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Grand Esen Hotel
Ranked #161 of 1,070 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

It was very nice place which situated near the famous historical places. Very friendly staff, very helpful. Mr. Merwan is very polite, kind and professional person. Wanna back in next time! Thx a lot for this great turkish moments!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Pro: breathtaking view of bosphorus strait and brigde, eminonu pier, roof of sirkeci train station, galata bridge and tower. close to sirkeci tram stop, eminonu pier and marmaray sirkeci metro stop. lot of restaurants serve mainly turkish cuisine and fast food. I love the location which is in between Sultanahmet and Taksim area - the hotel is easy to find Good turkish breakfast with simple variety of menu. Friendly staff and very helpful. Clean room. There is a small market close to the hotel which can cater the basic tourist daily stuff (water, fruits, biscuits, cigarette, ...). Also moved to a single room in 3rd floor, more space and really designed for a single bed.

Cons: the room is mini with super mini shower box which I don't think that guests with big size can fit to shower box. only stairs and no lift to 5th floor so it is not recommended for guests who have heavy suitcase or suffer from leg / knee problem. A little maintenance in the room would make it more comfortable to stay. No soundproof so earplug may be necessary although my (double) room in 5th floor is relatively quiet.

Basically with the value of money - paid around 20 euro for single room per night, is a great deal for me who spent most of my day exploring istanbul.

Room Tip: good view of bosphorus: 5th floor
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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1  Thank Lanni_12
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The hotel is quite small and on a quiet corner. However there are street food everywhere around and a train station nearby. You can go to all required places by a 5-10 mins walk - even the grand bazaar. I stayed in this hotel twice. Rooms are small. But can be bit loud as it is next to street.

Room Tip: Not by the street pls.
  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled on business
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Thank Hamdhaan
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Amazingly close to everywhere, the Bazaars, two Mosques, we took from the Airport the train that leaves us in Sirkeci, a station in front of the hotel, shopping places everywhere, Restaurants, the services of the hotel are A plus the breakfast buffet delicious, booking a tour or a shuttle bus was so easy, the housekeeping are helpful and friendly,our room was very clean, even thought the hotel does not have elevator, the personal of the hotel help us with the luggage, we felt safe in the hotel and the surroundings, we enjoy our stay, Yamil and Mariaje
from Miami.

  • Stayed: February 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank dsm_chik
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

location location location. this hotel is located in the main attraction district. the staff very help full and the view from the hotel is amazing. u can save lots of money staying there and its easy access by train and metro. from air port take metro to aksaray stop, than walk about 5 mintues to tramp stop and than its about 10 minutes to sirkecie stop. and than ur about 3 minutes to door step of hotel. use their public transportation. its very cheap.

Room Tip: ask for room on the 4th floor or higher.
  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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Thank GO22 2
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Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Close to everything near tram stop, Eminonu transfer boats. The rooms are very small, need maintenance, smelling bathroom, no elevator. Nice breakfast good coffe. The staff is extemely friendly and helpfull. Overall is not worth this price as there are many cheaper same quality hotels in the surrounding.

Stayed: May 2015, travelled with friends
Thank Tina G
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Reviewed 4 May 2015

This was booked by a friend. It turned out to be a clean, very reasonably priced hotel with an extremely helpful staff. Emir, the manager, gave us great help and advice during our stay. The lady cleaning the rooms was a delight, speaking good English and making sure we were comfortable. Good breakfast provided. Good free Wifi.
The hotel has lovely views of the Bosphorus from floor 3 and above but no lift - rather challenging if you are unfit. The towels and bedding have seen better days but are extremely clean with mattress covers etc. Bathroom very basic with erratic hot water.
The position was central with easy access to trams, train and ferries (all within walking distance). Surrounded by restaurants.
All in all good if you haven't high expectations of luxury, travelling without children and have some level of fitness.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Hocapasa Mahallesi, Orhaniye Caddesi, No:36 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #161 of 1,070 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: $32 - $355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Esen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Esen Hotel offers air conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, just a 2-minute walk from the Sirkeci Train Station. Guests can enjoy free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Esen Hotel’s guest rooms include a satellite TV, minibar and tea-and-coffee making facilities. As from the 3rd floor, the rooms feature wide views of The Bosphorus. Guests of The Esen Hotel can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet in ... more   less 
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