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Dara Hotel Istanbul

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucuk ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sok. No:25 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Ranked #191 of 917 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Dara Hotel for 6 nights. The staff was very friendly, accommodating and always ready to help. The rooms are on the small side but were very clean and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was always a treat on the rooftop terrace,and a great start to the day. To get to the hotel we took the metro and... More

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11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We stayed at Dara’s for four days. The service is excellent and reception managers Yilmaz and Itaz, extremely helpful. At the time of check-in they provide maps demarcating all the places of interest. This helps navigation through the city, from and to the hotel. The rooms aren’t large but comfortable and spotless. The housekeeping team is worth applauding. Our booking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed seven nights, perfect family holiday with three young children. Hotel is clean throughout, staff are dedicated to ensure your every request is fullfilled. Hotel location is within walking distance to all places of interest. Staff will advise you on all local amenities. Will recommend Dara Hotel as we enjoyed our stay without any issue and will visit again! Khalid... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A good place to stay at your first time in Istanbul. Close to the tourist attractions and a really nice service and breakfast. In the reception they always help you with showing you where to go, calling a taxi etc. We even got to borrow a tram-card! My only negativa thing is that the last couple of days the bathroom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here with my sister November 2013. The location is perfect! A few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and very easy to reach all the main attractions. The staff were very welcoming and it was very helpful that I was able to have direct contact via email with the hotel. On arrival we were given a map and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Hotel well placed, near SultanAhmed (Blue Mosquee) and Aayasofya (Hagia Sophia) mosques and centre of Istanbul - near Tramway for Grand/egypt Bazars and Eminonu ferries/fishes ! Reception is very hospitable and good service in rooms. Good price/service evaluation.

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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

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for four days. We found the staff to be proactively helpful. We have a disabled child and in every way the hotel and staff went out of their way to help. Itaj the guy at reception would see us coming and open doors, help us up the stairs and generally made things easy for us.... 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you're looking for upmarket luxury then you won't choose the Dara Hotel. But, if you're looking for an affordable, comfortable hotel with a great central location then the Dara Hotel is for you. As already mentioned on other reviews, the rooms are spotless, the breakfast great with a wide choice and the staff helpful, hard working and kind. Also,... 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

Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I booked the Dara Hotel for one night for its central location and low price (and because it has my name). It is within walking distance of all the sights in Sultanahmet, and about 5-10 minutes' stroll from the tram stop. It's in a steep and fairly narrow street; the area is quiet but felt quite safe to me, even... 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

Bloomington, IN
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Perfect location, right around the corner from the Hippodrome. The rooms were small, but spotless, with nice bathrooms. We loved the breakfast and the view was wonderful. The staff was great-helpful front desk, the woman who prepared breakfast was delightful and the housekeepers were great

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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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Address: Kucuk ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sok. No:25 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dara Hotel Istanbul 3*
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The Hotel Dara is located at the heart of the Old City in Istanbul. Historically, the building was once used as a sweet Ottoman mansion, which was renovated as a Hotel in 2009. Hotel Dara has 50 seat capacity with a rooftop restaurant. Along with a team of professional staff, it offers a great opportunity for its guests to have their rich breakfast while enjoying the mystical view of the Marmara Sea and the beautiful Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. ... more   less 
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