Well, what a treat. We stayed 4 nights at Esans in Istanbul and what a beautiful small typically Turkish hotel it was. The location was superb, in a quiet street nestled between the blue Mosque and the river, close to the train and close to great restaurants and all of the sights.
The highlight of this stay were the staff who were superb. I have stayed in accommodation all around the world, however the staff at this hotel cannot be matched. Engin and Ayculd ( may have is spelled this) were wonderful. They gave us lots of information and we had lots of informal chats.
We stayed in a lovel room and there was a roof top with fantastic views of the blue mosque and the river, unfortunately the weather was too cold for breakfast on the roof.
I would highly recommend this hotel and will stay again if I return to Istanbul. Some people have complained about the stairs, however everywhere we stayed in europe, other than the large chain hotels had stairs, and this is insignificant when you staye in accommodation which is typical to the country. My freind and I have severe arthritis in feet etc, however we managed, rather than stay in large chain hotel.
Wonderful stay, thankyou staff.
- 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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