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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dzue great Hotel, will come back definitely
we had an extended private weekend in this hotel and we were absolutely happy with our choice. In walking distance to all major tourist hot spots, safe and nice area, shops and restaurants around! The Hotel is very charming and the staff very customer oriented. In the afternoon, snacks, beverages and even warm food was available in the club lounge (for gold card members only). The breakfast was superb !! We will come back!
24 February 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by masterman2 A good choice if you plan to do a lot of sightseeings
If you plan to do a lot of sightseeing in Istanbul, this hotel is a prefect choice. It located in the Grand Bazaar District, and is only 500 metres from the Light Rail Akarsay Station, where you can take a direct train to/from the airport for only 2 TL with Istanbul Card.
The hotel itself occupy 4 ancient house blocks, and the lobby is roomy and has a classy Ottaman decor. You seems walkin to a small Turkish courtyard as you walk into the hotel for the first time.
I have to talk about the downside: the hotel was bulit on a slope, and if you plan to walk to the Topkapi area, do expect a lot of uphill walking. The Turkish bath is nice but cramped, and the sauna and pool are small. my firend got his leg scalded when he was in the steam room. Although there are glass elevators in every block, but there are lots of stairs to climb,and may not be easy for disabled guests.
However, the service is good, the breakfast is great, and the tram stop just outside. The mony exchange offices in Akasay offer the best rate in all Istanbul - without charging any commission.
Blue Mosque, AyaSofya and Topkapi Palace is only 5 minutes tram ride away, and for 82 euro per night, it is a good choice if you prefer a classy hotel to relax after a long day of sightseeing.
24 February 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stefano21022 Excellent ambience and spacious rooms
Definitely excellent value for price. Rooms are big, lobby almost monumental , staff is friendly and professional. Gym could be better though.
20 February 2014