Lovely garden, lovely breakfast, the staff had impeccable English and was super helpful, patient and attentive. The back garden feels like a respite. Very quiet street. Lots of high quality shops and yummy authentic cafes and super casual spots to eat nearby. the guests were a real mix- some in burquas, a number of Europeans - I think I was among the only Americans when
I was there. Mostly couples and a few business travelers, not a spot for young kids. It is about 10 mins on foot to Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia and the tram as well as the Kardiga hammam dating back to 1505 (Turkish Bath). Hotel is charming, tiny winding old-city streets. Great high quality bed/pillows and superior cotton linens, huge bed, good a/c, very Turkish style decor with kilim on the floor. An amazing value. One tip - definitely get the hotel car d and definitely have staff mark the hotel on a map WITH street names (hard to come by). It's a 1 block street so a bit hard for cab drivers to find. I loved this spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This 19th-century Ottoman mansion offers luxury 4-star accommodation with personalised service and a beautiful courtyard, just a short walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Garden House enjoys a prime location in Istanbul's historical district of Sultanahmet. It has gained a popular reputation for its staff's outstanding service and great hospitality. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a complimentary fruit basket and mineral water. Guest rooms are well-presented and full of modern amenities, including plasma TV and free wireless internet access. Garden House's courtyard is surrounded by old walnut trees and offers a lovely place to relax with a drink. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from the al fresco restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Garden House Hotel Istanbul
- Garden Hotel Istanbul
- Istanbul Garden Hotel