Gulhane Park Hotel
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsGulhane Park Hotel Istanbul
We were booked into Gulhane Park by our tour organisers so stayed here twice - the first for one day and the second time for three nights.
The breakfast was adequate - just a shame they didn't serve it on the roof top as promised in the brochures. That would have added so much value. The room was okay. Unfortunately there was a horrible sewerage smell particularly outside the room near the stairwell. The internet didn't work which caused a bit of grief as we needed to get online to firm onwards arrangements and do some banking.
The staff were friendly but limited in what they could do to solve problems. They have a board that shows the tariffs at about 400 euro per night - what a joke! I am sure our travel agent didn't pay any more than about US$70.
This hotel is perfectly located in Sultanhamet - close to everything but far enough away from the expensive tourist strip. One thing that rather annoyed/amused us was that when we stayed for three nights they didn't replenish the two teabags that were provided in the room on l, or soaps etc. That sort of penny pinching really detracts from what they could be.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Gulhane Park Hotel Istanbul
Travel Blogs from Istanbul
... is also an unusual feature, a raised and screened area at the front corner of the mosque where the Sultan could come to pray unobserved.
But the mosaics are what stand out here. Not many are complete, but the many very small tiles that were used to complete the pictures are brilliant and must have taken ages to execute. ...
... have breakfast and then we landed at 0500. Our stopover was just over 2 hours so we had a cup of coffee. One cup costs 5 Euro which is about R50! I have decided not to convert anything from now onwards otherwise we won't drink or eat anything. At 0830 we leave for Stuttgart and will arrive at 1030. We're fetched by Ira and her daughter Lea. Had a great lunch and now we are doing some serious catching ...
... clear from speaking to our hosts, that they actually owned quite a lot of the most up and coming establishments in Istanbul, and luckily for us, that meant that on the same day we were offered a Bosphorus view table at one of their amazing restaurants 360Istanbul. It was here we saw the other side of this city, with all it’s high-end dining, cocktails, house music and surprisingly enough Burlesque dancing! A really ...
... avoid the saliva dripping jaws getting anywhere near our legs, and crashing into our cycle buddies doing likewise!
We all had a crash with most of them being comical incidents between each other, as we regularly cycled at very close proximity to make the most of the drafting effect. Niall probably had the lowest speed crash as I passed him my camera going up a hill. We touched bikes, he lost his balance and basically just sat down on the road! ...