Ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby cm
Friendly staff!Posted May 28, 2013
Pros: The staff
Cons: Check to see whether you paid for the hotel through Expedia or not so you aren't surprised when checking out. We thought we prepaid through Expedia!
Very nice experience here. Got a good deal via Expedia and ended up with a pleasant room with a view of the sea. Toiletries just include shampoo and soap, like most Turkish hotels I have visited. Bed was comfy and air conditioner worked great. Nice breakfast spread. Most importantly the staff let us store bags for three days and helped us track down a lost item on a bus. I will be staying there again later in my journey through turkey!
for Everyoneby Omar from Egypt
Good value for moneyPosted Jan 31, 2013
Pros: The room's size
Cons: The safe is so small and not installed in the closet as other hotels,it can be moved to anywhere
Location: The location is great in Sultan Ahmet & easily accessible to downtown.
Compared to the price, its a good choice. The room is comfortable and its size is good, but the bathroom is small somehow which was not a big problem. The safe needs to be installed in the closet,instead it was a very small one and can be moved to anywhere. Staff is so friendly and they talk English which is rare in Istanbul! The location in Sultan Ahmet is very good and easily accessible to downtown.
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby J Jackson
very good locationPosted Oct 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
Value for money, but you will get train and traffic noise from 6am
Recommendedby Couple aged 60
You get what you pay forPosted Oct 18, 2012 on Hotels.com
Too noisy, with a train line next to the hotel. The room itself was large and rather cheap, with an excellent long view over the sea and a bad local view to unkept backsides of houses. Defect plumbing in the bathroom sent out a permanent foul smell into the bathroom and the room itself. This should have been fixed some time ago. Staff was friendly and helpful. Do not buy expensive and slow taxi\minibus transport from Ataturk airport if offered by the hotel. Take the metro straight from the airport at a few Lire per person and then the tram or a taxi.
Comfortable rooms, ok location, bad servicePosted Sep 5, 2012 on Hotels.com
I booked 3 nights and was put in a different hotel on my first night because the actual hotel was full. This is despite booking in advance on Hotels.com. The morning I was supposed to move rooms, nobody informed me of the procedure, until I left to go sight-seeing; the hotel owner then berated me about not knowing what time I was supposed to move rooms and told me I had to do it straight away. That was the first issue. The second issue was that I contacted the hotel directly and requested pick up from the airport; after many emails to and fro, none of which confirmed the pick-up, I arrived in the airport and did not see anyone with a name sign nor the name of the hotel. I looked and waited for half an hour but did not see anyone, I made my own transport to the hotel but was still charged for the pickup even though I did not take it. The third issue is that the hotel is located very close to a train line and if you are light sleeper you will be woken up by the train that runs until about 1 or 2am and starts again at 6am. The fourth issue is that the staff did not seem to know much about things in the area like restaurants. For positives, the room was comfortable and clean, the breakfast nice and the terrace on the top is beautiful (but you need to go up the stairs yourself as no one will tell you about it).
Recommendedby Turkish Traveler
City Guest House IstanbulPosted Jun 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
This is a small and quaint hotel that is close enough for walking to many of the sights in Istanbul like the Blue Mosque. It is a good value if you are stretching your travel dollars. The staff of the hotel were helpful, but communicating in English was challenging. The stairs to the rooms and terrace for the included breakfast were steep and narrow, which was challenging when taking luggage up to the room, but alright to climb and descend. A great Turkish breakfast was available each day and you could make coffee & tea whenever you wanted.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Dubai
Good value for the money!Posted Dec 16, 2011 on Hotels.com
I have stayed there one night in December. My room was overlooking rail tracks (no train noise at night!) and Marmar sea. My room and shower room were bigger than in other hotels. Furniture looked new and shower was bigger too. Reception was very nice and pleasant for evening conversations. Breakfast was a buffet style, so it what you want. Tea and coffee were available all day, and probably at night too. We used this hotel just to sleep and keep our stuff for a day before the flight. It is 10 minutes away from the tram station and Sultanahmet square. I had my 75 year old mom with me, and the only difficulty for her were crossing busy narrow streets to and from hotel, and steep stairway in the hotel. We got very good pictures from the roof of the hotel, where you can sip a cup of tea watching the sea or the city. Overall the best room, best shower, and a best view in the area for the price.