Istanbul at your feet, a delightful retreat
Posted Feb 11, 2016
Booked with flight on Expedia. Very good value rate (February 2016). Hotel sent useful welcome email one week before arrival. Very pleasant welcome, very comfortable, spacious and warm (Garden) room, huge, exceptionally comfortable double bed, nice L'Occitane toiletries, white towel bathrobes and slippers, Nespresso machine, first class French teas, lots of hot water all the time, great breakfast (from 7 till 3), picture-perfect view over Old City and Asian side of the Bosphorus from the breakfast room/restaurant/bar, solicitous and professional service. The restaurant wasn't open early Feb 2016 but the bar is well-stocked, well-run and has a small list of some exceptional Turkish wines chosen by the bar manager who visits the vineyards himself. If you're arriving by cab from either airport make sure the driver calls the hotel for directions. There's no sign outside. The staff's English is very fluent.