This little boutique hotel was in an absolutely perfect location for visting the main places places in Istanbul. The hotel is is tiny little side street off of the min tramway T1 (take this from ferry port). The Topkapi Palace walls were 50 steps from the hotel!.The Blue Mosque is approx 5 min walk and Grand Bazaar about 10 mins.
Very clean hotel, rooms small, and compact but modern and tasteful. There is a fantastic shower and brilliant hairdryer in the bathroom (not one of those silly ones that don't stay on!!) so leave that at home. Owners are very friendly and helpful. Free tea, coffee and turkish 'Chi' are available at any time of the day or upon your return from an evening out. Just ask!. We were there for 5 days, and the breakfast was a small buffet style, same each day but ok. Fresh omelettes, speciality warm Turkish cheese pastry (delicious) and usual breads, cold meats, cheeses etc. Also natural yoghurt and james/honey.If I was going to be a tiny bit critical , only thing that ruined the breakfast was cheap tasting margarine. Butter would have been nice. Also, we were on the first floor, and as the stairwell is open from the dining area/reception, it was a bit noisy on occasions at night, but not much of a problem.Free cans of drink in mini bar in room.
This hotel is in a perfect location, lovely little hotel and excellent value for money. Upon leaving, when settling the bill, I offered my credit card to pay, the owner was a bit disgruntled and tried to get me to pay cash for our stay (a little moan about charges etc) but I did pay by card as we didn't have enough cash. Just a little tip there!!
I would recommend thi hotel to a friend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more less
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