This hotel is very basic, it more a place where you can be in a centralize location with a clean place to eat and sleep.
We got a share bathroom, that is not a problem. The bathroom is very clean.
There is no AC in the room, but there is in the common room. However this is not a problem since Istanbul is not that hot (even when in July and the locals said they can't sleep). Room 4 has 3 single beds. It the least expensive room. There is a window, pretty decent, but one of the bed has dust on it as the ceiling is chipping.
Room 5 has only 1 bed, but bigger. The view is much better and there are two huge windows and the air flow is excellent. They even have a fan. However there is practically no space to get from one side of the bed to the other, so you have to get on the bed when you want to go to the other side.
bring your own shampoo and soap.
The common bathroom was clean, but had a weird sulphur smell (typical of Turkey bathrooms I think) and there was no where to place your toiletries, so you have to put all your stuffs on the floor which was inconvenient. However this could easily be fixed if the owner put a small metal rack in.
The house keeper is very sweet, she is old and plunge, but very sweet and like to say "I love you". Murat, the owner is nice and soft spoken. He has 2 helpers, a old one who is also very nice and a young one who is also nice, but for some reasons joked to much for my liking.
The room provides a small towel for each person. The common has a tea kettle, but it has so much deposit on in it that we were grossed out and had to throw out the water we cooked.
There is a mini-market right benefit the apartment (water can be purchase for 0.5 small, 1 TL - 1 litter, and 2.5 TL for biggest)
The hippodrome also have a restaurant. Food was pretty good, slight pricer than some and slight americanized but good. The chicken wings are excellent.
Overall I would recommend this place. It was a little hard to find at first, but once you figure out the right route, it is so close to all the attractions.
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