My wife and I spent six days at the Dila Suites in Istanbul, and are glad we did.
First of all, it is in a tremendous location, just steps away from hundreds of bars, restaurants and shops on and surrounding Istiklal Caddesi. Major tourist attractions are only about a twenty minute walk down a hill, or you can catch the tram.
The room was incredibly clean, the internet strong, and the TV had satellite (which is nice after a long day walking around Istanbul, or a long night at the clubs). There was even a plate of fruit and bottle of wine waiting for us when we checked in!
Breakfast is served daily on the terrace, which holds wonderful views of the city. It is an excellent way to quietly start your day before entering the craziness of Beyoglu.
Finally, the management was extraordinarily helpful. They were able to arrange transport to and from Ataturk airport, and make dinner reservations for us at some of the city's best restaurants!
Some reviews have mentioned street noise as an issue at night. This is true to a degree, but to be expected anywhere around this location. I am a light sleeper, but was not kept awake by road noise, perhaps because the room was so comfortable. If you feel this may be a concern, I suggest you hang on to the complimentary earplugs given out on Turkish Airlines' international flights.
One other thing: if you are looking to meet and engage with other travelers, this may not be the place. It is extremely quiet and private. The whole week we only caught a glimpse of a couple other tenants, and I believe the place was booked the whole time. This suited our needs perfectly, however.
We were worried the existing reviews were too good to be true. But they are, believe me. Highest recommendation!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dila Suites is located in the heart of downtown Istanbul’s Pera, Beyoglu district with its 4 rooms which is surrounded with very famous historical buildings, museums, mosques, churches, shopping areas, art, entrainment, night clubs, restaurants, cafes and book stores. ... more less
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