This is a small hotel based in the old quarter. It is difficult to find at first and I was glad we used the hotel's transfer service to get us there quickly. The transfer service can be organised by emailing the hotel with your flight details and costs 25 Euros one way. The hotel is very well run, the staff on reception are very friendly and helpful and they will help you to carry bags to rooms - useful as there is a winding staircase and I didn't see a lift. We had a double bedded standard room which was functional and spacious - there was a TV with a couple of English channels and a fridge. The shower was excellent. Breakfast as others have mentioned was very good - the breakfast room is at the top of the hotel and has a lovely view over the sea. There's a good choice of bread, ham, cheese, olives, cake and different teas, coffee and juices. There is a mosque located near the hotel, so you will get woken by the call to prayer; although initially a shock to the system, I enjoyed the sense of being immersed in the culture. The hotel offers free internet access and they also offer free tea (no milk) in the mid-afternoon. The hotel is located about a brisk 10-minute walk from the Blue Mosque and other sites in the old quarter. I have no qualms about recommending this hotel as I think it's very good value for money.
- 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