We stayed for four nights at the back end of April and would definitely stay here again should we revisit Istanbul.
The location of the hotel is fantastic with Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque and the Istanbul Archaeology Musem all within a ten minute walk. It really can't be overstated quite frankly as we stayed in Galata upon our return from Cyprus and whilst the hotel was nice, the location isn't that great and you spend your time wishing you were back in Sultanahmet.
At the end of a long day wandering around Istanbul the location of the hotel becomes even better with the ability to eat away from the real hassle, hustle and bustle of the touristy area around the Basilica Cistern as the hotel is based at the end of the Akbıyık Caddesi which has a great selection of restaurants, bars and nargile (hookah) lounges on a single street.
The staff at the hotel were fantastic, Ramazes deserves a special mention for his welcome upon arrival, offering of a drink or two and an orientation session to give us the rough outline of where we were and how long it'd take for us to get to the places.
The breakfast was functional for us as we only required some fruit and a coffee and the room was cleaned exceptionally well. The only downside, i think as mentioned by others, is that the room we stayed in had no plug sockets near the bed or bedside table with a lamp on it for convenience but ultimately that won't stop us staying here again and is a real minor negative.
Well worth the money on all fronts, quite simply very very good and is highly recommended.
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