Santa Ottoman Boutique Hotel
Kurabiye Sokak No. 1, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34500
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Singles, Nightlife, People watching
Expert review of Santa Ottoman Boutique Hotel
Finding a comfortable boutique hotel with friendly, eager-to-please staff and reasonable prices in an area where accommodation leans toward the spendy or the utilitarian was a pleasant surprise and I’ve recommended the Santa Ottoman to a number of friends – as long as I think they’ll enjoy being at the heart of the urban action.
On a side street off a busy pedestrian thoroughfare İstiklal Caddesi, the Santa Ottoman is located right in the middle of the Beyoğlu nightlife, which can be a plus for partiers and a minus for those with little tolerance for noise.
A tasteful remodel has resulted in simple, but well-furnished rooms with comfortable beds, light wood floors, and ever-so-slightly Ottoman-influenced curtains, bed covers, and bolsters in reds, golds, and browns, decorated with delicate line drawings of flowers. Ask for a room away from the street if you want a better chance at some peace and quiet.
None other than the small lobby and the restaurant/café. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, including in the rooms.
The included-with-the-room buffet breakfast and other meals are served in the street-level brasserie-style La Boheme Café, which offers French, Turkish, Italian, and other international dishes.
The super-friendly staff are what really makes this hotel such a welcoming oasis. I enjoyed chatting at the front desk over a cup of çay while scouting hotels and friends who stayed there found the staff attentive to their needs.
The hotel is best suited to couples and singles.
A discount is offered to guests who pay in cash. Private parking at a nearby lot costs 20 Turkish Liras (10 euros) a day.
More information on Santa Ottoman Boutique Hotel:
- Price from:
- Kurabiye Sokak No. 1, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey, 34500
- Room Service, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant