"In the middle of it all, well connected"
This hotel is a gem in the developing, fun area of Beyoglu, a little bit off the beaten track. We had a very spacious air-conditioned room, 601, quiet, located at the corner facing away from the bigger street going by the hotel. The staff was always friendly, extremely helpful and responded to requests within minutes. While the room was a match of old and new, for example the bathroom tiles were stained in places and some were broken, the room was otherwise newly renovated, with new, clean beds and mostly new furniture. The cleaner did a good job every morning. Breakfast was rich with Turkish specialities, ranging from egg dishes to cheeses and baked goods. Nevertheless, it also had continental breakfast choices, including yoghurt, muesli, scrambled eggs and sausages. With this rich breakfast as a base, we lasted until dinner with only a small snack in the afternoon. There is always somebody at the reception, we felt safe and well taken care of.
In terms of location, the hotel is ideally located between Taksim Square and Galata Tower, a bustling area, full of clubs, restaurants and shopping opportunities. The area is reachable via a funicular, connecting to the T1 tram line that brought us to the Old City with all its historical sights within 15 minutes. The funicular also ends directly at the piers where ferries to the Princes Islands and the Asian side depart. We were very happy with the hotel and would stay there again any time!