More about Pierre Loti Hotel
Mahmut Pasa Cemetery
This beautiful cemetery is located at Divan Yolu, in front of the Pierre Loti Hotel. There is a mausoleum too, that can be visited. But you can just take a walk by the cemetery and admire the tombs. The ones with flowers on top are of women, the ones with ottoman hats or turbans on top are of men.
Great location, but not a 4-star hotel
We stayed here for a weekend. We had a wounderful welcome arrangement with ppl who came out to take our bags by the taxi, and got a welcome-drink in the lobby-bar. The daytime-manager came and explained what type of guided-tours they could arrange and what to see and not. That was good!! :)
However they asked us if we wanted a kingsize-bed instead of 2 twinbeds. We said yes, because we thought it would mean another room with cityview, but a larger bed. That was a mistake. We then got a room, with backalley-view that was for 1 person IMHO. We changed back the evening after to our originalroom.
However our org-room was good. LCD on the wall, lightedminibar, closet and large windows so that we could overlook the mainstreet (Sultanahmet). GREAT! :) 2 beds that we were able to push together so that we could have a kingsize ++ bed. Bathroom was ok. Not Scandic-class on the furniture and beds & bathrooms, but it was avarage.
In our travelagents website, - Pierre Loti Hotel - is ranked 4-stars. I dont agree. Rather 3-stars and 4-stars for the service! Cause the service is exellent. Nice staff that does everything to help us, although some of them didnt know english that well.
Pierre loti has the best location of all Hotels in the near vincinity IMO. 200-400 meters from the Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia. And it took us max 5 minutes to walk to the Grand Bazaar & the Egyptian Spice Bazaar!
Great service in the lobby-bar. However the drinks werent all that great. Not educated bartenders!? And we ordered a cheeseburger with fries 1 day and got a plate with a thin burger with vegetables with mayo... AND 5 pieces of fries. A plus for the effort though. But dont write "cheeseburger" on the bar-menu if you dont got it...
The breakfast-buffe wasnt all that good. And I compare to all the other hotels me & my girlfriend has been to. That brags about being 4-stars or more. You had to pay to get a glass of fresh juice. Not the regular kinda juice but, anyways. But thats cheap imo. And the buffé was certainly not a Scandic Hotel buffé. But still a plus for the effort. But were is the cheese? And only 1 kind of bread in the breadbasket?....
Then we tried the turkish hamam-bath, that the hotel offered. OMG, it was piece of art i´d tell you. We enjoyed that alot. It took my GF & I just short of 3 hours to complete. Sauna, peeling, bath + massage. We layed there with a big smile on our faces :)
Good price on it to, compared to home in Sweden.
And a litte comment on the room-prices. I got a good offer through my travelagent for the packagedeal on our trip. So we payed less then the hotel-lobby signs told us a double room would cost.
140 EURO for single rooms, 180 EURO for doublerooms & over 200 EURO for triplerooms.
180 Euro for a doubleroom. Im my opinion that is Sheratonprices back were I come from. Sweden. Even Scandic that holds a much higher standard then Pierre Loti Hotel does, is cheaper on their doublerooms. Last time I was in Germany, I payed 120 Euros for a doubleroom in Lubeck - Germany. With alot nicer furniture arrangement & a more renovated bathroom.
So to comment on the prices I would say its expensive. And you cant charge those prices when you are a IMO, a 3-star hotel.
thank you alot. We love Istanbul and Pierre Loti hotel made us like it a bit more :)
Great location and good value for money
Have just returned from Pierre Loti Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. I read some of the reveiws on this hotel prior to booking and wanted to add my views of the hotel.
Reception staff very friendly and helpful. Bar and lounge area is rather nice and there is free internet access / computer albeit internet connection wasn't always working.
The bedroom that we had was rather small but bed was very comfortable and it was immaculately clean. We did not make use of any of the facilites in the hotel i.e. spa or steam bath so cannot comment on these.
