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Reviewed April 30, 2015

The hotel is located in one of the most touristic areas of Istanbul, a short walk to the Blue Mosque, and lots of restaurants one or two blocks away. The staff was very friendly and always very helpful.
The room is quite small, but clean, with internet and TV (even though no channels in English).
The breakfast is fairly ok, not many options of fruits and bread (and no cake or eggs). But lots of olives, if you enjoy them. The view from the breakfast room is amazing!

How to arrive: I took a taxi from the airport, no problem at all, paid 50TL. From the hotel to the airport the taxi driver "got lost" and I had to pay 70TL... so it is a matter of luck. And definitely leave at least 2 hours before to the airport!

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled solo
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Thank sibelletorres
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Reviewed April 25, 2015

Fantastic location, fabulous place for families with kids, very nice, friendly and professional people. They were very much accommodating to our kids. Service was very good. Folks at the front desk always gave us the right information and suggested places to eat, dine, shop and visit, keeping in mid that we had kids.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed April 20, 2015

On a quiet side street in Sultanahmet Neighborhood -- couple blocks from Blue Mosque / Hagia Sophia / Topkapi Palace. They provided airport pick up for 25 Euros. Charming room. In-room safe. Small fridge. Drinking water in large dispensers in lobby and on roof with cups as needed. Soap and shampoo provided. Great breakfast on the roof (enclosed or outside) (pastries, olives, cheeses, bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, juices, numerous spreads for bread, etc, etc). All nonsmoking rooms. WiFi worked well in the lobby and occasionally in the rooms. Helpful staff. I found jogging going down hill to wide path beside the water or up around Topkapi Palace and down to large park with numerous criss crossing paths.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed February 4, 2015

Bearing in mind that this is not a high-end luxury hotel, it's an excellent bet if you're looking for something affordable in the Sultanahmet area (around Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque). It's a small place with maybe a dozen rooms or so. But the rooms are tidy and comfortable and the staff helpful and friendly.

There are a lot of restaurants and bars nearby. Most are tourist haunts and the quality of the food often leaves something to be desired, but there are plenty of easy options after a long day or sightseeing.

I've stayed there twice now, a few years apart, and I'd happily stay there again.

You'll hear the morning call to prayer from the Blue Mosque. And the breakfast, on a top level overlooking the Bosphorus, is a good way to start the day and is a good mix of Turkish and Western/continental. When it's warm, there's an outdoor seating area, and when it's cool there's a glass enclosed area.

One thing to note is that there's no elevator, so if you're on an upper floor (there's only 5 levels), you'll have to get your luggage up a winding staircase. The staff are happy to help.

Overall, if you're looking for cozy, reliable, and affordable in a location that's very convenient to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sophia, this is an excellent bet.

Room Tip: From the window of room 404 you can see the top of Hagia Sophia over the neighboring buildings. The floors are wooden, so upper levels can be quieter if you prefer not to hear people walking around.
  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled solo
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Thank Gibberisher
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Reviewed November 27, 2014

Very comfortable. Rooms are nothing special or luxurious, but clean and great for sleeping after long days in Istanbul. Excellent location and very friendly staff. Beautiful rooftop terrace for breakfast (the food is so so)

  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with family
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