Beautiful hotel near restaurants and history
I made this reservation last-minute to occupy a long layover in Istanbul. The hotel staff were extremely helpful from the beginning of my experience with them, arranging excellent car service to and from the airport. On arrival at the hotel, I was met by a kind fellow (Ufuk, I believe) who gave me excellent information and direction about the area, restaurants, and things to do. He also arranged transportation for me to have dinner at a nearby restaurant. The room was large, clean and comfortable, with all of the amenities I could need. There was a ground floor bar with excellent choices and a kind, engaging bartender. The rooftop terrace was a lovely place to relax and provided excellent views of Sea of Marmara and the top of the Blue Mosque. The hotel was easy walking distance to a number of nearby restaurants, shopping, and the Sultanahmet Park area, and slightly further from the Grand Bazaar. The included breakfast was much more than expected, with a wide variety of hot and cold choices.