The Plaza was an excellent choice to stay in Istanbul . . . . I was there for work, but I did have down time. For about 75% of my two weeks there, I was only in the room very late at night and out early the next day - and I did have a deluxe room. The Hotel is older than one would expect for a 5 star rating . . . but I enjoyed it all the same.
It was walking distance (a nice healthy walk) to the Bosphorous, and to a great deal of modern and bazaar-like shopping.
The staff was extremely polite, and helpful . . . and VERY tolerant of my practically non-existent ability to converse in Turkish.
The Sky Bar high above the city afforded beautiful panoramic views of of Istanbul . . . and the food was very good in all the hotel restaurants. They have a wonderful complimentary breakfast buffet, as well.
All in all, it was a satisfactory experience.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking