Nice place to stay for a stop-over in Istanbul.
Posted Jun 27, 2013
This is the second time we've stayed here and we still like it. Again it was just for one night since we were in "transit" through Istanbul on our way back to Abu Dhabi.
The hotel is about a ten-to-fifteen minute taxi ride from the Ataturk airport in Atakoy, just across from the mall in Bakirkoy. The area is mostly residential apartments and a couple of other hotels.
There's a nice sports bar downstairs with a beautiful terrasse that wraps around the base of the hotel. Breakfast is upstairs on the 14th-floor rooftop terrace with an amazing view of the north-west side of the city and overlooking the Sea of Marmara. The serve-yourself buffet is a mix of Turkish and Western cuisine, plentiful and delicious.
The room was clean and spacious, very comfortable bed, but limited TV channels for English-speaking visitors. Room service is quick and inexpensive. Lots of storage space, a small safe, and a well-appointed bathroom. If you need anything else, you just have to call the reception.
The staff are very helpful and they are more than happy to help you get your bags to your room, give you directions to local shops or ATM's, and find you anything you've forgotten.
We would definitely recommend this hotel and would gladly stay here again. If you're looking for the tourist parts of town, you might be better looking for something closer to the Old City or Taksim.