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All reviews blue mosque turkey this family run hotel turkish coffee order omelettes within walking distance grand bazaar home away from home minute walk no elevator old city small hotel hagia sophia major attractions street noise yogurt breakfast spread
Located in the heart of Sultanahmet, walkable to many historic places, close to tram station. Phenomenal hospitality. Decent breakfast and very good wifi. May be the rooms are small. But overall great stay and no regrets at all.
We (group of 8 lads) stayed 6 nights at Basileus hotel. It was a very pleasant experience. This is not an all singing and all dancing hotel but they don't claim to be. This is a warm, friendly and lovely hotel. The staff were brilliant...More
It's all about service! This is a small family run hotel. Perfect? No, but you still get a lot for what you pay for. Omar, Mohamed, Selim and the "boys" (apologies for not knowing their names) were always there to assist and nothing was a...More
Very nice hotel in a great location. Close to Sultanahmet, but be prepared to walk up steep hills. Breakfast was basic but sufficient. Rooms were very clean and charming. Very good price/quality wise. Special thanks to Selim for being such an amazing host!
The staff were very helpful and friendly and it was a real pleasure to stay there. We would happily stay there again.
We had two rooms booked, the first night they were on different floors so we asked if we could move one of them...More
Basileus Hotel will be the good choice as it is located footsteps from to Byzatine and Ottoman monuments such as St.Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, …MoreHippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Turkish & Islamic Museum, Archaelogic Museum , Old Traditional Baths and it is also very closed to Taksim , modern part of the city . Less
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Refrigerator in room
Shuttle Bus Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
US$34 - US$78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Room & Suite (323)
Pool & Beach (1)
Family and Play Areas (9)
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.
Response from rifatskhan | Reviewed this property |
Hi it’s easier to get a taxi 🚕 otherwise public transport is also available, when we got there we booked a taxi 🚕, which he charged us 55 Turkish lera which was at that time almost equal to 10or 11 pound sterling ( Britain... More
Hi it’s easier to get a taxi 🚕 otherwise public transport is also available, when we got there we booked a taxi 🚕, which he charged us 55 Turkish lera which was at that time almost equal to 10or 11 pound sterling ( Britain currency) his name is Kenan you call him and book him advance if you desire his cell no is 00905306818221, he is a nice person
Response from fritellaria | Reviewed this property |
The hotel can arrange a transfer on a minibus - there is also a travel agent almost opposite who also advertises transfers. Price - from memory it was around U.K.£10.to Ataturk. stature is on the Europe side. The same... More
The hotel can arrange a transfer on a minibus - there is also a travel agent almost opposite who also advertises transfers. Price - from memory it was around U.K.£10.to Ataturk. stature is on the Europe side. The same as via a travel agent. There’s a timetable.
(There’s another airport on the Asian side and that ismuch further away. The guy (s) on Reception at the hotel are really helpful ... for example they said don’t buy anything in the Grand Bazaar as it is a tourist rip/off area. The little shops are outdide the Bazaar are more normal prices. The Spice Market is good value and really worth going to. Enjoy your trip. Julie
P.S. the tram/metro are great for getting around the city.