Finding a hotel that is less then 100 metres from the Blue Mosque that didn't break the bank had us purring. We choose a room in back facing a part of the old wall because it was quiet and we could retreat from the tourist madness that was so close. Rooms facing the streets looked nice, but we only planned on being in the room to rest and recover.
Being so close to the premier square in all of Istanbul was more important then we'd first thought because it allowed us to wander in and out to see the Blue Mosque, though closed while we were there, and the Aya Sophia in all the differing lights both day and night.
The rooms were more than adequate. The showers good and the staff very helpful. And the price, as they say, was right.More