a delightfully individual hotel and a member of the Historical Hotels of Turkey the 3star Poem Hotel locally rated as S i.e. Special Class denoting a boutique or hotel de charme that may not meet all requirements for a certain star rating but which has other advantages such as character historical interest Ottoman influence or ambience is conveniently tucked away in the heart of Sultanahmet. For those in the know Sultanahmet is the historical centre of Istanbul and offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the Blue Mosque Saint Sophia Mosque the Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace on their doorstep. Privately owned and run the Poem Hotel takes pride in its individual service and attention to detail comments in the hotels guest book speak for themselves! and staff ensure that each and every guests enjoyment of Istanbul takes precedence. Surrounded by vivid reminders of the citys Byzantine and Ottoman past the hotel also has the enviable distinction of owning its own private terrace garden which during the summer months becomes a verdant oasis for breakfast buffet style or a quiet relaxing drink shaded by walnut and fig trees. Thoroughly recommended.