My wife and I have just returned from a wonderful trip to Istanbul.
Having read the reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to stay at Esans Hotel and this proved to very good choice. Shortly after booking our stay, I received a kind email from Engin and he arranged for a taxi to collect us from the airport. Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed and all staff members went out of their way to assist us during our stay. A good example was on our final day, we needed to leave the hotel at 6am in order to catch our flight. A taxi was organised for us and a very early breakfast was arranged for us.
The hotel is located in the heart of the historical city centre, just 300 metres from Tipoki palace and Sultanahmet square and maybe 600 metres from the blue mosque while a short ten minute walk will take you to the sea front where you can enjoy a stroll along the sea of Marmara/Bosphorus shore. It is a modest sized hotel with 7 or 8 rooms that are beautifully arranged and each has it's own unique sense/smell which adds to the charm. The roof terrace offers some wonderful views.
The only negatives may be the timber floors which means you can hear some noise from the room above you and the call to prayer which goes out at 5am. None of this bothered my wife or I and as outlined in previous posts, the hotel offers ear plugs to their guests. For us, this all added to the charm of what is a real and authentic Turkish experience right in the heart of historic Istanbul.
My wife and I travel a lot but this was one of those few ocassions when we were sad to leave what was truly a great holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a 19th-century, wooden mansion, offers Ottoman-style spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi in the Sultanahmet Old City Istanbul District.The location is on silent street under the foot of Topkapi palace and 4 minutes walking to Saint Sophia and Blue mosque. The terrace offers wonderfull Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea views.Esans Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated, and feature wooden furnishing and rich fabrics. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV, a full-length mirror and a dressing table. Some offer views of the Bosphorus.A Home made open buffet breakfast is served daily in the Esans’s restaurant or on the terrace. Room service is also available. ... more less
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