Stayed at this hotels 25APR for one night + very late check-out. Chose this accommodation just because of price and proximity to Ataturk airport.
Once you travel with baggage, have to use a taxi (45 TRY=20EUR oneway from Ataturk airport). In fact, the metro station Otogar is nearby, but hotel is located on a hill, so the road from Otogar station takes time and strengths:)
Staff on Reception is very friendly with good English (also on the phone, which is really great). Rooms are very new and clean with reasonable space. Under the flat TV you can find a panel to plug your own devices. They also have a kettle with basic tea/coffe.
We very much appreciated free buffet breakfast.
Next to hotel we found big but empty Ora outlet with local brands. I myself liked MADO restaurant on the first floor. They don't speak English, but there was a menu with huge pictures, food and tea were tasty.
If you have time and want to explore city, you can take a free shuttle bus, which goes three times per day to Sultanakhmet, or go down the hill to a big bus station and take a metro.
Upon checkout we had a trouble with unblocking of deposit from credit card (they should practise more with offline transactions). But i mentioned it in online survey they sent the day after check-out - and it was resolved immediately.
As a summary: a good value for money. Of course, it lacks local flavor (for that you should go to small hotels next to Sultanakhmet), but it's cheaper, has approach to city center and all the good qualities of international chain hotels (rooms, customer service etc.).
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