I thought this would be a good little hotel, in fact it was a gem. The welcome could not have been warmer and the staff couldn't do enough (they spent time with us going over maps, explaining transport - even giving us tickets we could top up - and gave us tea and Turkish delight on arrival).
You are near all the main sights and a tram stop too (though it pays to travel a bit to find better restaurant options - those nearby are fairly touristy). The surrounding streets have lovely architecture and the street on which the hotel is located is very quiet (except for the call to prayer - if you are a poor sleeper this is not the hotel for you. You are very near the Blue Mosque).
It's really more a wonderfully run small family hotel than a 'boutique' hotel (it has no pretensions) but the furnishings are very good. Excellent bathroom, good bed linen etc.
Breakfasts are great, though it's better to opt to carry your food outside onto the terrace by the hotel's bistro than have them in the dining room when the weather is good.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the old town of the magnificent Istanbul, you will find the charming boutique Hotel Seraglio. The hotel has 14 tastefully and comfortably decorated rooms in different categories. Hotel Seraglio is located in the heart of world famous heritages in the historical Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. All the major touristic places are within walking distance. You can also go to Taksim/ Beyoglu in 15 minutes by streetcar. ... more less
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