We bought the deal to Istanbul through holiday factory and the moment we checked the reviews of the hotel we didn’t want to take a risk and stay in this hotel. The pictures travelers have updated were beyond horrible. We even planned to rent out an apartment because the reviews were so bad. But somehow we convinced ourselves that the only time we will be in the room is when we need to sleep and the entire day we will be exploring Istanbul.
We were picked up by a travel agent from Helen Tours from the airport to the Kecik hotel and the receptionist did know enough English to inform us that he doesn’t understand English. We requested for a new room. A kind bell boy escorted us to the rooms yes we carried our own luggage without expecting much from the staff. But he offered help. We stayed at room number 406. To be honest I was impressed with the room and the washroom. Beddings we very clean we had a view of the adjoining mosque. It was an above average room and we were more than happy.
The breakfast was not bad, we had the same kind of food all the three days. They had Bread, jam, honey, cereal, cornflakes, mortadela, french fries, cheese rolls freshly made, butter or carrot cake and a variety of canned fruit juices. It was more than enough but the food wasn’t horrible at all.
Most importantly the place is situated in Lalili, near Sultanahmed area where all the main tourist attractions are, easy to shop in grand bazaar in just 10 minutes walk away. We found the place very convenient.
I would definitely recommend the hotel to anyone who is on a tight budget who would want to see the main attractions of Istanbul within 3 days.
We had a great time and would definitely visit the country again.
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