I like a good bargain, and The Abella is an excellent deal. The goods: Great price. Great location, just a 5 minute easy walk to the Blue Mosque, Haiga Sophia, palace, 15 min to the Grand Bazaar. The Staff was very nice and very helpful. The breakfast was included and was pretty standard (instant coffee, bread, boiled eggs, various spreads). The roof top dining area has a great view of the Blue Mosque on one side and the Bosphorus on the other.
Bads: The rooms are small (I did not mind as I was not planning on hanging out in the room, and you can go up to the glass enclosed roof top at night if you want to hang out.) And even expensive hotels in Istanbul are small by american standards. There is smoking in the lobby. I hate smoke, but I found the small amount I encountered to be tolerable. My wife found the bed to be too hard (I slept fine)
If you are there for a 3 to 5 day trip to take in the amazing sights of Istanbul this is a great choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abella Hotel is located in the embrace of history, the Blue Mosque, Higha Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Topkap Place, Grand Bazaar, Hippodrome etc. and Sea-View. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abella Hotel Istanbul