Vural ( owner) and his staff are honest and trustworthy people. We felt like we are his guests in his house. He did everything for us even loaned us Turkish Liras to buy a few things when we arrived late at night. He was our guide and helped us plan our daily sightings. We felt safe the whole time and didn't have any trouble with transportation to the downtown area. Taxis were available as soon as you got out of the hotel or you can have a nice walk 35 min to Eminonu. The rooms were clean and have all the basic things (hot shower, air conditioning, towels, safe, fridge, coffee and tea etc...
Our kids loved eating breakfast and playing with the bird in the lobby. Fresh bread, cake, tea and coffee, jam, chocolate spread, omelette, milk, juice etc were offered daily. There are some nearby restaurants that you can go to or you can take the bus 99A to Eminonu and you will find even more choices. The hotel is in a residential neighborhood away from flocks of tourists and close to small shops and a bakery where you can buy snacks, bread and water bottles. We loved Turkey and had a wonderful time in Istanbul!
Tip: there is a nearby university that you can show to taxi drivers to know where the hotel is. Most drivers are not very familiar with the narrow streets there and might have to call Vural ( owner ) for directions! But when we start telling them about the university it was a breeze after that!
Family staying in room 303 from Tunisia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lotus Hotel Istanbul is the perfect choice for you. We are located center of the oldcity. It is as convenient as you can explore Istanbul without worrying about the distance Blue Mosque, St.Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower, Taksim Square, Ortakoy. The bus stop Eminonu/Sirkeci is just 10 minutes walk from our hotel. Therefore going to or coming from the tourist areas is extremely easy. Shopping, eating, sightseeing etc. can all be done nearby our Hotel. The Rooms of our Hotel are newly built and very clean with air-conditioning. Our place is in the resident area so you can assure for the safety. You can relax as much as you want after the long adventure day at your room. ***As we are family guest Hotel, guests are not allowed to bring any outsider to stay in the room, if we find out, a host will ask you to check out immediately.*** ... more less
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