My husband and I stayed at TomTom Suites over Easter weekend. We stayed in a Deluxe Suite, which was spacious and attractive. My favorite features were the hardwood floors, the large windows (plus the view of the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn from our room!), and the massive bath. I think one of my husband's favorite features was the fact that he could watch the NBA finals on TV! In any case, we weren't in Istanbul to watch TV, and Nural at the front desk was extremely helpful in arranging transport, recommending activities and coordinating restaurant reservations for us around the city. In particular, we liked Dai Pera, which was a fantastic neighborhood place -- great suggestion!
In the interest of full disclosure, I can see aspects of the hotel that may not be for everyone. Specifically, the location of the hotel is slightly off the beaten path. For us, this was an advantage because (i) we intentionally wanted to avoid staying in the touristy chaos of the Golden Horn and (ii) we had planned on walking everywhere and don't mind walking quite a bit if needed. We found the hotel's location to be just fine.
In short, we greatly enjoyed our stay and hope to return someday.
- 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