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    Location 5.04 /10

    The Hotel Royal is located in Laleli area (old town), a few tram stops away from the historical sites of Sultanhamet (15 minutes). Allow 20 minutes for the transfer to the airport (9 miles).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The rooms are quite small and offer basic comfort. They have air conditioning, satellite television, and a telephone with direct line, as well as a small fridge. Safes are available at the reception (at extra cost). The bathroom features a tub, toilet, and hairdryer.

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Built in 1989 and renovated in 2001, the Royal is a modern 7-storey building (with lift). The 128 standard rooms and the 2 suites are divided between the main building and 2 small rear blocks. The lobby overlooks a large bar in front of a white marble fountain. The beige decor and artificial green plants give the ground floor a cosy but impersonal and old-hat atmosphere. At the top of the hotel there is a panoramic terrace and a bar.

    Food and drink 6.45 /10

    The hotel's restaurant is on a mezzanine overlooking the lobby. It is very impersonal and decorated with a piano and a bar. This is where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. The menu offers about twenty Turkish specialities and some snack food. 24h room service means you can order a sandwich in your room.

    To know

    The 90 rooms in the central block were renovated in winter 2001. Although they are not as bright, we recommend the rooms with the courtyard view as they are quieter. The double glazing in the rooms barely reduces the din of the traffic. The higher up the better you are! We particularly recommend rooms 608 to 614, which also have a bit of a view.

    Equipment

    • Handicap access
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning

    advantage

    • An inexpensive hotel.
    • Some of the rooms have just been renovated.

    disadvantages

    • The view from the panoramic terrace is dull.
    • The catering is very basic.
    • The immediate surroundings of the hotel hold no interest.

    Traveller Reviews

    • Overall Score -/10
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