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“Very good quality hotel, and close to tourist attractions” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Albatros Premier Hotel
Ranked #378 of 1,107 Hotels in Istanbul
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very good quality hotel, and close to tourist attractions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights at Easter 2012 and were very impressed. Quite easy to find from the Sultanahmet tram stop, room was excellent with comfortable double bed, very good bathroom and shower, air conditioning, and kettle with supply of tea & coffee. There was free use of the safe in the room for valuables. On the advice of the Lonely Planet guide we took a universal sink plug, which is needed in the bathroom for shaving.
Staff were all very helpful and friendly, most of them spoke good English. Wide range of food at breakfast, cereals, muesli, yoghurt, fruit, meats & cheese, olives, pasta salad, several different breads & pastries. Had a good meal in the Terrace Restaurant the first evening.
The hotel is 5 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, and a little farther from the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofia) Museum, Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Tram stop is handy to go to the port at Eminonu for Bosphorus Cruises or ferry crossings, and the tram also goes over the Galata Bridge to Karakoy for modern Istanbul, Taksim Square etc. Note that some of the attractions are closed on Mondays.
Just round the corner from the hotel are numerous bars, restaurants and cafes, with a wide range of dishes. For a nightcap we recommend a raki at the Hippodrome bar on Kucuk Aya Sofya Cad, or tea and snacks at the Cafe Mesale in the Arasta Bazaar behind the Blue Mosque, where they have whirling dervish displays.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Peter M
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Uppsala, Sweden
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

It was difficult from begining to choose one hotel in Istambul as there are so many, but after one week in Hotel Albatros it feels that we made the rigth choice. We think all personal was very friendly, helpfull and very pleasant. Good breakfast, fresh and varied. No complaints about the cleanning as well. We don't want to seem unfair to the others emplyees, because they were very good professionals as well but we would like to point out two persons of the staff wich we had more regular contact with, Mr. Seluk and Mr Kenan at the reception desk. We also don't forget the efforts that nigth shift staff made to please us with the transmission of one Champions League footboll game. Once again thank you very much for your kindness and professionalism.We definetely recomended this hotel to our friends. See you next time.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Vagabondos
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Edirne
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

Most probably this is a family run hotel. My first night was a total disaster. My room was next to terrace restaurant. İt was very loud until almost midnight. İ have made a complain to the reception but they said that crowd was the owner of the hotel and his friends. İ had to change my room in the middle of night. This was very disturbing. Customers at this hotel are less important the The owner of the hotel. İf this alltitude goes on İ âm afraid The owner Will enjoy The hotel alone with his family and friends. İ would not recommend this hotel at all.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EdirneTraveller
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Lıbya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

thank you all the staff ın the hotel of albatros and specıally mornıng breakfast and specıal thanks to gizem and emre WHO WERE VERY GOOD IN THE WORK AND THEIR TREATMENT TO US MANY THANKS

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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 Hısham a
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. The hotel sent a car to pick me up from the airport for €25. The hotel itself is very grand and looks like a typical 4* hotel. The staff is very helpful and the breakfast is also good. The location is excellent and has a taxi stand right outside which is convenient. The reason I haven't given 5/5 is because on the first day they didn't have any hot water. Although this was sorted out, the tap had to run for around a minute for the hot water to come. The tap was also slightly broken so water sprayed in different directions. I asked for a non smoking room but could smell smoke in my room now and again. I could also hear the TV from the next room and could hear their phone ring. Overall I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to others.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Moimar22
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Loved the hotel, the location was great for a few reasons. It was very easy to get to from the airport. Just a block off Kennedy Cadessi, so it was easy to find for the taxi(Taksi) drivers. It was very convenient to walk to all the historic mosques and ruins and attractions in Sultanahmet. There is a taxi stand that was always packed with cabs just out the front door. The staff was very helpful with booking tours and handled everything for me including directions to and from places. The room itself was tastefully decorated, a bit pink for my palette though. The bathroom was nice and was comfortable with a stand up shower and free amenities like soap and shampoo. My room was also stocked with a mini-bar and fridge and had a safe and closet for hanging clothes. The breakfast was very nice as well and there was plenty of selections to choose from with fresh breads and pastries and fresh fruit. I did not eat at the restaurant upstairs but heard the views are very nice from the balcony. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and the surrounding neighborhood is full of Ottoman style wooden houses and buildings. All in all I would stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Robert C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

Very nice hotel with an Ottoman style, you can see the Blue Mosque from the terrace, a team very friendly and helps you on any information.
Special Great Thanks for Gizem & Emre for their work and their friendly.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BekoWeed
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Property: Albatros Premier Hotel
Address: Kucukayasofya Mahallesi Cayiroglu Sok No 1, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Region: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#240 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Albatros Premier Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albatros Premier Hotel is located in the hearth of old city Sultanahmet. Located next to the Blue Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia and just 500 mt. to the worldwide famous Hagia Sophia aND Topkapi Palace.The Hotel has 55 rooms and some of them has sea view and balcony as well, also corner and family suites are available for your vacation in Istanbul. The roof top terrace has an amazing view of the Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea. ... more   less 
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