A quiet haven in a very busy city
I stayed here for four nights and then a few weeks later for another night. We stayed in the suites for four nights and an ordinary room for the one.
I have looked at the negative comments from previous reviews and cannot agree with them.
Likewise the positive comments are all correct.
Rooms are well set up, large and clean. Breakfast was one of our best in three weeks in Turkey. Service was great and all the staff were friendly and efficient. I will not identify any one staff member as all of them were great in their roles. The bathroom products were of good quality and the bed linen and pillows are great.
Whilst there, my sister fell ill and the staff went out of the normal line of duty to help look after her.
A negative reviewer has brought up the access. On this point I agree. The bollards which are security for the embassy meant that a taxi would drop us off 50 meters from the hotel. With heavy bags this was an issue. The bollards could be removed if the security guard saw the cab but most cab drivers took the opportunity to take their money and run. Also the narrow street up to the shopping street was far from nice. There was a longer route which was good. These are however small points and you must remember you are in Istanbul and they will improve with time.
We had a transfer to the airport and I have no complaints as it was prompt, clean and priced OK.
We did not find the school noise distracting in anyway. Also we did not have the problem mentioned with Euros.
TomTom is a great place to stay if you want a smaller contemporary hotel with character and personal service. It is quirky, as are most of the Small Luxury Hotels. So do not compare it with 200 plus room hotels with all the glitz and impressive architecture.
- 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