We were welcomed at the Erboy Hotel by Ayse, a very informative young lady, and hot apple tea (an acquired taste). Ayse gave us maps and ideas of what to do during our 5 night stay. Our room was clean and comfortable, with lots of hot water. The Erboy is only a few minutes' walk to the tram which goes all over Istanbul for a small fare, plus a few more minutes' walk to the Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and the Sophia Mosque; it is about a 20 minute walk to the Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar and main train station, so it is very well situated in a fairly quiet street with good restaurants on the ground floor and rooftop terrace. As we had a 5 night booking, we were picked up at the airport and, as we had booked direct over the internet, a voucher for dinner, so very good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Erboy Hotel is located on the Historical Peninsula and in walking distance to major historical areas, museums, shopping centers and public transportation. ... more less