This was our second visit to Istanbul; the first was in 2007. It was our second stay at the Berk Guest House and, if/when we're back in Istanbul we'll stay there again. Located within 1/2 mile of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, it couldn't be better situated. It's also about a mile from the covered Grand Bazaar, which, if one likes to be pestered looking at and dickering over prices for rugs, china, etc., an easy walk. From either the hotel rooftop (Room 41), or ours (Room 31) one flight below, excellent views of the mosque and directly overlooking the beautiful Four Seasons garden (the Four Seasons, by the way, is about 3x the price of the Berk). Yesim Evrensel manages the hotel and is the consummate hostess; excellent English; very gracious. If you are in Istanbul NOT on a cruise, or have a night or two pre-/post-cruise, stay there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're an old Istanbul family and invite you to stay with us in 'Grandma's House'. Explore Istanbul with us, an amazing city with many stories! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Berk Guest House Hotel Istanbul