I really don't have anything to fault with this hotel - the room was clean and comfortable, and I believe it had been refurbished recently - the bathroom in particular seemed quite new. The aircon is easily controlled, and works really well on warm days, which you'll hopefully get in Istanbul. There's a TV that you probably won't use - it seemed to get several hundred channels, as far as I could tell it was mostly Turkish and Arabic broadcasts.
The location is great - you're about a ten minute walk from the Hippodrome, which is the centre of the major sights in Sultanahmet. In between you and there is a bit of a hill, and a few shops in case you need to stock up for the day.
The breakfast buffet was entertainingly large and of a good quality - bread (rolls, sliced, sweet, biscuits), cold meats, cheeses, something like five different kinds of olives, many types of fruits, juices, a crepe stand, eggs, nuts, some warm meats, etc, etc. On days where I knew I was going to be going non-stop, I ate enough for breakfast to keep me going the entire day.
The two things I can't comment on are the dinners in the hotel, and the spa - I didn't find the time to try either, but I'll certainly try for the spa next time I go!More
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