Santa Ottoman Boutique Hotel

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Address: Kurabiye Sokak No. 1, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, 34500, Turkey

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4

Super-friendly service elevates this simple, comfortable 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.

Location
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.3
90%
Value for money
4.2
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.5
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

None other than the small lobby and the restaurant/café. Free WiFi is available throughout the hotel, including in the rooms.

Eating and drinking

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.

Service

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.

Who stays there

The hotel is best suited to couples and singles.

Price advice

A discount is offered to guests who pay in cash. Private parking at a nearby lot costs 20 Turkish Liras (10 euros) a day.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • People watching

Pros & Cons

  • Comfortable rooms
  • Friendly staff
  • Limited amenities
  • Can be noisy
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