Sultanahmet Palace Hotel
The Sultan Palace Hotel, a 4-star luxury hotel, is conveniently located in Istanbul. It's close to many popular destinations in the area including the Basilica Cistern, Mosaic Museum, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Hippodrome. Guests love the location because it's within walking distance of many attractions and restaurants. It's also perfectly situated so guests can even walk to see all the highlights of the Old City. Plus, since guests can pay the hotel for a shuttle to take them to and from the airport, they never have to worry about transportation.
Once guests settle into their rooms, they can enjoy amenities such as free wireless Internet, individual climate control, and a television with satellite service. All guests say that their rooms are clean, and others point out that if you want some quiet and relaxation while staying here then you should go for the rooms facing the ocean. Additionally, others point out that the rooms with the best views are on the top floor.
In the morning, guests can take advantage of a complimentary buffet breakfast that's in the rear of the hotel with a beautiful view of the water. If guests get hungry during the day they can stop by the on-site rooftop restaurant, which offers great views and excellent food. The Sultan Palace Hotel also has a lounge where guests can unwind with a drink after a long day of exploring the surrounding area. Or, other guests recommend that the perfect spot for relaxing is in the garden.
If visitors aren't sure where to go or what to do once they get to Istanbul, the multilingual staff is very helpful, and the service and information from the front desk staff are excellent. The professional staff are more than happy to offer tour and ticket help, along with other concierge services.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSultanahmet Palace Hotel Istanbul
This was a great location in the heart of the old city. We could walk to most of the sites we wanted to visit. We had a beautiful view of the Marmara Sea from our room and the service was fantastic. We would recommend to anyone visiting Istanbul!
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