Lovely small, no frills hotel in a great location. Good for solo female traveller as 24 hour reception and surrounded by cafes and restaurants. Handy for public transport and easy walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar etc
Everywhere in the hotel was clean and my room was serviced daily. The best shower ever - great water pressure and hot! Varied and tasty breakfast is served on the roof terrace. A bit of a hike up there and no lift, so might be a challenge to anyone with mobility issues.
One quibble......I had booked just one week in advance but on arrival was told that my room was not available and I was being "upgraded" in the hotel across the road for one night, and then could move to the room I had booked. I wasn't prepared to do this, and had to be fairly insistent about it before I was offered a family room in the basement for the entirety of my stay. The hotel personnel seemed puzzled that I would find moving rooms after 1 night inconvenient. However the room I was given was very comfortable and not at all dark considering the position. Despite a tricky start, the staff were very pleasant and helpful throughout my stay - especially Zeki!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Hotel Peninsula in Istanbul. We are a small boutique hotel, nestled quietly at the end of leafy laneway. We are nestled amount this city’s great historical landmarks and you will instantly transport your mind heart upon arrival. When you go to buy your morning paper, you stroll past our 489 year old Turkish Hamam, tangled with vines and moss. This truly is an immersion into an oriental parallel, and we are pleased to be able to offer you warm, friendly accommodation during your journey here. The Peninsula has become a cultural institution over the years and we look forward (“wait with four eyes” in Turkish) to welcoming you to our extended family. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peninsula Hotel Istanbul
- Peninsula Istanbul
- Istanbul Peninsula