This is a delightful hotel with adequate but spotless facilities and run by friendly, courteous and genuinely caring folk.
And then, there's the LOCATION!!-right there in Sultanahmet (the historical part of Istanbul).
Where I live in Glenroy it takes me 18 minutes to walk to the nearest railway station - one evening I left the street cafe I was at (right opposite Constantine's Column and the entrance to the Covered Bazaar) and walked back to the Tashkonak-it took LESS THAN 15 MINUTES.
In that time I passed the entrance to the Yerebatan Cistern, the Aya Sophia (once the world's largest Mosque and now a museum), the entrance to the Topkapi Palace, a stroll down the Hippodrome, past the Blue Mosque and down a few hundred metres of narrow winding cobblestoned streets to the Tashkonak!!!
Talk about location -that's the five world-famous sights of ancient Istanbul, all 'just around the corner'.
And what better way to start the day than breakfast (included) on the rooftop terrace where you can watch the busy ship traffic and whilst sitting at the very edge of Europe, raise your eyes and look at the start of Asia just across the water.
Bye-the-way I had a Turkish Bath in a Hammam which was operating before the First Fleet left England!
Go to Istanbul - you owe it to yourself, and stay at the Tashkonak when you are there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Tashkonak Hotel is located in Sultanahmet - Old City. Our hotel 5/10 minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. Tashkonak has tastefully restored 33 guestrooms with contemporary decor in rich colours, hardwood floors and wooden Ottoman-style furniture. There are 2 Sea view Suite room on top floor with panoramic view and accessible terrace balcony. All rooms equipped with satellite LCD television, Air Conditioner with self controller, High speed free wireless Internet access (Free WI-FI), Safe Box, central heating, direct-dial telephones and minibar, Wardrobe, Towels, Bed Linen, Slippers. Bathrooms include showers, 24 hour hot water, hair dryers and local toiletries such as shampoo & soap. The hotel serve free buffet breakfast in the covered hotel garden on lobby floor from 07:30 to 10:30. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tashkonak Hotel Istanbul