Great location, helpful staff, and right price
Posted Apr 17, 2016
The hotel is in an excellent location for getting around Istanbul. Tram is just a few minutes away. Neighborhood is quiet, but a few good restaurants are near. Nice place to sit in front of hotel and watch the local street scene. Staff are not intrusive, and might even seem cold, but they were very helpful when approached with a question. We used the staff to obtain a ride to the airport, make a phone call, and get directions. Breakfast offers fairly wide selection--eggs, yoghurt, fruit, cheeses, olives, bread, juices, coffee, and more. Hotel restaurant was not operating fully, perhaps due to lack of tourists coming to Istanbul. Friendly waiter did offer a pizza menu, and they did serve drinks. The pizza comes from a pizza chain nearby, and it was fine. The bar and small restaurant area is attractive. Not having a fully functioning evening restaurant is really not a problem, as you can find a half dozen restaurants within a couple blocks.