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Rast Hotel

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Stirling, UK
Reviewed 2 March 2010

Only downside was noise from adjacent room otherwise fantastic rooms, location, breakfast and view from terrace. Also really nice touch was gift of Turkish music CD which brings back great memories now I am back in UK.

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 25 February 2010

We were quite satisfied with thr Rast Hotel. The rooms were pretty and comfortable, The staff was very helpful. The view was excellant. It was a good value in an expensive city. The location was perfect! Most of the major sites were in easy walking distance. The street car was very close for further away areas. The only thing that...

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Helsingborg
Reviewed 24 February 2010

A great hotel located near to "almost everything" you have to see in Istanbul. Really serviceminded and caring staff. A really good breakfast is included - on the rooftop viewing Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque.

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mansfield
Reviewed 23 February 2010

I have just returned from a 4 day stay at this hotel. It was a birthday present for my friend. we chose the hotel from previous comments made on trip advisor and we were not disappointed! The hotel is very close to the main attractions all within walking distance. The view from the terrace was breathtaking and absolutely nothing was...

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Germany
Reviewed 22 February 2010

Our room 502 had a big balcony with a great view to Hagia Sofia and Blaue Moschee. Breakfast was OK. Staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Holland
Reviewed 16 February 2010

A very warm welcome. When we arrived we have got a nice cup of Turkish tea and the receptionist was very helpfull to tell us what to sea and where to eat in Istanbul. The room was nice and clean. The hotel is situated very close to the Blue Mosque and Haghia Sophia. In the breakfast room on top of...

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rastboutiquehotel, Reservations Manager at Rast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hans Leenaarts, We are grateful for your kind feedback on our hotel, which is incredibly encouraging and greatly appreciated. We would like to say thank you to express your experience with us. Thanks again for your nice comments and we hope to welcome you again on your next visit to Istanbul. Kind Regards, Tarik

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2010

A very clean hotel. The view of the Blue Mosque from the restaurant was brilliant. The staff were excellent and food superb. We will stay there again soon. David and Marie Winfield

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Abu Dhabi
Reviewed 15 February 2010

The location was ideal, the rooms comfortable, the beds very comfortable and the staff were great. Staff were attentive, friendly and willing to provide advice and assistance at any time. Would certainly go back again. Receptionist Happi was super.

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london
Reviewed 15 February 2010

we stayed at the rast hotel for 3 nights in february 2010 our room was a bit small, but clean the hotel is beautifully located in the old town, walking distance from the main attractions, with a great view from the terrace. the staff was fantastic and very helpful Good value and if you pay cash you get an extra...

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Sofia
Reviewed 14 February 2010

The hotel is in good location, near to many landmarks. The rooms were clean and comfortable with sensation of softly and sweet Ottoman style. All rooms have a balcony and French windows with is important for good sensation. On the roof, where is a restaurant, have a wonderful view. Most of the personal was very kind. The Negative sides of...

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rastboutiquehotel, Reservations Manager at Rast Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rumiveliova, Thank you for your kind review of our hotel and we are glad you had a nice stay. We have a great location in Istanbul and many other guests have found us to be a great value due to it is so close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazaar. Your comments are helpful for...

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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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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Most of the old city's attractions, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, are practically on your doorstep. After exploring these great sites, come back and feel the warm and kind atmosphere at the Rast Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rast Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $52 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Rast Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#137 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#189 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Go for the Bosphorus Suites”
MisterNesbitt1994, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooftop buffet breakfast.”
husskhan2016, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“any floor 1-4...Don;t be close to 6th floor due to the possibility of noise.”
Yeshiko, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Purchase an Istanbul car (equivalent to London's Oyster Card) to save even more on the already cheap travel fares!”
saidtottil, 11 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Elevator is slow but adequate.”
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travel4fun82, 1 Mar 2016 | Read review
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