Great for a Tourist Visit
This hotel was above and beyond what I expected. The location is fantastic, with restaurants and gift stores right outside the front door. For anyone coming to Istanbul to see the sights, this hotel is a short 5 min walk from Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, Topkopi Palace, and The Basilica Cistern. Getting to the more modern side of the city is quick and easy. (An 10 min uber to Taksim Square was 13TL (around $4)) We didn't get a chance to visit the spa during our visit, but we woke up each morning to an ocean view, and it was breathtaking. The breakfast is also fantastic.It consists of several plates of Turkish mezze, deli meats, cheese, breaks, cereal, hot items like eggs and sausages. Our room was spacious, our bed was comfortable, and mini bar prices were actually reasonable. Our only complaint would be that the AC unit didn't work consistently, but with cool air from outside, it wasn't necessary. I could see this being a problem in summer, though.