Prós: First of all, location was excellent and walking distance to all the attractions. The staff was excellent and very helpful. They provided a terrific orientation on the first day with recommendations for restaurants and shopping. They also recommended an excellent tour guide that we ended up using. We enjoyed the breakfast and afternoon tea, and the view on the 5th floor was a bonus.
Contras: I have nothing negative to say regarding this hotel and highly recommend the hotel.
Prós: There are very few times where you don't have to sacrifice price for location or quality, Hotel Amira excelled in all these aspects, not to mention their friendly staff and great breakfast. In Istanbul this is the place to stay!
Prós: Everything from the bellboy to the cleaning staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was very good and of highest quality and location was great, a lot of things to do if you don't mind walking. Historical sites are not close need to take a cab but not very far normally costing about 20-25TL.
Prós: The rooftop terrace was an absolute dream!Staying on the first floor we were initially worried about the noise level coming in from the street; however, once the windows were closed it was super quiet!
Contras: You could occasioally hear people in the hallway. But since the hotel has such few rooms, it was absolutely no problem.
Much nicer hotel than is depicted in pictures.
Prós: Free room upgrade to a beautiful suite, was definitely the highlight. Rooftop terrace was very lovely, and breakfast was plentiful and a nice space.
Contras: No breakfast. it was not certainly a 4*, it was 3* at best.
I believe it was not worth the money I paid for.
Prós: Quiet street, air conditioning, good breakfast spread, and very close to historical sites, but also close to cheaper places to eat towards the west.
Contras: Two minor complaints: electricity in room only functioned with room key, so you couldn't charge your gear while out of the room; and the only English or American channel on the TV was BBC news, which seemed out of proportion to the several French & Italian channels.
Prós: It might not be brand new but with an unbeatable location next to Taksim square and splendid views of the Bosphorus from almost every room as I found out, this is the best value for a luxury stay in Istanbul. The breakfast is vast, the staff incredibly attentive and courteus and it has one of the best gyms I'vê ever seen at hotels around the world. Highly recommend it
Contras: Maybe the room furniture is a bit old world style but of good quality
Prós: Well located and spacious.
Contras: It is definitively an aging hotel. Was on the 1st floor and the hallway and rooms smelled like smoke even if it was non-smoking.
Prós: Very nice hotel
Contras: It was away from tourist area of old town. But that was not nessessary a bad thing
Prós: Bem localizado e espaçoso.
Contras: É definitivamente um hotel que está ficando velho. Fiquei no 1º andar, e o corredor e os quartos cheiravam a fumaça mesmo sendo para não fumantes.
Prós: Hotel muito agradável
Contras: Era afastado da zona turística da cidade velha. Mas isso não foi necessariamente algo ruim.
Prós: Clean and tidy. Very helpful staff at the front desk
Contras: I stayed at a private room with a double bed and a shared bathroom. The mattress was so in comfortable (the coils didn't let me sleep for most of the night and actually dug into my back) that I had to sleep on the pillow and towels. Awfully uncomfortable experience
Prós: Very good breakfast. 24 hour front desk, and location was among the best features. Just beneath the Hippodrome. In fact one of its oldest walls was outside our window. Blue Mosque a short walk away.
Contras: Only true issue we had was the Mosque call to prayers at like 3am and perhaps 6, which you'll likely hear anywhere in the cities of Turkey. You do learn to live with it.
Prós: The breakfast was amazing! The friendly staff always had good advice on what to do in the area. The location was great. I can't say enough positive things about this place. A good home base for your stay in Istanbul!
Contras: Nothing I can think of.
Prós: O café da manhã foi incrível! Os simpáticos funcionários sempre tinham boas dicas sobre o que fazer na área. A localização era ótima. Só tenho coisas boas para dizer sobre este lugar. Uma boa base para a sua estadia em Istambul!