Basileus Hotel Istanbul
If you are planning to stay in Sultanahmet, with-in walking distance of Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern, then look no further than Basileus Hotel. I recommend this place especially, to Budget travelers who are seeking 5 star service in the heart of Istanbul. This is one of the hotels wherein you will find things as they have been promised to you while booking.
As I have already brought out, the USP of this hotel is its prime location. It is easy to find this hotel, as it is located at corner of the street. I must add that Grand Bazaar and Hippodrome are also walk-in distance from this place.
The interior decoration of the rooms are appealing and the beds are of good size and comfortable. The attached bathroom is quite spacious with elegant fittings and nice Jacuzzi.
Breakfast & Coffee
The breakfast is complimentary with stay. They have a wide and healthy menu with good variety of dishes. Also, cooks are caring and do not hesitate to cook some special feasible requests like Masala Omlette (spicy Indian omlette) for guests. Also, free Turkish tea and coffee is provided all day at Reception.
Pick and Drop
During our visit, there was an offer for free pick or drop (one way with 03 night stay) from Ataturk Airport. The service was prompt and confortable. The offer is also available at the time of writing this post.
The hospitality of the hotel staff is remarkably pleasant. In particular, Mr. Yusuf is really a nice host who is passionate about his hotel as well as Istanbul . You will find him like an elder brother/ family member, who will not hesitate to help you out ever. The good thing about him is that, he cares about comfort as well as financial interests of the guests.
During our visit, he took out time for us and guided us everyday about how should we go around our self and explore Istanbul. Even he gave us good advice on tours along with pros and cons. He gave us free maps and free Istanbul Kart (which we charged and used) for trams. Further, he told us about local delicacies and local places to eat. Also, he booked our Dinner at Galata tower with no extra charge.
Overall, the hotel staff takes extra effort to make their guests feel at home, for example during rains, they are thoughtful enough to provide umbrellas.
You may visit the website of Basileus Hotel for reservations and other details. They may take your credit card details for booking confirmation. We did it and found it safe.
Note: TravelJots does not have any affiliation with Basileus Hotel, Istanbul. It is just a honest review, to bring the best to our readers.