I was a little disappointed with this hotel after reading all the excellent reviews. After a late flight we arrived at the hotel around 00:15, being dropped off by taxi at a building that didn’t look like the photo but did have the correct name. On enter ‘reception’ it was empty and we didn’t know what to do? It wasn't the welcome we were expecting. Fortunately, 10 minutes later a couple came in and told us that this was the back of the hotel and that we needed to go into the lift go to floor 2, walk through the outside path and we would reach reception. Taxi’s are unable to drop you at the front of the hotel as a train station and mosque have been built between it and the road.
Reception showed us to our room, had requested quiet room on high floor, but this was only one floor up from reception and next to the lift. The room was what you would expect for this grade of hotel but the view from the window was rather depressing, looking onto a tiny courtyard, walls and fire escapes.
The breakfast room was very busy and the breakfast ‘healthy’, not a lot of choice if you don’t like salad and only one fruit juice but the staff were very good and you could make a nice scrambled eggs and smoked salmon provided you weren’t too late.
The spa was very nice and you couldn’t ask for a better location as you could walk to all the main places of interest. The open bus tour was very good to get your bearings and one day we got off in Taksim Square, walked along the long street filled with shops to Galatta Tower (worth going up for the views), then on down to Galatta bridge to stop for a relaxing drink in the sun. Istanbul is a very interesting place and this hotel is ideally located.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Levni Hotel & Spa Old City is a special category (5 star category) hotel located in Sirkeci Istanbul within 5 min. walking distance to many museums and palaces - Topkapi Palace, Santa Sophia, Blue Mosque, Basilica cistern. All rooms are decorated in modern style. 1 suite and 30 deluxe rooms , 5 Excecutive rooms with jacuzzi some with a very nice Bosporus Sea view. SPA center is avaiable with an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and gym. there are 3 therapy rooms including one for couple massages. Rich Open buffet in the Gourme Restaurant, which has a capacity of 100 pax also terrace cafe is avaiable. There are 2 meeting rooms with 100 pax and 30 pax capacity connected to each other with a lounge and one exclusive VIP room with capacity upto 12 pax. our business center is avaiable with free internet and printing services nex to meeting rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Levni Hotel And Spa
- Levni Hotel Istanbul