Travel Blogs from Istanbul
We flew to Istanbul where we spent the night at the Londra Hotel. This is a funky old hotel in a good location. We walked down to the water and had nice dinner. We got up early the next day and headed to the airport where we met up with our friends Elizabeth and Tom.
We all flew to Bodrum where we got on a Gulet boat in Bodrum harbor. …
This day was much better than yesterday. I waited all morning for my passport to arrive. I planned to move hotels as soon as it came. The one I was in was a dump in a place far away from anything interesting. I made a reservation for the Garden House where I stayed before. It is a lovely hotel in the old section, within walking distance of lots of …
I made it! Long flights but not terrible. I met a nice woman on the overseas flight which helped pass the time. I arrived at 4:30 pm. I was so glad to see my name on a sign at the airport. The tour company took me to my hotel. It was a lovely drive and the sun is shining and it is warm! I got checked in and changed clothes and decided to go for a …
Just hanging out today. Dan took the older kids on an outing as it was time for a little family separation ;-) Kelly and I did a little window shopping and had an extended tea and reading time at a traditional cafe. Dan and I did carve out an hour to visit a reputed rug store for some viewing and education on oriental rugs. We came away with no purchase and a greater appreciation for the few rugs we already own after hearing some of the prices! I think I will stick ...
Note to self, always keep a stash of some US dollars on hand when flying to new country! Flew to Istanbul but Turkey doesn't accept its own currency to pay for visas (should have known as same in Africa)…sent to back of long queue…found only ready-teller that had US and Euro but it had run out! Back to the window via a long queue – explained (loudly) – desk person pulled out credit card machine from under the counter – paid in ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Garden House Istanbul
The best choice
No best choice in that area near Sultanahmet : good and smiling service, efficient and helpful management. Clean and comfortable rooms. Cice garden for a good breakfast (fresh fruits, yogurt, eggs, ....). free transportation from the airport if you stay more than one night
Le meilleur hotel
Istambul : Hotel garden House : Super
Un hotel exceptionnel, très bien situé à deux pas de Sultanahmet. Personnel toujours aimable. management efficace et serviable. Chambres impeccables. Un des meilleurs choix, sinon le meilleur dans cette catégorie et ce quartier
Un jardin calme pour le petit déjauner, copieux et de qualité
I have just returned from a business trip to Istanbul staying there in the Garden House Hotel for one night. During this short period I noticed a very warm wellcome when I arrived at the hotel. All staff was extremely friendly and helpful. E.g. there was a problem with water which was in the responsability of the municipal water department. The hotel manger immediately offered me another room in the 1st floor which had more water pressure available. There was plenty of space in the nice funished airconditioned room and the absolute clean bathroom.
Si vous êtes à la recherche d'un endroit reposant au milieu de l'immense turbulence istambulienne, voici là le chemin menant à mon petit jardin secret.
Really a great hospitality, the hotel is so new and the garden is the perfect location for the breakfast.
Room clean and spacious, in an optimus position to reach all the main monuments.
The staff will help you in the organization of your say, giudes, tours and all that you'll need.
To be suggested !!!
I stayed in this hotel with a colleague/friend for 1 week. We had asked for some preferences at the booking time and they were all fullfilled. The hotel is small (only 14 rooms) but very cosy. The room we had was spacious, very clean and very nice decorated. Cleaning service everyday is impeccable, the staff is very helpful and tries to assist you as much as possible, in fact nothing is "impossible" for them. It's a pity that most of them (there are only 3 - 5 staff) don't speak at all or only little english, except for the head receptionist. If you have a laptop, you have wireless internet in your room free of charge. In the reception there is also internet available. The small breakfast buffet was very nice and there is enough variety. It's impossible to leave the breakfast table still hungry. It is very nice to have your breakfast outside in the nice garden. The hotel is small (only 14 rooms) but offers peace and privacy. If your daily working life is very busy and hectic (like we have), this hotel is perfect to recover and to enjoy the peaceful and quiet environment. Still the major attractions are close and within walking distance.
The hotel was reserved by one of my friends and it was 3rd time I would be visiting Istanbul. Since this time I was not very happy about the services of the hotels I have stayed. But this was more than I have expected. The Staff, service, food, garden and peaceful atmosphere was absolutely wonderful .. What else a traveller would expect from a hotel.
Per un piacevolissimo soggiorno a Istanbul
Abbiamo trascorso un ottimo soggiorno al Garden House: posizione buona vicino a tutte le attrazioni; edificio recentemente ristrutturato, per cui tutto è nuovo; personale estremamente gentile e disponibile; camere molto pulite e curatissime in tutti i particolari.
La zona è tranquilla e silenziosa, in mezzo a molti altri alberghi.
E' possibile consumare molto piacevolmente i pasti nel grazioso giardino dell'albergo, dove vengono cotti alla brace davanti agli occhi buonissimi pesci e bistecche.
Insomma, albergo molto raccomandato.
Beautiful, quiet and friendly
We stayed for 4 nights in the Garden House in Istanbul. Very new and clean hotel,
comfortable rooms (tastefully) and very near The Blue Mosque (5 min)
Staff is very friendly and helpfull. Nice, quiet area in Sultanamet
Wonderful Place -- Even Better than Dersaadet (its Sister Hotel)
Stayed here April 20, 2006 for one night. This is the sister hotel to Hotel Dersaadet. We stayed at both hotels on this trip and found Garden Hotel was actually better of the two. Liked it so much we stayed for two more nights at the end of our trip. The staff could not be more kind or helpful! The rooms are immaculate and it is very quiet. The complimentary breakfast is quite good also. Don't hesitate -- stay here!