Spacious suite, cozy neighborhood
Posted Aug 3, 2014 on Hotels
Baran Residence is a great place for families to stay if you are spending a few days in Istanbul. It was about a 10 minute drive from the airport, although taxi drivers were not familiar with the location and had to call the hotel for directions. It was also walking distance from a tram station that whisks you straight to Sultanahmet, and walking distance from a nice shopping mall with a Carrefour, Starbucks and rooftop restaurant. We also enjoyed a neighborhood playground. The suite had a huge living room, three bedrooms, big bathroom with washer, kitchen and balcony. Ideal for a family of 5-6. Wi-fi speed was fast. Due to Ramadan, the hotel didn't put out a breakfast buffet, but we were provided a good Turkish breakfast. Hotel staff were friendly and informative. I would definitely stay there again.