My wife and I stayed at the Taya Hatun Hotel for 7 nights 16 to 23 June, we chose the hotel thanks to tripadvisor reviewers for our 1st ever trip to Turkey and were not disappointed, this is a small Boutique Hotel which offers the personal touch without intrusion on privacy.
Even before we arrived the owner Mehmet had made us feel welcome with his enthusiastic to meet us response to my email requesting transport from the airport, and this continued during the stay.
We stayed in a deluxe double (301) and found it to be exactly that, spacious, very clean (thanks to Erson), king size bed, great jacuzzi bath and separate shower plentiful hot water, room safe, seating area, plasma TV with 814 channels but only BBC world news and CNN in English, free Wi Fi and free use of laptop in reception 24/7 manned.
The same hospitality applied to all his staff who were friendly and made us feel so at home there was great advice about the city from Serkan and Ozan on reception, Semiha provided us with our breakfast which was plentiful and more that adequate to start the day, cereals, cheeses and meats with excellent breads, Turkish dishes, cakes, fruits fresh and dried, unlimited tea coffee or orange juice.
The location could not be better near all the historic sights in the old city such like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia Museum, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazar, Sultanahamet Square etc.
We are a mature couple and found Istanbul a safe city to walk in day and night, the tram stop is 3 min walk and a great way around the city, 2TL for a token per trip whatever the amount of stops.
Take the Funicular to Iskilal Street and walk to Taksim Sq they are a must see and are packed out day and night but good to get back to the relative peace of Sultanahamet.
We loved Istanbul and Taya Hatun and will be returning to both, I would recommend this Hotel and hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did, we found it perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Taya Hatun Hotel is located at the historical peninsula and just in walking distance to major historical areas, museums, shopping centers and public transport points. We are located in the heart of Istanbul's neighborhood and from our location we invite you to explore the mysteries of 2000 years. ... more less
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