We arrived at the Doubletree after traveling from the USA at about 4:00 PM. They took our luggage and checked us in promptly. With all apologies that our room needed another ten minutes to be ready we were invited to enjoy a beverage on the house.
The room is adequate but nothing special, but the location is very central. The concierge had the six pre-ordered museum passes so they were obtained for our touring with friends starting tomorrow morning.
We walked around and explored the neighborhood, finally returning to the Doubletree at about 7:00. After a very long day, a short night, and another long day, it was time to shower and relax, and call it a day. A pleasant surprise awaited us in our room from the Doubletree! They left us a plate of sweets and a plate of fresh fruit. This sure helped round out our “Dinner” for the evening.
Our first morning traveling friends arrived and were surprised their rooms were ready before 8:00 AM. Kudos to the Doubletree for getting them situated so quickly! Due to our Hilton status, our breakfast was complementary. I wanted our friends to join us but was quite taken aback when I learned that for those who are paying, the breakfast is 47 Turkish Lira per person. That was nearly $25 US. This was a nice breakfast, but it's not near a $25 breakfast!
Our second evening the Doubletree left us some parting treats in our room. Again, very appreciated. All the staff we interacted with seemed very pleasant. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy a warm welcome and homelike surroundings at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Istanbul - Old Town hotel. Our friendly and attentive staff will even greet you with our delicious chocolate chip cookie. Set in the heart of Istanbul's old town on the Historical Peninsula of Turkey, the contemporary DoubleTree Old Town Istanbul hotel is only 30 minutes east of the airport and is the nearest hotel to the famous covered Grand Bazaar. Visit attractions such as the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace near the hotel or discover this exciting city by foot. Retire to a spacious guest room or suite at this Istanbul hotel. All rooms are stylishly decorated and are fully equipped with modern amenities. Upgrade to a suite for extra space, including a separate living area and beautiful terrace, ideal for relaxing on sunny days. Host a meeting or celebrate a special event at the DoubleTree Old Town Istanbul hotel and choose between five flexible meeting rooms or the stunning top-floor ballroom. ... more less
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