I had initially booked a room at the Saba hotel, but upon reaching the hotel was informed that I'd be moved to the Saba Sultan hotel which is from the same group of hotels due to some renovation going on. I was quite apprehensive initially however didn't have much choice as it was pretty late in the evening.
The Saba Sultan hotel is in a small alley, about half a kilometer behind the blue mosque and difficult to spot out amongst the string of similar hotels all around the place. It has a small lobby and sit down like any budget hotel. However, what really impressed me was the warmth and hospitality of the staff. Not just one odd member of the staff but every single person we interacted with over the span of our three day stay was amiable, cheerful and went out of their way to make your stay comfortable.
The rooms are a bit dated however comfortable and spotlessly clean.
The buffet breakfast wss a sumptuous spread of cheeses, cold cuts, breads, cereals, salads and Turkish sweets.
Overall its an fine budget hotel and I would recommend this hotel for it's excellent hospitality. If you're not looking for something too fancy however are a stickler for good customer service, this is a good choice.More