Staff is not very professional or seem to have much experience. The interior is a bit over the the top and kitch but I enjoyed it. Very diffrent from any hotel chain but just the right feeling for wonderful Istanbul. Colorful and very nicely situated.
If I could rate the hotel staff higher than 5/5, I would. The hotel manager (who speaks excellent English) is as much concierge as manager: he talks with the guests, and always had plenty of good suggestions for things to do. The rest of the staff are great too.
Wifi is free and works well enough to keep in touch. The breakfast buffet had enough variety to keep us through the almost two weeks we stayed there. (The kitchen can make other things too, like omelettes and Turkish coffee, if you ask.)
Friday and Saturday nights the club next door plays loud music, and if you're there on those nights I suggest asking for a quieter room in back; that gets rid of street noise too. We arrived on a Saturday and had a room in front, and changed to one in back - it makes a world of difference, and the view on the lower floors isn't outstanding so you don't miss out on much. Higher floors' view would be quite different, because the breakfast room on the top floor has a very nice outlook.
The hotel's transport to/from the airport was great, especially when you arrive jet lagged! No worries about figuring out public transit, and you DEFINITELY don't want to attempt driving in Istanbul. The traffic was very often at a standstill.
The free bottle of water the hotel supplies is on the first night only, which we didn't realize at first, but bottled water is easy to find and cheap, especially if you find the nearby grocery store.
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.
Hospitipal staff, welcomed with drink. Good location near metro and short wall to bridge to get to historical side. Lovely view from restaurant we didn't opt for a view room. Breakfast had plenty of choice and was nice.
We stayed for 4 nights and for the price definitely worth it. Just note the road is located with lots of DIY shops.
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.
I stayed at The Haze while on a business trip, and was out for most of the day. My flight was extremely early, and the staff arranged a transfer and offered me coffee while I waited. When I arrived in Ankara, I realized I had left behind my phone and glasses and called the hotel. They had already identified all the items and were ready to send them. Sevim mailed them overnight and I had them in my new hotel by noon the next day, along with a small bottle of perfume. Her willingness to make this all happen quite literally saved the trip and left me extremely grateful to have selected The Haze for my short visit to Istanbul. I also recommend eating dinner in the hotel restaurant -- excellent food, and a cozy atmosphere!
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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