We spent four nights here in two rooms on the top floor with one room overlooking the blue Moseque. The hotel is well located for all major Sultanahmet attraction and the Sultanahmet tram (best option for getting to northern side of city) was a few minutes walk.
Staff were friendly and helpful with attractions, directions, restaurants and changing money at much better exchange rate than airport. Airport exchange kiosks offer low rates and charge 4% commission; however, money changer in the town and hotels will exchange will no commission and better rate!
The room were well presented, perhaps on the smaller size. Whilst not in the hotel control, the call to prayer at sun rise is pretty loud especially if facing the mosque and it goes on for a few minutes.
Breakfast was ok. They key attraction was fresh made omelettes . .
There is a small restaurant attached to the hotel. We ate there on our first night: it was fine; tasty plain vanilla Turkish food.
All in all, a pleasant stay and we recommend the hotel. If you pay can pay cash then as advertised on hotel website there is a discount.
- 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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