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Rast Hotel

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Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Kaeng Khoi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I can only but endorse the numerous very positive reviews of Rast Hotel. - the location is perfect for exploring Sultanahmet by foot - the Hotel is better than the 3 star rating, my room was excellent - the room rate price is very reasonable - the views from the Rooftop breakfast terrace are spectacular. I very much look forward... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

A huge thank you to the staff for a great stay (other than the very rude housekeeper). Our stay was perfect. Comfy rooms, great breakfast. The view is amazing! But more than that, the staff (in particular Arthur and Ugur) were so obliging. They allowed an early check-in and then let us store our luggage and hang out at the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

This was a very good hotel, reasonably priced and perfectly located only steps from Sultanahmet square. It's biggest selling point is the breakfast terrace which looks out towards the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. What a view out to the Bosphorus! I can still see the blue sky filled with seagulls and the domes in the distance. The view... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We arrived after being ripped off by a taxi driver so Mr. Happy's kindness was really important. He couldn't have been nicer. He immediately offered us breakfast and had our room ready to check in by 10AM which was unexpected. The location is perfect for touring especially to the Blue Mosque, a few minutes walk. There are restaurants near and... More 

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Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Four nights in Istanbul makes a great stay at this hotel. Very close to everything that needed to explore. Near tramp station that can be used if needed. It is a boutique hotel that could be a remembered for a while for its hospitality. Great view rooftop breakfast turkey style. Lots of birds flying makes it more lively. Definitely will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is situated in a brilliant location near the historical sights: the Blue Mosque, walking distance to Topkapi Museum and the Grand Bazaar, local shops, plenty of food establishments. Very convenient. We had a pleasant stay, had no problems at all - rooms were spacious and clean, breakfast had a good variety (amazing view of the Blue Mosque and... More 

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The Rast Hotel has an excellent location to walk to all the Old City museums, mosques, palaces and Grand Bazaar. It was fun to just walk around to these places. All employees at the hotel's front desk were extremely helpful in how to get to sights, how to get a guide, even how to find a Pharmacy on Sunday when... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Solid hotel in great Istanbul location. However, was very disappointed when air conditioner in hotel worked intermittently our first two nights there. Even more upsetting was hotel staff's insistence that it would be fixed in a few hours, which it was not. Hotel staff were nice but were not forthcoming. The morning breakfast was great with full range of breakfast... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Arrived around 6 pm the hotel upgraded us to a suite with an amazing terrace overlooking the Blue Mosque. All hotel staff were extremely helpful and gave us great directions. Breakfast was lovely on the rooftop terrace. The kept our luggage and called us a cab. This is very important to use legal cab company. Thank you to all staff.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The view from the breakfast patio is a beautiful way to start the day. Unlike many hotels they offer eggs to order, if desired. I suggest that if you have made arrangements to be picked up at the airport that you request it many days in advance (as they are not quick to respond) and get an email confirmation that... More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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