Fodor's Expert Review Darussaade

Akbıyık Cad. 90, Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Two adjoining 19th-century houses offer old-world charm and comfortable rooms close to Sultanahmet's main sights. Decorated in Ottoman-Victorian period style, the cozy furnishings include brass beds and lamps, floral-patterned wallpaper and textiles, wooden floors with plush area carpets, and old-fashioned-style telephones. Most rooms face the neighborhood, though a few on the upper floors have views of the Sea of Marmara or the top of the Blue Mosque. Breakfast is served in summer on a new rooftop terrace with the same view, which also hosts a Turkish restaurant offering à la carte lunch and dinner selections. Service is both friendly and efficient.

PROS

  • comfortable, nicely furnished accommodations
  • very helpful staff
  • rooms receive lots of natural light

CONS

  • some small rooms
  • most rooms don't have views

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 212-518–3636

HOTEL DETAILS

21 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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