Which Istanbul hotel is recomended
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Jan 17, 2012 1:09 PM Last Post By: roberto1938
Jan 11, 2012 8:10 PM
Which Istanbul hotel is recomendedLay over in Istanbul in Sept after Croatia tour.
Has anyone stayed in a nice hotel in Sultanhamet area with price $ 150-200 usd per couple. There are many nice hotels listed on the web but prefer opinions from someone's experience. Really looking forward to this 4 day visit. Thank you.
Jan 11, 2012 10:15 PM
1I've had nice stays at the Armada:
It's on the edge of the Sultanahmet area, about four blocks from Aya Sofya, Sultanahmet etc. The walk is up a fairly steep hill though. This gets you out of the more crowded parts of the district, in particular the drinking scene, which was a good thing for me. The rooms are pleasant, although certainly not full-tilt luxurious and the staff nice. The best feature of the place is the view from the top-floor restaurant and roof viewing area/breakfast cafe. To one side, the Bosporus, to the other, a superb view of both Aya Sofya and Sultanahmet.
Jan 12, 2012 10:25 AM
Thanks for the tip. It looked perfectly fine, but not the "up hill walk tip", as my wife prefers no hills. Sorry, I should have qualified my post. Will there be a lot of hills for tourist sites in the Sultanahmet area?.
Jan 12, 2012 10:38 AM
3Re the hills in Sultanahmet: there is certainly some uphilll (and downhill) walking but nothing an averagely fit and mobile person can't do. The Blue mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi are in the area, and walking to and around them is flat. There is also the tram which takes you around the hill to the Galata Bridge area. But in Istanbul walking is slow, so unless you are on a mission, going slowly makes it pretty painless. You don't give your ages and mobility, but chill, it's not too bad.
Jan 12, 2012 11:11 AM
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Jan 13, 2012 10:39 AM
6Have you looked at Sari Konak? My favourite place. Hope your wife's new knee is coming along well. As a fellow new knee person I commiserate on the problems, but congratulate on the good things. Off post probably but I found that it was best to keep to the footpaths rather than the cobblestones. New Knees somehow didn't like the unevenness of cobblestones and watch for slippery dog do dos..
Jan 14, 2012 8:47 AM
Jan 17, 2012 3:34 AM
We've just returned from first trip from Istanbul. We stayed in Esans Hotel in Sultanahmet. esanshotel.com
The location was great.Just opposite of Topkapi palace walls. The rooms was very nice decorated. highly recommending to stay in big rooms Superior Suit. So closely and friendly people in Istanbul. Try to visit also Chora church and Suletmaniye mosque.
Jan 17, 2012 10:52 AM
Same as post 6 for the Sari Konak hotel, your recomendation for the Esans is a good one. Were the rooms confortable w/o AC? . No breakfast or AC is mentioned in their web site so must not be included!. Often times AC is important in some climates!!
Post 7, thank you too for the hotel info.!
Jan 17, 2012 1:09 PM
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