Hotel Sapphire has a real Turkish feel to it and we were really impressed with the style and quality of the room decorations. Think gold cornices, inlaid timbers doors and dresser. Completely different to the run of the mill chain hotels. We loved it. The room was quite small, which is fine for two, but if you are planning for a party it will be too small.
There is an incredible array available on the breakfast buffet, both Western and Turkish, hot and cold. It was a high point of each day.
Sapphire is in a quaint lane way in the heart of the tourist area. We walked to all of the tourist areas and were very comfortable strolling around to select a restaurant for dinner each evening, though one of our favourites was straight across the lane.
We made good use of the free wifi and really appreciated the free pickup from the airport. My wife is very sensitive to cigarette smoke, but there was no problem here. I guess it depends which room you get and who was in there last.
The staff are all really helpful - no request is too difficult and they all have good English.
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- Also Known As:
- Sapphire Hotel Istanbul