We have booked a superior room with sea view online and confirmed via telephone and got the confirmation that our reservation was confirmed with no restriction. When we arrive we happen to learn that the first night we will not have the room we had booked and will have a standard one. So we had to change room after 1 night which is not very convenient with our luggage and not what we wanted.
When we got our bill they had "generously" offered a rebate of 20€ for the room inconvenience! They give prices in euro but charge the credit cart using an exchange rate of 2,77 when the worst we had during the stay was 2,63!
We are not the only one having room issues, during our stay we have heard at least 2 other clients complening about not getting the room they had booked.
Both rooms are very small, and would need refreshing, carpets are dusty, bath room old, in both rooms the interior of the bath curtain was filthy.
The room are very noisy, I could hear the guy in reception talking one floor fellow, doors bumping....
Staff is very welcoming, willing to help but one of them gave us wrong informations leading to loosing almost 1 full day of visiting and 190 TL. They recommended 2 restaurants that were not very nice and rather expensive while we found really nice ones using our Lonely Planet.
There is also a smelling issue, drain smell in the bathroom and intermitant fried fish smell coming from outside (sea is not far! ).
The hotel is very well situated, view is great, it is really too bad they not refurbish and do not give the room we have booked. I have left with the impression that they have tried to cheat on me and did not like it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historia Hotel is an excellent special class hotel in Istanbul located at the heart of the famous Old City. Istanbul Old City’s Historia Hotel has been welcoming guests from around the globe to the one of the most exciting city in the world for more than10 years. Histori Hotel puts visitors in closer proximity to everything there is to see and do in Old City and Istanbul. Historia Hotel is within easy walking distance of Old City Istanbul’s world famous celebrated historical highlights like The Blue Mosque , The Hagia Sophia , Topkapı Palace , Underground Cistern , Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Grand Bazaar , Egyptian Market and many shops. In less than five minutes you can walk to more than 100 restaurants. At Historia Hotel you will only minutes away to enjoy all Istanbul Old City has to over. Historia Hotel offers 27 oversized rooms, most overlooking to the Marmara Sea with magnificent sea view with balcony and terrace. Book now for an unforgettable hotel experience in Istanbul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Historia Hotel Istanbul