I had a lovely stay in this hotel. My room (overlooking a grocery store in the street) was nothing remarkable, but the service in the hotel was of a high calibre. All of the staff work consistently together to ensure that your stay in the Konak Hotel is a highly enjoyable one.
The morning breakfast is offered buffet style and it boasts a rich range of delicious foodstuffs including different fruit juices, fresh and dried fruits, cheeses, hams, salamis, mueslis and yoghurts. They also serve really good coffee in the morning. Breakfast runs until 11 a.m. and I was really glad to avail of the opportunity to have a late breakfast the morning after my midnight arrival in Istanbul.
As other posters have pointed out, the hotel is quite close to some of the most imposing places in Istanbul including the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque and the incredible Hagia Sophia. Together with six others, I paid Euro 60 a for one day walking tour of these places. Our guide was from the University of Istanbul and he gave us some wonderful insights into historical Byzantium/Constantinople/Istanbul (as well as the benefits of his hilarious sense of humour). We also had lunch with him and a lengthy afternoon cafe break at Topkapi Palace (to allow us to take in a wonderful view of the Sea of Marmara).
All in all, I was impressed with my stay in Sirkeci Konak. Great people running a comfortable hotel.
- 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