My husband and I stayed at the Apricot for 8 nights, late Oct. 2012. If you book a minimum of 3 nights the hotel will pick you up at the Airport at no charge. After an extremely long transatlantic flight that is a most welcome convenience.
I had made our reservation very early since I specifically wanted and requested room 2, since that room has a bathtub and a balcony. When we arrived I was told that room 2 was not available and we would have a different room for our 1st night and then we could move to room 2. An inconvenience but not a big deal.
The location is absolutely great, within walking distance of most sights and also the tram. Be aware that the early morning call to prayer from The Blue Mosque is very loud and will serve as your morning wake up call.
The staff is friendly and very helpful. On the days that we came back to the hotel in the afternoon for a brief rest before heading out again, we were always offered apple tea which was delightful and refreshing.
Breakfast buffet was good, especially the fresh rolls and orange juice. I am addicted to my morning coffee and the coffee was great.
On the negative side - The hotel appears a little worn. The stairway carpet was thread bare. The stairs are made of beautiful marble and the ugly worn carpet detracts from there beauty.
The bathtub plumbing leaked water on the bathroom floor to the extent that the floor was flooded. I reported it and staff later that day said it had been fixed. Not so. My solution was to stack several large bathtowells at the source of the leak, to avoid a constantly cold & wet bathroom floor.
We paid 79 Euro per night. Would I stay here again? Probably. The location and helpful staff outweigh the leaky bathroom.
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- Also Known As:
- Apricot Hotel Istanbul