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Rast Hotel

3.0 of 5 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
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the hotel for 5 nights (spent our new year eve in Istanbul). The location is great! 5min to Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia and within 20min walk to other main sites in the old city. However, the facilities are quite old in the hotel. We had issue with electricity in our room. The power kept cutting off... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

we visit this hotel in 2013, for 4 nights and we really liked this hotel in the heart of Istanbul Location 10/10 Service 9/10 breakfast 9/10 Value for Money, Reception Staff was really great 1 Free Transportation if you book 3 nights or more

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Ahmedabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Positives : Small from outside but sufficiently large from inside, good location as near tourist location and in the old city area, grand bazar 2mins from hotel, ample of food options beside and near hotel, breakfast good, staff good and friendly. Helped me with reasonably priced private taxi as I wanted to go and come back from Esenyurt. Have cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Rast hotel is ideally located on a side street off the main street in Istanbul, just up the road from the Aya Sophia, the blue mosque, the cistern, the 'hop on hop off' bus and many restaurants. It is walking distance to Topkapi palace and a few other attractions. The hotel itself is very clean, with breakfast included. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Great staff, amazing food at breakfast (seriously, don't miss it) and beautiful view from the terrace. The room was small but the beds were very comfortable and the place was spotless. I am looking forward to staying in the same hotel when we come back to Istanbul.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Spent 10 nights at the hotel. Ideal location. Good breakfast, decent shower and bed, make up for many shortcomings - poor lighting in rooms and landings, Centrally controlled air-conditioning cannot be adjusted, TV in room was the size of a tablet and had very poor reception of international channels, no second key, no laundry service. Found staff very dedicated and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

my parents have stayed here a few times and recommended it. We stayed 6 nights which entitles you to a free airport pick up and drop off which was very handy. The location is the best you can walk to all the main attractions and the tram stop is very close. The view from the 6th floor breakfast room is... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We stayed at this hotel 4 nights. It is within a short walking distance of the major attractions, and very close to a tram stop. Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace, which provides an amazing view of the city and its attractions, particularly the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia. The staff is very friendly and helpful. In addition... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

As others say, a grey lady in need of some renovation. That said, the staff was great, good advice on getting around, watching for rug dealers. I was rousted by a tour group that came too early, (5:20 am!) the concierge made sure the bus waited for me, and had a sandwich waiting since it way too early and no... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Rast hotel is strategically located in the 'old' part of Istanbul. The most important highlights are not too far away (5-10 minutes walking) and if you are looking for a restaurant you'll find plenty in the neighbourhood. The rooms are OK, although a bit dated. The bathrooms need some renovation, they are clean but you can clearly seen that... More 

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Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Rast Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#129 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#135 Family Hotel in Istanbul

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