Our stay in Istanbul at the Hotel Esans was great. The location was perfect, in the Sulfanahmet area, just a very short walk from the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and other attractions. This is a very small hotel, with only 8 rooms, but service was great, with the hotel staff being extremely friendly and very helpful. We felt that they really went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. They made numerous recommendations for us as far as restaurants, attractions and getting around the city.
The breakfast was adequate and quite good, with a selection of Turkish breakfast foods served buffet style each morning.
The rooms are small, but quite comfortable. The bathrooms were also small, but adequate. We have stayed in many European hotels, so this was not a surprise, nor was it any inconvenience for us. A note to travelers: it is a 3 story hotel with no elevator. So if you have difficulty climbing stairs, you may want to consider staying elsewhere. For us, this was not a problem at all. The hotel has a lovely roof terrace with some spectacular views of the Hagia Sofia. The hotel also has complimentary wireless internet access.
All in all, it was a great place to stay in Istanbul. We would definitely stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Housed in a 19th-century, wooden mansion, offers Ottoman-style spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi in the Sultanahmet Old City Istanbul District.The location is on silent street under the foot of Topkapi palace and 4 minutes walking to Saint Sophia and Blue mosque. The terrace offers wonderfull Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea views.Esans Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated, and feature wooden furnishing and rich fabrics. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV, a full-length mirror and a dressing table. Some offer views of the Bosphorus.A Home made open buffet breakfast is served daily in the Esans’s restaurant or on the terrace. Room service is also available. ... more less
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