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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

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Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our time in Istanbul was wonderful and this delightful hotel played no small part in our memorable experience. The charming room was comfy, and the rooftop terrace will full breakfast buffet is something we still remember fondly. If we ever visit Istanbul again, we will definitely return to this hotel.

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ILKISTANBUL, Front Office Manager at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious review of our hotel . We love hearing all the highlights of your stay that made your visit to Istanbul’s historical center enjoyable. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to the Armada Hotel, Istanbul, hopefully within a shortest time! Best Regards ilkay Sinem Altay

Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As from check in you know that the staff here actually cares. This is a good old hotel with all facilities necessary, including meeting facilities. Walking distance to a number of good restaurants and monuments. Good breakfast, served on a covered roof terrace with views over the water. Would return with pleasure any time.

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ILKISTANBUL, Front Office Manager at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pascal , We sincerely thank you for your kind remarks and appreciation for our Hotel and team. Hope to host you again at the Armada Hotel, Istanbul. With kindest regards, İlkay Sinem Altay

Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Clean, friendly, professional. You feel looked after here without it being pretentious. Excellent breakfast and the evening restaurant is the best in the area. Have stayed many times and hope to continue to.

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ILKISTANBUL, Front Office Manager at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your gracious review of our hotel and team. We love hearing all the highlights of your stay that made your visit to Istanbul’s historical center enjoyable. It would be an absolute pleasure to welcome you back to the Armada Hotel, Istanbul, hopefully within a shortest time! Best Regards İLKAY SİNEM ALTAY

Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My second visit within 9 months. My first place of choice any day. Very friendly staff always happy to help anytime. Superb breakfast. Clean rooms and very close to the old city. This time I got a room with a superior view -overlooking the sea just by Kennedy Caddesi. As I am a light sleeper - I changed after the...

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Reviewed 24 November 2016

I chose this hotel based on other Trip Advisor reviews and I was not disappointed. The hotel is very clean with a helpful and friendly staff. It is well-situated, steps away from the Marmara Sea shoreline, and all the main tourist attractions like The Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The breakfast buffet which is included has a huge selection of...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Room was clean and although not modern, very cute and comfortable. Staff were polite and helpful, also provided an adaptor free of charge for a night which some hotels usually charge a fee for. The breakfast was nice and the restaurant/ café is open till midnight, so one night we went there, it was calm and relaxing with great views...

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We were forced to move here as their AIRBNB house was un-useable due to water disconnection. Not my first choice, at all, but for 2 nights over the weekend the ARMADA was refreshingly clean and the staff did everything they could to make us feel at home. Would I stay here again? Yes, I might even choose to!

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Reviewed 22 November 2016

Good Hotel in easy location for the Blue Mosque and and surrounding area. 10 mins walk into the main hub. Sea View room was good... but try and get a full sea view room if you can as partial sneaks a peek into what could be a great view of an amazing sunrise... Hotel has great views on the roof...

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Jersey City, New Jersey
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I have been staying myself or had my guest stayed probably for the last 10 years. This weekend I was staying again with my Family again. I know Turkey has a lot of problems regarding tourism. The last thing you expect is not having a proper service. It seems, as if, Armada has thrown in the towel. In hard times...

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ILKISTANBUL, Ön Büro Müdürü at Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Levent Y, In fact, we haven't "thrown in the towel" yet! On the contrary, as you already pointed out, we have been doing our best to overcome and get out alive from this crisis while preserving our "magic touch"... Within such a critical period of time what most worries us would be losing our loyal, esteemed guests like you....

Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We selected a traditional hotel in the old part of town in order to immerse ourselves in Turkish culture. Relatively near the airport, delicious breakfast, walking distance to major attractions, excellent staff made this a perfect selection. Fascinating trip!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For Anyone Seeking an Authentic Istanbul Lifestyle in Istanbul!With a spectacular view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the two colossal monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in the heart of the historic peninsula, Armada delights anyone searching for true Istanbul culture by resurrecting the lifestyle that makes Istanbul the great city that it is and adapting it to our time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

Address: Ahirkapi Sok. No 24 | Cankurtaran, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $60 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
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Hotel Style:
#54 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#61 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#76 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#80 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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“Rooms facing away from the sea side are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles ManRash2, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The hotel has two floors so the second floor would have a better view facing north”
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“Superior rooms were fresh and ample size with sofa area and contemporary bathroom”
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“its an easy hotel no frills , but clean”
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“Sea view gives good picture of the sea!!”
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