Other reviewers are right about the location. Couldn't be better, right in Sultanahmet, close to the Blue Mosque and just a short walk from many local restaurants. And also right about the friendly and helpful service. Note that the main TripAdvisor picture is not of the hotel, but of the nearby suites. This review is of the hotel.
The rooms were clean, but by no means luxurious. We had booked a standard double, and when we arrived we were shown to a very small (tiny) room on the third floor with a run down bathroom. We made our disappointment known to the front desk who showed us to another room on the ground floor (106), which was larger and where the bathroom was better maintained, albeit small, with shower only, which was fine for us. Beyond an armchair, the furniture in the room (one bedside table, wardrobe and small dressing table) was really cheap veneer woodwork which rather detracted from the rest of the room. Upgrading that alone would make a huge difference. We moved a small stool at the dressing table and used it as a second bedside table. The double bed was two singles pushed together, but comfortable enough. There are no in room tea/coffee facilities.
The room overlooked the street which was a bit noisy into the night with the hubbub of the local area. That didn't bother us, but the walls between rooms are extremely thin and the people in the room next door were early risers...
We found the buffet breakfast to be pretty average, but as others have said, served on a rooftop terrace with good views.
- 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