We stayed 5 nights in this charming jewel of a hotel in Sultanahmet Istanbul. It is literally a 3 minute walk from the major sights you will want to see, places you will want to eat at (The not-to-be-missed- Sultanahmet Fish House Restaurant is around the corner), and at the same time up a quiet side street. The room we stayed in was (if you've read other reviews) a little compact, but so what? It encompassed all the amenities and feel of a modern hotel room and was clean, comfortable and had adequate space for hanging clothes in a wardrobe. I think you could pay more for some bigger rooms if you're a bit demanding, but we didn't need it. The Celal Sultan Hotel is a renovated town house, not a Radisson and we had no problem staying there for 5 days. The bathroon was modern and perfect as well. Breakfast offers something for everyone including lots of fresh fruit, freshly baked breads, grain cereals and different hot and cold entreés everyday. There is also a rooftop restaurant for dining, and a terrace for afternoon drinks, (with waiters who don't try to entertain you but are just friendly), complete with an assortment of complimentary nuts to nibble on -all surrounded by breathtaking views.
We booked over the internet and arranged for a complimetary airport pick up and return (IST airport). When we left at 3 in the morning we were even given baguettes for our trip home! If you are going to Istanbul you will be extremely lucky to have found this place. Ask for Kerem at reception. He is laid back and honest and will take great care of you. The Celal Sultan Hotel - run to it!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- he Celal Sultan Hotel is surrounded by the most important historical monuments of Istanbul amongst which the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Hippodromme Grand Bazaar, Topkapı Palaceand underground cistern are situated with in a five minutes walk.All rooms have IDD phones, minibar self control air-conditioning system, private bathroom, hairdryer, LCD Digital TV, tea&coffee maker, digital safety box, free wireless internet access, double glazing windows and some rooms with balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Celal Sultan Istanbul
- Hotel Celal Sultan