The compact rooms are clean, homelike, pleasant and well equipped. The staff were generous, friendly, welcoming and helpful. Special mention must go to Esra who was helpful beyond the call of duty. The position was excellent - very close to the lively bars and restaurants of Istiklal but far enough from them to be a quiet and peaceful retreat at the end of the day. Conveniently close to the transport hub of Taksim Square. I found the immediate vicinity to have a charm of its own. Vaguely bohaemian, a little ramshackle but in a charming way. All in all, I thoroughly recommend Ma Maison to anyone who is looking for economy and comfort in a prime location.