We booked this hotel through another website. When we arrived there was no one at the reception and the lobby looks like storage for old furniture. I haven't seen anyone at the reception anytime I was entering or leaving the hotel even though we were there for 9 days. They also may claim that that they couldn't charge your credit card so they will ask you to pay at the hotel be aware as they may have different rates. We got a room on the 4th floor with no lift. The toilet was very dirty like someone just used it an hour ago. The ceiling was covered in mould and the sink was leaking. There is no one in the hotel that speaks English. One day someone entered our room with the key without any walking to the door or something. he had no English so we were a bit terrified because I could not understand what is he trying to say. I assume I got the worst Room because it was nothing like on the pictures. downstairs there was a nightclub open to 3 a.m. or 6 a.m. depending on the day so you can enjoy techno music till early morning. It's not possible to sleep with the windows open.
Execellent accomodation in the heart of Istanbul! The receptionist was very helpfull, also the room was clean and with everything necesary like iron, hair dryer! It was the second time i choosed to take Mavi Konak and will choose it every time in Istanbul. Xoxo
We arrived a bit late to the small street designated on our map. We had only one night in the city. Even though we booked a studio room, the double room was offered to us, but still we insisted on the studio because our was on the 1st floor and we didn't need a bigger room.
We didn't regret it though. Small and cozy, very well equipped and we'll maintained.
2 mins walk from Istaklal,10 mins walk from Taksim but still quiet like the suburbs. We enjoyed our night there very much and will probably return.
We had a a fantastic 5 day stay at Mavikonak Apart during our Istanbul trip. Location of the hotel is superb in Beyoglu area within Asmalimescit neighborhood. There are various pubs, traditional restaurants and nightclubs just steps away from the hotel. All major attractions are within 30 minutes walking distance. We walked to Santa Sophia and bosphorus directly from the hotel. Sishane metro station is 3 minutes away. The rooms are tastefully decorated with original wooden ceilings, ceramic tile floors and brick walls. Breakfast consists of various traditional varieties, freshly baked cookies. Hotel owners were super friendly. They gave us good tips on pubs and restaurants. Overall we liked our room and friendliness of hotel personel. Location is unbeatable. I recommend the hotel to Istanbul explorers.
That the weekends are noisy is not the fault of the Mavi Konak Hotel - this district of the city is for fun and clubbing. The hotel is family operated, very friendly, clean, providing a welcoming atmosphere. The room was very cozy, very clean, the beds super comfortable and the family was eager to provide all the simple amenities that you can hope for such a good price. I would always come back to this place.