Gulhane Park Hotel
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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.
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