We wanted a fairly small-scale, characterful hotel which would be convenient for visiting the historic heart of the city around Sultan Ahmet. The Amiral Palace fitted the bill perfectly, as it is in an interesting old building in the historic area of Canturkaran, which slopes down from Sultan Ahmet towards the Bosphorus. The staff are extremely friendly and anxious to please and want to be informed straightaway if you are experiencing any difficulties. The hotel lies just off an attractive street which consists of wall-to-wall restaurants, many of which are very attractive with roof gardens looking out over the sea. (A slight disadvantage of this location is that when you walk from the hotel up to town you have to run the gauntlet of the over-persistent restaurant touts.) From the Amiral Palace you can walk to Sultan Ahmet, Agia Sofia and the Topkapi Palace in about five or ten minutes, so its location is ideal. The rooms are not huge, but they are attractively decorated in an old-world way and the bathrooms are in good order. We used the hotel staff to book a day trip on the river and their advice proved to be accurate and reliable. One of the best features of this friendly hotel is the lovely conservatory on the front of the hotel, which is where breakfast is served. Breakfast is a strong feature of the hotel, featuring an attractive variety of breads, fruits, cheeses etc. The breakfast is very relaxed and you are able to spend plenty of time and make yourself at home.
On top of this hotel there is a nice rooftop seating area and bar. This commands spectacular views over the Bosphorus, as well as amazing views over the old city rooftops looking back up towards the Blue Mosque. (The call to prayer from the mosque rings out loud and clear in this part of town and might wake you in the early hours of the morning.) There's a nice feel around this area because there are quite a few small hostels and family run hotels, so you get right away from any corporate atmosphere. The Amiral Palace is a well-run, caring establishment which provides an ideal base for a city break in the historic heart of Istanbul.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the magical city, Thank you for your choosing our hotel. We are happy to share your memories . I would like to give you information about our hotel , Our front office department is open 7/24 . We are here to answer all your questions , What to do in Istanbul? How to do in this town? We have prepared answers to these questions for you . Moreover, both professional and as someone family . You can call us for City Tour , Bosphorus Tour ,Turkish Bath , Turkish Night and Dervishes Show etc. Our breakfast served 07:30 until 10:30 in the morning from Garden Restaurant.(Near by the hotel bulilding). Our breakfast is offered about 140 kinds of Traditional taste . Our all kinds of breakfast are prepared handmade in our own kitchen. As Our mother pastry and our grandmothers cakes . Our terrace is a great place to watch in Istanbul. You can drink your coffee with enjoy , can lovely talk ,you can feel serenity .Definitely , I suggest , you review our menu because , all the delicacies on the menu is selected specially for you. You will believe in you, looks amazing Istanbul... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amiral Palace Istanbul
- Hotel Amiral Palace