Stayed at No On Studios while we are in Istanbul and we don’t rate this residence very high and will never stay here again.
Here is why:
1) It is hard to find and the street it is on is dirty and a bit shady. We felt a bit uncomfortable walking there at night.
2) Cleanliness/Overall Room - We stayed in the two bedroom – two bath with the terrace. The pictures looked nice but my overall rating is low. The place needs a number of fixes and looks kind of beaten up. Doesn’t seem like the management takes very good care of it. Simple things like a cupboard door needing a screw and shelves that are broken are just ignored. Also, the upstairs was not cleaned in the entire time we stayed there. Just plain gross.
3) The terrace is nice but overlooks a garbage dump. Not the view we like waking up to in the morning.
4) Cockroaches – We didn’t notice them at first but there was an alive cockroach on our headboard right where we were sleeping. I found another dead cockroach on my pillow. Then I found more near the doors and along the baseboard. I told management about them and they didn’t even have the courtesy to write back and apologize. Infact nothing was said at all.
5) Sleeping – There is a disco around the corner and starts up about 10pm and does not end until 4-5am in the morning. Both bedrooms are in the closest proximity of the disco and we could hardly sleep due to the constant pounding of the music. We informed management and he did offer to switch us but said that on a Sunday it would not be a problem. He was wrong and we spent Sunday having another sleepless night.
6) Poor Service - Due to the problems and feeling mislead for a number of reasons we asked for some sort of refund or compensation and the management told us we were unfair and refused.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our property is a typical Ottoman building which has 5 studios, 4 of our rooms are doubles and 1 room is a family suite with 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 open kitchen and a lovely terrace. We are a short walk away from hundreds of different restaurants, shops and clubs. ... more less
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