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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 19 October 2011

The positives: - Fairly large rooms that are cleaned thoughly every day - Tasty breakfast - Convenient location The negatives: - NOISE. There is construction going on in the building immediately adjacent to the hotel, every day 10am-6pm if not longer, rain or shine, weekday or weekend. While opinions might vary on whether this is the type of information the...

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Miami
Reviewed 18 October 2011

This hotel is worth your money and some, it is only 10-15 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque,Ayasofya,Topkapi Place, Basilica Cistern and plenty of choices of restaurants,,20 minutes walk you are at the Grand Bazar and the Tram line to the Spice Bazar on a 10 minutes ride, 15 minutes ride to Taksim Square. The staff , Harun, Melahat,Ersin and...

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2Thank Jose B
Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We stayed in 2 hotels while visiting Istanbul. Saruhan for 7 nights and City Center hotel for 5 nights. The first was very reasonable cost per night, added touches such as candies at reception, tea, coffee and water, Satelitte TV, safe in room, good A/C, 10 min walk to the Blue Mosque, quiet location, friendly, helpful staff and a good...

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2Thank margaret c
Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 August 2011

Saruhan is located just 5 mins off the touristy area in a very nice neighborhood with old wooden houses and small local shops. It really gives you the feeling you are in Turkey. At night local people sit down for a chat outside on the streets, kids are playing. A welcoming oasis in the midst of this touristic city ....

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 August 2011

We can't say enough about this wonderful hotel. We stayed at Saruhan Hotel for 4 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The location was amazing. It was a few minutes walk away from all the major sites, but on top of that it was the only time we really saw a taste of Istanbul life. It was very...

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2Thank Julia_299
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 8 August 2011

.......especially for those who do like to stay a bit outside the "touristic" area, close to a living quartier, this is really a good choice. Nicce personel, great and abundant breakfast for buffett, clean rooms, can make use of terrace any time in the day.... one single "note": directions given from them at booking confirmation where not easy to be...

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Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 7 August 2011

After 30 days traveling around Turkey, we found this oasis in Istanbul. Quiet location, great rooms, extremely friendly staff, gorgeous breakfast buffet with homemade jams etc. What else do you need? It's located 10 min away from the main tourist drag around Sultanahmet - thank God! But still close enough to get around by foot.

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2Thank pharcydeb
Takoma Park, Maryland
Reviewed 3 August 2011

Wonderful staff who were so kind and helpful, a great location - walking distance from everything, but not too too touristy, safe, and a terrific breakfast! We also booked an excursion with them, which was half amazing and half could-have-been-better, but overall a great experience.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Reviewed 30 June 2011

My daughter and I stayed at this hotel 4 nights in late May 2011. The hotel is in an authentic Istanbul neighborhood at the edge of Sultanahmet. It is a short walk to both the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazaar (<10 minutes) albeit it is all uphill. Within a 3 min. walk there is an excellent hammam, local bakeries...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Have stayed in this lovely hotel in a charming, historical, protected and older area of Sultanahmet, 3 times in the last year. Very clean rooms. A lovely breakfast with either sea or old Istanbul city views. Very helpful and friendly staff. Very comfortable beds and spacious rooms. We will certainly return to this Hotel in the future. Also i have...

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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 )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Saruhan Hotel is a yellow stone house run by a Turkish family; this is the only hotel in Istanbul decorated with stone and wood together. It is located in the heart of the open air museum Istanbul, in the historical Sultanahmet area. It is ideal for visiting by foot the oldest and the most important Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of Istanbul. It is constructed of smoothly hewn yellow, pink and beige stone from Cappadocia and unbelievable quality of wood work like an ottoman wooden house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Saruhan Hotel

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Cinci Meydani Sok. No: 30 | Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Istanbul, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $29 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saruhan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Upstairs rooms are better and quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles SidouSidahmed, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some of the bottom floor rooms have swings if that is something you like!”
 of 5 bubbles ATS9, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms without sea view are quieter”
 of 5 bubbles MartinLoranger, 3 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Top floors for views.”
  • View of Bosporus from 3rd floor balcony of our room.
  • Evening view of Bosporus from our room - 3rd floor.
 of 5 bubbles Iljapriide, 22 May 2015 | Read review
“All things considered I'd go with the back side away from the street. Around suppertime there is a bit of smoke from private charcoal cooking fires. Laundry hung out, but cool. Some nice cats.”
 of 5 bubbles tunvir, 18 Apr 2015 | Read review
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