We stayed three nights in room 15, a deluxe.
Absolutely delighted with the hotel. The room was very spacious, with a large comfortable bed at one end, a sofa at the other, and a entrance area with desk around the corner. Well-appointed, nice bathroom with shower and large jacuzzi bath. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, and like everyone else, one has to single out Nural, who makes everyone feel thoroughly at home.
Breakfast is good, and the views from the 4th floor where it is served are spectacular. At night, the 4th floor turns into the Nicole restaurant, which is super.
One of the highlights of our trip was a meal which Nural arranged for us at the Tapasuma restaurant attached to the Sumahan hotel, which involved a return boat trip across the Bosphorus. Definitely do this if you get the chance.
As others have said, the area around the hotel is a bit gritty, but we always felt safe, and it's a short walk down to the tram stop with quick and frequent service to the main tourist areas. It's hilly, so might be an issue for some; however, taxis in Istanbul are numerous and cheap.
We would certainly recommend TomTom Suites to anyone.
- 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