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    Location 9.67 /10

    The Sultanahmet Palace is just behind the Blue Mosque, on the slopes of the working class, historical area of Sultanahmet. So it is just a 3 minute walk from the main historical sites of the town. The airport is 11 miles from the hotel. Allow about 25 minutes for transfers.

    Accommodation 7.95 /10

    The 36 standard rooms of the hotel are set over two floors (with no elevator). They are spacious, immaculately clean, and elegantly decorated. They have air-conditioning and satellite television, a mini bar and telephone with direct international line. The really original part of this hotel are the bathrooms which are like a miniature hammam in greyish-blue marble. But that is just decoration: instead of a steam bath, there is a shower. The Bathrooms have a toilet and a hair dryer.

    Overview 7.70 /10

    Built in 1999, the hotel was built in the Ottoman style. The interiors are elegant and decorated in the Byzantine style: a large marble staircase, columns, friezes... The spaces are airy and painted in warm colours. The building is located just below a small floral courtyard surrounded by pergolas. In the middle is a marble fountain whose burbling noise is refreshing. You can have Turkish tea on one of the little tables outside.

    Food and drink 7.45 /10

    You can have breakfast as a buffet in the panoramic restaurant, with a view over the Marmara sea and the Princes' Islands. You can also have lunch and dinner there. The menu has a variety of local specialities with a choice of 10 starters, 6 main courses and 4 desserts. In summer, breakfast can be taken in the hotel's garden.

    To know

    The rooms offer different view. Avoid the rooms with a view of the parking lot, and go for one with a sea view or a view of the gardens and the Saint-Sophie Mosque.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      Turkish bath

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      sports

    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • Everything is decorated with taste.
    • The immediate proximity to the Blue Mosque and the Topkapi Palace.
    • The bathrooms designed as mini-hammams.

    disadvantages

    • The lack of entertainment in the hotel.
    • A wider selection would be better at lunch and dinner.
    • The atmosphere is a bit cold.

    Traveller Reviews

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