Fabulous find in the heart of old Istanbul
Posted Oct 4, 2015
The hotel was a little hard to find from the Sultanhamen tram/ metro station but people were very helpful when we asked. When we got to the hotel, the staff were great helping us check in. We had booked a family room and did have to walk out of the hotel and around the corner to get to the room. After a days' traveling I was not impressed, however the room more than made up for it. It was luxurious, large and the kids loved it. There were two single proper beds for the kids, not trundles. They had their own room with tv and we parents had our own room with tv and huge king bed.
The hotel is walking distance to Aya Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the various shops. We also walked to the Grand Bazaar which took about 15 minutes.
My young son and I had a Turkish massage/ bath and I did find it a little disappointing. However, this is probably only because I am quite familiar with this and that the lady who looked after me was Russian and somehow in Turkey I had expected someone more authentic.
We left very early the next morning to do the Gallipoli tour and we told the hotel that we would need breakfast at 6am and would that be a problem because the hotel dining room we noticed was not open until 7am. They said that they would arrange something which I foolishly believed to be room service of some sort. It was not until 6.15 when we actually went to the lobby to ask where breakfast was that they pointed to the dining room. Best to clarify what they mean beforehand I guess.