I still remain one big fan of a small, clean, with personality, well located and traveller-friendly hotel. This one is almost irreproachable, among other qualities. The 20 rooms ( 201 to 505 ) are located on 4 levels marked with 2,3,4 and 5 (same to the elevator). Each level has 5 rooms, the first digit of the room means the level and the last one the position. At level 1 is the entrance, the dining room and the reception. At level 0 is the kitchen. At the level 6 ( no elevator for it ) is the terrace – restaurant. Rooms x01, x02 have main street view. Rooms x03 and x04 have Sea View. Rooms x04 are bigger. Rooms x05 are transit ones, small and with neighbours view. Rooms 50x are a little smaller than the others but with a better view, some have a tiny balcony.
Food is ok, fresh, clean, colourful and for all taste, you can find all the things you need. The staff is very helpful, with good education and very flexible. And polyglot. Maids are a little obsessed with cleanliness and correctness ... but I think they should not be so scared when someone gives them a tip ;-) ... The clients are from all over the world, not noisy or rude people. It sounds a little boring but I have nothing to complain. It is a quiet place for quiet people, in the middle of a remarkable historical area.
During vacation is good to be relaxed ... so ... about eating outside ...
NEVER eat at any restaurant under the Galata Bridge. They are, all, disgusting. Prices are HUGE, the fish and others things are prepared in a very primitive way from something not so fresh ( they have even smelly shells ). They don’t have any respect for the food or for the client. In addition, the entire area stinks!
ASK first in any restaurant if prices exposed include all taxes. At least one quarter of restaurants try to rob you. Someone told me that by law, every price must contain all taxes. Verify please, I forgot to ask some official about it.
STARS and celebrity in TA means, in my opinion : we have a lot to drink and a fancy style but unfortunately we don’t have such a good chef. No exception, all restaurants with good rank have problems with cooking quality and overpricing. Surprisingly, isn’t it?
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