I spent a couple of weeks at ada hotel in December for my Honeymoon, and it was great. almost everything about the hotel was more than superb, the management, the location, the rooms, the view, ie every thing. Istanbul is really a great city, to me it is the greatest, and staying in Ada made it more enjoyable. (NB it is a small boutique hotel not a huge one)
I grade each item alone as follows:
The management and Staff: 10/5 (it is not a mistake, I give it double the full mark)
Dr. Dogan, the owner and the manager of the hotel, is really a great person and he made our stay wonderful. He was greatlly helpful in every thing. Whenever we needed anything he was there to help, from things we needed for our stay in the hotel to guidance about the city, he even brought us a taxi when we needed one, and when e discovered that the cab driver tricked us he called the taxi company to bring us our money back. I want to say thanks a lot Dr. Dogan. Thank you from all my heart. I am sure you won't find a more friendly and helpful owner ever.
The hotel actually is like the house of Dr. Dogan, and he is there to help, he and his great family 24/7
The Location: 5/5 (I also wanted to give it more than the full mark but then I will be doing this to every thing making it pointless)
The location is also outstanding it is close to all you need in Istanbul. It is very close to the main attractions in Istanbul, has a sea view, and is close to the tram station. Imagine that at the end of your day you pass by hagia sofia and the blue mosque, then you end up at a room with a sea view. it is actually almost a dream came true. The only thing that some people might not like is that it is in a small street and not on the main road.
the closeness to the tram is really important to point out. Due to the closeness to the tram we were able to go to almost every where, even the places that were far from sultanahmet, where ada is located, in a really comfortable and fast way
The Room: 5/5
We stayed in Room 401. It is a room with a sea view (the view includes a historical Ottoman mosque and some Byzantium ruins) and Jacuzzi, and it couldn't be better. The room was really spacious with a huge and a comfortable bed, a large storage area, a great jacuzzi and a great bathroom and shower.
In order to understand how nice the room was, all I need is to describe how we spent our day there, We woke up at a sea view drank up a cup of tea, then we went to the breakfast terrace, then we went out, enjoyed Istanbul to it's full extent, then came back and spent some relaxing time in the jacuzzi then went to bed a slept like babies before enjoying the next day and so on. to put it short, room 401 was perfect, nothing less
The breakfast: 3.5/5 (the only thing that doesn't get the full mark)
The breakfast was great, but lacked variance. It is not a fancy hotel breakfast, it is just like home breakfast. I don't say the food was bad, on the contrary it was delicious and all what you need was there, but don\t dream of a large table with different kinds of food from all areas. and also a disadvantage is that all the days were the same. To put it short, you will like the food, but not as much as you will like everything about ada. But to make it clear, the breakfast terrace is breath-taking like that of the room and even more
Everything else was great, the high speed internet, which is free, fast and working 24 hours. I used to download a disney movie every day, I started it before I left in the morning and when I came back at night it was completed.
There was complementary tea bags and everything else was great.
Istanbul to me is the greatest place to be and in Istanbul, Ada hotel is one of the best places to be, if not the best
Again, thank you Dr. Dogan and Thank you Ada
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ada Hotel, located in the centre of the historical peninsula, is steps away from world famous Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Underground Cistern, Mosaic Museums, Islamic & Turkish Art Museum, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Hippodrome, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar. Ada House brings you comfort with its modern decoration and genuine quality of service. Our rooms have a panoramic view of the Marmara Sea and several historical mosques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Istanbul Ada Hotel