My Stay At The The Istanbul Ev Guest House
We stayed here for 3 nights at the beginning of July and it was a pretty good stay. I booked through Travel Republic.
The location is great as it is a 2 minute walk to the beach and Brighton Pier. There isn’t much parking nearby so we arrived by train and then walked to the hotel, took a out 20 minutes.
The room wasn’t very big, it had a double bed, a big wardrobe, a desk and a small tv. Only one side of the bed had a bedside table, the other side was right up against the wall with the window so who ever is on that side of the bed had to slide down to the end of the bed or climb over the other person to get out of bed.
There isn’t any air-con so if it’s hot, you have to open the window and that is when you will get your own personal wake up call at 7am from every seagull nearby. It drove me crazy but it was so hot that weekend that it was a toss up between boiling in our room but have quiet or managing to cool down but hear all the seagulls.
The bathroom is a bit on the small side and takes up a lot of room in the bedroom. The shower is a good size but a little difficult to work out at first, once you know what’s what, it’s fine. The toilet it right in the corner between the shower and the wall, this was quite a squeeze for us to use but lucky enough there was a toilet on the landing as well that we could use.
The bed was super comfy, both me and my husband slept great each night as it was that comfy.
The view from our room was the back houses so not great but if you have a room at the front of the hotel, you see the front of the houses opposite. In order to see the sea, you would need a room at the front of the hotel and then lean out your window to look down the street.
There is no lift so if you have trouble getting up stairs, make sure you tell them when you book.
The hotel offers breakfast, you can a tiny cooked breakfast, cereal, toast and plenty of tea and coffee. After the first day we actually opted to have breakfast at the Harvester at the bottom of the road as you can get an all-you-can-eat breakfast for £6 each.
When you check in you are given 2 keys, the first is the front door in case you are out late and they have locked up for the night. The other key is obviously your room key.
There is a Tesco Express a few minutes walk away so getting food and drinks if you need them isn’t a problem if you are on a budget.
The staff were all really nice, some of them didn’t speak much English but they were still nice.
I don’t think I would stay again unless I was sure that I could get a room at the front of the hotel, with a bigger bathroom and on a low floor. I think that would definitely be better for us.