I have made 20+ trips to Istanbul, both on business and pleasure, and have stayed in a number of nice hotels in the Sultanahmet, Bosphorus, Beyoglu and airport area. TomTom has been my hotel of choice on at least six occasions so far, and remains my preferred location to stay while on short trips in Istanbul.
The location is ideal, just a short walk away from all the shopping and restaurants and the hotel itself is located on a street that is quiet and even guarded (as it is on the same street as the Italian Consulate).
The rooms at TomTom are stylish, spacious and impeccably clean. The bathrooms are especially welcoming, with luxurious fittings and top-notch toiletries. The beds are heavenly and there is a free wireless internet in all the rooms. However, it is the service that makes TomTom such a lovely place to stay. Being a small boutique hotel, they offer a great level of attention and hospitality to every guest. Especially Nural is always so welcoming and has an infectious enthusiasm and smile for all TomTom customers.
Our use of room service has always been good. The breakfast is both fresh and plentiful, especially as you can order your favoured egg dishes à la carte. The view from the breakfast room on the top floor terrace is pleasant and you can enjoy nice cocktails (not cheap!) or dinner there in the evenings at well.
A taxi ride from the airport to TomTom has cost us approximately 50 Liras on a consistent basis.
I would highly recommend Tom-Tom for any stay in Istanbul, whether for a weekend break or a longer stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House is an authentic Istanbul building whose posture reflects the social history of Pera from 1850’s to recent. Throughout its history, this building was home for French nuns and some well-known Levantine families. Now it is ready to host its new guests with its "unique" service policy and a new design, pairing modern comfort with historical background. Tomtom Suites, The Old Franciscan House has 20 suites, a terrace offering a panoramic view of old town and a nostalgic outlook. It tells the story of an over 100 years old building with a stylish language, but without loosing the essence of the story. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tomtom Hotel Istanbul