We booked the Neorion after reading extensive trip advisor reviews on the hotel and felt confident that we were not to be disappointed.
From start to finish the stay at the Neorion Hotel was fantastic. The pick up from the airport was seamless and the check in by the reception staff was the best I have ever experienced. It felt really relaxed and the welcome drink was much appreciated after a hot flight into Istanbul.
The room was immaculate and as hard as I tried I could not find a speck of dust or dirt. The cleaning service was very good and our bed was changed everyday. We decided to go for the standard room and it was pleasantly surprised. The internet connection is very quick, around 15 Mb/perSecond.
The spa and swimming pool at -2 level is really worth a visit, it had a lovely albeit small swimming pool, that was kept immaculate. Most days we were the only ones that were down there and its one of the best pools/sauna & hamam set ups i've seen - although small the quality of the facilities rivalled some of the best hotels we have stayed in (in Dubai, Bahrain, London, Maldives etc). We had Hamam treatments as well and they were good value.
The hotel was extremely gay friendly and we never felt that we were treated any differently to any other guests, ( which does happen in some majority muslim countries we have visited). Being gay in Turkey is legal and therefore we booked a double room, which was respected which was a really nice touch, and a big relief! I would recommend this hotel to same sex couples. The whole of Istanbul felt very cosmopolitan and gay friendly.
As other reviewers have mentioned there is a complimentary Breakfast & Meze in the afternoon, both are ideal if you want a have a short pit stop before you go out for the day or in the afternoon. The location of the hotel is within a 10 minute walk of the Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Bazaar's, Topaki palace.
- 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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