I booked my reservation at this hotel before I read the negative reviews and I'm glad I did. True, the walls in this renovated Ottoman-era building are thin and if you stay in a Garden room you may experience more noise than in a room on the upper floors. But, my experience, overall, did not match the experiences of some disgruntled guests. The staff was extremely helpful and went out of their way to make sure all my needs were met, including making several phone calls for me to confirm appointments with a Turkish speaking dance teacher. The Turkish-style breakfast was more than adequate. The yogurt was especially delicious as was the fresh bread that was replenished every morning. My room was considerably larger than other rooms I have had in similarly located and priced Sultaniment area hotels and was well maintained by the housekeeping staff. One oddity was the space age shower that was really small and could have used an instruction manual. This hotel is in easy walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the tramway that will take you to the Grand Bazaar or across the Golden Horn to Taxim Square, Galata Tower and other sights. There are numerous restaurants just around the corner from the hotel. I felt no qualms in walking to and from the hotel after dark. My major complaint is that I booked my room through Booking.com and the price I paid 6 weeks in advance was double what I could have gotten the same room for had I waited until just a few days before my trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Erten konak is in istanbul historical peninsula, in sultanahmet akbiyik avenue and on the roman and byzantine wall towers. It is a wooden esidence having split aubergine model, composed of 2 houses. Constructed at the beginning of the 20th century, and registered as 2nd class historical building under protection and composed of main residence building and 1 house with identity of sultanahmet erten konak rooms are decorated with antique articles and objects subject to the cencept, which reflects ottoman and turkish life style in the best manner ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Erten Konak Istanbul
- Erten Konak Hotel Istanbul