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comparing 2 hotels and would appreciate some comments

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comparing 2 hotels and would appreciate some comments

Hello all, planning on about 5 days May/June coming. Looking at splashing out a bit on a 5star hotel and have got some good rates via websites. However would appreciate if anyone has experience of either or better still both. The Armada seems to have better situation/views.

1. Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

2. Pera Palas Hotel (Taksim/Beyoglu) where similar rate includes breakfast.

Or, if you know of a similar standard hotel with good offers please let me know also.

Many thanks.

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1. Re: comparing 2 hotels and would appreciate some comments

Both have good locations...depending on what you want.If you want to sample the vibrant nightlife and entertainment then Pera Palas would be more convenient for you.If you prefer to be in the ancient heart of the city and are happy with more lower key evenings then the Armada with those fine views will be good.

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2. Re: comparing 2 hotels and would appreciate some comments

Ritabix, Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah, "tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293974-d294949…", is somewhat more expensive than Armada Hotel, "tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293974-d294947…", but they equally have great reviews. Of course they are at entirely different locations, so you should consider that.

In the final analysis, you should read the recent reviews of seasoned travellers with multiple reviews, check prices for your dates, the amenities offered, the quality of service, the room sizes, and the extras offered like free airport transfers, cash discounts, etc. and then decide whichever suits you the best. Needless to say, you will not go wrong with either of these hotels.

As a third alternative, you may want to consider Sirkeci Mansion Hotel at Sirkeci, "tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g293974-d654651…", which is also a great hotel that has won the Travellers Choice award of one of the best 25 hotels in Turkey. It has a great location, great reviews, and excellent quality of service according to those who stayed at this hotel.

good luck,


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