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Hotel Sphendon

#154 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a clean hotel with great customer service, and walking distance to the city's main attractions. The food was very good, and could be enjoyed indoors or out on their beautiful patio The hotel offers free and fast wifi service. The hotel staff went above and beyond to make our visit to Istanbul wonderful. We were 2 women traveling... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had the absolute pleasure of staying at Hotel Sphendon! From the minute we arrived to the minute we left, the staff were so informative and helpful, providing so much knowledge and history about Turkey! The main host (man from greece - can't remember his name) welcomed us in and sat us down with a large map... More 

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Stade, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice and little hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable, not too big but perfect for a city trip. The location is perfect, because you are in walking distance to all the great sightseeing spots in Istanbul. The staff was perfect and very friendly. They took a lot of time to introduce us to Istanbul and made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is clean, walking distance to blue mosque, ayasofya, basílic cistern, takism grand bazar, restaurants. topkapi palace. Ramasan and muzhaer are the nicest people in Istanbul. They are very helpful, ask them anything!!!!. Breakfast is delicious. I would stay again. Thanks for making my vacation easier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is well located, neer train station, the mosques and the most nice views of Istanbul. The service was very good and the staff was very helpfull in any way thay can. The room was spacious, confortable beds, with free wifi, and AA (important if you are traveling in the summer like I did). The breakfast was very good... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel staff is incredibly friendly, helpful, and really aim to make their guests feel at home in the old district of Istanbul. The hotel is a real value and comes with a daily breakfast of hot and cold foods. Rooms are very clean (linens changed daily) and include a TV with lots of Turkish TV channels. Hotel is only a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Hotel Sphendon is a wonderful boutique hotel just a few minutes walk from many of the beautiful historic sites in Istanbul. The staff are exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable about all things Istanbul. They are happy to make recommendations for sightseeing, food/drink, night life. The room was very clean and the complimentary breakfast was delicious. Of the three hotels I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love the place, love the cats so so cute, the hotel is super clean, the location is closed to all historical sites, very friendly staff, would stay again, hope all the cats are fine, great garden at the back ,the rooms are compact but manageable

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Interacting with the staff was one of the many highlights of our time in Istanbul. They very helpful and hospitable. We were even treated to delicious Turkish coffee one afternoon and engaging conversation. This small, boutique hotel is within walking distance of the main tourist attractions including Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, The Cistern, the main Plaza and many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Centrally located near Saltanahmet within an easy walk to the Blue Mosque, Ayasofia, Topkati Palace and other places of interest this boutique hotel will not disappoint. The rooms are small but clean and well presented, service is excellent and friendly. Breakfast is excellent even for us vegetarians. Nice courtyard and outside eating area. The cats may hassle you a bit,... More 

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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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