guests hadn't left the room because of illness and that no other room was available to us at the Faros. The staff was super friendly and very apologetic and transferred us to another hotel where we were supposed to stay only one night. However, our room wasn't ready the following day either. To cut a long story short: to compensate for the mix-up, Faros gave us a free dinner in their nice restaurant the last day of our stay and free transfer to the Sabiha airport. Location is great: strolling distance from Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, etc. The room was really nice, spacious and clean and not noisy at all although it faced the street. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast was very good with lots of fresh fruit and dairy products. Staff was super nice and friendly. Too bad we didn't get to spend more time there. The hotel we got transferred to for the two first nights of our stay was a far cry from Faros despite of its luxury status. If we ever go back to Istanbul (great city by the way), I would not hesitate to return to Faros.
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Faros Hotel