As we booked through a Grand Prix website (the purpose of our trip) I think we got a very good deal given that the hotel was ideally located for the main tourist attractions in the Sultanahmet district. and would therefore recommend for anyone who intends doing a bit of sightseeing in this area. Should perhaps add that it was also excellent for travelling to other dstricts in Istanbul due to the fantastic transport links in the City.
Perfect central location
Friendly reception staff - bell boy who didn't pressure for tips.
Breakfast delicious, good range - you can pay extra to get an omelette made on demand! Friendly, helpful service.
Location is fantastic for Blue Mosque, Hagi Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the local bazaars.
Managed to find a nice running route around the coastal road as in training for the marathon - would also make a great walk!
Tram on your doorstep!
A great hotel with good service at a reasonable price. This was a family holiday for nine adults and two children, so things had a potential of going wrong from the start. But everything turned out well. The hotel sent a mini bus to pick us up from Sophia Gokcen Airport and we were transferred promptly within 45 minutes as promised - but this may have been because it was around 10pm.
We had four rooms between us and I think everyone was pleased with the rooms as they were bright and clean - except the triple room was tight on space and my sisters found it difficult to unpack properly, something which they were not too happy about.
My room needed a cot and and extra bed for my children, and this was all provided without extra charge.
The buffet breakfast was fresh and plentiful and the breakfast room was light and airy, making it very pleasant to be in. The restaurant staff couldn't be more helpful, but I was surprised to find you had to pay for omlettes and fresh juice - something which should really be included in a 4 star b&b.
The best thing about this hotel is its location. When they said it was walking distance to the main sites, they really meant it! The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar among others, are literally just a few minutes away.
A very nice boutique hotel
We stayed at Hotel Pierre Loti from dec 25th until the 31st. We were met at the airport by the shuttle and offered a refreshment upon our arrival.
Room 403 was a corner room, as requested, lots of windows. Room was carefully appointed, not a large room, still very adequate. Breakfast is included and is served on the 5th floor with a panoramic view of old Istanbul. Food is copious, staff is well trained. Upon my suggestion that the restaurant be "Non-smoking', the hotel manager acted right away and the next morning "non-smoking " signs were on the breakfast tables and the ashtrays had been removed. Well done ! Next step would be to prohibit smoking in the waiting room !
Hotel is a GREAT location, between the tram stations of Sultanamet et Eminonu and easy walking distances to St Sophia, the blue Mosque, the Haman bath built in 1585, the Grand bazar etc... Easy transfer from the tram to the métro direction airports. We recommand Hotel Pierre Loti and felt that the value was excellent for what we paid for our stay.
Please contact us if you have other questions about Istanbul;
What a great historical city !
Micheline de Seminet
Seattle, WA USA
"Medium" Hotel, not at all 4 STARS, more correctly 3 STARS (almost)
The Hotel location is very good, just 5 min walking from major Istanbul monuments (Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Grand Bazar, Topkapi palace).
The tramway stop, just 1 min walking from the Hotel, allows you to reach easly the Taksim zone (more "european" Istanbul part).
I booked (and paid) for a triple room (even if we were only two guests) to have a wider room: hotel receptionist firstly assigned me a double room very poor and little and, only after my claims, he gave me a better room (not a triple, and no money back).
The double-room itself is not wide... I would say LITTLE is more appropriate. The bathroom cleanliness was OK, even if there is neither a window nor an aspirator in the bathroom.
The hotel staff does not have a great english level: however they are very gentle and friendly.
The breakfast is correct, but if you think you are in Istanbul (the city of the cakes) and there is NO typical turkish cake on breakfast table...
The photo of the Hotel terrace showing a breakfast table and the Blue Mosque is false: there is a terrace by whihc you can see the Blue Mosque, but you will never have breakfast on that, because there are pipes, conditioning equipments... so is more a technical terrace.
Finally: a medium 3 stars hotel, well placed in Sulthanamet quartier.