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“Functional, great location.”
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Sunshine Hotel
Ranked #847 of 1,134 Hotels in Istanbul
Amsterdam
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“Functional, great location.”
Reviewed 10 March 2007

I booked this hotel as part of a package with corendon airlines, so it was great value (through their dutch subsidiary corendon .nl, which unfortunately is probably most useful if you are traveling from Amsterdam).

For the price, it was a perfectly functional, but not flash, place to rest in Istanbul. The furniture was a little run down, and the place could definitely have been cleaner (the mould in the shower was a bit gross, and there were holes in the bedsheets). I also didn't like the fact that smoking was permitted everywhere in the hotel, although this may be standard in Turkey for all I know. Having said that, the room didn't smell of smoke (although the hallways definitely did). One final complaint is that the walls are very thin, and you can hear everyone in your corridor. The street is also a little noisy, especially as we were unlucky enough to have someone jackhammering outside our window between 10 and 11pm at night (obviously the council workers are paid better overtime over here!).

Breakfast was bread with feta and haloumi cheese, canned olives, tomato and cucumber and jam/honey, with pretty ordinary coffee and orange cordial. Once again, not fancy, but enough to keep you going through the first few events of the day.

Best feature of this hotel is the location, which is only 300m away from the Hagia Sofia, maybe 500m away from the Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace and 100m away from the Basilica Cistern. There's also a Turkish bath just 50m in the opposite direction, although we didn't try it out. Our room had a tiny balcony (strictly one persons feet at a time), and although the view was mainly blocked by the next building, we could see a tantilising glimpse of the top of one of the Hagia Sofia's minarets (along with a fairly good view of Topkapi palace).

  • Liked — Location.
  • Disliked — Cleanliness.
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sunshine Hotel
Address: Alaykosku Cad No:1 | Cagaloglu, Istanbul 34270, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #847 of 1,134 Hotels in Istanbul
Hotel Class:3 star — Sunshine Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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