The first room we got was possessed (I don’t believe in that sort of thing but I mean everything was wrong). The phones didn’t work, the lights didn’t work and the do-not-disturb sign didn’t work.
They upgraded us to a suite where everything worked and the view was amazing (even though it overlooked the marina and not the Bosporus). The hotel is old but well renovated. The area is great for a walk overlooking the Bosporus with many small cafes and restaurants.
The food is good but western. You want Turkish food? Go elsewhere (we took cabs to Ortakoy for example or Hatay Medina Restaurant).
The rooms are clean and spacious and the beds are comfy. The reception speaks good english but many of the housekeeping staff don’t so be prepared to sign language your way through...
Overall it’s a great hotel that lost a point for the bad experience at the start. Great views and wonderful if you want to take your significant other on a romantic getaway.
- Breakfast included