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Dara Hotel Istanbul

#196 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Kucuk ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sok. No:25 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Ranked #196 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for two nights and it was a pleasant stay.The room was very basic, nothing special. Quite small too, they couldn't fit the bedside table next to the bed. But we had huge windows. Bathroom was small too, only a standing shower which did not drain the water fast enough and water pressure was quite low. Service was excellent,... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is in a good location for blue mosque, and lots of other attractions, lots of restaurants close aswell, Our room was small for a double but was perfect for a few nights bathroom small also but again perfect for a couple, shower basin and toilet but fine, few signs of needing a bit if a refit, The staff are... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

Curitiba, PR
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Okay, let´s be honest, the hotel is old, rooms are small, and mattress need to changed, But what I always value is location and service, and this hotel have it all! you can easily walk everywhere, Tram ride to Takising is 10 minutes. The staff is so well prepared that I won´t even mention names, from night to day! There... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

to the Dara Hotel. The location is wonderful being so near the Blue Mosque. Yes it is down a slight hill but then Istanbul is full of them1 The terrace has wonderful views and the breakfast is lovely, catering to a cross section of tastes. The rooms are fine although could benefit from a bit more TLC. Beds and towels... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

Northampton UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

we spent a few days in the Dara Hotel. First impression was that it was a little different to its representation online, but on checking the room it was clean and reasonably well appointed. There is good wifi access in the room as the TV has about 200 channels, but none in English. The breakfast was rudimentary but pleasant and... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Stayed there 8 nights! Not enough. Had family with me, kids and parents. The staff were really friendly and helpful. Was a few minutes walk to the Blue Mosque, eating places all over the place. Hotel was clean, breakfast was nice, free Wi-Fi, mineral water, could not ask for anything else. The view's from the terrace were beautiful : )

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The staff were exemplary, friendly, helpful and most courteous. Aside from house keeping, who were totally inefficient.The hotel itself is dingy and shabby, although it's obvious an effort to freshen it up has been made. The reception area is as welcoming as a dungeon with almost no daylight.The windows in my room were small and the curtains didn't fit. My... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, I would like to thanks for your candid comments. I am sorry to be informed that you had an unpleasant stay in our hotel. Although we try to the best to host our guests , we sometimes could face bad situations. I got information from reception about your room and stay. You did not tell anything about... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The service was very good, staff friendly and polite, clean rooms and sea view from window. Directly opposite the historic masjid Sokullu Pasha and 2 mins walk away from the Blue Mosque an excellent location for Muslims especially who would like to pray all salah s in a masjid.

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

Kungsbacka, Hallands Län, Sweden
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79 reviews 79 reviews
32 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

To start with, the staff was very friendly and service minded around the clock. We had two rooms, the smaller one facing a mosque and with a view of the Marmara, the other larger facing an inner courtyard. That room had no sea view but was more hidden from the early morning mosque chants, which starts at around 0530, be... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Great hotel with top service, very modern with touch of Turkish traditions and culture.Would like to come again, Thanks! I strongly recommend it specially to foreign visitors because they have a great front desk who are welcoming gave great advise of where to visit in Istanbul such as landmarks in the city and the great old historical places that Istanbul... More 

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hoteldara, Director of Sales at Dara Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest , I would like to thank you for spending the time to write above review about your accommodation at our hotel. I am happy to be acknowledged that you had a very good stay with us and you are happy for your experience. I have also informed my colleague with your nice comments in order to make... More 

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