Service animals not allowed.
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Based on 104 reviews
This is amazing restaurant, should tried dishses and amazing service with selfless waiters in perfect location... You should contact the best waiter who is Fatih, he will orient you the best disheses.
Great location, clean, cheap hotel
This is a 5 story small hotel in the center of old town. Price is cheap $40 US. Room is exactly as shown and I even had a view of the sea from my 4th floor room. The room was small and clean. Furniture is old, but the bed was very comfortable. Room includes free WiFi, hair dryer, safe, shampoo, TV (which did not work). It has poor lighting. Hotel also includes a simple buffet breakfast downstairs. Hard boiled eggs, cheeses, cold cuts, bread, hot and cold beverages. Very adequate. Very nice staff. There is a circular staircase. No elevator. For me, that was a big negative. There is a phone in the room. The area is hilly. The Blue Mosque is a 15 minute walk. It was interesting because the guests I met at breakfast were not Americans. A very nice guest from Algeria treated me to home grown dates from his garden. For one night, it was a good choice.
Photos on online of rooms are misleading and old.
The staff were very friendly, hardworking and professional. I will not knock the service as this was excellent and our stay was good because of the staff. As far as the rooms go there were a few hiccups. So we booked this hotel on the basis of the photos advertised but there was a mix up when we got there as the initial rooms we booked were not available and 2 couples with a baby were sharing a family room for the first 2 nights. This room was absolutely horrible. The walls were damp, dirty, the bathroom silicone had mould and it was very small and claustrophobic. The room itself felt very uncomfortable with bedding having burnt holes, mattresses extremely uncomfortable and appeared unclean. It is in need of serious decoration and renovations. We were then moved into another room which was a lot better and cleaner and the bathroom was of ok standard. Initially we had a bad experience especially having a baby with us and didn’t expect the rooms to be so misleading as they appeared on the photos. But the main reception people Akhror and Husein were so good, helpful and appreciated the effort they made.
Extremely misleading webpage, but perhaps worthy of the low rate
It wasn't a terrible stay, but I felt cheated because of the considerable mismatch between what you see online and what you actually get. If you must go there, by all means check the Google street view before, and compare it with the pictures of the outside that are posted on TripAdvisor and Booking, and you'll see what I mean. The pictures online of the interior of the rooms and of the breakfast are also misleading. Other things you should beware of: the hotel seems to be understaffed. It seems that both preparing the breakfast and cleaning the rooms was left to one lady alone. So our room wasn't cleaned very frequently (in fact, when we arrived we were disagreeably surprised to find long hairs everywhere on the floor, although they were mostly removed when we asked for the room to be cleaned), and some days our towels weren't changed. There is no elevator, so know that if you are placed on the last floor, you're in for some legwork. Not that that was a problem for us, but I can't imagine going there with my grandmother. Finally, it is also very noisy inside the room once the street life begins. Traffic in the center of Istanbul is very noisy -- from 10 to 6 you can expect a rate of one yellow taxi horn being honked every 20 seconds, I'd say (hehe), so one doesn't get much sleep after 7 or 8; certainly none during the day. All that said, the staff was very polite, and acceded promptly to our requests for changing lamps (our room was nearly entirely in the dark with two of the three wall lamps burned out at first), providing us with towels and mats (on a day when the used ones were removed and no fresh ones provided), and cleaning it on the first day when we arrived. Also, the price we paid for the hotel was not high, so we weren't expecting royal facilities: the only serious complaint I have is that the internet ads really are out of tune with reality, makingyou expect you are getting a great bargain whereas in fact you are pretty much saving but with some comfort sacrificed.
Only good location,no other words.
Before travelling I looked over all hotels in this area.It's true,the location is very good.Hotel is the nearest to Sultan Ahmet Mosque, Hagia Sophia,Topkapi Palace, Small Hagia Sophia, Grand Bazaar (Kapali Charshi), Egypt Bazaar (Misir charshisi), Laleli markets.That's why you can easily go on foot.The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean.We stayed there 7 nights,on our 3rd day while we came back to hotel, we faced nuisance-at midnight hotel were closed,after 15-20 min one of receptionist opened the doors & we came in,they said to us that nearby the hotel had a fire & due to precautionary measures we had closed the main entrance.We entered the hotel via restaurant.The next day we want to have breakfast in a restaurant, we were told we were terribly sorry, you couldn't have a breakfast in a restaurant,we have some problems,if it doesn't make any problem,have your breakfast in your room.The rest 4 days we had our breakfast in the room.Then we found out that due to staff was immigrant,they worked there non-official.