We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Orka Royal Hotel

Show Prices
#245 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Orka Royal Hotel
Orka Royal Hotel
Panoramas (8)
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}}}
Add Photo Write a Review

355 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 155: English reviews
Start your review of Orka Royal Hotel
 Click to rate
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice and clean hotel in old part of Istanbul with friendly staff. Decent size rooms though decor a bit outdated and shabby. Decent breakfast selection. Close to tram and plenty of restaurants and shops. Walking distance (or one or two tram stops away) from Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Topiaki Palace and Spice Bazaar.

Thank goddessness
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Honest review.Positives 1. hotel is generally well located. 2.rooms are clean. 3.gym for training. 4.We'll priced and affordable. Negatives. 1.wifi is not great. Very slow and continually drops,requiring re registration which is terrible if in the middle of on line check in. 2.breakfast was awful. Possibly the worst at any hotel I have ever stayed in. The coffee machine never...

Thank GeorgeZAR
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We've stayed in the hotel for 6 days, it is located close The Topkapı Palace, Gran Bazar, blue mosque. The receptionist and The room service were brilliant, good breakfast, the gym,the sauna were magnificent... We had a great time!!

Thank Claudia M
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Clean & friendly with a gem of a restaurant- Rocket Bar & Grill, definitely recommend, the staff are friendly but don't speak much English. Beautiful roof pub, excellent service with a relaxed atmosphere. Well situated in the old town where walking to main attractions is easy and scenic.

Thank Shane G
Ladysmith,South Africa
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We arrived at 0700 in the morning and were welcomed with a smile .They immediately allocated a room to us and invited us for breakfast.The breakfast was an experience with something new every morning.I am a vegetarian and had more than enough options to choose from.The room was comfortable and the bathroom brand new.The front desk assisted us with all...

Thank Faan01
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The Orka Royal is in an awesome location for business and pleasure. The staff was excellent. Always helping you and giving key information to make your Istanbul trip was as good as you wanted. Friendly welcoming smiles great you at all hours. I Highly recommend Orka Royal.The hotel is perfectly located central to everything. Rebecca

Thank Young Skål V
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Room is very comfortable with a great shower and sleep friendly beds. The hotel has good facilities including great massages, room service and a computer and printer. Staff were very helpful, giving us brochures upon arrival and a board where messages and faxes were put for us. Location was amazing only a 5 minute walk to the Blue Mosque and...

Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 21 May 2016

The hotel is clean, the rooms are large, the staff is very helpfull. All around small shops and restaurants. It is practically in the middle of the old town. Very near all public transportation, metro, tram and also ships and ferries.

Thank 545medva
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Nice hotel, and good location. But the staff isn't that nice,, i don"t want to talk in general, but at least the staff member i talked to wasn't that nice. I told him i needed tissue because apparently they don't put in the rooms, he said they don't have. It was raining heavily, so I asked from where i must...

Thank miledandstephany
Bloemfontein, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The hotel was difficult to locate as it is right in the middle of old town. This however contribute to the charm of the place. Wonderful clean rooms. Close to te spice market and many wonderfull little shops worth exploring. Did not remeber to take swimming cap and thus could not take a plunge. Made use of the steam room...

Thank Rose2Namib

346 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (127)
Hotel & Grounds (34)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
View from Room (3)
Bathroom (5)
Room/Suite (11)
Dining (3)
Videos (1)
Other (67)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (186)
Amenities (26)
Corner Suite (31)
Family Room (27)
Indoor Pool (11)
Dining (43)
Standard Twin Room (26)
The Hotel (22)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (33)
Dining (13)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Other (17)

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood


  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Orka Royal Hotel Istanbul is well located in the heart of old city, Sirkeci. Walking distance to all historical places in Sultanahmet area. The hotel is easy to reach on foot from the train station, also near all business and Shopping centers. Topkapi Palace's Gulhane Park is very close for nice walk or a jog in the garden. The high standard of this first-class hotel (4 stars) is apparent in each of the 105 comfortably furnished rooms. All delightfully designed, each with private bathroom (jacuzzi, bathtub or shower) and including LCD screen TV, satellite TV channels, air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, laptop size safebox, hairdryer and free wireless internet access. You can also reserve non-smoking rooms in this hotel (subject to availability). The hotel provides free Internet access in your room or via a wireless connection in public areas. The friendly team on reception are ready to cater for your every need, whatever the hour, also will provide you with more information for the city. The Royal Wellness Center facilities include fitness, massage rooms, Turkish bath, indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, cure and solarium. Treat yourself to a meal in the hotel restaurant, pausing for refreshment from the bar. The hotel has its own bistro providing light snacks. Topkapi Conference Hall and Galata Meeting Rooms are ideal for hosting meeting or banqueting from 10 to 380 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orka Royal Hotel

Address: Hoca Pasa Mah. Nobethane Cad. No 10 | Behind the Sirkeci Station, Istanbul 34113, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: €36 - €77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Orka Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Cancelon, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Orka Royal Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Orsep Royal Istanbul
Hotel Orsep Royal
Hotel Style:
#88 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#131 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#175 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#210 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#228 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Orka Royal Hotel staff and other travellers.
13 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (13)

Questions? Get answers from Orka Royal Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

youngsk_lv, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“When you book-out make use of the hotel's airport transfer. Reasonable and exceptional road taken back to airport”
Hanepoot7, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“check out room befor you unpack and move if near aircon units”
fairsyontour, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor facilities are great & rooftop pool for summer”
haleemaa, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Not really any views to be had here, so don't worry about it.”
JohnFromVancity, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
5 of 5