This is a delightful, charming boutique hotel in a fabulous location. However, what truly sets it apart from many such small hotels is the level of personal service given by its staff. When we first arrived, we were brought upstairs by a gentleman (whose name escapes me), to the lovely rooftop sitting area overlooking the Sea of Marmara. We were offered our choice of drinks (including alcohol), while he spent about 20 minutes with us, going over a map of Istanbul, indicating the days each site was closed, and basically formulating a sightseeing plan for the 5 days we were visiting. He talked about good shopping areas and even provided his cell phone number in case we needed any assitance while we were out. This personal attention was lovely. Our room (one level up) was spacious and comfortable. While we were close to the street level, I never found it overly noisy and I did not hear the early morning (4:45 a.m.) calls to prayer. My only gripe was the there was not enough counter space in the bathroom for two people's cosmetic/shaving bags. Breakfast was extensive and good, with slight varitions every day. We also enjoyed the afternoon tea spread provided by the hotel and often brought our tea and nibbles up to the rooftop. There are many decent restaurants within walking distance and the walk to the Hippodrome/Blue Mosque/Hagia Sofia was easy (although uphill). We enjoyed ever minute in the Hotel Amira and hearily recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Amira Istanbul is a boutique hotel located at the heart of the centuries old empires' capital. Some remarkable neighbors of the Hotel Amira Istanbul are the great Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Blue Mosque, the mystic Basilica Cistern, the imperial Topkapi Palace and the colorful Grand Bazaar. Amira Hotel offers you spaciously designed 32 rooms in Sultanahmet area, featuring very comfortable visco mattresses, local touches like ottoman style hand-made ceiling paintings and high-tech amenities such as mobile wireless internet modem that you can use also outside the property while discovering Istanbul . Along with its world famous cordial guest services, Amira Hotel offers a rich , complimentary buffet breakfast and a tasty 5 O'clock tea treats, free Wi-Fi access, a business corner with featuring an iMac, in house ATM machine, a wellness center that includes a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and massage services. Also our concierge would be more than happy to assist you in every aspect of your stay, whether business or pleasure. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Prestigia so you can book your Hotel Amira Istanbul reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.