Our first stop in Turkey was at Instanbul where we stayed for 4 nights at Hotel Niles. Its a excellent boutique hotel in the main part of Istanbul, on the streets just across the Grand Bazaar in Beyazit. As suggested in the website it is only a couple of minutes walk from the main tourist spots at Sultanamet Square (Approx 12 to 15 mins).
All the hotel staffs especially Mr. Kemal were extremely helpful and knowledgeable..starting with the room selection..to suggesting the good eat out places for authentic turkish food... helping us plan our daily itinerary.The room where we stayed was a little small but definitely very cozy!!!
Special mention of the roof top restaurant, which served a huge spread of breakfast with a lovely view of the Bosphrous river was something which was definitely a good way to kick start our mornings during our stay.
What makes hotel Niles special to us is that we have not come across such helpful staff before.. who went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable and hassel free as possible.To site an incident... On one of the mornings my sneakers sole which i was wearing was on the verge of tearing apart... the local cobbler gave up on it... and suggested it was beyond repair...not expecting much help on this from the hotel guys.. i just thought of pushing my luck if they could suggest a better cobbler... they immediately gave me a amazing glue which actually helped me in sticking my sole to help me survive with the shoes for the rest of the trip!!!After this i was convinced, they were like the genie who could get me anything, if i just clapped!
Hotel Niles with its staff definitely made our stay in Istanbul a memorable one to cherish for a lifetime!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Niles Istanbul is a family owned and managed small hotel located in the Grand Bazaar district of the old city. Located 3 minutes of walk away from the Grand Bazaar, and 12 minutes of walk from the Blue Mosque, St Sophia and the Topkapi Palace, Hotel Niles Istanbul aims to offer its guests a convenient setting for exploring the old city. ... more less
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