we spent 4 nights at the Constantine Hotel and do not think we will renew the experience!
I will start with the positive points:
1- we asked for a room with back side view, as we expected the front side to be very noisy, they gave us a choice between two rooms, we finally took the 2nd floor room.
2-Located in Sirkeci - Sultanahmet Area, so it is 5 mn. walking distance to Basilica Cistern, and max 8 minutes to Aya Sofia and Blue Mosque.
3- Gulhane Tramway station is at the door of the hotel, so you can buy the token and jump in to any destination you want in Istanbul. the tramway runs from 6 am to midnight.
4- Sultanahmet neighborhood is full of coffee shops and restaurants, so a great choice of food is minutes away from the restaurant.
5- Towels were changed everyday.
The Negative points:
1- Rooms are too small, the only way to open your bag is to put it in your bed.
2- If you are sensitive to the noise, you should avoid this hotel, because even the backside rooms are somehow noisy.
3- the Decor of the rooms is very old.
4- the beds and pillows saw better days.
5- there was a small fridge, which was supposed to be a mini bar, it had a list but was empty! we kept a bottle of water inside but it was not cooling even though it was plugged to electricity.
6- Bed sheets were changed only one time during our stay.
7-They have the worst breakfast ever! we took a tea the first day and for the balance days we were having our breakfast outside.
8- on the hotel website, you can read that each room has an iron and ironing table. we asked for the iron several times but each time same answer, it is with a guest, we will bring it to you but we did not get it for 3 days.
the day before we left, we told the receptionist that they are lying about the iron and that they should delete the statement from the hotel website. the guy promised us that we will get the iron and he did keep his promise. we got it around 30mn later.
At the time of leaving we were told that if we come back to the Constantine Hotel, we will have 10% discount. That is nice of them but I certainly won't come back to that hotel.
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