This fine hotel is absoutly one of the most charming boutique hotels in all of Istanbul.
All of the furnishings and bed clothes were in excellent and updated condition contrary to previous reviews. I found the cleanliness and upkeep exceeded standards in smilar properties in Europe and America. I stayed for four nights in room 202, It was quite a bit larger than the rooms in the center section of the hotel, very spacious and comfortable for 2 adults and 2 children and it was not even one of the Delux rooms which are much larger. The hammam shower was very nice with all the floors, walls, sink and counter of marble. Not one time did I have a problem with the flooded bathroom as other travelers have reported as there is a drain channel, as with authentic hammams, that carries the water away before it travels to the other section of the bathroom. As for the breakfast it has all of the continental trimmings with a wonderful selection of Turkish yogurts and dozens of fruit syrups and nuts that are traditionally added to it.
Complimentary transportation in the hotels own Mercedes Van from the airport is a plus as one of the hotel staff meets you as you clear customs and helps you with your luggage to the van. The return trip to the airport is 35USD which is only a couple of USD more than a regular cab, a good deal.
The views from the hotel are fabulous and all of the sights are only a short walk away. For 165USD a night it simply can not be beat!
Book as far in advance as possible because as wonderful as this hotel is they fill up quickly.
If you are lucky enough to find a delux room available book it, if not you will be satisfied with a regular room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sultanahmet Palace Hotel (Otel Sultanahmet Sarayi) is a boutique hotel located at the centre of the old city of Istanbul next to the Mosaic Museum and historic Blue Mosque. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sultanahmet Palace Istanbul
- Hotel Sultanahmet Palace