I spent 5 days at the Sofa Hotel on a recent first trip to Istanbul. I picked the hotel based on reviews read on this site as well as other websites. The hotel met expectations with respect to comfort and location. The hotel is located in the upscale modern part of Istanbul in a high end commercial neighborhood called Nisantasi which is very accessible by taxi and fairly close to other parts of Istanbul (e.g. Old City or Bosphorus). The hotel is well designed, very clean and has good service. Breakfast is fairly good although choices might be a bit limited. Rooms are spacious and have excellent amenities including nice showers. Finally the hotel has a great rooftop with a bar and a restaurant with very attentive service. On and all a positive experience but the main reservation I have is the fact that the hotel is on a busy street and the rooms facing the street are very noisy. The hotel does not guarantee quiet rooms facing the garden. If you have a room facing the street, make sure you ask for a high floor although I am afraid it won't make much of a difference, or bring ear plugs. The hotel should invest in better insulation of noise..otherwise this might become a real problem.. We had to insist very aggressively to get a room change after 2 nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chosen amongst Europe`s top ten design hotels, The Sofa Hotel reflects an innovative and cosmopolitan approach to travel in every detail. Ideally located in Nişantaşi, Istanbul`s trendiest shopping, entertainment, art and culinary district, The Sofa Hotel offers its guests 82 finely decorated and spacious rooms in an atmosphere interwoven with contemporary art, a cafe serving a creative palette of fine international cuisine and a luxurious Spa designed for Fitness and Relaxation. The top floor of the Hotel is home to Frankie Istanbul, one of the City`s finest dining venues set in an elegant and vibrant ambience against a breathtaking view of Istanbul`s sky line. The Sofa Hotel`s personally tailored HIP service approach, attention to detail and sophisticated atmosphere will make your visit truly unforgettable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sofa Hotel Residences Istanbul