Our family stayed at Sirkeci Mansion for five days in December. My previous experience in Istanbul was staying in the home of friends on the Asian side. I love my friends, but whole-heartedly recommend Sirkeci Mansion for families, business travelers, or couples needing a romantic break.
The hotel itself is beautiful. We had three rooms to accommodate our family of five. My partner and I had the most luxurious, but all three were very comfortable and attractive. Ours was also huge and offered a spacious balcony overlooking the park.
I cannot say enough about the service we were given. My father, 78 and diabetic, was traveling with us. The staff looked after him like he was their own, including providing a lunch for him (when the kitchen was closed) when he missed a connection with us. Similarly, a porter was dispatched with us to guide our way to the Hagia Sophia and a card for use on the trains provided.
A cooking class was arranged with the hotel's chef for just our family, which was definitely a highlight of our trip (which was by then its seventh week.)
At every point the fine management and employees did everything they possibly could to ensure our comfort, safety, and pleasure. It was amazing.
I've wanted to go back since the day we left and I'm sure that I will.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking