Stayed at the Lamp Hotel for a number of days around Christmas/New Years.
Value. For our rate (about $75usd for two incl breakfast), the room was great. This was one of the cheapest double rooms we could find for the holiday season.
The view of the mosque and the location in sultanhamet were also great.
The owner and receptionist were very friendly, and spoke English well.
Breakfast was good (cold but standard)
Rooms newly renovated and attractive (they look like the pictures)
Tiny rooms. To be expected for a city hotel (and a cheap one), but during Christmas we saw the 'rate' board in the lobby asking for 120€ for a double. That's crazy for the size of the room, and I think you can find better in the area for less.
Service. The rooms were cleaned less and less as we stayed, and towels were often not replaced. The last two nights we were only given one towel (no fresh towels). I don't know why this was but it was ridiculous.
In the same vein, the rooms were cold. The heat barely worked. We were given the air-con remote to warm our room while it was being 'fixed' but it was then taken away and the rooms never got sufficiently warm.
Finally, the restaurant at the base is severely overpriced. Like 50% more than the places around it, and they have a tiny kitchen. I don't know who they think they are fooling but we knew better than to eat there (other than for breakfast, which is included).
All in all, not a bad place, but certainly not an excellent one. If you just want a double room in a nice and touristy part of Istanbul, and this is the cheapest you find, go for it. It's fine and clean and the rooms look nice. But if you're looking for a nicer room, look for a place that's more universally recommended and that doesn't have as many '1 review' reviewers. That seems sketchy and I think contributes to lamps overly inflated rating.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lamp Hotel was established in 2010 has the task of providing the best service to our customers. The hotel was decorated with private wooden furniture accordance with Historical the tissue in 7 rooms. Our rooms have wi-fi, TV,save box,and minibar. Some of our rooms have a view of SultanAhmet mosque. Sultanahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Gulhane Park are 4 minutes’ walk away.We invite to you experience the privileges of the hotel. ... more less
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