I was on business and attending meetings nearby. One of the reasons I chose Tulip City was that it was recommended by colleagues in Istanbul and the price which was fantastic value for money. I didn’t check any reviews before hand but had assumed it was part of the Tulip chain of hotels. I had stayed in Amsterdam a few months ago.
It is superbly located. it is quirky and interesting. The rooms are not big, but big enough. Istanbul can be a cold city in December, the room was very warm. The bed comfortable and the rooms neat and clean. I noticed that although there was tea and coffee, there was not kettle. That didn’t matter – I didn’t need one. but I expect if I had asked one would have been supplied.
The staff were friendly – good English – and arranged airport transfers.
Istanbul is one of the great vibrant cities of the world – in other words it is noisy, very noisy. First night it was very noisy outside, second night it was quiet and the third night noisy – but not as bad. If you want a quiet room … don’t stay in the city centre.
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