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Aquarium Hotel Istanbul

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alemdar Mah. Alay Kosku Cad. No:16 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Turku, Finland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The worst hotel stay that I have ever experienced! I wasn't expecting more than a budget-level stay, but this was way worse than any of the bad hostels that I have stayed before. I would make sure to avoid this place! The location is perfect, very short distance to all the major sights, but you can find much nicer places... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I rented this place due to it's proximity to the Blue Mosque area, public transportation, the Grand Bazaar and tour buses. It is very reasonable but is a budget hotel. The people working the counter are friendly and helpful. The continental breakfast is decent and you can either walk to everything or hop on some form of transportation to get... More

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New Delhi, India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I styed for one night during July 2014 as I had to visit some popular tourist areas in Istanbul during my business trip and after search around the Sultanahmet district I found this budget hotel nicely located in the middle of all attractions (Blue mosque, Aya Sofia, Grand Baazar, and Tram station). The hotel is a budget hotel where you... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Think hostel not hotel. Very cheap and serves its purpose, not advisable for family s but I would say ok for bag packers. Make sure you stick to your guns when paying remainder of the bill when you arrive they tried to apply an additional 10% to ours followed by 10 minutes of faff whilst he 'looked' for the discrepancy

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The location of the hotel is perfect, it is within walking distance to all places of interest; Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topakapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and much more. The night staff were more than helpful, they couldn't do enough for us and made us feel most welcome. A nice typical Turkish breakfast was provided but apart from that... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

It was very convenient as the hotel is in the heart of Sultanahmet, a walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Aya Sophia and other interesting places such as the Grand Bazaar. The room was basic but clean and the staff was hospitable.

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Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you are looking for less value for your money, Aquarium Hotel may be your choice! Okay, there are some positive aspects: it's located in the vicinity of the most important sights of Istanbul and the staff seeks to help you (within the limits of their possibilities). BUT: the room was tiny, dirty, without nearly any storage room, there was... More

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Vassouras, RJ
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

The hotel is very close to all the touristical attractions in the old part of the city, it is perfect. You can walk around and feel completely safe to explore Istanbul. The staff is very nice and always ready to help in any way they can. The room was small, but comfortable and clean. I traveled with my mother and... More

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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I strongly recommend to everyone to avoid this "hotel". All posted photos of the hotel rooms are fake. Small room, small and dirty bathroom, no TV, old and broken furniture, poor breakfast, no view at all, poor wireless signal, communication with hotel stuff is very difficult and cleaning of room didn't exist. Despite our pre-arrival discution about the price of... More

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Staff is very helpeful, however their English is not that good. Breakfast is good enough to handle all morning, you can find the typical food in Turkey... Also they served us before in the morning as we were having the flight very early. Bathroom is not very clean, you can see also some damage inside the shower... Bedrooms are good... More

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Alay Kosku Cad. No:16 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet - Old City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aquarium Hotel Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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