When we arrived, we were welcomed warmly and encouraged to sit on the sofa for some juice and Turkish delights where an employee came and sat with us to review the services/amenities the hotel provided, as well as to discuss our location, attractions close by, transportation, restaurant recommendations, etc in a very friendly and helpful manner. The staff continued to be very friendly and helpful throughout our stay.
Our room was comfortable (although we did have to ask for another blanket as the one provided was quite small), clean and had everything we needed.
Breakfast was good (although slightly different than we're used to) with many options including mezes, breads with many spreads, turkish delights, cheeses and meats, vegetables, eggs, a fresh omelette station, coffee, tea, juice, etc. All very good.
The location was great. A few minutes walk to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace in one direction, Grand Bazaar in another and New Mosque, Sulimaniye Mosque and Spice Market in yet another. All great activities to pass the time in Istanbul!
Also nearby were some good restaurants. We tried Adora Restaurant (try the Tasty Kebap) and Olive Anatolian Rooftop Restaurant which are within a 2 minute walk and both were delicious.
Overall, the hotel was a GREAT choice and I would recommend it to anyone!
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- Also Known As:
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