Aquarium is situated in the heart of the old walled city, within walking distance of Istanbul's most important Byzantine and Ottoman monuments, such as St.
This hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul's historic peninsula, within walking distance of many of the major attractions that this ancient city has to offer.
Our Boutique hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul's historic peninsula, an area whose identity over the centuries absorbed the character of its rulers and population as Byzantium, New Rome, Constantinople, Konstantinopolis, Âsitâne, Dersaadet and Istanbul, with views of two of the great masterpieces of world architecture, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
24-hr front desk Airport pickup All inclusive plan
Bar/lounge Bicycle rental Breakfast included
Car rental Concierge Gift shop
Handicap access Laundry/valet service Multi-lingual staff
Newspapers/magazines Open 24 Hours Parking (free)
Pets not allowed Religious group assistance Restaurant on site
Room service Taxi service Tour/sightseeing assistance
Voltage converters Wireless internet
Historic atmosphere, modern comfort and Turkish hospitality at our Istanbul Boutique hotel
THE AQUARIUM HOTEL ISTANBUL
Our Boutique hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul's historic peninsula, an area whose identity over the centuries absorbed the character of its rulers and population as Byzantium, New Rome, Constantinople, Konstantinopolis, Âsitâne, Dersaadet and Istanbul, with views of two of the great masterpieces of world architecture, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the Aquarium Hotel offers a unique experience to its guests. Situated at the heart of the Old City, it is within walking distance of many of the major attractions: the Archaeology Museum, the Topkapi Palace, the Church of St. Irene, Sultanahmet Square, the Cisterns, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar just walking distance.
In addition to a restaurant and bar, the Aquarium Hotel’s delightful rooftop terrace
Directions Approximate driving time is 25 minutes and distance is 17 kilometres (10.5 miles).
Taxis are available from outside the terminal building. Airport buses run to central Istanbul from the arrivals terminal every 30 minutes.
Driving directions: From the airport, take the Seaside Road. Turn left at signs for Sultanahmet, drive through Kucuk Ayasofya Street, followed by Yerebatan Street and turn right onto Alaykosku Street.
Transportation From the airport, take the Seaside Road. Turn left at signs for Sultanahmet, drive through Kucuk Ayasofya Street, followed by Yerebatan Street and turn right onto Alaykosku Street.
Airport Istanbul Airport (IST) Sabiha Gökçen Airport (IST)
All changes or cancellations MUST be done via e-mail to this address email@example.com. No exceptions.
Cancellations made within 2 days prior to arrival will incur a charge of the first night’s stay.
It is important to note that once you receive your booking confirmation email you are to email the property directly with your CCV number or three digit security code on the back of your credit card. Failure to do so will mean your booking is automatically canceled and no refund will be given.
All changes or cancels MUST be made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to arrival date. No exceptions.
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Clean and basic. GREAT internet access - free and easy to get on WiFi. There was a private shower and toilet and sink. Bed was changed and room cleaned daily. There were mothballs in the bathroom - I threw them out (nice carcinogen, moth balls). After that noticed an odor from the drains. Not bad, especially if kept bathroom door shut at night. The bathroom mirror never seemed to get cleaned - that was the only thing I noticed. I think I confused the maid by making my bed, too. Once I stopped, the room was cleaned better. I always packed everything up in my luggage each morning, so she could clean easily. There was no closet or furniture except a tiny cupboard, the bed, and a small bedside table. I hung my clothes on the door hooks - bathroom and main room doors had two hooks each. My room was right above the front door, with the hotel's neon sign just outside. This put a lot of light in the room at night. I kept the curtains closed. Was also a little nervous as a single woman with a window open on the first floor - so I closed the balcony door nightly. Maid opened it during the day. Only time this was a problem was the last night when flying bugs entered after dark. Left my computer (in a backpack) with the hotel clerk daily. Breakfast provided. Basic Turkish breakfast - fresh white bread, butter, jams, tomatoes, cucumbers, sliced lunch meat, hot water (for instant coffee) and hot tea. Sometimes there was juice. Dry cereal (corn flakes?) and milk. I brought my own herbal tea bags or drank plain hot water (I can't have caffeine). Front desk clerk spoke English. Owner speaks German. Ladies in breakfast room spoke only Turkish. Breakfast room had a covered balcony looking out on Haggia Irini mosque. Very nice view. I ate out there most days. Never got sick, so assume all the vegetables were cleaned with good water.
Below the hotel is a rug shop owned by the hotel owner (Aladdin) and managed by a cousin (Halim). The rugs are unusual and quite nice. The front desk clerk is the owner's son (Ali). Next door is an outlet book store for an academic press. A number of English and other language books on Turkey and the Muslim world. Very nice store. All books are 20% off list price. I got 30% off for buying quite a few books. The cookbook was excellent.
Up the street a little way are a number of nice small restaurants and kebab shops. Down the street is a small grocery store and some music stores. It is only a few blocks to the blue mosque and Haggia Sophia. There are two tram stops nearby. The street was quiet at night - no problems sleeping (except for jet lag). This was a great location at a nice price. I paid 95 lira ($60 US) a night. I suspect I would have paid less if I had paid cash and not used an internet booking.
Final note - the Internet booking NEVER got to the hotel. So they were overbooked for the weekend I stayed. Luckily, they were nice about not moving me around. And they let me stay, even though I was a surprise. My e-mails also never got to them.
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