Our plane was delayed, so arrived at Istanbul airport at 2am, but our complimentary transport was there waiting for us despite the hour. That set the tone for our trip. The staff were all extremely helpful and friendly, nothing too much trouble to make our stay enjoyable.
We had a standard double room on the first floor overlooking the street. We were not disturbed by street noise and everything about the room was great. A good size (albeit long and thin to fit in with the structure of an old building) with everything spotlessy clean and in good condition. Very comfortable. Bathroom was immaculate with nice towels, robes and a good selection of toiletries; a modest size but absolutely fine.
Excellent breakfast, and the complimentary mezes in the afternoon were a nice touch; you could miss lunch, then come back to the hotel for a snack to keep you going until dinner.
Location could hardly be more convenient for all the usual tourist sites, so we walked just about everywhere.
Room prices were not cheap, but in my view were competitively priced for the standard of hotel and service.
In summary, an excellent hotel which we would have no hesitation in recommending to anyone who prefers a smaller, more personal experience, to the large multinational deluxe chains; you were a personal guest at the Neorion not simply a client. When we return to Istanbul we will definitely stay at the Neorion again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Neorion Hotel is at the very center of Istanbul's history and culture, ancient and modern. Named for Byzantium's grand port (see the map) on the Golden Horn, it welcomes visitors from around the world just as the port did in the great days of Constantinople. Neorion is more than a comfortable travelers' refuge in the heart of the city. It was conceived and designed to honor and reflect all of the cultures who have enriched the city and its empires. To stay here is to learn and enjoy the cultures, cuisines, arts and traditions of all the travelers who have come before you.The hotel's 53 guest rooms and suites bring the past to life, with all modern comforts. The swimming pool, Turkish bath, massage spa, cultural library, and museum-quality decorative arts are supplemented with complimentary fine arts musical performances, cuisine demonstrations and cultural events exclusively for hotel guests. Stay with us! Experience all of Istanbul, ancient and modern, right where you live, and just outside our door. ... more less
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