Ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.3 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
Recommendedby Masoud from Dubai
Very pleasant stay in Istanbul.Posted Sep 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
We have spent an unforgettable time in Istanbul in Early September 2013. Ascot house hosted us in a very friendly way. Its actually an apartment hotel, renovated in a very classic way. Rooms are very clean and the interiors are absolutely up to date. Thanks to miss GUL, who is very kind and very cooperative we had a pleasant stay in Ascot house. She does not speak English but it was easy to communicate with her.She is the one taking care of the house, and is actually doing it absolutely fine. Before our stay in Ascot house we spent a single night in a 5 star hotel, but bravely could state it was not as clean as Ascot house. She is also very cooperative and trustful. By the way hotel is located in an area not very close to Sultan Ahmet area,,, its a bit difficult in approach , even by taxi. Area is full of small restaurants and shops hosting daily life, which is also interesting to see along with the touristic regions. I would definitely spend my next vacation in Ascot house. Again would like to say many thanks to miss GUL for her kindness.
for Everyoneby Maxes from York, UK
Good apartment, excellent view in old IstanbulPosted Aug 4, 2013
Pros: The view from Penthouse suite
Cons: Softish bed
Location: Excellent for old city sights
If you want an authentic experience of old Istanbul with a superb view of the Blue Mosque (Penthouse suite) and the Sea of Marmaris then this apartment block is for you. If you're upset by relative poverty, dirty streets and a different cultural approach to life then stay in the modern area across the Golden Horn. We loved it, the apartment had a lift that worked, air conditioning and was equipped well enough to prepare some basic meals. There was a small supermarket and other shops nearby and it was a great location for all the historic / tourist sites i.e. Blue Mosque 10 mins walk, Grand Bazaar 5 minutes. It was located in the shoemakers district which is run down in places but we felt perfectly safe whenever we were out and about. The bed in the Penthouse suite was a bit soft (but enormous) and the bathroom a little tainted with a damp drainy smell but that's part of the deal for staying in a very old part of a city like Istanbul. However, we were personally greeted and the Turkish lady who did it was on hand as she lived across the road. The associated hotel was on the end of a phone in the apartments lobby and our transfers were very efficient. We loved Istanbul and this was a reasonably priced option in the heart of the key visitor area. Will return again in the future.
for Everyoneby Aussie from Sydney NSW, Australia
Istanbul is a place to VisitPosted Jul 6, 2013
Pros: WiFi, AC, Kitchen
Cons: Beds, Basement
Location: 15 minute walk to Blue Mosque and Hygeia Sophia, Grand bazar
I stayed with my family, 4 adults, we were given garden apartment, which is a basement, there is no view, window from the bed room shows half the street and the view is people feet & cats. Being the basement facing the main street, it is noisy, add to the fact that this building is in the middle of the shoe factories, these guys start work early and work back late evenings. This particular street is very filthy, lot of rubbish, dumpsters on the corner adds the rubbish pile and it is picked up every night 1:30PM. you got to put up with the rubbish truck noise. Hotel itself is converted from old terrace to nice & tidy level of apartments, these are done well, clean inside, small little kitchen, plates & spoons & utensil are there. Beds are not very comfortable, there are two AC that is needed in Istanbul, because the temperature 29 to 34C is common in June, July. Caretaker does not speak English, but she is willing to help and making all the efforts to understand your needs. Over all this hotel is in the middle of bubbling neighbourhood, I got on with the neighbours and made friends, If I return again to Istanbul, I will stay there, but on a different level not in the basement. Because it is only few minutes walk to tourist attraction. Telephone number listed on the website is owners numbers, once you are in Istanbul, you have deal with locals, and they are pre-programmed. WiFi works well and esy to use.