My wife and I spent 3 nights in this quaint looking hotel, the Old Franciscan house they call it, tracing its roots all the way back to the 1850s. Aesthetically, it's a bit of both quaint and modern. The staff were courteous, informative. They helped a lot with directions and gave useful suggestions on some of the restaurants we shortlisted. Breakfast is at the top floor where you get splendid views of the Beyoglu neighbourhood and the Bosphorus Strait. I must say that the spread at breakfast could be better. The bedroom is spacious, has high ceiling and have beddings that are extremely comfortable. Many windows, hence, plenty of natural light. The bathroom is equipped with a bathtub and separate rain shower section. Shame that water flows out of the rain shower glass panel onto the floor outside causing it to be wet and slippery. There is a gap at the bottom of the glass panel and the floor. You might want to also bring your own coffee pods, there is a charge for using the Nespresso machine. Quite disappointing, really. Need to bear in mind that this property is directly opposite the Italian embassy. As such, taxis cannot drop you at the hotel's door step because of the security barrier. Anyway, the hotel's entrance is 50 meters from the security barrier. Nevertheless, the location of this property is superb as the nearest tram station is about 150 meters away. You may use the trams to go in the direction of the Sultanahmet area or the opposite direction towards Besiktas. The Galata Tower is a 15 minutes walk from the property (close to 1km). In short, apart from the feedback above, my wife and I enjoyed our stay at this property every step of the way and will definitely recommend this property to friends and families visiting Istanbul.