My husband and I stayed at the SKH for about a week and throughly enjoyed our stay. True to its reputation, the staff was really great and always helpful. The two young women who were the Guest Relations Team (Dilhan and Ezgi) were exceptional.
The location of the hotel near Gulhane Park was ideal, close enough to the sites to walk, but far enough to avoid the noise. There is a tram stop nearby.
Some of the standard rooms on the lower floors are a bit narrow and long - the ones with only a small window can be dark. Like many hotels in Sultanahmet, this one is in an older building; I don't think any of the rooms are identical. The best rooms are on the top floor where you get almost a full view of the park. They were kind enough to upgrade us to one of these rooms after the weekend when space opened up.
The hotel also has two restuarants and a great breakfast buffet (large selection of hot and cold foods). The seafood restaurant was excellent, as good a some of the pricier ones nearby - we ate there several times. We had dinner at the rooftop terrace on our last night in Istanbul - mostly for the view, but the Turkish fare was excellent as well.
We highly recommend this hotel and would return.More
- Free Wifi