Ratings based on 26 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Melanie from Texas
Should not be open to guests while being renovatedPosted Aug 26, 2013
Pros: The staff, manager and owner were doing their best to make guests feel welcome despite an uninhabitable environment.
Cons: Right now, close the doors for business until the facility is really ready for guests.
Location: You can walk to cafes and shops but would need a vehicle to get to the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, etc. in the old part of the city.
We arrived to find the lift does not always operate, the air conditioning was broken (and had been for several days), workmen were all over the place so there were plaster dust, paint fumes and broken glass as windows were being replaced. Had I not prepaid, I would not have stayed in those conditions. That said, the staff was very courteous and did not charge us for several meals. A lovely plate of fresh fruit was brought to our room after the air conditioning was finally working. All the food was excellent and we were within easy walking distance of cafes and a wonderful Turkish bathhouse. Once all the renovations are complete, it should be a lovely facility. European hotel hair dryers are the worst! This one overheated frequently and cut out, plus the on switch has to be continually depressed so it is difficult to use. The mini fridge in the room was not cool, let alone cold. Ice is hard to come by.
for Couplesby Tony from Tokyo
Must StayPosted Dec 17, 2012
It is very nice location for tourists to go anywhere in Istanbul. It is only 10 minute walk to Sultan Mohamed Mosque. There are reasonable local restaurant around the hotels which is cheaper than tourist area. I recommend you to stay.
for Everyoneby Edwin from Miami, Fl
Best Value and ServicePosted Nov 25, 2012
Pros: Location Location Location and Staff #1
Cons: It was a bit hard to open the doors of the armour because it was right in front of the bed. I had to be sitting on the bed in order to open it.
Location: Great Location. Walking Distance (if you are into walking up a hill) to most main attractions. Grand and spice bazaars, restaurants, Money Exch. etc
We got late to the hotel and it was overbooked. After 1000 apologies by the front desk manager Nesim we were taken to another hotel right across the street that was very nice as well. The following day in the morning there was our room waiting for us. Once again there was Nesim to greet us with a very nice smile and eager to help. The room was as we requested. Very well lit and clean. The staff was always eager to help. From the front desk to housekeeping to the restaurant. The breakfast buffette was very complete. It had a bit for everyone. Great view of the bay from the restaurant. We also had dinner one night and the food was also excellent. We requested the help of our always there Nesim (front desk) to schedule a last minute trip and we had a travel agent in the hotel that very same night who made all the arrengements. This is a hotel that I would recommend anyone. It is very close to a restaurant area which is very popular and within walking distance of all main attractions.
WORST HOTEL EVERPosted Oct 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
ITS A SHAME TO STAY IN A HOTEL LIKE THIS
for Everyoneby Jane from Ottawa, Canada
Good location but bring earplugsPosted Sep 25, 2012
Cons: Outside noise, and noisy night staff.
Location: Liked the location, but be ready to climb hills, and scary skinny sidewalks with cars rushing by.
Nice hotel, very clean, lots of extras ie shaving kit, dental kit, etc. Easy to hear other guests at night, doors can't be closed quietly ever. Very noisy street some nights, others not so bad. Very noisy street of restaurants behind the hotel, keep you awake until they quiet down around 1:30 am. The night staff were very noisy, talked loudly in the back courtyard and watched tv at full volume, every night we had to ask them to turn it down. Good location, but wear good shoes as Istanbul is verrrry hilly. The hotel rooms are not as described. The front desk said not one room had a balcony but it says so in the description. No sitting rooms in the room either.
for Everyoneby KM from Toronto, ON, Canada
Go aheadPosted Aug 28, 2012
Pros: Location & cleaness
Location: Awesome behind u is the Marmara sea and the terrace overlooks it ;), Fish restaurants all over with live Turkish music at night
Very nice & useful location, nice staff. Loved it, will definately go again !
Recommendedby Istanbul Traveler
Posted Aug 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
Most of the were very helpful and nice . Room was small. Breakfast served plenty and of good variety. Tram station is a good 10 minuets walk away.
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Recommendedby Mr & Mrs Snelders
Walking distance to blue mosque etcPosted Jun 25, 2012 on Hotels.com
Hotel is good, breakfast good, very near to the fish restaurants and within walking distance to the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia.