5 mins from the metro (metro doesn't go all the way to the city centre yet, in a year or so it will). Friendly staff, good value if you need to be in this area that has some absurdly expensive hotels (the Kempinski, Point Hotel Barbaros, etc). Clean rooms and good service.
Bathrooms could perhaps do with an overhaul but otherwise was all good...
We really enjoyed the stay at Villa Blanche, staff is very friendly &helpful plus the hotel is clean and modern. It is located very close to the metro station and astoria shopping mall. We hope to visit them soon again.
The friendly staff, good food and comfortable room
Location is in the business part of Istanbul, so if you want to see the main atractions of the city and you don't have your own car, will be a little difficult to touch it. Of course, you have metro and buses conections near the hotel, but you must have an city bus and metro map. You can use also the taxi, but you will stay to long time in the traffic.Hotel have a free parking, but only for 5-6 cars. All staff are very frendly, and the restaurant breakfast, lunch and dinner are very good.
No negative things about this hotel, but you must not have expectations for a 4-5 stars hotel. The rooms prices are acording to hotel facilities and it's fair.
The Villa Blanche is in a tranquil setting with a pool surrounded by lush gardens, a total contrast to its urban location..The staff are very helpful and attentive to the needs of the guests and spoke excellent English. Although at the time of my stay the restaurant was under refurbishment, the breakfast was an extensive choice from the cold buffet. The hotel is a short cab ride (around 8 T Lira) to 'Kabatas' where you can catch the modern tram (1.5 T Lira one stop or all stops !) to see all the city sights.
There was only one thing that I would criticise but it is so minor I won't mention it !(but the beer should be cheaper and on par with prices at the main tourisit area restaurants).
The staff were superb! I felt that virtually everyone (espcially the folks at the front desk and in the breakfast room!) really cared whether I was happy or not.
Wireless internet did not work well on the second floor.
With a stay at Villa Blanche Hotel in Istanbul (Sisli), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Trump Towers Istanbul and Istanbul Sapphire. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.