House Hotel Bosphorus
Member Reviews (1)
- House Hotel BosphorusMember ofTrendstersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10First to ReviewOct 12, 2012
The location is fantastic and incomparable. The rooms at the Kempinski and the Four Seasons (both also on the Bosphorus) maybe larger and more luxurious but you can't beat the view here. Our junior suite cosy and was tastefully decorated, situated on a corner that looked out onto the Bosphorus on one side and onto Ortakoy, a redeveloped old fishing village full of bars and cafes. From the moment we arrived the staff very obliging, no request was ever beyond their reach. We were introduced to our personal concierge, Metin, who provided the best service bar none, personally escorting us to a nearby pharmacy and myself to a local tailor's so I could get some urgently need alterations done.
The hotel has it's own restaurant/cafe that serves a pretty good buffet breakfast. It's atmosphere is quiet and subdued; perfect if you need to focus on checking your emails and doing some reading. If you sit on the terrace, again the view is stunning. If you prefer somewhere livelier, there's The House Cafe, not part of the hotel but attached to the ground floor, with a great menu and a very stylish, good-looking clientele.
We had booked to stay 3 nights and were thinking of moving to the Ciragan Palace Kempinski or the Four Seasons for the last 2 nights of our visit to Istanbul, which were our first choices but were full when we booked, BUT decided we'd stay at The House Hotel because we loved staying there. The manager rewarded our decision by having a bottle of wine waiting for us in the room that evening. We felt special and that's how a hotel should make you feel.