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Rast Hotel

3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A charming hotel near all the best sites in old Istanbul with a great view from the roof top restaurant. We were minutes away from Hagia Sofia, The Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazar and the Bascilla Cistern. We had looked at a triple room but it had three single beds, the hotel accommodated moving us to a double room and... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel was super, location is close to old city attraction, very near to metro station, the view from the restaurant is super looking the blue mosque, topkapi and aya sophia Staff were friendly, room was clean and comfortable 2 massage chairs in the lobby were a nice touch especially after long walks.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rast is 5 minutes walk from the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Bascilla cistern, T1 tram stop and 10 minutes from the Grand Bazaar. It is the perfect tourist location. The special thing about the Rast is the view. The rooftop breakfast terrace has an incredible panorama ranging from the Bosphorus Bridge to the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara.... More

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qld
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in Sultanahmet, close to trams, Hagia Sofia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace etc. this hotel must have the best view in Istanbul from the roof top restaurant. The rooms are fine, comfortable bed, small bathroom but everything works. Air con was very efficient.The staff were excellent with good advice as to restaurants, transport and tours. This was our second... More

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Sugar Land, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Peeling wallpaper and a leaky tub, yet I give it 4-5 stars! 3 of us were in a 2nd floor room over the lobby entrance - a queen and a twin bed. Location is fantastic - steps away from essential sites for 1st time visitors, food, tram, ATM, and shopping. We never heard the calls to prayer from our room... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The great service started out at the airport, we were picked up right away and taken to hotel. The hotel is located in the middle of all the major sites for easy walking access and the tram is on the main street for farther expeditions. The buffet breakfast offered wide variety of delicious food and friendly helpful staff made eggs... More

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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70 reviews 70 reviews
30 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is a little hotel located ten meters from the main street and very near the most important points of interest in Istanbul. In general the hotel and room were very clean. The room was small but it had a balcony with a nice view. The bathroom seemed to have been renewed a little while ago and was spacious. There... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The hotel was in the perfect position to explore Istanbul. It was close to the tram and the main sights Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and the grand Bazar. An ATM was 20 metres away.The views from the breakfast terrace were amazing. The rooms were clean and comfortable. They had tea making facilities and you could open the door on the... More

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Opatija, Croatia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Terrible experience. It was agreed to transfer from the airport to the hotel. Upon arrival at the airport 1.5 hours no one came to get me. Upon arrival at the hotel I went to lunch, which is listed in the hotel offer a surcharge of 20 euros, but I was told that today there is no lunch. At 7 o'clock... More

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Vaitape, French Polynesia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of days during my fourth trip to Istanbul. The hotel is conveniently located between Sultanahmet/Hagia Sophia/Topkapi/Basilica Cistern on one hand and the Grand Bazar on the other and is therefore close to two tram stops. Breakfast is served on the roof which in Istanbul means that the view is amazing -- Rast Hotel is unique... More

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Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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#83 Family Hotel in Istanbul #90 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Most of the old city's attractions, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, are practically on your doorstep. After exploring these great sites, come back and feel the warm and kind atmosphere at the Rast Hotel. ... more   less 
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