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Hotel Sphendon

#170 of 1,010 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Ranked #170 of 1,010 Hotels in Istanbul
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Abdullah A on the front desk & all staff were very helpful. Comfortable bed, clean & compact room, good shower, standard breakfast, located within 5 minutes walk of the Blue Mosque. (Specify lower level room preference if you do not want to climb too many stairs.) Nice outdoor breakfast/relaxation area with friendly felines. Narrow roads outside, security was not an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is an excellent hotel with great service and beautiful backyard under the hill. Breakfasts are awesome. Close to the center of the city. Hotel staff are very co-operative and courteous. I will visit it again in Istanbul with family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

It is a wonderful hotel with a great service. Cheerful staff and good rooms. Near the center of the city. In general it is very cute and funny. Nice place to stay with a family. I will visit it again in Istanbul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I am from Argentina and my Boyfriend from United States, we stayed a couple of weeks ago and was amazing! The room is cute, shower nice and near all the interesting things too see in Istambul walking or a short ride by bus! The attention at the hotel was like a family place because Abdullah was there to help us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

It was great experience in hotel sphendon. Great welcome. Friendly staff. Nice open trace...beautiful cats...nice room...comfortable bed....all facilities...perfect location... 100% recommendable. Staff very good...respect all guest...make u help in finding things places to enjoy in Istanbul. Breakfast excellent...super choices. I have recent experience...and its remarkable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a lovely room overlooking a garden. Wonderful breakfast and people! Tolga was very helpful. The location could not have been better. Walkable to everything in the sultana met district. Rooftop observation deck allowed us to enjoy the water view of the city

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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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