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“Great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Esans Hotel
Ranked #38 of 1,108 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
London
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Great location. Situated in the Sultanahmet district which is the heart of historic Old Istanbul. All the major tourist desinations are just a short walk away. We covered all the places mostly walking as the location of hotel was really convenient. It is at a walking distance to one of the quite and peaceful shores of bosphorus sea. Just the next lane to the back side of the hotel is a street full of eating joints. Nice rooms, furnished and decorated in traditional Ottomanian style. Hotel staff is very helpful and courteous. They are ready to help you with every small thing. Because of our hectic travel plans, we slept a bit longer and got late for the breakfast next day. They still waited for us and did not stop the breakfast buffet that they have with the room package.

The only small issue is the noise that comes from the street. The rooms here are not sound proof, so you get a lot of noise from the streets. This also is not a major one, as if you are touring throughout the day and get tired, you are just fast asleep at night. Overall a very nice stay :)

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Alexandria, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

My wife and I stayed here for five nights in early March and had a wonderful experience. We decided on the hotel based on previous TripAdvisor reviews and weren't disappointed. The place is quaint and quiet, on a side street a short walk from the main touristy area of Sultanahmet. More than that, it's a 10-minute walk from Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque - two stunning buildings a short walk away. The terrace is lovely, though it was too chilly to linger too long. You can see the Marmara on one side and Aya Sofia on the other. Topkapi Palace is an even shorter walk away. The tram to get to other parts of the city is a bit longer walk - maybe 15 mins, longer if you're a slower walker. The room was very nice - comfortable, nicely decorated, comfy bed, enough space, and a good view. Free wifi was much appreciated. Breakfast was great - lovely cheeses, breads, and veggies - though it doesn't change much day to day. Most of all, the staff are amazing. Each one is great in their own way, from Maher to Engin and Cinzag. Terrific guys who help you with anything, from ordering an in-room late night kebap to suggesting which Bosphorus cruise to take. Can't recommend them highly enough. Especially since I left my debit card in my room safe and they speedily mailed it to me in a handwritten envelope. Can't wait to return to Istanbul!

Room Tip: We didn't get one, but there are rooms bigger than ours with direct sea views, so you may want t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

We stayed here for a week in February 2012 and really could not fault the place. Lovely well decorated rooms and staff eager and willing to help. It is within a few minutes walk of The blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, Aya Sofia and the tram network. Plenty of restaurants close by but I would recommend the Mosaik a little further away for excellent local cuisine. Free internet available. They organised a two day excursion to Gallipoli and Troy which was an amazing experience. Thanks to all at the hotel for an amazing holiday

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MarkLeni
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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

Esans Hotel is without a doubt the best hotel that I've ever stayed at, especially for the price. The staff here are truly exceptional and go above and beyond to make sure that your stay is a pleasant one. One particularly nice amenity that they offer is free international calls home from the lobby. Whenever we found ourselves in the lobby we were offered tea or coffee and we had great conversations with the staff. On our last night, they even upgraded us to a superior room free of charge just because it was available!

The hotel itself is in an awesome location with relatively big, beautifully-decorated rooms. The street that the hotel is on is quiet and we slept great while we were there. We also really enjoyed the breakfast selection, especially the freshly-squeezed orange juice, cookies, and Turkish tea.

I really can't speak highly enough of our stay at this hotel. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

We stayed in this hotel in Istanbul in November 2011 after reading reviews from other travellers. We would like to say a lot of thanks to the staff there, in particular Engin Coskun who was a great host, he made our stay both enjoyable and comfortable. He provided us tips for many local attractions and restaurants. It is indeed a lovely hotel with a team who truly enjoy their work and helping guests.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

The Esans Hotel is located in a great area with rows of shops and restaurants. It's minutes away from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Upon arrival, visitors are allow one international call. Free wifi is available or one can use the communal laptop in the lobby. The breakfast is excellent with fresh crepes, orange juice (one per customer), and eggs. The staff is extremely helpful and knowledgable. Overall, if you like B&B-esque places, this is the place for you. Please note, rooms are rather small; however, if you are one who travels light, it's not so noticeable. Also, the hotel bumps up next to a mosque; for the light sleeper, this means audible 5:00am prayer calls.

Room Tip: No elevator, try for a room on the 2nd floor if you have heavy luggage or not good with stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christina123_12
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esanshotel, Manager at Esans Hotel, responded to this review, 3 April 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your review. Each piece of feedback is so valuable for us to be able to increase our service level. We are glad to see your appreciation of our good location,service, attentive staff and breakfast.

We would like to mention that our Std.Double Room is around 20m2 and has a double bed. (150x200cm) Since Sultanahmet is archeological protected site area, all buildings are under protection and cannot extend. General guest rooms sizes are small. In fact, our Std.Double Room size is quite wide comparing to other hotels' Std. rooms in Sultanahmet. We have also Superior and Family/Suite Rooms with 28-32 m2 wideness options.

Prayer calls are same as in all Islamic countries like in Istanbul. We have not received any negative feedback about it previously. However if our guest is a light sleeper, we have ear plugs in our Hotel which may help to block.

Thank you again. We wish to welcome you again in our Hotel next time.
Best Regards
Esans Hotel Team
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

We had recent short 3 night stay in the Esans Hotel, Istanbul. It is a remarkably friendly, small family-run hotel. Nothing was too much trouble. We were picked up from the airport by a taxi pre-booked through them and arrived at 1000 hours in the morning which was too early to occupy our room. They, however, invited us to partake of breakfast before giving us a comprehensive brief of the "must-see" sights of Istanbul. The hotel is conveniently located close to all the major attractions. We shall certainly be back.

Room Tip: We were upgraded free of charge so had a delightful experience
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Glenn G
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Additional Information about Esans Hotel

Property: Esans Hotel
Address: Ishakpasa Cad Yenisarachane Sok. No:4 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 1,108 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Esans Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in a 19th-century, wooden mansion, offers Ottoman-style spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi in the Sultanahmet Old City Istanbul District.The location is on silent street under the foot of Topkapi palace and 4 minutes walking to Saint Sophia and Blue mosque. The terrace offers wonderfull Hagia Sophia and Marmara Sea views.Esans Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms are individually decorated, and feature wooden furnishing and rich fabrics. Each room also includes a flat-screen TV, a full-length mirror and a dressing table. Some offer views of the Bosphorus.A Home made open buffet breakfast is served daily in the Esans’s restaurant or on the terrace. Room service is also available. ... more   less 
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