After a bad experience previously in my trip, I was nervous about going to this hotel as it was recommended by a travel agent that had so far failed to deliver. Once I got there I felt a little better and the next 7 days wasn't too bad.
The whole hotel was kept quite clean and tidy but it is a maze of corridors and split floors across 2 buildings. The staff are nice accept for one day when the regulars weren't there and then there was a language problem. The room was cosy enough and everything worked.
Unfortunately, this hotel is situated in the garment district of Istanbul right next to a construction site. I'm sure that the construction site will not last forever but the area itself may leave the average traveller feeling disappointed. It is a bustling area which only takes a 1 day off a week. The streets are jammed with cars and vans and can get pretty noisy during the day. It is close enough to the charms of the Old City to be quite convenient but this is not tourist Turkey.
My impression of this hotel is that it is a trade hotel with most guests coming to buy clothing wholesale for their businesses back home. The foyer always has big bags of clothes sitting around. It isn't your typical holiday stay at all but if you do find yourself there then it isn't the end of the world.
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- Also Known As:
- Art` Otel Hotel Istanbul