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  • We just checked into our room in Istanbul and it's called Henna Hotel.

  • This hotel is actually brand new.

  • It just had its soft opening in April and right now it's the end of May.

  • So we're in Sultanahmet, which is where like the main area of Istanbul is where you'll find the blue mosque.

  • Um, a lot of the mosques around here that the people visit are the visitor's go-to and Hanna Hotel is pretty close to all that.

  • So walking distance. It's in a great location. But today the taxi was trying to take us to our hotel but the roads were closed because the president apparently is coming to visit.

  • So we had to get out of the taxi and walk about seven minutes which seven minutes isn't bad but when you have two pieces of luggage and going uphill somewhat stairs that was pretty brutal.

  • They felt really bad for us and when we got in they offered us lemonade and you know, had us sit down and relax.

  • Um, also when we originally booked a room with two beds but it was kind of small.

  • So we asked if there was any bigger rooms and they're very accommodating and showed us all these options in rooms and we got the biggest room available which was by the courtyard which is so lovely.

  • So I'm gonna give you a quick tour.

  • So right off the bat the lovely part about this room is this courtyard right out front of our room.

  • Look how beautiful that is.

  • It's just so nice. Alright, let's close that.

  • So again as I mentioned it's a brand new hotel so everything is super clean, smells really new.

  • Um, up front there is the entrance area where they have two chairs and a table where you can probably relax.

  • Maybe just look at the view if you would like.

  • I only have like curtains up here too so you can have some privacy.

  • And yeah, so this is a triple room.

  • Um, but it's the biggest room, so that's why we wanted it.

  • Because the room with two beds, it just seemed a little too small for us, so that's why we wanted to upgrade a little bit.

  • And over there is the desk area. Where you can put your luggage. A really big TV.

  • I do like the lighting they have here.

  • It kind of reminds me of the lighting in the newer airplanes where they have like different color lights slowly come on.

  • It really illuminates the room.

  • A pot to boil your water.

  • Lots of...a selection of teas and coffee in this drawer. I like how they do this, where it's visible what's in the drawer.

  • I really like this idea. How neat.

  • Oh and it's a soft closed door.

  • And then down here this is the fridge.

  • Okay, they have some water in there.

  • Very fancy fresh there.

  • As I mentioned, this is where we could lay our luggage. I always like these.

  • And it looks like there's extra drawers inside here.

  • So you can save room.

  • Yeah, this is the door 2. I really like this.

  • Okay. And then here is a big closet.

  • With some slippers and a big safety box.

  • Also some hangers. Yes, a lot of storage and shelves in here.

  • A couple of nightstan- actually, there is, since this is a triple room, there's three nightstands and I believe each one has an outlet. Yes they do. Wow, this is gonna be great.

  • Wait, there's four nightstands.

  • One, two, three, four.

  • My goodness that's a lot. Okay.

  • And in here is the bathroom. Very modern looking, except for the marble.

  • I feel like Turkey loves to use marble.

  • Oh I love all the counter space here.

  • We've been lacking counter space in a lot of the hotels we've been staying in Turkey, and this is by far the most counter space we've had.

  • Over on the other side is the shower. Wow, this is really nice.

  • And also a handheld shower there. And here is all the toiletries. Got shower gel, conditioner, shampoo.

  • I also love that they provide this handheld sponge. Those really come in handy.

  • And that is our room!

  • So I'm really looking forward to staying here.

  • We're staying a total of four nights, which is a pretty long time for me.

  • Also, the main reason why we wanted to stay at this hotel as well is because they have a rooftop with a gorgeous view of the city and we really want to take some great photos on the rooftop somewhere in Istanbul and thought this was the perfect place to do it.

  • So this is the terrace, the rooftop of Henna hotel. Look how beautiful it is!

  • So you get two sides to it.

  • You get the side with the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque and then on the other side is the sea. And then each side is decorated with these nice pillows and couches and sofas.

  • This is the seaside. I mean it's such a beautiful view.

  • And then you'll get some seagulls, maybe in your picture.

  • (Turkish)

  • She is the best she works here.

  • She's been helping us. (Hi!)

  • She is amazing.

  • We've got all this food, this is our dinner for tonight and then this is our view.

  • Right at sunset time with the beautiful colors coming in.

  • I wanna give you an update about Hannah hotel in Istanbul.

  • It was amazing.

  • Um, I'm going to check out tomorrow morning.

  • Kathy already left, she just left about 30 minutes ago and I already miss her.

  • But we both thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I think she could agree with me when I say that we have never felt so welcome in a hotel like this before.

  • I mean the the big hearts that they all have here, the staff is just wonderful! They're all amazing.

  • We really felt like they were our family! They were all so nice to us like we were, you know, old friends or, you know, distant relatives.

  • Um they always checked up on us to make sure we were ok, they were always feeding us! They have such great homemade desserts here and their food is excellent, too. Their chefs are just like top-notch!

  • Of course their staff have just gone above and beyond to make us feel very welcome.

  • And the manager, Yasemin, um I hope I'm saying that right, she let us know that Turkish people are usually like this, you know, they are very welcoming to any foreign guests.

  • But I just feel like this hotel went above and beyond what they were supposed to do.

  • I mean they really treat their guests like family! Like, they made us feel like this is our home.

  • Um I swear half the time I was in Istanbul I just wanted to come back to the hotel and enjoy the hotel and talk to the staff again because it's just, it's so nice here, it's very comfortable, it's so clean.

  • So I just got to tell you all the positives about this place.

  • I mean I actually don't think I have any negatives.

  • Usually I have one con for a hotel, but this place has zero and I absolutely mean it from, like, truly from the bottom of my heart.

  • This was my favorite favorite hotels stay ever.

  • So just waiting to go over some things that I really liked.

  • First of all these beds were very comfortable.

  • Out of all the beds we slept on, in Turkey, and we went to several cities. This was by far the most comfortable beds we slept on.

  • Also the amount of outlets they provide.

  • Each nightstand here has an outlet with two USB outlets as well.

  • So I was able to charge everything at once, as you can see.

  • These are all the things that I always charge. My laptop, my portable wifi, my camera battery.

  • Um what else do I have? My phone!

  • And then over there I have my iPad I' need to charge before I leave.

  • So yeah always have lots of things to charge.

  • So this is so nice to have multiple places where I could charge things.

  • Oh yeah and over there is my USB charger.

  • What else? I really like this space where I can pop on my luggage and get my stuff easily.

  • And you know Cathy used this desk a lot for her work with her laptop. And we did have some coffee and that's the pot right there and I actually just boiled some hot water right now.

  • And if you want an iron and ironing board they will come down and give you one which they provided for us and left in our room for our entire stay.

  • Each morning they actually cleaned our rooms for us like really impeccably clean.

  • So thank you staff again for that.

  • And here's the closet again.

  • I use this a lot as well to store my shoes and my extra clothes I was gonna wear the following days.

  • The bathroom was great.

  • The shower especially was awesome.

  • I just felt so refreshed after each shower I took, the water pressure is awesome.

  • Hot water all day long.

  • And yeah, I love that they also provided these scrubs here.

  • These actually are really great.

  • And of course all the toiletries they provide.

  • So yeah, if you're looking for a place to stay in Istanbul, this is the place to stay, at Henna Hotel Istanbul.

  • And if you're staying in Cappadocia they actually have a Henna hotel in that location too and it looks gorgeous.

  • So I hope this review helped you out.

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  • Thanks for watching. Bye.

We just checked into our room in Istanbul and it's called Henna Hotel.

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