Once we found the hotel, the staff was fantastic. We arrived on a drizzly afternoon and it was very nice to be offered a glass of cinnamon apple tea as we checked in. We (2 of us) had reserved our room online and it was one of their smaller rooms, although the website indicated it was suitable for 2 people. When we checked in the staff tried to talk me into a larger room, which I declined. The room was indeed very small, with little space to walk around the bed and no exterior window. The next morning, the staff without a request from me, insisted on relocating us to a larger room, to which I gave in. They moved everything and when we returned later from a day of sight-seeing, we had a nice spacious room overlooking the street. Staff was very helpful throughout our 4-night stay.
Getting to the hotel from the tram was a bit of a challenge as we did not have a super-detailed map. There are a whole bunch of little streets and alleys in this neighborhood and it seems like the names of the thoroughfares change every block or two. Once you find this place you'll love the location as it is in short walking distance from a number of sights and the tram. It is the perfect location. And there are a ton of eateries nearby. I would stay here again without hesitation and recommend it to others!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Evsen is located at the centre of the Old City in Eminönü-Istanbul at the starting point of both land and sea transportation and is just near Sultanahmet. Our brand new hotel, which is dealed out on October 2008 with its top quality facilities & amenities, welcomes you to enjoy the unique historical places in Istanbul with qualified multilingual staffs. If you choose to stay in Hotel Evsen, you will experience the magnificent history of Istanbul by visiting the Topkapi Palace, The Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, The Basilica Cistern, Turkish Baths, The Grand Bazaar and more which are only in 10 minutes walking distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Evsen Hotel Istanbul