Home away from Home
Posted Aug 2, 2012 on Hotels
There is only 1 problem with 5oda, as far as my wife and I can see - actually LEAVING IT to explore Istanbul!
We were greeted at the airport by the car service they had arranged to pick us up. The driver whisked us through Old Town and over the Galata Bridge to the more quaint side of Istanbul, the Beyoglu. Up the hill through windy and tight cobblestone streets we arrived in 30 minutes to the picturesque street of Sahkulu Boston where 5oda resides.
Merma warmly welcomed us and walked us through all the amenities that came with our flat. The room was simply gorgeous and super spacious, with views of the cobblestone hill in the front and a floor to ceiling view of the neighboring courtyard in back.
Fun fact - as spacious as the rooms are, the elevator can barely fit two Americans. The very modern, albeit tiny elevator, is perfect for one person and no more than two bags!
The staff gave us all their contact information should we want for anything. All our travel arrangements were handled for us, and as we were traveling by taxis and ferries in and out of Istanbul all week, this was greatly appreciated. 5Oda is an extraordinary boutique hotel but let me just say, my wife and I will always remember it as a Bed and Breakfast! The king bed was simply fabulous-like sleeping in a cloud, and the Breakfast.... Words cannot describe!
We really enjoyed coming "home" to the 5oda during our stay, and would definitely stay next time our travels bring us through Istanbul.