There are mixed reviews on this hotel. The truth lies between them, as always. The location is great, near Taksim Square. The hotel is indeed clean, new and neat. The staff is very helpful. The breakfast does suck and the rooms are indeed, tiny. However, the showers are new and great. The beds are new and nice. The bedding is new and nice. Overall, compared to some of the other hotels in the area, it is pretty nice. It is not bad for a boutique hotel in that area of Istanbul. Actually, its quite nice for that area of town. Have fun in beautiful Istanbul!