Thoroughly civilized hotel, which stands out among the happy-go-lucky little hotels in the Sultanahmet area by its fine sense of style and excellent service. Do not expect Turbaned Pashas in this restored 19th century townhouse. The ambience is restrained and European with a touch of neoclassical and a hint of 1920?s Paris. The lobby doubles as a stylish cafe featuring thonet chairs marble topped tables and old sephia photos. A magnificent Corinthian capital - genuine Roman - supports a massive glass reception desk. Rooms are comfortable and full of light, with satellite television on offer. The roof terrace commands a breath taking close up of the blue mosque and the Egyptian obelisk. From the best selling - the small hotels of Turkey. The exquisitely renovated ottoman house has a rooftop terrace with glorious view of the blue mosque. The lobby and bar, where you can have a wonderful breakfast, are warmly decorated and comfortable. The personable staff ensures a relaxing atmosphere. From Fodors Instanbul.