The rooms were small (average by European standards), but hit all the major requirements. The showers were hot and powerful. The staff was very good at helping us find and book things to do. The hotel is amazingly close to all of the old town sites, and there's a nearby tram for getting to the new part of the city.
Courteous staff with excellent hospitality. 2 minutes walk from Sultan Ahmet and 5 min walk from Ayah Sophia. The building is 200 years old with new renovation that maintained the old character and have it unique style. Some rooms have nice view of the Marmary sea. One thing is that it has no elevator which might make him not suitable for some visitors
I loved it. The fourth floor room has nice view of the Marmary. It has nice balcony where you could enjoy their excellent Apple tea
We had a great 4 night stay. The room was lovely with a comfortable bed and very clean updated bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helped with printing tickets and even offering with us to come look for a camera we left at a restaurant one night! Breakfast was great, we only wish that someone had contacted us to let us know that the roof terrace was being renovated while we were there (July 2015), as that was a selling point to us. Some prior reviews mentioned the location being a bit sketchy - the location itself seems very safe, but if you turn left out of the hotel the street in that direction seems a little dodgy by appearances at night (but never felt particularly unsafe) but turning right takes you right through the bustling parts of Sultanahmet and didn't feel unsafe at all.
Fantastic views from terrace. Exceptional service. Genuinely kind and helpful staff who are incredibly humble and gracious. Five plus stars for the stars. This is a boutique hotel, with an elegant touch of class, so those who are looking for the 5* chain experience, please keep away. Location is fabulous; minutes from Blue Mosque area, Grand Bazaar, and tram that allows for easy access to New Istanbul. Also, simple transfers to Metro. I'm an Expedia Gold member, so received a fresh fruit basket with free room upgrade - without asking! The condition and cleanliness of the hotel are exceptional. The only reason for not rating this hotel a 5* across the board is because it lacks some of the flash facilities (high priced rip-off restaurants, pool, gym, etc.) all of which I could care less about. Again, if you like a touch of class, with an outstanding staff and service; book.
This is a terrific 3.5 star hotel located in a quiet street within walking distance of the Blue Mosque and the tram line that runs to the main areas of Istanbul. The rooms are of a good size and well appointed. The staff are very helpful and in our four nights there they couldn't do enough for us.
The Sultanahmet district is the centre of Old Istanbul, home to many of the city’s most famous attractions. The district is named after Sultan Ahmed I, who ordered the construction of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque. Other attractions include the Ayasofya (Hagia Sophia), Topkapi Palace, Byzantine Hippodrome, and Basilica Cistern.