The best thing about this place is its location. Situated on Hippodrome Square, near Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi etc alongside a trail of restaurants and shops and city's Tram System. Almost every suggested tourist destination of the old city is on a walking distance and if you want to explore further, ride the tram nearby. We used to stroll around late evenings due to good surrounding environment.
Like usual boutique hotels, the rooms are small but well kept (thats all a traveller wants, a nice place to sleep). The room rent is very decent compared to the reasons above. Breakfast is also included.
The staff is very friendly and cooperative here especially Mesood, who can converse in English too, which is a blessing in this country. He not only served well as a host but also sincerely guided us in exploring Istanbul, getting reservations (and discounts), making arrangements for logistics alongwith tour plans to the other cities within our budgets. Our trip to Turkey was impossible without his support and cooperation and we got value for our money and time through services agreed upon.
I strongly recommend this Hotel to all from my own experience (I stayed here for ten days in an all girls trip). It was my home in Istanbul!
One small suggestion for the Hotel mgt: Please add a good English Breakfast/ Earl tea in breakfast menu as half of the world prefers it for breakfast and a major chunk of your customers will be pleased to have one. You cant find a decent cup of black tea with milk in it throughout Turkey! I hope it'll give an edge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Spectra is a converted Ottoman House in the old city of Istanbul at the corner of Hippodrome Square. It is located close to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.All rooms are quiet. Most of the rooms have a nice view of Hippodrome square and blue Mosque.Our hotel's quality and hospitality of its staff ensure you a pleasant stay in Istanbul. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spectra Hotel Istanbul