My husband and I just returned from our 1 year anniversary trip to Istanbul where we spent 6 nights at the White House Hotel. The White House hotel is a charming hotel right in the heart of Sultanamet. The location is incredible - we were able to walk to all of the Old City attractions – Hagia Sofia, Spice Market, Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Cistern – and just a short, 3 Lira tram ride or ~$15 Lira Cab ride to Beyoglu. Yes, the area is touristy, but a great area to walk around day and night. There are plenty of delicious and authentic restaurants to be found in the area.
The staff is warm, friendly and helpful. Nice buffet selection for Breakfast – hot food, cold foods, fruits, yogurt - which changed a bit throughout the week. Breakfast is served on the roof with a beautiful view of the city. Be sure to ask for the Turkish coffee to end your meal!
The hotel is super clean and comfortable with a great shower and selection of bath products. The room we stayed in was quite small for American standards, but fine for two people and to be expected for a European Boutique hotel.
Only con I can think of was the WiFi was iffy (but not sure if this was the hotel or Istanbul), but it was free … plus there is so much to do, why spend it in the room on the IPad!
Overall, the White House Hotel deserves the high reviews and I would highly recommended staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- White House Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the historical peninsula and it is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Millennium Stone and Byzantine Hippodrome, which are the most important landmarks of the city. White House Hotel Istanbul is the ideal starting place for exploring this Ottoman capital city's endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. ... more less
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