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Hotel absolutely deserves given rating on tripadvisor: communication before arrival perfect; although central, hotel is quiet (except hearing the call for morning prayer at 5 A.M.; location could not be better - across Blue mosque, 5 minutes on foot to Hagia Sofia, short walk to...More
My daughter & I stayed at The Optimist Hotel in Istanbul & enjoyed outstanding service from the moment we stepped into this friendly, family-operated boutique hotel. We were given the most beautiful room on the top floor, complete with spa & with windows on 3...More
Had only a short stay here in Istanbul and wanted to stay close to main attractions such as Blue Mosque, Bosporus etc.
We were give my the terrace room which was the top level room.
The view is truly unbelievable. Above the treetops you have...More
This centrally located hotel, just steps from the blue mosque and hagia Sofia. It was beautiful, quaint, and although it felt like I was on an exotic honeymoon,strangely the staff made me feel right at home. Mustafa, Mohammad, Gaya, and the rest of the staff...More
We stayed in the Taksim area and we came to see the Sultan Ahmet parki, when we saw the Optimist restaurant and that they serve breakfast. I recomend to eat there. Good food and reasonable price (we were on a budget). And since I had...More
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.