Due to a logistical flaw/anomaly on my part, all I needed was a cheap, clean, safe hotel room for my first night in Istanbul, near where a friend was staying. Turvan was cheap (60 TL for a single room, I think), clean enough, and safe on a quiet street.
When I went to check out in the morning, the desk attendant said I broke a rule the previous night, and they had it on camera. Obviously I knew I didn't break a rule, none were posted anywhere, and the night attendant (who sold me my room in the evening and was there when I returned at night) didn't inform me of any rules either. Naturally, I argued / refused to pay an extra fee. They didn't take kindly to that.
I'm only giving this hotel a Poor rating (rather than Terrible) because the room was sufficient. But if the room were worse, they'd get a worse rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel with family athmosphere and English speaking staff. Welcomes you to enjoy the unique historical places in Istanbul. If you choose to stay in Turvan Hotel you will experience the magnificent city of Istanbul by visiting the Blue Mosque, Saint sophia, Grand Bazaar,Under Ground Cistern, Topkapi Palace and more are walking distances.On the other hand, you can enjoy the sun and the sea by taking Bhosphorus tour and will also have chance to see the modern Istanbul. To taste the famaous Turkish cuisine to live the night life. Turvan Hotel Consists of 5 floors and 45 rooms. We have Single , Double, Twin and Triple rooms. All rooms are fully furnished and with own private bathrooms, TV, phone, Hair dryer, 24 hours room Service, Heating and cooling system ect... Breakfast is Open buffet for Our Guests.. And we have wireless internet it’s free of charge. You can use in lobby or all around the Hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Turvan Hotel Istanbul