Hanedan is a no-frills hotel but one of the best I've stayed in. We had a warm welcome from Borish and settled well in to our clean, light and comfortable room.
The bed was comfortable- not too soft, not too hard and the sheets were crisp and fresh. Bathroom lovely (although we had a temperamental hot water tap in the shower... either freezing or boiling... or you caught the 30 second switch over when the water was just right!), safe in the wardrobe etc- all the things you'll need. There was also a flashy looking TV in the room, but when you're in a city like Istanbul, who wants to watch TV?!!
The breakfasts were, as I undersatnd it, traditionally Turkish. It was like a buffet of assorted breakfast items, with a few lunch items in there too! Jam, bread, eggs, olives, cheese rolls (homemade) and fresh coffee and juices. It is served from 8am until 11am, so get there not too late to not miss out! The first day we went to breakfast at 10am or so, and there was one bread roll left! The kitchen and dining room area is on the roof, which offers BRILLIANT views one way over the Bospherous (a great view to start the day), and Ayia Sophia the other way. Being on the roof also gives you a great opportunity to take in the higgledy-piggeldy rooflines of this city!
Hanedan is ideally located for all the major sites. After the first day, we walked everywhere... no need to get trams and taxis etc (although public transport is very close and easy to use)- and walking is a great way to see Istanbul!
There's a road next to Hanedan that has an assortment of bars and restaurants, which offer evening excitement if that's what you're looking for. We could hear it going on, but only on the Saturday evening- we stayed Weds-Sun, so it wasn't a big deal to hear noise in a city for one night only.
Hanedan was great and we'd recommend it!
My only suggestion for Hanedan is that the lady who sets up breakfast wear softer soled shoes and her clicking heels walking around woke us every morning at 630! But really, if that and the shower are my only downsides... it means this place is good! Thanks
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hanedan Hotel is located in Sultanahmet - the heart of historic Istanbul and the most convenient location for exploring all that the city has to offer . We are located on a quiet side street and have all of the amenities one may require including Private Bathroom, Air-con, Private Safe, Hairdryer, Direct dialphone, 24 hr Reception, free wireless, Laptop etc... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hanedan Hotel Istanbul
- Hanedan Istanbul