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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 #192 of 886 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Zapala, Argentina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We visited this hotel in june. Both the people and the place are fantastic. Every single staff in the hotel is very kind and they just want you to feel as at home. Any advice you need, they will be ready to help always with a smile on their faces. The rooms are very comfortable, with everything you need to... More

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Paris, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The hotel by itself is mid range with little rooms, but the roof terrace is great and the staff is really welcoming, helpful, charming. As we were leaving at 3.30am in early morning, they even made us a breakfast included in the price of the room. It is well located as well. Will definitely recommand it for the warmness of... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The good part: - Excellent breakfast - Very friendly staff - Decent WiFi signal - Fairly clean - Nice terrace and garden in the back of the hotel The average part: - room quality - slightly kitschi furnishings - but this seems to be the trend of the area - small bathroom - but this is standard for most hotels... More

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Wallingford, CT
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I'll get a couple of minor negatives out of the way first: the neighborhood was a little bit grungy (though it never felt unsafe, and it was close to many of the major tourist sites); and the room decor was a bit tatty--not bad, just looked like it had been decorated by Grandma. Personally, I'm not a decor freak, but... More

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Very good location in the historic city center of Istanbul. Everything you need is within 5-10 min walking distance: Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, the Great Bazaar…even the tram. The hotel is family-run and a beautiful boutique hotel. We felt very welcomed and almost like home. Despite winter time all rooms were heated well so we didn’t had to freeze. Our... More

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2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Average hotel in run down area of Sultanahment, but close to other restaurants and bars (5 min walk) hotel & rooms very clean, breakfast average, no other food offered, no bar, garden area could do with a tidy up, staff pleasant and helpful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

The Hotel is boutique like, family run and has a perfect location. Next to all ancient attractions in istanbul, it's just around the corner, 5 mins walking distance from the crowds and nightlife, thus making your stay very peaceful & relaxing away from busy streets. Now the Hotel's staff are extremely friendly, can offer loads of help & advice, the... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Great service, great location, always friendly and happy to help, "our house is your house" attitude, and they even baked and surprised my wife with a birthday cake during our stay without me notifiying them it was her special day (they noticed birthdate as we booked!) They helped us effortlessly for an hour arrange flights and accomodations throughout Turkey. A... More

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New Delhi, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights in October 2012. The hotel is walking distance from all the main attractions which is a big plus. The staff are friendly and very helpful and our room was cosy and was furnished beautifully. Another plus was the breakfast which was a good spread and delicious. The only thing you need... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Close to many good restaurants so you don't have to take a taxi back after dinner. Nice clean well kept hotel. Very close to many tourist attractions and everyting is easy to walk to once you figure out where the hotel lies in the city. I was very pleased withthis hotel. Rooms were clean. Veiw of the bosphorous from the... More

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Address: Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet - Old City
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #192 of 886 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sphendon 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
İstanbul Sphendon Hotel - an historical and charming family-run special class hotel offering the charm, quality, cleanliness, comfort, accommodation and lodging in a select homey atmosphere. Hotel is located in the centre of the historical peninsula, Sultanahmet-İstanbul. We are ideally located within two minutes walk to the most important Ottomon & Byzantine monuments of Turkey such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and not more than ten minutes to The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. ... more   less 
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