What can i say ... This hotel was fab.
As sson as we got there they upgraded our rooms to the new superior rooms. The rooms on this floor have recently been redecorated and in excellent kitchen.
The bathrroms are spotless and something that you would expect to find in a 4* hotel in europe.
The staff are very nice and always attentive and will try and help. Communication with them is sometimes diffcult as not all of them speak english however the manager and the recpetion staff peak perfect english.
The location is very good with you beeing within 5-6 minutes to the nearest tram line. You will be able to walk to all the major sttaractions within 10-12 minues. If someone has a disability that effect their walking or in a wheel chair then getting up the hill might be a bit of a struggle without help. We took our 1 yr old daughter in a buggy and at times that was a struggle to manage. Aya sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Bhosprous is all within 10-15 minutes leisurly walk. The grnad bazar is a little bit further but you can get a tram there in 6-8 minutes.
If you stay at this hotel you will not need to get a taxi at all.
The hotel has a nice size pool which is brand new. A small sauner and small hammam.
Breakie is normal for this part of the world which is cheese, savory stuff and lots of cold meats. Not my vup of tea but when its free you cant go wrong.
we traveled with our 1 yr old and the hotel provided a cot free of charge.
We really enjoyed our stay. Th only 2 downpoints -
1. The hotel is siuated 1 road away from the main road where no cars can acess although our lagage was carried for us both on arrval and departure.
2. The views in the room are of a derelict site. No worls are going on at the mo.
apart from these minor points this is a excellent hotel which is great value. BTW try and book with the hotel direct they will more than likely do you a deal.
PS. we got apple tea and a set of glasses as a departure pressie.
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