Charming Hotel near main shopping street
Posted Oct 12, 2016
After booking, called hotel to arrange pick up from airport (€35 charged to the room) as we were arriving at midnight, which was best decision ever. After 1.30 hrs in immigration an aircon merc was just the ticket. Istanbul traffic is dire but not so at that hour. Car was waiting for us... Staff greeting was warm and professional and check in was done in minutes. Room was huge. Rooms with King beds have natural light, Business Rooms have light from the central atrium. Hotel is located 5 mins walk from Istikal Cad the main shopping street where the quaint tram runs and 2 mins from the Tunel funicular. Beyoglu is very hilly so bring your stout shoes/trainers if you intend to walk round it. Breakfast was served on the roof terrace with fantastic views across the city ( all the mosques from the Golden Horn are beautifully visible) and down to the river. At night the area around the hotel is peaceful although there are enough bars and nightclubs a few streets away to keep you entertained. Throughout our visit the hotel team were first class, spoke great English, and nothing was too much trouble or impossible for them to solve. So, great city, great hotel!