Stayed here for two nights in May. We chose the cheapest room at 50 euros a night, so wasn't expecting anything luxurious. Requested a double room but received a twin, although that may have been all that was available. We pushed the beds together but they were different heights!
Bedroom was basic but perfectly functional, and the bathroom was small and a little on the tired side, but perfectly acceptable. Breakfast was decent, and the hotel also has a nice roof terrace where you can go for drinks.
Location-wise, it's perfect, just off the Istiklal Caddesi in Beyoglu and close to all the restaurants, bars and the action.
However, this comes at a price - our room was unbearably noisy. On Friday and Saturday night, it felt like there was a night club next door. We covered the window with a quilt to try and dampen the noise, and stuffed cotton wool in our ears, although this only helped marginally. On Sunday night, there was no music but instead the sounds of bins being emptied, until 4am!
It's a shame as the hotel itself is fun, "faded splendour" but nice, good bar etc. Unfortunately, the fact we couldn't get enough sleep any of the nights really ruined it for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Buyuk Londra is one of the few establishments managing to survive from that era to our time. Passing through many renovations, the hotel still graciously reflects the atmosphere of the 1900's. With some of its rooms overlooking the Golden Horn and a lively bar, Hotel Buyuk Londra is the meeting point of many people – local and foreign- looking for something different and special... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buyuk Londra Istanbul
- Buyuk Londra Hotel Istanbul