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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 #170 of 886 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

First of all, the location is very good as it is located 5 minutes walking to the Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia. It has also good transport connections, with the Sultanahmet tram stop only a short walk from the hotel. The hotel service was nice, as I arrived to the hotel at about 8am and was allowed to enter 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 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The brilliant place with friendly, kind, attentive staff always ready to help and make your stay unforgettable... Location is convenient, service is excellent... Thank you, guys for making my travel experience in Istanbul awesome!!!

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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

Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

It was so awful... Never, listen, never do the same mistake like me. Only one thing - view from the roof. That's it. I had single room, without window and any space. Just bed and walls around. Parking for 10 TL.

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for your feed back about our hotel above. I am sorry to be informed that you didn't satisfied with your stay in our hotel. Although we try to do our best for our guests, we sometimes are not successful to make them happy during their stay. I read your review and checked the... More

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We only stayed for a night but had a great experience. The room was large and clean. The rooftop terrace had amazing sunset views of the water. Centrally located. We had an early flight and since we couldn't partake in the free breakfast buffet (which looked delicious) they made us HUGE sandwiches to take on the plane. Very nice place.... 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

Jakarta, Indonesia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

We stayed at Dara Hotel in mid November 2013. Despite being cheated by the taxi driver when we took taxi from Taksim to the hotel, we found the hotel location is perfect, particularly if you only have limited time in Istanbul and wishes to explore the Sultanahmet area (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar) in one day.... 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

Diamond Bar, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

When looking for hotels I always look at price, location, safety, and cleanliness. This hotel covers all these requirements. The hotel is on a quiet street and a five minute walk from the blue mosque and the Hagia Sophia. The staff was friendly and helpful. The buffet style breakfast is free and very delicious. I will miss having it every... 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

Bucharest, Romania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We stayed at the Dara Hotel for 4 nights and we really enjoyed our stay there. The hotel is very clean (I usually am very picky when it comes about cleanliness), the furniture is almost new, there is a good attention for details. Its location is really good: just 5 minutes away from the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome, 15... 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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Additional Information about Dara Hotel Istanbul

Address: Kucuk ayasofya Mahallesi Su Terazisi Sok. No:25 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #170 of 886 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dara Hotel Istanbul 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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