We had a wonderful experience at the Hotel Nena in October after our cruise. They met us at the cruise ship port with a van. We can't say enough for the quality of this hotel, staff and its wonderful location. When we arrived, the staff brought us into their pretty interior courtyard and brought us hot tea. They wanted to make sure that we knew everything about exploring Istanbul and offered to help us in any way! As we had just stayed, pre-cruise, in a modern, rather unhelpful, hotel in the New Town, we didn't need much help finding our way around Istanbul but we were really touched with their earnestness to be helpful. Later, they offered to print our boarding passes for our return flights and they persisted until they achieved success despite the usual roadblocks on the computer. Their location was very easy walking distance to the main sights in the Old Town- much better than the location in the New Town of our other hotel. For our last night in Istanbul, we had dinner in their wonderful rooftop restaurant which has possibly the best view in Istanbul of the Blue Mosque. The pictures we took became the cover of our photo book of Turkey. Our room was on a lower floor, which we initially thought might be noisy, but it wasn't - it was clean and neat and had a comfortable king bed. We didn't care about the location because the view from the restaurant upstairs was easily available. When we asked the front desk for a scale so we could adjust our baggage to accomodate the weight restrictions of our airline, they handed over a bathroom scale which more than adequately addressed our needs- we were so happy they had a solution to the problem! We were sure that the other hotel would have been totally baffled at such a request. The next morning we enjoyed the most spectacular full breakfast buffet, with the same wonderful view of Istanbul. It would be hard to describe all of the hot and cold offerings. We had requested a transfer to the airport and they not only drove us to the terminal- they drove to the upstairs of the parking garage, found a cart for our luggage and then wheeled us up to the first security gate. In every way, the Hotel Nena showed us the wonderful Turkish hospitality that we came to love in our trip to Turkey. We look forward to going back to this hotel someday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Nena Istanbul, the luxury boutique hotel located at Sultanahmet. The magnificent historical places are nearby our hotel like Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and many more... In our hotel with our friendly employee we provide high quality service and Turkish hospitality to make you feel at home. Hotel Nena offers 29 guest rooms, including 2 deluxe rooms with a great Istanbul view. We serve excellent open buffet breakfast at our Terrace Restaurant before you start to explore historical peninsula. No need to search come and enjoy... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nena Hotel Istanbul