I think that this hotel is over rated. Before all other posters shoot me down in flames let me explain.
If your priority is fantastic customer service and a wonderful location then this is the hotel for you. I will not further commend the excellent customer relations service from the collection at the airport to the meet and greet and the first class service of Pelin and her colleagues. They are great.
However, I like to consider everything.
Unless you are on the top floor of the hotel you do not have a view of Gulhane Park. The hotel overlooks several 'motor factor' distributors. At night they are all shuttered with blank facades. So unless you are on the top floor this is your outlook.
As previous correspondents have commented the rooms are on the small side again the more exclusive rooms are bigger.
The swimming pool is cold and unless a cold dip is required after a sauna it was not for me. I did not see anyone using it. I have used several Hammam's before but this one did not seem to get to the required operating temperature. The slabs were warm but the overall temperature did not reach the required levels.
Would I stay here again? Probably not.
From 12rth March a basic double room costs 184 euros which I think is expensive for bed and breakfast.
I just think that overall for those type of prices every catergory needs to be 100% and in my opinion it is not.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located next to the Topkapi palace in the heart of Istanbul and from where we are we invite you to explore the mysteries of two thousand years. In hopes of capturing the spirit of the area, our Konak's atmosphere, decor and design take a revolutionary approach in combining 19th century style with 21st century comfort. Combined with this atmosphere, what if we offer the promise of distinctive hospitality? Just imagine! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sirkeci Konak Istanbul
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