I stayed in Esans Hotel last month for 6 nights (sorry only getting round to the review now) and I have to say it was great. This was my first time in Istanbul and I was unsure as to where to stay as I was on my own. After reading many reviews I decided to go for Esans and I was not disappointed.
The location was perfect. It's literally 10 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and a range of shops and restaurants. The free airport pickup took the pain out of finding the hotel.
It is a small - only 8 rooms - but it is just perfect for a relaxing stay. The staff were great. They all took time out to speak to you and where always on hand to help with any questions or queries I had.
The room was quaint but a good size and it was spotless. There was little view from the room itself but there was a rooftop terrace where you could sit and see the sea. To be honest when I had been out all day, it didn't really bother me to have a view or not as I just relaxed in the room.
Breakfast was a range of traditional foods and breads and if you wanted something that wasn't there they were only too happy to arrange that for you. There is no restaurant in the hotel but as I mentioned before it is just around the corner of many restaurants.
I would have stayed an extra night only it was fully booked so I had to move. The hotel I moved to was more expensive and didn't come close to Esans.
I'd definitely stay in Esans again if I was to return to Istanbul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a 19th-century, wooden mansion, offers Ottoman-style spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi in the Sultanahmet Old City Istanbul District.The location is on silent street under the foot of Topkapi palace and 4 minutes walking to Saint Sophia and Blue mosque. The terrace offers wonderfull Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea views.Esans Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated, and feature wooden furnishing and rich fabrics. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV, a full-length mirror and a dressing table. Some offer views of the Bosphorus.A Home made open buffet breakfast is served daily in the Esans’s restaurant or on the terrace. Room service is also available. ... more less
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