“Fabulous hotel. We'll be back!”
Where do we start as there are so many great attributes for this hotel.
The location is great - its in the heart of the old town, enough to feel part of the action, but quiet and smart enough to have a good nights sleep and feel safe. As others have said, the hotel is a short walking distance (5/10mins) away from the Grand Bazaar and the other historical sights (Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia). There is a tram stop 2 mins away which makes exploring the rest of the city so easy too.
The rooms are well furnished, clean, and as what you'd expect from a Hilton. We had read the advice of other patrons of the hotel, and on reservation, requested a quiet room on the top floors which we got. We didnt have any trouble with noise, and even the air con unit was modern and made little noise in the 33 degree heat.
My partner wanted me to specifically do a shout out to the staff who were excellent. The service was impeccable. Staff were very pleasant, and extremely helpful when we requested their advice, recommending walks, restaurants, and taxi assistance. The welcome cookie was warm, oaty, chocolately, and such a nice touch: so much so, that we ended up getting one the second night too after a long nighttime walk back from the Old Town.
On our third day, after much sightseeing we took advantage of the Spa facilities. We had a luxurious pampering hamman with massage. The facilities were calming and very modern which was a nice change from the more 'authentic' hamman experiences we've had before. The masseur and hamman staff looked after us, and it was a fabulous hour of relaxation, after which we enjoyed the jacuzzi, sauna and spa facilities on offer.
We loved Istanbul, and when, not if we come back, we will certainly stay at Doubletree Old Town. Thanks!
Ask for a quiet room on upper floors.
Get the breakfast rate, as there is everything you could want...
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