Ascot Hotel

Çınar Caddesi No. 6, Büyükada, Istanbul, Turkey, 34970

Ascot Hotel lobby

By Jennifer Hattam, your Istanbul expert

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#21 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Istanbul
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
3.8
3.8
Bedrooms:
4.2
4.2
Eating/drinking:
4.2
4.2
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
4.2
4.2
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Honeymooners, Singles, Sporty types, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Relaxation, Romance

Expert review of Ascot Hotel

Attractive new hotel on the largest of the peaceful Princes’ Islands.

With its sharp-looking rooms, fine food, and private swimming pool, the Ascot seems like the kind of hotel I’d expect to find in Istanbul’s hip central neighbourhoods. Instead, it’s a little outpost of urban chic on the popular holiday islands off the city’s coast.

Location: 

Local residents flock to the Princes’ Islands on summer weekends to escape the urban sprawl and indeed, if it’s relaxation you’re after – strolling, swimming, seaside dining, maybe a leisurely pedal on a rented bike – there’s not a better spot in all of Istanbul. The city’s sights and sounds are an hour-plus ferry ride away, though – a beautiful, but long, commute.

Bedrooms: 

Though a few overdo it on the brocade wallpaper, the 22 rooms generally have a subtle sophistication, pairing dark textured fabrics with light-stone-coloured walls. Best of all, each has a balcony from which to enjoy the island’s fresh air.

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Public areas: 

I loved the intricately patterned traditional Çinli tile and plush white leather couches in the spacious lobby.

Eating and drinking: 

Thin-crust pizzas – including some with pleasantly unusual toppings such as pear and salmon – are the specialty at Jacks Restaurant and Café, which also serves as the hotel bar.

Leisure facilities: 

A white-tiled courtyard with the requisite umbrella chairs surrounds a small private swimming pool. There’s also a sauna for guests’ use.

Service: 

The hospitable staff are friendly and accommodating.

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Who stays there: 

A mix of Turkish and foreign visitors.

Price advice: 

A good-quality breakfast is included in the rates and WiFi access is free.

Pros: 
Nice rooms and grounds
Swimming pool
Good restaurant
Cons: 
Far from the city
Housekeeping service could be improved

More information on Ascot Hotel:

Type:
Hotel
Address:
Çınar Caddesi No. 6, Büyükada, Istanbul, Turkey, 34970
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service, Swimming Pool
Neighbourhood:
Princes' Islands

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