Better than expected considering mixed reviews
Posted Oct 10, 2012
After reading the mixed reviews, I was initially a bit wary but I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of this hotel.
Room: Clean and comfortable. Not as high a standard as you would expect from the rating but looking at the reviews of most hotels in Istanbul, this is not unusual, apparently. Usual amenities available in the room including a mini-safe in the wardrobe. There was only a shower with no bath - but bearing in mind this was a standard room.
Staff + Service: Staff were all very helpful and friendly - only reason I gave 3 was not all members were able to speak or understand English, which for a significant sized hotel in a tourist location was surprising.
Room service: Excellent food and very quick service. Price was not excessive considering it was room service. Portions were generous - almost as big as American hotel portions!
Breakfast: Standard buffet style breakfast with the usual pastries and bread, fruits, cereal, yoghurt and also cooked meats and cold meats. Fruit juices, water and tea and coffee was also available.
All in all, this was a nice hotel for a short trip and I would come back again.