We stayed for 4 nights over the Easter weekend 2014 and were not disappointed. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Spice Bazar, Archeological Museum, Basilica Cistern, Sultan Tombs, Gulhane Park, local ferries across the water are all wthin a 5 to 7 minute walk so the location is ideal. The staff were always helpful with very useful local knowledge. The swimming pool in the basement is great for a relaxing swim and breakfast has lots of variety. Loved the manual orange juice maker for freshly squeezed juiice every morning.
If luggage is not a problem allow an hour for efficient and frequent public transport - (from Attaturk) metro to Zeytinburnu and then the tram to the Gulhane stop which is a 4 minute walk to the hotel and cost 4 TL per person for the journey. The Imbat restaurant on the 7th floor is very good with great views over the Bosphorous. Rooms have a kettle and mugs for tea and coffee and it is always great to be able to check in and print your return boarding pass, on the fast internet computers. There is a range of restaurants for different budgets on your doorstep. Delighted to recommend
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