If you are looking for an economical home away from home with knowledgeable and kindly staff, this is the place for you. We stayed at the hotel for six nights and were very happy we chose it.
The free breakfast was lovely with many choices of food and beverage. You can have an omelet as well, individualized to your tastes. In the afternoon, cake and cookies along with teas are complimentary in the lobby. Don't miss it. The choices vary daily and are delicious.
Besides the individual advice regarding local dining, transportation and historical sites, all our complex travel connections for the remainder of our trip were arranged by Selif (one the three brothers who run the hotel) and meticulously documented to put our minds at ease. His recommendations were personalized to our tastes and proved well justified. If we ever get back to Istanbul, you will find us there.
Yesterday we listened as he called Singapore Airport to help find the lost luggage of a New Zealand couple so that it could be sent directly to Santorini for their wedding. AND he got through to right person. That is the kind of service you can expect. You get the impression that you are either part of this wonderful family or at least a very good friend. Trip Advisor is certainly correct in honoring The Basileus.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Basileus Hotel will be the good choice as it is located footsteps from to Byzatine and Ottoman monuments such as St.Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Turkish & Islamic Museum, Archaelogic Museum , Old Traditional Baths and it is also very closed to Taksim , modern part of the city . ... more less
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