It is very convenient, a few meters away from the metro and walking distance to Karakoy, Taksim etc.
Rooms used to be great, but this time our room was a bit run down and in need of some tlc. I bought a suite, was presented to a room without windows and had to pay an additional fee to get a room with windows, so honestly felt tricked before I even checked in.
But when it comes to value for money, I would still choose this hotel again. You cannot beat this location if you want to stay close to Istiklal. Great, but not as great as it used to be!