Hotel Darussaade

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Address: Akbıyık Caddesi No. 96, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, 34122, Turkey

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.4

Renovated Ottoman mansion with well-appointed rooms done up in period style.

The owners of the Hotel Darussaade have clearly capitalized on, rather than chaffed at, the restrictions on renovating a historically protected building, recreating what I imagine to be the luxurious, romantic air of a 19th century Ottoman mansion in its 22 rooms.

Location
4.6
90%
Eating/drinking
3.6
90%
Leisure facilities
3.8
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.4
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

On the quiet end of a lively back street behind the Blue Mosque, the Darussaade is well-located for sightseeing excursions in Sultanahmet and beyond.

Bedrooms

Each of the individually designed rooms is done up in a different colour palette, with the décor of deluxe rooms ranging from a brass-framed bed under the golden light of a chandelier to smooth dark-wood furniture and subtle light fixtures. The LCD TVs add a modern luxury to all the traditional ones. Try to get room 303 on the top floor if you want a view.

Eating and drinking

A high-quality breakfast buffet is served in the peach and white breakfast salon.

Leisure facilities

A small wood-panelled sauna offers an extra way to relax at the end of the day.

Service

The excellent staff combine friendliness and professionalism while providing top-quality service.

Who stays there

The soothing, romantic atmosphere is well-suited to honeymooners and other couples.

Price advice

The hotel has a free car park for guests, a rarity with boutique accommodation in the central city.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Honeymooners
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

  • Beautiful rooms
  • Excellent service
  • No elevator
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