The staff, location and room was all amazing. Close to many impressive sights and fantastic restaurants. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The things which detracted from our stay were the extremely slow elevator which serviced the rear rooms and the construction going on on the rooftop terrace. 8am on a Saturday morning is not an appropriate time to be drilling into concrete just above guest rooms. That being said it was still a very nice hotel which I would recommend. We stayed at the end of May, 2015. Hopefully the construction would be done soon if you are planning to stay.
They put me in a room that had a smell of cigarettes first but asked to change and they moved me immediately to a new room. Staff speaks good english compared to other Turkish people.
The restaurant on top has an amazing view and the breakfast was pretty decent.
Shame they charge for Turkish coffee which in my opinion should be default instead of filter.
Very well located, close to great food, public transport, taxis, the water, Galata and the bridge, etc. that said, if you are staying in a room facing the corner, it is not quiet. Sort of like a mini Times Square traffic-wise. Not really, but sometimes and definitely on weekends. Very clean.
With water views and to be within walking distance to the bridge and restaurants for our one night stay in Istanbul. The tram dropped us off only 150m away and our room selected on the 3rd floor gave us good water views with double glazed french doors opening facing the water. Not all rooms have these views (particularly those on lower floors or facing away) so pay a little extra if that is what you require. The bed was comfortable, the room spacious and the staff were absolutely amazing as being a smaller boutique style hotel they are keen to win customer approval and good reviews to keep the bookings coming. The rooftop breakfast was an experience as the views are even better here and the staff encourage large seagulls to visit outside on the window ledge by feeding them.
The triple room is spacious, while the double room is a little bit compact. The hotel staff are very friendly and attentive. We called a taxi at midnight and one staff carried the luggage to the taxi for us and even waved us goodbye until we left.
After filling your eyes with panoramic views of Istanbul from the iconic Galata Tower, explore the former Genoese quarter of Galata in the Beyoglu district. Walk past banks that formed the financial heart of the Ottoman Empire on Bankalar Caddesi, catch a performance of whirling dervishes at the Galata Mevlevi Museum, then catch the nightlife on Turkey's most famous street, Istiklal Caddesi.
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