Elif, Esin and family were fantastic. They fawned over our daughter, and even babysat for us for a night out. The rooms are small, of course, but this is Sultanahmet, a VERY old neighbourhood where the roads are barely wide enough for horses and carriages and the homes are hundreds of years old. Nonetheless, our room was big enough, and it lacked nothing. It's on a quiet dead-end street just behind the noisier restaurant and hostel strip, and only about a ten-minute walk to the Blue Mosque, AyaSofia, etc. It really is right there in the important part of town for visitors. Mornings were beautiful on the roof with complimentary Turkish breakfast and a view of the water. Wifi worked well, and they have a public computer for use as long as you can manage the Turkish keyboard.
Across the street, make sure and pick up water from Metin, owner of Miran Green Market--he has the coldest water in Istanbul, which was very important to us during the humid heat wave in our first week.More
- Free Wifi