Good hotel for the $
The hotel was relatively close to the airport- a 5-10min drive with no traffic. Deskman knew enough English to answer my questions and provide me with recommendations of where to eat and such. The room was well furnished and had a nice 'feel' to it. A good modern style fused with somewhat older decor. The air conditioner was newer and worked well along with the TV. I only stayed one night as I had a layover between flights, but it was money well spent; especially compared to the alternate hotels in the area. An all you can eat breakfast was included in the $40 USD as well and it was quite good. Another reason the price of the hotel was so reasonable.
The surrounding area seemed a little rough. Surely not a touristy spot.
With a stay at Sahra Airport Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Istanbul, within a 15-minute drive of Florya Beach and Venezia Mega Outlet. Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.