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Side Hotel and Pension

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We stayed for 3 nights and love this place. The view from the roof-terrace is superb. And the people who run this hotel is very friendly. The breakfast is ok, and it is really in the center of everything in Istanbul. Looking forward to stay here again!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Location, location is the reason to stay! Easy walk to all attractions, simple breakfast included ( bread, fruit, coffee, eggs extra). Breakfast room on rooftop was delightful. Our group of 7 met up there before dinner for glass of wine (that we locally purchased). Basic, small rooms in hotel, need to ask for extra towels and bathmat. Great coffee shop...

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Reviewed 4 November 2015

rented this hostel for 2 short stays either side of a trip out of town. Location is great for seeing all the central sights on foot, room was clean and fairly spacious and the view from the roof is of course great through there area few obstructions in from of the aya sofia. breakfast is pretty good. All in all...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Location, location, location. Side Hotel is where you want to be as a tourist in Istanbul. Close to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Hagia Sophia, yet priced so affordably you don't have to be wealthy to stay there. Rooms are plain but clean and the showers are great! Breakfasts are a good size with omelettes available for an...

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Wrotham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

Another super relaxing holiday,brilliant home made traditional Turkish cooking among good friends and fellow guests,the cat and dog had not changed a bit and entertained us all in the hot sunshine with temperatures rising above 42C. Even the unprecedented street riots in the old city could not ruin the holiday although did cause some disruption as city closed to traffic...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The Side Hotel is located in a great, safe area of the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. The Pension refers to the rooftop area that views in equal close distance from the hotel, both the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. They both are within a very short walk. The hotel is nothing too fancy so if you that is what you...

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Located in the old town (within walking distance to many of the main sites- Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace and nearby to decent restaurants) Friendly, helpful staff with complementary tea whenever you like. Breakfast included, limited choice but okay. No lift access but only 3 flights of stairs. Roomy bedrooms with comfortable beds. We were recommended...

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Victor, Idaho, United States
Reviewed 30 July 2015

The side hotel is centrally located and easy walking distance to many historical sites of interest and the waterfront. The rooms are quaint and well maintained. Everything was always clean and in good working order. The provided breakfasts were very nice. You can see the water front and shipping lanes into Istanbul from the rooftop dining area. "Very Nice" This...

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Thank Jon M
Reviewed 29 July 2015

This hotel is amazing and perfect for women travelers going to Istanbul. We stayed in the hotel side - the rooms were spacious, clean and had air conditioning which is necessary in the summer! Its kind of like a balance between a hotel and hostel which was perfect for us because we are just a couple years out of college....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

I stayed for three nights in June 2015. They were very responsive in making the reservation and organising an airport transfer. The rooms are simple but comfortable. The best feature is the location - it is less than a minute from the ayasofia and blue mosque

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: €27 - €65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Side Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#84 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#169 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#198 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“Street facing upper floor room for balcony and Blue mosque views”
 of 5 bubbles judyvergison, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“you can reserve you room online. Each room is unique so perhaps ask at the desk to see a couple before simply checking in.”
 of 5 bubbles Jahonbin, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room toward the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles nekko8, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are limited but i think any would be fine. You will have to climb stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles CarltonNTexas, 23 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Pricing in euro, cash got a better deal. Credit cards create surcharges for everyone.”
 of 5 bubbles 25193, 9 May 2015 | Read review
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