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Hotel Sphendon

#198 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Ranked #198 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in this hotel March 26th 2015. It has got the best location near the blue mosque and grand bazaar. Walking distance to all attractions. But the best part of the stay was the customer service we received from the manager and staff. They are so friendly and polite. The owner himself even sat down and chatted with us.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there 3 nights and was really satisfied with absolutely everything: rooms are clean, staff is friendly and helpful, breakfast is fine ( buffet style with a variety of olives, fresh veggies, eggs, sausage, bread, pastry, cornflakes, coffee and tea). The room we stayed in was small but very cozy and stylish with a nice bathroom. There is no elevator... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely little hotel tucked away in a quiet street but an short distance to Istanbuls attractions. Good breakfast and very helpful owners.Good price too and clean and well kept rooms. Highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel Sphendon is a budget hotel with excellent service. From the moment our taxi driver arrived to drop us off, the manager Abdullah interceded to stop him from overcharging us for a trip that was way out of our way. He went over and beyond in giving two demanding tourists advice and answering our endless questions. The neighbourhood is fantastic,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel from 20 February to 24 February 2015. The room is warm and cozy. The staff are very friendly and welcoming, with the participation of and sympathetic to the request. The hotel's location is very attractive, 5 minutes walk to the Blue Mosque, a 10-minute walk to the nearest tram stop "Sultanahmet". From the roof overlooking the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clean, modern, comfortable with very nice people/staff. Good and ample breakfast. Location is great but beware the walk is a little uphill on narrow cobblestone street, which in fact adds to the charm, but if you have bad knees it is a bit of a challenge. I highly recommend the Sphendon Hotel. The only criticism I have is that there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

What a wonderful budget hotel. It's getting the facelift it deserves but I had a fantastic time there. The staff could not be friendlier and all the amenities you need. Don't expect luxury at budget prices at a hotel which is only a 5 minute walk from the Blue Mosque and all the other sites.

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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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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

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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