Hotel Features. Set in the centre of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet area, the Pierre Loti Hotel occupies a modern seven-storey property boasting original bay windows and extending to a roof terrace with panoramic views over the Bosphorus. The hotel's health club houses a sauna and a Turkish bath, and offers massage services, and the concierge is on hand to provide sightseeing assistance. Wireless Internet is available in the lobby, while further amenities include 24-hour room service and laundry facilities.
The Pierre Loti Hotel offers a complimentary buffet breakfast served on the rooftop terrace, and houses a lobby bar.
Conference spaces and business services are available onsite.
Guestrooms. The 36 air-conditioned guestrooms are furnished in a modern style with a neutral colour scheme and Turkish-style fabrics. All are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet, and include LCD satellite television, hair dryers, bathrobes, minibars, and safes.
Expert Tip. Topkapi Palace, 700 metres from the hotel, served as the administrative centre of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 and now acts as a museum. The Palace is constructed around four courts, and includes the old imperial mint, an Archaeology Museum, the harem and the treasury, home to The Sacred Trusts.
Standard twin/double room: One double or two twin beds. Modern Turkish decor. Air conditioning, LCD satellite television, complimentary wireless Internet, direct-dial phones, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, safes, and bathrobes.
Single room: One double bed. Modern Turkish decor. Air conditioning, LCD satellite television, complimentary wireless Internet, direct-dial phones, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, safes, and bathrobes.
Double Room with extra bed: Three twin beds. Modern Turkish decor. Air conditioning, LCD satellite television, complimentary wireless Internet, direct-dial phones, minibars, tea and coffee facilities, safes, and bathrobes.
From Istanbul Ataturk Airport (IST):
Distance to the Pierre Loti Hotel is 18 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. The hotel can arrange transfers from the airport (surcharge). Both airport terminals are connected to the metro system, which runs to the city centre. Single tickets cost about 1 TRY. The Havas Airport bus departs every 30 minutes for the main bus terminal and Taksim Square, in central Istanbul. Journey time is about 30 minutes. Bus number 96 runs between the airport and the city centre, and a shuttle bus runs to the port. Taxis wait outside Arrivals; fixed prices are in place and the fare to the city centre should be about 20-30 TRY. At night, there is a 50 percent surcharge. Prices are all subject to change.
Getting around. Istanbul's extensive public transport system includes buses, metros (underground trains), trains, trams, sea buses, and ferries. Tickets can be purchased from main stops, stations, or kiosks prior to boarding. Istanbul's yellow taxis are reasonably priced, but travellers should ensure the meter is used. A cheaper alternative is to use a 'dolmus' (minibus or shared taxi). Driving is not advised for visitors.
Driving directions. From the airport, turn right at the first intersection, and follow signs to Sirkeci/Sahilyolu.
On reaching a roundabout with a big fountain in the middle, turn left and follow the signs to Sirkeci.
Drive straight along the seaside road for approximately 17 kilometres.
Turn left at the first sign for Sultanahmet.
Go under the small iron railway bridge, then take the first left.
Continue for 400 metres and take the fifth turn on the right, at Kumkapi Police Station.
Continue for 500 metres and the Pierre Loti Hotel is on the right, opposite Eminonu Town Hall.
- Safe-deposit box Air-conditioned public areas
- Concierge desk Umbrella
- Airport transportation (fees apply) Coffee in lobby
- Babysitting or child care Business center
- Elevator/lift Internet public area - comp
- Conference room(s) Television in lobby
- Translation services Sauna
- Parking (Complimentary) Express check-in
- Internet public area - wireless Express check-out
- Parking nearby Dry cleaning service
- Library Comp newspapers in lobby
- Health club Laundry facilities
- Complimentary breakfast Elevator/lift attendant
Room Amenities: , , • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV • Complimentary toiletries • Window opens • Cribs (infant beds) available • Iron/ironing board (on request • Bathroom telephone • Direct-dial phone • Welcome amenities • Extra towels/bedding in room • Internet access - complimentar • Makeup mirror • Massage - available in room
Sultanahmet Station: 100 metres| Basilica Cistern: 200 metres| Blue Mosque: 250 metres| St Sophia: 250 metres| Covered Bazaar: 300 metres| St Irene Church: 600 metres| Topkapi Palace: 700 metres| Archaeological Museum: 700 metres| Spice Bazaar: 800 metres| Bosphorus Ferry Station: 900 metres| Taksim Square (new city centre): 5 km| CNR Exhibition Centre: 18 km| TUYAP Exhibition Centre: 55 km|
Istanbul Hotels - Pierre Loti Hotel