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Megara Palace Istanbul Reviews
May 29, 2006
This hotel in Sultanahmet was recommended by a friend of mine. Its location couldn't be any better. You walk up the street for 30 sec and you are right in front of Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. The price was reasonable ($65 per night for a double room). In my opinion, it needs some work in some parts of the building (such as not working shower doors in the bathrooms or sometimes you might be getting a room without an A.C. or with a non-fully functioning one). Not having a full functioning A.C. did not bother us since the weather was cool at nights during our trip.The rooms on the second and first levels were small and the top floor ones were large with a nice balcony and view. Overall, it is clean, comfortable and nicely decorated hotel. But if you are looking for more than average such as big bathrooms or a very cold room, I would check the rooms before I book or let the management know that when you say you want A.C.,you mean it! I am hoping they will improve these parts because the management was really helpful, nice and friendly, and the location was perfect. One minus to the location is very old but still functioning mosque right across the street. Some people were up at 4:30am with a call to the prayer but most of us were so tired, we didn't even hear it:)
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Megara Palace Overview
The hotel is situated in the heart of Sultanahmet within easy walking distance of all the main attractions including Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and Eminonu pier. The Taksim area, well known for its wide variety of restaurants and bars is a short taxi ride away on the other side of the Golden Horn. There is also a convenient tram stop just two minutes walk from the hotel which provides a direct line to most of the old city.
This hotel is a nice 3* hotel with an ideal location and a great service.
It's a nice old Ottoman stone building built at the 1st quarter of the century.
Hotel offers 24 guestrooms located on five floors, all of which have warm beige and brown decor with dark hardwood furnishings. Amenities include air conditioning, blackout drapes, satellite television, direct-dial phones, minibar, and bathrooms with hair dryers and makeup mirrors.
The hotel has its own roof terrace with great views where to enjoy Turkish specialities & international dishes. . This can be usedin winter & summer because is covered with glass.
The lobby is medium size with standard decoration.
10 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 18 kms to the airport (ataturk), 2 km to the nearest station (sirkeci), 2 kms to city centre, 20 minute walk to the nearest metro station (aksaray), 40 km to the nearest fair site (thyap), 70 kms to the airport (sabiha gokcen international).
Megara Palace Amenities