I've stayed here three times on different visits to Istanbul and have enjoyed it greatly. The stairs are very steep (so be aware), but the staff will handle your luggage for you. (I'm in my 60's and have had no problem at all with the stairs.) This is not a place for people who like standard, 5-star, American-style hotels, but you get much more interesting character (and no sacrifice of comfort). Some rooms are small, but all that I've had have been very comfortable and enjoyable. One of the best things is the breakfast which can be eaten outside in good weather. Great coffee and interesting, varied breakfast items. My single room did not have a TV, but I didn't care about that. It did have good a/c (and I did care).
Location is excellent, near the main sights (not near to the Bosphorus River but a nice walk to it.) You can also sit outside at night and have a drink with a great view. I'd definitely return.
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