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Los Angeles, California
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Location was fantastic ,walkable distance to almost historic location. Few things that needed in the room was the CLOCK ,otherwise so hard to find the local time. Food was good too. Mustafa at the front desk was very helpful .

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2016

What a brilliant experience, the hotels offers amazing service with its unique views from the rooms and its own touch of Turkish culture. The staff are amazing, friendly and really helpful. My husband and I enjoyed Turkey more due to the hospitality of the hotel and their staff. We felt like we was at home and felt very comfortable during...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Very comfortable, clean and friendly little (4 rooms) boutique hotel. This is not a big, sterile luxury hotel, and in some places it's not gleaming new. But it felt like we were welcome guests in a friend's home. It is something of a hybrid, the friendliness of a B and B with the amenities of a small hotel. Unbelievable location...

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Riva
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I stayed on the top floor in a large room with Windows and views on three sides. the Egyptian obelisk and blue mosque were my every minute companions I woke to sunrise over the bay I fell in love with Istanbul and will never forget such generous people and beauty.

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 5 January 2016

- Can smell 2nd-hand smoke at 4th floor from day to night. - No water at 7am in my 1st morning. - No water at 7pm in my 2nd night. They said it’s construction problem, but they didn’t inform us until we asked. They did nothing until 3 hrs later we told wanted change hotel. The owner wasn’t happy, said...

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Newcastle
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! First of all, the staff were more than friendly and the room was lovely...such great value for money. The breakfast was good and the location was excellent. It was very quiet in Sultanahmet which we enjoyed. It's very close to Hagia Sophia and the "Blue" mosque. We would recommend this hotel and really have no...

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Maribor, Slovenia
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I cannot say enough good words about this hotel. We've stayed there last week for 4 nights and everything simply exceeded our expectations. Location: couldn't be better. You're staying directly next to Blue Moscue and Hagia Sofia and you have a walking distance to the best restaurants, other sights and evening life. Room: in hotel only 4 perfectly furnished rooms...

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Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Location location and location ! If you are a history buff and would like to live in the modern hippodrome then this is the place for you. The hotel is built on the hippodrome The views from each of the rooms are breathtaking showing off Aya Sophia,blue mosque and Obelisk. All the must see monuments are within walking distance including...

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

small, cheap and best hotel just 20 steps from the Iconic Blue Mosque is just front of it. 40 steps from Hagia Sopia and Topkapi Palace. Friendly and helpful staff. the Top Floor give a panaromic view of two iconic historic building the Sultanahmet Mosque aka Blue Mosque and Hagia Sopia a Beautiful View at Night,

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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

Second time in Istanbul first time here. Brilliant. Staff were incredibly helpful. Location is fabulous, right on hippodrome a minute from the blue mosque and Hagia Sofia. The view from the rooms over the blue mosque is mind blowingly good. Breakfast is excellent. Can't rate this highly enough. Immediately told my family to book here when they come in 6...

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Optimist Hotel

Address: At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: €27 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“The best room is the superior room, (the biggest room of the hotel) a brilliant view and it is worth every penny!”
 of 5 bubbles Alisan123, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The top-floor "superior double" has the view (others may be blocked by the trees).”
  • Blue Mosque
  • Top-floor room
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Hagia Sophia
 of 5 bubbles SFSolo, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“I suggest the top floor room”
 of 5 bubbles 676essaa, 5 Nov 2015 | Read review
“best view you could look for, well-connected staff, great facilities, all-inclusive breakfast, converted attic room, great location”
 of 5 bubbles 678luminitab, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Be sure to request the room on the top floor if you want to see the mosque. Other rooms will be affected by the tall trees.”
 of 5 bubbles chenc697, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
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