Before we arrived I emailed the hotel to arrange transport from and to the airport, response was fast and professional, no problem with the arrangements and put my mind at ease. Transport company with my name on the board was waiting at arrivals for me, we just had to wait outside the terminal for vehicle for 5 minutes, transfer felt safe and quick.
Arrival at the hotel the receptionist gentlemen was friendly and helpful, we organised leaving our two main suitcases downstairs in the office as we didn't need them for the couple of nights stay (They were for the beach holiday that followed), he carried our third case upto our room on the second floor.
The room was clean and adequate for our needs, double bedroom, twin beds in the lounge, sofa, plus small kitchenette with washing machine.
The lounge/kitchen and bedroom had air conditioning which soon cooled the room, definitely needed in July.
Bathroom was adequate, shower over bath tub which was quite high, showerhead needed renewing as it was cracked at the hose connection, I tried to make a temporary repair, I did point this out to the night staff in the morning but I think he forgot. I am sure it has now been repaired, it wasn't an issue.
You needed to put the key fob into a slot for the electrics to work, standard in a lot of hotels.
The rooms were basic but clean and worth the money we had paid.
Location in a small side street, initial impressions were "where are we" but it is so close to some of the best history of Istanbul, only 5 minutes walk to small shopping street and a further 5 minutes to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and Topkapi Palace, everything is so close.
On checkout they looked after our belongings while we went out for the day, our transfer back to the airport was on time, again assistance with our luggage was offered and accepted.
I wouldn't hesitate staying here again due it's proximity to the main sites, the pleasant helpful receptionist and it covered all our needs for the short stay.
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- Also Known As:
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