By carefully choosing a property slightly out of the busy heartlands of the Old City accommodation scene in Sultanahmet, just a few minutes or two tram stops away, owner Deniz Duyar has been able to come up with a very comfortable hotel of above-average value. The façade may be faux 19th-century, but the steep street it is set on has character, not least because of the Sea of Marmara glittering at its foot and the tram rumbling along the main imperial route through the old city above. Rooms range from standard doubles to superior to suites, the main difference being the relative sizes of each—though none are overly large by U.S. standards. With quality laminate wood flooring, pastel walls, white bed linen, and Ottoman prints adorning the walls, the standard rooms tread that fine line between modernity and old-world Turkish charm, the junior suites go for a more authentically Ottoman feel (not least in the decadent hammam-style bathrooms, where you can sit like an odalisque on a marble bench and sluice yourself with soothing warm water). It's worth heading up to the potted plant-swamped roof terrace for expansive sea and old city views—you'll have to for breakfast anyway! The plush and comfy downstairs lobby/bar has access to a small, green walled garden.
Television, safe, small gym, 15-person meeting room, breakfast included in room rate, free Wi-FiWeb site Niles Hotel
MapDibekli Cami Sok.19 Istanbul
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