stayed here for several hours thanks to Turkish Airlines. if you have a 12 hour lay over between flights with the airline, they will give you a room at this hotel at no cost.
Location wise, this hotel is quite strategic, a walking distance to Topkapi-Ulubati metro station, 2 stations away from Aksaray station from which you can continue with tram ride to Istanbul touristy areas such as Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. You may also go to the airport through this station although Turkish Airlines provides a free shuttle bus service between hotel and the airport.
Room as other have reviewed, a bit old need to be refurbished here and there. The window in my room was actually broken and could not be locked. I asked the reception to be fixed while I'm gone to town, but when I got back to my room, the window still broken.
I did not have the chance to taste the breakfast as I arrived in the afternoon and left the hotel for my next flight at 8 PM.
Internet is available for free, good wifi signal inside the room.
all in all, for a free room in between flights, I would not mind. if this something to be paid, I would definitely find another hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Akgun Istanbul Hotel, surrounded by city walls in the old center of Istanbul is near the historic Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Blue Mosque, Kariye Museum, the legendary Grand Bazaar, 5 km from Taksim Square, 10 km to Ataturk Airport and many other magnificent mosques, monuments and museums all within 2-3 km. The underground Metro station and bus stops are within walking distance (30 meters). Ataturk Airport, World Trade Center (CNR) and the Forum shopping center can be reached by using the light rail line which passes in front of our hotel.Akgun Istanbul Hotel boasts 263 deluxe rooms with Jalousie bathrooms (6 Connected rooms), 2 deluxe rooms for the disabled, 10 junior suites and 1 Presidential suite resulting in a total of 276 rooms consisting of 550 bed capacity. Akgun Istanbul Hotel provides a variety of services including restaurants, bars, sauna, Turkish bath, Finnish bath(steam bath), gym, spa, massage center, 24/7 room service, business center, fax, printer, indoor-outdoor parking, valet service, baby care, outdoor pool, male/female hairdresser, photo lab and drugstore. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Akgun Hotel Istanbul