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All reviews the hotel staff was friendly excellent location blue mosque call to prayer good size
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

Hotel staff did not honor the reservation (booked double room with sea view got single room overlooking street). Noisy environment from loud music in nearby restaurant. Room was smelly and humid with mold in shower and peeling wall paint with hair and toothpaste stuck on tiles above the sink. The shower did not drain properly. Breakfast consisted of half sliced tomato, half sliced cucumber, 2 slices of cheese, olives, bread, tea or coffee.
Very disappointing hotel.

Room tip: There are no good rooms
Date of stay: December 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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1  Thank Grandexplorer
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Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Chose this spot because I was travelling with my sister who had never been to Istanbul and struggles generally with stairs. They have a lift-accessible rooftop and a very short walk to everything Sultanahmet has to offer.

The brekkie was sub-standard but many rooms in this location are anyway. If you like boiled eggs you'll be fine.

Room was spacious, owner spoke both English and German. Friendly and helpful staff in general.

Recommended spot for accessibility and value. Picture taken from rooftop.

Date of stay: November 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Wildeo214
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

The location is perfect, the rooms are basic but clean and well serviced. The staff are friendly and very helpful.
Breakfast is a disaster.
Be warned, they will insist on being paid in cash.
Having said all that - the location cancels all the negative points, the hotel really is in the heart of it all !

Date of stay: October 2015
Thank jimone
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Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

The hotel is superb in location. Few steps away from Sultanahmed Mosque or Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. In front of it is Arasta Bazaar the food place and variety shops. Groceries is nearby about 100 meter away on the left. I get here by train from the Attartuk Airport, changing at Zetinburnyu towards Kabatas by getting off at Sultanahmed. Dragging my single luggage from this station towards Blue Mosque around 400m and further straight another 150m and you'll be at the hotel door steps. Only cost me 8TL per person. I have created the place in Waze in case you choose to use taxi. Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Topikapi Palace/ Gulhanne Park is just 10 - 12 minutes walking with childrens with amazing views.

About the hotel. I was here second time. The room is basic. Bed are nice and clean. There are many power socket but only two functioning. Luckily I always travel with extension cords. Shower in room 101 and 102 are acceptable. But if you wake up too early, do not expect the shower to be warm. I have to drain it for half an hour before allowing my kids to bath. No kettle, glass or iron so maybe not too good for business trip but you can request from the desk (the fact is that it takes me second time request for me to get the kettle and cups.. kettle condition not so good and I was given paper cups only!).
The breakfast for me is no big deal and appears the same what I've been served exact same month a year ago i.e. Bread, sliced cucumber and tomato, few cuts of sausages, egg, jam and butter. It comes with turkish tea that are nice to my taste. Yes, the view while having the breakfast is very nice. I wish I can attach the picture here.

In term of the staff or family member of the hotel, the receptionist is mostly straight on business, the landlady always smiling and couldn't speak English. The landlord can speak English and looks helpful (trying to find me a kettle and resorted in paper cups).

Overall, the hotel wins by its great location, which the main reason I stayed here for the second time. You'll feel safe going out walking during the night. If you're complaining on breakfast or better room with the money you pay why not staying at Fours Seasons Hotel which is less 100m down the corner ;).

Date of stay: March 2015
Trip type: Travelled with family
3  Thank Gee Z
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Reviewed 4 January 2015

WONDERFUL location. Literally 5 minutes from Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Mosaic Museum, Hippodrome, Cistern. Fun touristy neighborhood. Elevator serves all floors. Rooms clean and basic; toasty warm in December snow and also have their own AC.

Staff were nice and friendly, very helpful with a little language barrier. They want/require to be paid in cash (Turkish Lira) rather than credit card, but with a little notice that's not a problem.

Great restaurants nearby (Lady Diana, Palatium, Shadow) and good pubs (Happy Hole, Just Bar). Also a very relaxed shopping area (Artisan Bazaar). Small bodega around the corner for electrical converters, razors, essentials.

Very pleasant. The breakfast terrace has a great view of the Blue Mosque and the waterway with moored ships.

It's not your luxury and romantic getaway, but a very serviceable home base.

Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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1  Thank Dan N
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