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Hotel Sphendon

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #261 of 957 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Alexandria, Egypt
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The title in turkish and it means small but cute . I found this phrase the most suitable words to discribe this hotel .It is really small but every thing is placed elegantly and nicely.The furniture is modern turkish. Location is great ,near to the most important attractions in Istanbul either on foot or a couple of tram stations away.we... More 

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Rhode Island
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We loved the location, walking distance to the top tourist attractions and shopping and restaurants in the Old City. The manager was delightful. There is a spectacular garden in the back with a cascading landscape, and cute cats that hang out there. The one caveat I would mention is that there is a steep narrow staircase to rooms upstairs, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Friendly and family staff, family atmosphere. Very helpful staff and comfortable rooms. Location is great near all touristic places. Walked easily to lots of places. Also very near tram station. They only serve breakfast but lots of varieties and so much like honemade. Backyard is beautiful and has cats that are friendly. Very clean. Loved it. Highly recommended

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Penetanguishene, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This little gem of a hotel met all our expectations. The roof top patio affords great views and cooling breezes. There is even a bathroom on the rooftop so you do not have to return to your room. Especially pleasing was the stone-walled back garden patio. It is a lovely oasis to return to from a full day sightseeing. It... More 

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wading river NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The perfect place to stay to visit the historic sites of Old Town Istanbul. Staff very helpful and a lovely full breakfast on the terrace. So convenient to walk to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. Very safe at night to sit and people watch.

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Baden, Austria
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

What ever you like, it will get done, with a smile! They'll present you the city, all you'll have to do is walk there and enjoy. And nothing is far away, it is just 5 minutes walk away from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. It's a small hotel, not the same level as all these sterile international hotels, but very... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although the rooms are quite small (this is a very old property in the Old Town), the real charm of the hotel is the location, which is literally 200 yards from the Blue Mosque. There is a pleasant rooftop deck to spend time overlooking a very busy harbor and the minarets of the Blue Mosque are practically on top of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great location for exploring the Old Town sites of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, etc. Back patio and dining area are charming. Room itself was tiny, with little room for more than a bed. A bit worn and dim as well. Really not a room you wanted to spend much time in, but there is plenty to explore so that doesn't... More 

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Houston, Texas
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160 reviews 160 reviews
70 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Basic rooms in Old City. Staff helpful & pleasant (24 hours desk staffing). Plentiful Turkish breakfast. Backyard is a terraced garden backing to old city walls. Room are basic & clean. AC & electricity are key-activated, so room will get quite hot while you are away. Hotel is hard to locate on a small single lane side street below the... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I'm sure there are many comparable places in Sultanahmet, but this one stands out because of the friendly staff. They worked with an excellent tour company, Global Travel Service, to arrange a trip to Cappadocia, and were always eager to please us.

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Address: Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet - Old City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sphendon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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