My wife and I have just spent 3 nights (16th Sept to 19th Sept) at this fantastic hotel.
As in all my previous reviews that I have posted on Trip Advisor I will give you an honest review on this wonderful hotel.
This is the 2nd year that we have stayed at the Magnaura Palace. The hotel is a beautiful 5star modern hotel in Sultanahmet in the old part of Istanbul. The hotel is tucked away on a small side street, which is surrounded by lovely streets with a large choice of restaurants and bars.
The hotel with out doubt, is in the best location to see all the most interesting places that this part of the city has to offer. Blue Mosque, Hagi Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, and the Spice Market are all within a few minutes walk from the hotel.
We had a lovely corner suite with air con, which was furnished to a very high standard, with views towards the Bosphorus. A large king size bed, with a on suite shower room, tea / coffee and a mini bar, a TV, and doors that lead out on to a small balcony.
The hotel has changed from last year. A roof top terrace with fantastic views over the city is where you will now have breakfast. A large choice of cereals, fruits, cheeses, salads, eggs, bread and rolls, tea, coffee, fruit juices, jams or honey are available to help you start the day. All very fresh and presented very nicely.
The ground floor lobby area has also been transformed into a cafe area with nice comfortable tables and chairs, a lovely display of cushions, ornament, glass bowls ,and books for you to read while you enjoy a coffee or a soft drink.
Mehmet the owner of the hotel is such a lovely guy, along with all his staff. They are all very helpful and friendly, and will see that you have a great stay at the hotel and give you advise how best to enjoy the magnificent city of Istanbul.
Overall, a fantastic hotel in a great location in a truly magnificent city. Turkish hospitality at it's very best will greet you at the Magnaura Palace.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Magnaura Palace Hotel is a newly opened in the heart of historical peninsula. Located steps away from the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantium time [such as Blue Mosque, St Sophie, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern]We are at your service with our 18 rooms equipped with central heating and air condition systems, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, sitting areas, writing tables and cupboards as well. We aimed to give you 5 star comfort in a boutique atmosphere. ... more less
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