Hotel: it's very close to every historical sight and within walking distance to the Bazaar and the spice market. The rooms are very small and the beds are not so comfortable though how much time is really spent in your room is the question that needs to be asked.
My only complaint again is traveling overseas , has no one heard of a wash cloth ? The rooms are very clean and the maid service was done on a daily basis. One great thing was the bath cloth was huge for what we had seen at other hotels.
Roof Top Terrace: Great view of the Blue Mosque and other sights though the food is not that good and very expensive. I would suggest going up there for a cold drink and not to eat anything since there is better food to be found on the other streets among Istanbul. The other thing that I found very distasteful was having the waiter stand over us because he wanted a bigger tip and actually said that. That left a bad taste in my mouth for the whole meal which was around 98 TL for 3 people.
Staff : The staff was nice sometimes and grumpy other times. I wouldn't say they went out of their way. They do have free internet though only one computer and they don't offer any free shuttles anywhere in the city so you are on your own.
Breakfast was a nice buffet with the price of the room with fresh fruit, cheese, bread, eggs, bad coffee( they have nescafe ) and other items which I though was a very nice selection.
I'm not sure I would stay here again though I would recommend it to a friend due to its location and the price was right. Next time I would splurge for a hotel with a pool. Easy city to figure out and transit is great in the city which is nice when there are so many things to see.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is located at the heart of old city, just opposite to Blue Mosque, very close to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and many other historical sites. There are 25 standard rooms and one suite room. All rooms have air-condition, minibar, cable TV, direct telephone line, wireless internet access, hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms have view of Blue Mosque. Safety deposit boxes and high speed internet accessed computer are in lobby ready for our guests as complimentary.You can enjoy your breakfast at open air garden restaurant, under the shadow of Blue Mosque. Terrace Restaurant is ready to welcome you for lunch and dinner with its breathtaking views of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Sea Marmara. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Hotel Mavi Ev