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Istanbul, Turkey
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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a bit noisy and a lot of traffice, but then again u r in istanbul, great rooms, oriental decor, very clean, and beds very comfortable, you are within walking distance to patriarchate and the baloukli.would got here again for sure

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

The pleasant hotel with nice oriental rooms. Rooms are clean, widely decorated, with quite comfortable beds. Bathrooms are large, fully equipped (towels, slippers, toiletry ). Hotel staff is very helpful and respectful. Breakfast could be more varied. In my opinion, it would be good to invest in better windows, because you can hear almost everything from the street.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

I went to Istanbul with my mom -I am 24-. We are Greeks but she was born and raised in Fener so we were more than happy to find this hotel. This house was almost identical to my moms childhood house so she was really excited to stay in Daphnis but so was I, since I really wanted to see... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Yes the building and the very immediate environs have an old world charm, yes you are within walking distance of the Patriarchate and Chora and yes you do have a view over the Golden Horn from your balcony but what the website (and the reviews we read before my wife and I booked, including in the Guardian) failed to mention... More 

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2 Thank Yiangos10
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Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

All was good,enjoyed in hotel daphne roms was good,staf and all was perfect locatrd in place where you are finding All what you need ,and for the end bigg like :)) thnx for All for healping us:) from Argjend(Macedonia),was Exellent ..

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greece
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Having booked online for 6 nights and provided credit card details,we presented passport identification on arrival, as is normal practice everywhere. Inexplicably, however,on the very first day, as we passed the reception desk,our bill was given to us and full advance payment was demanded.We duly signed along the dotted line. The indelicate manner in which the bill was thrust in... More 

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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights- overall the location is good...close to the main mounuments. Room is small but clean and comfortable and had a fantastic view. The staff especially Orkhan at the front desk was really helpful. Overall a good stay.

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Cairo, Egypt
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

this hotel is very old, warm and romantic. the view of the golden horn was lovely.. they upgraded our room to a suite so it was spacious and comfortable, the bathroom was very small with a separate shower box. The breakfast was served next to the entrance, outdoor so the setting was cheerful and nice -not the typical basement breakfast... More 

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new york city
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2011

This hotel was quiet, no frills, but comfortable just like my new york apartment. It was cute and nicely decorated. The view of the golden horn from our terrace was also quite nice. The breakfast was ok and the staff was very friendly. I was hoping for a bit more of a bathroom. It was a little shocking at first... More 

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usa
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Reviewed 6 October 2009

HotelDaphnis is a very hospitable with a very warm ambiance. the staff gives you the feeling of a home. I enjoyed every minute in the hotel . The staff was very helpful . They always tried to help me , whenever i complaint . (Not about hotel but the traffic and stuff) And the view of the rooms were very... More 

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Staying in Fener & Balat

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Fener & Balat
This sleepy and rather socially conservative area of Istanbul hosts a small but thriving Jewish community, the patriarchate of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and some of the most beautiful churches and Christian art in the world. Much of what’s most interesting to witness in Fener and Balat sits between the surviving ancient city walls of Constantinople and the serene shores of the Golden Horn. Despite the many splendid sights, historic attractions, stunning vistas, and warm Turkish welcome, the area remains largely unperturbed by the tourist trade that characterizes the atmosphere in nearby Sultanahmet and around the Grand Bazaar. Travelers that like to explore off the beaten track will reap big rewards for making the effort to visit this low-key part of town.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Daphnis, one side facing the Golden Horn while the other Fener Street, is a combined building of 4 Rum houses renovated according to the original pattern. It is a boutique hotel with 16 rooms each one decorated differently. Everything in the building, from the kalemisler which are hand painted colored figures on the walls to the old style wooden doors, floor and ceilings are kept as original. Old water pumps, stained glass windows, marble sinks are still being used. There are 16 rooms consisting of 3 suite and 13 double bedrooms in which AC, minibar, telephone, shower, hairdryer, kettle and cable TV are provided in default. The hotel is just face to face with Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and 10 minutes away from both Taksim and Sultanahmet districts. It is very close to the commercial, cultural and touristic centers (to the heart) of the city, however it is also situated in an old, quiet Istanbul district. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Daphnis

Address: Abdi Subasi Mah. Dr. Sadik Ahmet Cad. No:12 Fener, Fatih, Istanbul 80140, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Fener & Balat
Price Range: $147 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Daphnis 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Also Known As:
Daphnis Hotel Istanbul
Boutique Hotel Daphnis
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“Best rooms are in the corner, room number ending with "1" (No. 401, 301, etc.)”
 of 5 bubbles janad233, 20 Nov 2014 | Read review
“if you must stay here then you have to pay the extra for the suites not facing the road!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Yiangos10, 10 Apr 2013 | Read review
“the suite in the first floor with a sea view is very nice BUT YOU WILL HEAR THE CARS' NOISE ALL THE TIME”
 of 5 bubbles MinouDelCairo, 4 Sep 2012 | Read review
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