Flower Palace has excellent location and is centrally placed to most tourist destinations. Sultan Ahmed, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar,spice Bazaar all less than a km. We like strolling around and walked to galata tower/ taksim square which is about 2.5 km. There was also an option take a tram from the stop right across the hotel. We took Marmaray ride to Asia side which was a few minutes walk. The ferry ride was also close by walking a little more but it was drizzling and we preferred Marmaray.
Breakfast is standard and we were served nearly the same menu for our 3 days of stay. But this was not an issue as the spread was good with sufficient options. We anyways did not expect a five star buffet. Breakfast is served at the top floor and the City view along with the breakfast is nice.
The best of the hotel is brought by the hospitality of the staff. From reception to server to cleaner to housekeeping, everyone is helping and ever smiling.
Room was comfy but not the best. All in all it's a good place with an excellent location.
Plus points: Great location, next to many of the tourist spots and shops. The hotel is on a road which has many shops that are open till 12.30am. There’s two tram stops and a train station nearby. Hotel staff are friendly and speak good english. Good shower size.
Points to improve: The AC in the room is too loud. The bathroom smells of sewage quite often. Breakfast needs to be slightly better. Room needs to be dusted because there’s dust on the stool next to dressing table. Also the bedding had some stains and the blanket to sleep with was too rough, needs to me more gentle.
Just to note due to location, taxis cannot come right next to hotel. Download the Taksi app for taxis, you can pay in Lira or pay with your card. There are exchange places near the hotel, the one more towards burger king is better than the one right outside the hotel.
We found the hotel clean and our room was just about big enough.Self service Breakfast is presented in a roof top area and the views are fabulous, the selection of food is quite good as well. We were on the 5th floor and although the hotel is in the centre of Istanbul we found it quiet enough for a good night sleep in the comfortable bed. The hotel is close to several of the sites and restaurants, all the staff are very friendly and helpful especially Habib,
Excellent ! Thats the best word to describe this hotel, i spend 8night with my friend and it was very good, here's more details about tge hotel:
The cleaning: 9/10
The location: 10/10 very close to all touristic place
Wi-Fi in the room : 10/10
The staff : 10/10
I'll come back here in my next trip
Thank you for all :)
Excellent location - nice hotel & suitable for budget travellers- helpful staff especially Mr. Habib
Some rooms might be small for a family but the staff managed to move us to another room with enough space, room is clean & equipped, we overall enjoyed our stay. The only drawback is that there is no terrace & there are other buildings facing the hotel so you have always to shut the curtains to maintain privacy.