We stayed here for 4 nights and loved it. I would call the rooms cosy rather than small, they had everything you needed and were beautifully decorated, full of Turkish character. We have stayed in many hotels and this is probably the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed in, even the plugholes were scrubbed!
All the staff were very friendly and helpful, from the receptionist, to waiting staff to the cleaners. I am vegetarian and had plenty of choice at breakfast. We ate in the restaurant twice and had very good food, service and Turkish wine. We also ate at the Orient Express Hotel which was just around the corner and had wonderful food with fantastic views over the Bospherous!
The Turkish Bath was wonderful. I thought the temperature was just right. I visited the Cemberlitas Public Turkish Bath (which was a wonderful experience) and that was a similar temperature. It's not like a steam room, you have to lie on the hot marble slab (hotter around the sides of the room) and pour hot water over you periodically in order to perspire and it is very relaxing. The pool was small but we used it a couple of times for a quick swim and found the temperature fine!
The hotel is perfectly situated, within a ten minute walk of the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Sitting between the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque listening to the call to prayer is a mesmerising experience (apart from the interruptions from shoe shiners)! We loved Istanbul and will definitely visit again and stay at the Sirkeci Konak!
- 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
- Hotel Sirkeci Konak