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Hotel Spectra

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Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 17 April 2016

This hotel was in the perfect location for us to do most of our sightseeing by walking. The room was wonderful and clean. The service was friendly. The breakfast was good. We would stay here again next time we come to Istanbul!

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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Fantastic ! Fantastic! Fantastic! Great hotel , great location , brilliant staff helpfull kind, will definetly come here again, highly reccomended for families , couples, attractions walking distance very central

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2016

If location is a vital factor for your stay in Istanbul then it doesn't come much better than this. Literaly a stone throw away from the central square of Sultan Ahmet. The rooms are very comfortable and clean, we had expected something much lower in standards based on the price we paid (stayed in Feb 2016). The staff are very...

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Canada
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Friends recommended this quaint small hotel at the edge of Sultanahmet Square, easy walking distance to old town Instanbul, with great room prices, fabulous free breakfast from the rooftop terrace, and wonderful attentive staff. Some trips you take include a very unmemorable accommodations; not the case at all with Hotel Spectra and it's restaurant, which made where we stayed as...

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Beijing, China
Reviewed 13 February 2016

The room was quiet and comfortable, the breakfast food was good, and the rooftop breakfast room view was brilliant! Central to all that Sultanahmet has to offer. I especially enjoyed their restaurant. The baked eggplant was truly delicious.

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Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Excellent hotel right by the main square in front of the Blue Mosque. Good value rooms, including family-size ones. The cafe/restaurant/bar is also good. Mr Onur on the front desk is very helpful. There are plenty of shops etc in the neighbourhood, plus a short walk to the tramline.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Excellent Location and very great value for money. The staff are very helpful and honest. Great views of the Blue Mosque from the bedroom, and within a minutes walk to the entrance. Easy to get to other places, due to its central location. Breakfast could be better, but then again for the price you cant complain much.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2016

I really liked my experience at this hotel, so I considered that I had to share it. I travelled from London to Istanbul last year to cover some meetings at work. I decided to stay in a good area to explore a bit when I had free time. The hotel Spectra looked that it was perfect for my budget and...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 January 2016

Stayed here during middle of January. The location of the hotel was excellent (very near to the Blue Mosque and Aya sofea), very helpful staff especially Onur Erdogan!! He really helps me a lot ! Thanks to him! The view of the rooftop during breakfast was spectacular! and the food was really good. The room was nice,cleaned everyday and the...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a weekend in November. The staff were lovely, very friendly people. Rooms were so nice and comfortable, had a great sleep, cleaned every day, nice big towels and lovely hot shower. Breakfast is delicious and the view from the restaurant is stunning. Only a short walk to the Blue Mosque, shops and restaurants. Staff kindly arranged any...

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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 Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Spectra is a converted Ottoman House in the old city of Istanbul at the corner of Hippodrome Square. It is located close to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.All rooms are quiet. Most of the rooms have a nice view of Hippodrome square and blue Mosque.Our hotel's quality and hospitality of its staff ensure you a pleasant stay in Istanbul. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Spectra

Address: Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $62 - $855 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Spectra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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Also Known As:
Spectra Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#69 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#74 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#174 Business Hotel in Istanbul
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“the small room is quite small, so try for a larger room for greater comfort,”
 of 5 bubbles Ronwhelan, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“I stayed in room 202 - its bigger than corner room, so I would recomend it.”
 of 5 bubbles KamilicaBg, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Levels 3 & 4 are the best for the view of the Blue Mosque.”
 of 5 bubbles Mohhas, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask specifically for a larger room with a view of the Blue Mosque.”
  • The nighttime view across the square.
  • Even the rooftop of the museum/gallery next door doesn't detract.
 of 5 bubbles getgoingCanada, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms may give a view to the mosque.”
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 of 5 bubbles 399robynt, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
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