Before this hotel i stayed in the other hotel nearby (the same street). It was very alike,but much worse-not clean,bad breakfast,noisy etc.
That is why highly recommend Katelya hotel-i would stay here next time i come to Istanbul.
I really like this hotel-little,cosy,very home-like. It is perfectly located for travellers - in the historical Sultanahmed area,just 2-3 minutes walk to Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. The street is very calm and historical in spite of the central location. Rooms are not big (what is ok for central Istanbul), but very comfortable and nice. Each room has its own design in general style of the hotel (i like it). Everything in the hotel is very clean. The breakfast is quite all right - fresh juice,2 types of coffee, Turkish tee. There are both European breakfast dishes as well as Turkish specials. Not many,but more than enough. Omelet should be ordered,but the staff makes it very quickly. The staff is really what i like most of all in the hotel-extremely friendly and helpful! We waited in the breakfast restaurant for our room to be ready and they provided us free coffee and freshly pressed juice with no charge (although we did not ask for that). When anything was eaten out at the restaurant during the breakfast,we just asked and the staff delivered it quickly in a very polite manner. And the last thing-when we were leaving the hotel, we wanted to relong it till 18:00,as we had late flight. The staff did not take any money for that-this is the first time i saw such a welcoming approach,as no other hotel did it for free. At the reception works the owner of the hotel himself,and we are thankful for the friendly and comfortable way he handled everything for us.