There are at least two other buildings where Esen Hotel guests can stay. While one is located directed across from the hotel proper and has comparable rooms I stayed my first night in a nondescript building several twisting blocks from the hotel proper in what was essentially a furnished apartment with satellite tv but no phone, shower curtain or toilet paper, at least initially. It was an anxious evening not spent in a hotel room with great concern over whether I could even find the hotel in the morning for breakfast. After complaining and being told repeatedly "It's ok," I got a room in the hotel for the remainder of my stay. As long as you insist on staying in the hotel or possibly across the street then I recommend this hotel for its convenience, cleanliness and price but I would recommend making this very clear when booking your reservation.
Paul from Wash DC
Within walking distance of some of the major attractions of the city, the Esen Hotel Istanbul is a perfect location for …More
The hotel is nice, clean and honest (we lost a couple of memory sticks and they emailed me to tell me), the breakfast was nice with fresh coffee always a big plus with me, bring your own tea though if you are British, not a reflection on the hotel its just not going to be PG tips outside England ;)
The bed was very hard like a rock, for the older couple that can mean a not so good restful sleep otherwise they was extremely helpful, pleasant and friendly.
Daughter and I were given a mini suite, one bedroom with 2 large beds, separate sitting room with sofa/bed, 2 bathrooms, 2 wardrobes, 2 TV's. Bathrooms and rooms spotlessly clean. Very helpful staff. Excellent nouvelle cuisine rooftop restaurant, reasonable buffet breakfast.Free wifi. Only slight drawback was on busy street with trams running past window, but excellent position centrally located near bars, restaurants, Topkapi Palace.
"Great value for money & location, friendly staff"
Hotel evsen has recently been renovated and was very clean, free high speed wifi and the staff really friendly. It is conveniently located in the old historical part of the city with resturants on the street below.
It is very reasonably priced for the service you get. make sure you get a room to the street.
I would definitely recommend to a friend to stay.