Istanbul, the land the place East meets West in a marbled conflict of tradition, historical past and custom courting again 1000’s of years, with some settlements regarded as as previous as 7000 years. Istanbul has seen many names and lots of civilizations, together with the Greeks, Romans, Persians, Ottomans and now fashionable Turkey as we all know it. Town is an enchanting document of the human race and it’s migrations throughout the planet, exhibiting cultural influences from everywhere in the world.
Resort Sultania is a luxurious lodge situated within the coronary heart of Previous Istanbul, which takes the perfect of previous, Ottoman model and opulence and marries it with fashionable comfort and private service. As quickly as you stroll via the door, you’re shrouded in a novel sort of luxurious that leaves you wanting for nothing and but leaves your private house and privateness intact. Every part from the welcome Turkish coffees served in intricate silver cups on an engraved silver tray with Turkish delights on the facet, to the real heat and kindness of the employees that accompanied every thing they did, this luxurious lodge in Istanbul is the proper base from which to discover the town that was the middle of the western world for lots of of years.
The most effective options of the Sultania is the situation, in the midst of Sultanahmet in previous Istanbul, a number of the metropolis’s best points of interest are solely 5 to 10 minutes’ stroll from the lodge, together with the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace.
HIGHLIGHT of the PROPERTY
Whereas the complete lodge is a particular expertise in itself, it has one wonderful characteristic that really make it stand out from all the remaining – the standard hamman-style spa. Situated beneath the lodge, the hall opens out into an opulent subterranean house, with an indoor swimming pool, a Himalayan salt Jacuzzi, a full fitness center, sauna and Turkish steam room. There’s even a cushioned alcove to crawl into between sauna classes and intensely reviving water jets soothing the hours of exploration out of your aching muscle mass.
THE PEOPLE / STAFF
The employees are the place you discover the true heat of Resort Sultania, genuinely hospitality, fascinating conversations, recommendation tailor-made to every thing and something you wish to do within the metropolis. They’re utterly attentive to your each want with out ever being over keen or invading your private house and free time.
The rooms are designed to make you’re feeling like a sultan in pure Ottoman model, while mixing the expertise with fashionable design and amenities. The mattress was coated with intricately woven covers and Turkish pillows, with a chaise lengthy couch to the facet and comfortable temper lighting. Once we arrived, we discovered a shock welcome tray of extra Turkish sweets and treats, adopted by a personally delivered bottle of wine and extra Turkish delights! The glass lavatory wall contrasted the classical Japanese model of the remainder of the room making a sort of east-west stylish, excellent for stress-free in after exploring this amazingly exhausting metropolis!
FOOD / RESTAURANT REVIEW
Downstairs Restaurant: The downstairs restaurant, simply subsequent to the foyer was the place we ate breakfast, which was a plethora of appetizing native and worldwide dishes. Turkish breakfast at all times consists of wholesome inexperienced salads, olives, olive oils, contemporary yogurt and fruits, with added worldwide extras like waffles, fried eggs, omelettes and cereals. A Turkish tea or espresso is a tremendous kick within the morning!
Resort Sultania’s actual culinary masterpiece lives on the highest flooring, within the Olive Anatolian rooftop restaurant. The model of the delicacies is predicated upon Turkey’s most versatile product, the olive, for its central position in a wholesome Mediterranean food plan.
For our starter we had a blended seafood salad, with finely sliced, brightly coloured greens, leaves and herbs, hiding contemporary squid, octopus and muscle mass.
Our mains had been a conventional Turkish kebab of tender, juicy, beef and roasted shallots on a mattress of rosemary mashed potatoes, then grilled fish filets with extra contemporary leafy salad. Each dishes used the proper mixture of a handful of complimentary components to create contemporary and intense flavors.
Desert was equally opulent with a chocolate brownie with a liquid chocolate heart and thick, creamy Turkish ice cream on the facet, plus quite a lot of Baklava.
The ground to ceiling home windows present a panoramic view of Istanbul, all the way in which from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia to the japanese facet of Istanbul. Watching the flickering lights of the buildings which unfold up the hillside on the japanese facet and the lights of the boats passing via the Bosphorous, creates a vibrant but intimate environment.
Even should you’re not staying on the Resort Sultania, we suggest that you just deal with your self to at least one evening of luxurious eating!
AMENITIES: Cable TV; Sizzling Water; Wi-Fi; Indoor Pool; Jacuzzi; Health Suite; Hammam; Steam Room; Dry Sauna.
INSIDER TIPS: Ask for a room on a better flooring, as though solely the restaurant has a metropolis view, you’ll not less than get somewhat extra pure mild.
WHAT TO DO AROUND/ WITHIN THE AREA OF HOTEL SULTANIA
- Go to the Blue Mosque – Examine for prayer hours, as it’s closed throughout these occasions.
- Go to the Hagia Sophia
- Basilica Cistern – Discover the underground Istanbul!
- Leap between continents – Take a ferry to the Japanese facet for a view of east meets west.
- Stroll throughout the bridge from East to West to see the locals fishing from the facet of the bridge!
- Indulge your self with a conventional Haman Spa therapy!
Observe: We had been invited company by the lodge and all opinions and textual content are all mine!