"Super Value and EXCELLENT personal attention!"
Our check in time was supposed to be 1pm. We arrived in Istanbul at 630AM, they invited us to have breakfast in the dining area, and they had our room ready for us in less than one hour!
The breakfast at this hotel was included in the price. The buffet consisted of pastries, bread, hard-boiled eggs, vegetables, cheese, some cold cuts, yogurt, coffee, tea, and juice. excellent for price point!
FREE wireless internet in the lobby!!! Again, something that you just don't normally get at this price in a hotel.
The people who work at the hotel were what made this a little better than most budget hotels. The manager is very helpful in helping to find restaurants. The stewards are equally attentive, helping to resolve a plumbing issue quickly, finding us taxis, assisting in phone calls, loaning umbrellas, explaining the tramway, and recommendations for restaurants, shopping, etc. They were FIVE STAR in my book.
The beds are rock hard. If you can't stand a firm mattress, you should pick another hotel. I could stand it for the price and location alone. The room was very clean, and the housekeeping very friendly. The furnishings were dated, older icky bedding, but clean, and comfy enough for the week we spent there.
Location is unbeatable. Ten minute walk to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi and steps away from the tramline.
Definitely would go back and recommend to a friend on a budget!
Matthew from Palm Springs, California