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Kybele Hotel

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Amsterdam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

I have literally stayed in thousands of hotels over the years and this is an absolute gem. It is quirky and stylish with a truly unique atmosphere. Firstly, location. It is perfectly located for all the key tourist attractions. You can easily walk to the ferry terminals and the Bosphorus as well. The most amazing thing about the Kybele is... More 

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zürich
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2015

After a hectic day in Istanbul, the Kybele provides you with exquisit food and a calm ambiente. I highly reccomend anyone who visits, to pass by and enjoy the calm and cozyness of the restaurant and hotel.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

A fantastic little hotel just 5 minutes from all the big sites in Istanbul. Quirky in its interior with hundreds of old lamps to light the rooms creates and enjoyable experience. Excellent staff in the restaurant as well as behind the reception. Definitely worth the stay.

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Rome
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

when you enter the kybele hotel you feel like being in a turkish private house of many years ago. the hotel was infact a family house during the past and has few rooms. the furniture, carpets, curtains are pieces of an antiques shop since the previous owners also owned an antiques shop next to the hotel. the most peculiar things... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This hotel has been around for a long time and has been beautifully cared for. Every ceiling has lights hanging that cover the entire ceiling and they are beautiful. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are plush and beautiful. The meals are lovely and delicious. The staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel could not be in... More 

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Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2014

4th stay in this eclectic, atmospheric jewel. Location absolutely superb as is the service. Many thanks again to Vefa. If you like clean lines and spacious bathrooms, this will not be your cup of mint tea. The Kybele is crammed full of interesting and precious knick knacks, the rooms are mind-bogglingly ‘busy’ and the bathrooms take some manoeuvring around but... More 

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Reviewed 19 November 2014

We recently spent two nights at the Kybele. On the way to and from Morocco. Great, Quirky hotel. Small and well run. Delicious food. Suberb location. Walking distance from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cistern. A short tram ride from the Grand Bazaar.

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San Mateo, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This is one of my favorite hotels, the staff are lovely, the rooms are cozy and well decorated and I love the yogurt at Breakfast. Vefa is fabulous and try and meet the brothers that originally built and owned the hotel for so many years. I will always come back, it is my favorite.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2014

There were three of us travelling, with two of us sharing a twin and one in a single. What an absolutely brilliant hotel is Kybele!! Quirky, enchanting, jam-packed with character and right in the heart of where we wanted to be. The hotel team were just brilliant! They were friendly, very helpful and had a great sense of humour! The... More 

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Woodbury, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

We spent four nights at the Kybele Hotel and had a wonderful experience. The staff was friendly and very attentive. They assisted us with taxi service and answered all our questions. Our room was clean and beautifully decorated in Turkish style. We had a patio overlooking the street allowing us to enjoy Istanbul living. The restaurant food was fabulous with... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Kybele Hotel

Address: Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:23 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $51 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kybele Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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#102 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#108 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#200 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“`Floor 2 at the back side of hotel fas they are quieter although the Mwezim call is very loud and wonderful all around this area ”
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“All the rooms are wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles O1690UJtheresac, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms top floor facing the street are quieter than the ones to the back. Some have balconies or patios with views to the Aga Sophia.”
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“top floor has balconies”
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“Room was upgraded to a suite with a balcony so we had the time of our lives. ”
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