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“Don't stay here, avoid spoiling your holidays”
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Sultanahmet Hotel
Ranked #582 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 14 November 2011

Writing to warn all potential Istanbul visitors and just hope I will help someone to avoid the mistake we did - do not book this hotel.
Be aware that the rooms are extremely small (even for a budget place), dirty, old and smelly. The window in the room was “facing” some brick well with a spiral staircase in it. The toilet and shower is a small cabinet, there is no a separate shower cabin, so when taking the shower the water is all around. There was a hole in the ceiling right on top.
There is a terrace with a nice view – it is true, however for this part of Istanbul, this is quite a common thing – majority of the hotels around here have a terrace. The breakfast was awful, comparing to other Istanbul hotels – just unacceptable.
I do realise that there are different levels of hotels and one should not expect 5 stars amenities for the price of 60-70 Euro, but honestly, you can find better for this price.
Do not stay here – you will regret and your holidays will be spoiled. There are lots of other good budget hotels with great service in Sultanahmet area.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 November 2011

The only thing going for this hotel is the location close to several historical sites, and the beautiful view from the breckfast balcony. The lobby of the hotel is pretty, and the staff are nice. We stayed overnight for about 190 Italian Lira, or 70 Euros. Be advised the rooms are not that nice. The room we had was barely sufficient, with a shower located in a tiny toilet. The room had airconditioning, but no way to turn it on. We had a room which was fairly quiet from the street traffic, but you could hear others in the surrounding rooms. Cleanliness is questionable. The point of staying in such a place, is to use the location. Close to restaurants & stores. Bring your own soap, the soap in the room is not sufficient. The breckfast was great, and we made friends at the hotel. The family we met felt their room was not sufficient either. Also, there is no elevator, and the breckfast balconly was 4 flights up from the lobby.

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  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Shadya
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

Excellent location with the kind stuff! Very pleased to stay ..

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank Cdogruer
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

Apart from it being a lovely hotel and in a location that I loved the staff at the Hotel Sultanahmet really make it what it is and people make all the difference. We had a wonderful stay and I will only now stay at the Hotel Sultanahmet when I visit Istanbul, the room was beautiful and very clean, staff very good, very helpful especially the breakfast at the terraced roof with Istanbul scenery was priceless!!! Pricing was also reasonable for a great location hotel like this, even we were able to use free wi-fi in every room.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

Friendly, helpful, charming staff - great location and nice rooms. All front desk staff were incredibly helpful and accomodating. Night porter Ozgur had a wonderful dry sense of humor and attempted to teach us some turkish words. Super breakfast on rooftop restaurant with wonderful views of Aya Sophia and Blue Mosque. Can't say enough nice things about the accomodations, and staff. Wonderful visit.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank karlve
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Additional Information about Sultanahmet Hotel

Address: Divanyolu Cad No 20 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 340110, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #582 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: €34 - €48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sultanahmet Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sultanahmet’s location positions guests within a short walk of major historic sites of Istanbul, including Grand Bazaar. Public tramway and bus stops are situated at the front of the hotel.Sultanahmet Hotel surrounded by small shops and restaurants has been serving to its visitors as a boutique hotel since 1972. ... more   less 
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