First of all, the location is very good as it is located 5 minutes walking to the Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia. It has also good transport connections, with the Sultanahmet tram stop only a short walk from the hotel.
The hotel service was nice, as I arrived to the hotel at about 8am and was allowed to enter my room and get breakfast. The breakfast is located in a terrace on the last floor overlooking the city. Probably would be more enjoyable in summer or better weather, as it started to snow after only a few hours in the city.
Nice size room and toilet. It was clean too. As the hotel is in a small street is was quiet during the night, if you want to rest properly.
Because of the bad weather I decided to cut short my stay in Istanbul. After talking with the manager they allowed me to cancel the last night of my booking without extra charge, that was very kind.
Really enjoyable city, and a good hotel to start exploring it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Dara is located at the heart of the Old City in Istanbul. Historically, the building was once used as a sweet Ottoman mansion, which was renovated as a Hotel in 2009. Hotel Dara has 50 seat capacity with a rooftop restaurant. Along with a team of professional staff, it offers a great opportunity for its guests to have their rich breakfast while enjoying the mystical view of the Marmara Sea and the beautiful Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. ... more less
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