We stayed here for 6 nights middle of November, and like most people, made our choice based on the good reviews. The hotel room, amenities etc are good, though rooms are a little on the small side, but the service is outstanding! From the moment we arrived, someone was waiting outside the hotel for us and took our bags in. Although we arrived about 8.30am, our room was already ready and they even offered us breakfast right away. Erdem, the hotel owner, happily and readily briefed us about the hotel's location, how to get to the major tourist areas and even lent us a travel card which made travelling by public transport easy and cheaper. Every staff at the hotel was always cheerful, helpful and very sincere, including the cook!
The hotel's location couldn't be better. Walking to major tourist attractions took about 10-15 minutes; There was a tram stop no more than a 3 minute walk away; the ferry piers were about a 6-7 minute walk away; a new subway station (Serkeci) is literally just behind/next to the hotel - where you can take the Mamaray directly to the Asian side, if you prefer this to the ferry. We took one of the rooms on the higher floors so on clear days we had fantastic views of where the Bosphorus, Goldern Horn and Mamara Sea meet. Because the hotel is located just off a mainroad, it is very quiet at night, compared to hotels which face the tramway which I believe get noise disturbances. Many good restaurants, pharmacies, convenience shops, etc just around the corner as well. The bathroom is comparatively spacious, and the water pressure is really good. Some basic toiletries are provided as well.
Perhaps the only downside I can think of is that the lighting in the room is very dim at night, and three people in the room might be quite a squeeze. Just enough for two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Elanaz Hotel is a family hotel in the heart of the old town İstanbul. It offers a very warm athmosphere with a boutique touch. You can enjoy your stay with a beautiful view of the old city and Bosphorus. You may drink your coffee with homemade pastries. Elanaz is different because it is built and designed with elegant taste for your precious time spent in Istanbul. It is different because its only concern is to make you to look forward to your next visit. With our turquise hospitality, we are here to welcome you in our hotel. We are family. ... more less
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