Explore the myths of Talisman
We were inspired by the legendary Ottoman Empire’s Sultans’ talismanic shirts when designing the concept of Romance Istanbul Hotel. Each room has its own unique charming story based on the talismanic shirt which handcrafted and inspired by its original. The replicas of talismanic shirts exhibited in our rooms are from 16th Century Collection of Sultan’s Clothing at Topkapi Palace. Below you will see the Sultans’ Talismanic Shirts in Romance Istanbul Hotel’s room. When you click to the each shirt, you will be reading the story and the love poems of that Sultan.
Talisman was a sort of magic mostly known in Eastern Civilizations. Over time wearing talismanic shirts became a tradition in Ottoman Empire, especially amongst sultans and important statesmen. There were a certain belief in talismanic shirts that; they were the cure, the bearer of victories, the protector for the evil, resource of wealth, peace and bliss for the owner’s family.
To complete the talismanic stories and tell our guests the charming legends of fascinating city Istanbul, we decorated each corridor of our hotel with hand-crafted ceramic miniatures of both talismanic and famous buildings of the city which you can see above picture in the middle of the page.
In Romance Istanbul Hotel, we would like to invite you to this wondering adventure with the Talismanic Shirts that has a great importance in Ottoman Sultan's life. Each talismanic shirt’s story will bring you back to the magical world of the past while you “explore the myths of talisman”.
This review is a little tough to write, we were booked into the Yasmak Sultan, but when we checked in the room was not what we booked and they offered us a room in the Romance hotel instead and it was certainly a lot better. The location of the hotel is fantastic, an easy walk to most of the old city. The service in the hotel is great, they really work hard to make you feel comfortable. The room was big with a great shower and a big bed. The decor was tasteful. Breakfast had a good range and eggs and waffles cooked to order. Overall this is a really good hotel and if you have the chance to book it.
Stayed: April 2018
TWe spent one week in Istanbul, Romance hotel location was excellent with wonderful staff. Aila the guest relations advisor at hotel was very friendly and helpful. Hotel location is perfect next to lots of shopping and good restaurant to chose from. Very easy to walk to all sight seeing places in close proximity of hotel. The best shopping we did was mostly around the hotel, since we found their prices was cheaper than Grand Bazar. We bought most of our ceramic plates from a shop on the way to Aya Sophia mosque called "EFEZADE" and very hospitable manager, Kasem who gave us very reasonable prices. We especially liked the restaurants at right hand side and left hand side of the hotel as well as a restaurant in next street called Constantine Ark that had a wonderful choices. Overall a very memorable travel experience.
Stayed: March 2018
Luxury at an everyday price
Having looked at lots of other options, we finally decided on the Romance Istanbul and what a great decision that was. Having read lots of reviews, our expectations were very high and they were all exceeded. From the moment you step through the door to the moment you leave , you are treated as if you are the only guests in the hotel. Rahime and Ayla made breakfast especially welcoming. The hotel is very clean and extremely comfortable, with subtle touches of Ottoman luxury. The location is excellent for shopping, sightseeing and immersing yourself in Istanbul life. One of our party has already booked a return trip with her husband, I just wish it was me
Stayed: March 2018
New clean friendly hotel
The best in this area of gulhane. house keeping and room service is great; and all the staff are polite. It also has good breakfast. I ordered food to my room and it was delicious. They also sent me nuts, dry food and turkish delights as complementary things. The toilets were very clean and the only problem i had with it was that it had glass walls backed with almost transparent curtains. The hotel is in best conditions, new, and is located in a safe area. go ahead and book your room without any doubts
Stayed: March 2018
With so much choice in Istanbul, it can be hard to choose a hotel- honestly, I would look no further!! We had a beautiful room, filled with treats and a very nicely priced mini bar. The location is absolutely ideal, steps away from all the major sites and bustling streets, yet down a quiet side street so you still have a peaceful nights sleep. We loved the breakfast, we loved the staff, all in all we loved this hotel!
Konaklama tarihi: Şubat 2018
Day of Istanbul !
I am verry happy to stay in the Romance Hotel.
Best services and great hospitality. Great location very close to all historical area. Spa Hamam sauna and pool very useful. Staff was very helpful.
Thank you for everything !
Definitely I am return !
Konaklama tarihi: Mart 2018