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Hotel Alp
Ranked #302 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed 14 July 2011

The location is great - very close to the main tourist attractions and a great view of the Bosphorus from the dining room or veranda on the top floor. But the best thing about this hotel is the absolutely incredible hospitality of the staff. Our family group of four were there for a week in two rooms. We had a medical emergency halfway through our stay. Murat the manager and Mustafa an assisstant were extremely helpful - many thanks to you both.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank Norman Borge B
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Reviewed 29 June 2011

This hotel is situated perfectly. Restaurants, shops, convenience stores and cafes at the doorstep. All the sights (blue mosque, Aya Sofia, Basilica Cistern, etc) are under 10 minutes away by foot.

The hotel is great value for the cost; the rooms are clean, safe, include air conditioning, free wifi, but are on the smallish side. But you are in Istanbul! What are you doing in your hotel room?!?

The rooftop terrace is perfect for the continental breakfast as well as chilling out reading or having a beer in the evening. The terrace has both a covered and uncovered section, but wake up early if you want to eat breakfast in the sun.

The Grand Bazaar is maximum 20 minutes by foot from the hotel and the Spice Bazaar less than another 10.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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3  Thank JMenOttawa
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Reviewed 20 June 2011

Located in a quiet street in the heart of guesthouses/boutique hotels in Sultanahmet, close to restaurants, Arasta Bazaar, small supermarket (selling alcohol), tram stop & major sights of Istanbul (Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern). Stayed in a room on the 2nd floor + the basement - both were fine. Welcome cupboard, drawers, desk to spread out without tripping over backpacks/possessions. Towels changed everyday. In the room: bar fridge, TV (not satellite), air-cond. Breakfast served on roof terrace - generous buffet provisions of cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruit, pastries & the usual cucumber/tomato/olives/hard-boiled eggs/bread/spreads. Welcome hot/cold water + complimentary instant coffee & variety of teas. Roof terrace was a great place to chill & watch the 'traffic' on the Sea of Marmara. We had our own 'happy hour' every evening with snacks & beer bought from the supermarket nearby. Reception staff were helpful & friendly: booked seats for the Mevlevi Sema Ceremony & booked airport transport (20 euros) for our departure. Small library on ground floor with travel books/novels in different languages. Our only gripe: enforced 4:30am wake-up 'call' from the mosque next door!!! Good value at 70 euros/night. Many thanks guys!

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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank atomcat
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

I booked this hotel after reading the reviews here, and hence were not sure if the reviews were going to match our expectations. Well , they did. This is a great hotel, very well run by very helpful and friendly staff. The rooms are good, the breakfast great, the location very good. Walking distance to all the tourist attractions, shops and resturants. This site confirms to me the value in using this site and reading these reviews.This was my first time I used this site and this hotel and would recommend them both to all. One note, most hotels in this part of the world have steep stairs and no lifts. So if you have any health issues and shouldn't be climbing stairways, book one that has a lift.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank millsypd
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

Had a wonderful stay at the Alp. Great rooms, wonderful breakfast. Resonable prices and FANTASTIC location. The staff is very helpful and speak good english. :):)

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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3  Thank D1223chicago
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Reviewed 22 May 2011

We spent 6 days here and were delighted with our choice. Our room was clean and quiet; there is a great view of the Bosphorus and Sea of Marmara from the roof terrace and the staff are very friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ducksoup11
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Reviewed 6 May 2011

We were very lucky to find a room there in the busy week after Easter. The room was clean and had a good atmosphere, the views over an old mosque and into various private gardens was very pittoresque. The service was excellent, always friendly and helpful, and it is a place where it gets very quiet in the night, although you are right in the center of Sultanachmet district.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank evaistanbul
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Address: Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Akbiyik Caddesi, Adliye Sokak No: 4 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34490, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
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Ranked #302 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $42 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Alp has been successfully renovated after a period of 6 months filled with extensive labor and love. The exterior view of the building was completely redone by using red wood. Rooms have been cleaned, painted and decorated. Beds have been changed with new, custom-made, Ottoman-style ones. The terrace has gone through an overhaul to better suit the needs of our guests. ... more   less 
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