The biggest attraction at this hotel is a fantastic large terrace next to the Bosphorus that offers views across to Asia and up towards the Sultanahmet area. It is spectacular and also a bit of tranquility in a hectic city (well, it was on a cold March evening - it may also be full of people in summer!).
The hotel itself is a beautiful old building with modern wings. The rooms are spacious and well laid out. Staff and friendly and service in general is excellent. The food was good, although the choice of restaurants within the hotel is limited to a bar menu, a Mediterranean restaurant or room service.
Other than the Bosphorus front, the location is ok but there are better places to be from a tourist perspective if you want to be near the big attractions. Given the traffic it can take a while to get around, but in a city the size of Istanbul it isn't possible to have a location that is convenient for everything.
A good choice for business or couples. There weren't any children around when I stayed, so hard to say whether it is ok for families.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking