Like all reviews, we will not differ...
I may not agree with the # 13 rating but can conclude this was a comfortable little gem snugly settled in the very touristy Sultanhamet area.
we were committed an arrival transfer and were happy to see the driver waiting for us after a long flight. The drive to the hotel was about 30 minutes . we had an excellent price deal on the hotel and were graciously accorded an upgrade for one of the rooms ( we booked 3).
On arrival we were offered hazelnuts and tea/coffee ( a distinct Esans welcome hallmark) and were very graciously introduced to the hotel staff by Engin and Abdullah.
The hotel is walking distance to all the touristic sites of Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Sultanhamet square. The tram stop is also around 10-15 minutes walking and takes TL 2 for most tram stations.
The area around is dotted with lovely European styled restaurants and a dinner at one of these is highly recommended ( they did offer us group discounts for dinner being off peak season).
Breakfast is adequate to good though I would prefer to see more vegetarian options. They did however offer us a special vegetarian spinach borek ( veg spinach puff pastry) on one of our breakfasts.
Rooms were adequate size( The superior room was bigger). They also have a terrace on the 4th floor which is great venue for drinks with dinner.
Mustafa was a great help with the assistance and what stands out really is the personal touch that they bring into the dealing with clients and are happy to answer all your questions the best they can. regrettably with 5* hotels this is not something that you can experience .
So if you are looking for a good , warm and friendly hotel with great prices and close to everything .. this is the place to go.. Highly recommended ******.
They do true justice to Turkish hospitality. Tamom....
- 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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