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The Istanbul Hotel

Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:30 Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet- Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey (Formerly Basilica Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Spangdahlem, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I traveled to Istanbul solo. I wanted a hotel that was in a safe neighborhood, close to tourists sites, clean and had a Turkish hammam. This hotel had everything I was looking. The Breakfast was served on a terrace with great views and turned into a restaurant at night. The room was large, had a clean private bathroom, door for... More 

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Enjoyed a fantastic dinner at the top-floor view restaurant! Terrific service and delicious local cuisine while overlooking both old and 'new' Istanbul. Additionally, my husband and I had a great time getting to know hotel manager Nej and learning about local history and customs. A definite recommend!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We recently stayed here for 2 nights. The hotel itself is an average hotel. We stayed in a room on the 1st floor the room size is average no tea,coffee or kettle available in room. No iron either which was a disappointment. The room was clean but the room was dark n had a damp smell. There is a window... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

We happily stayed in the hotel with 4 people (2 rooms). The hotel is situated perfectly near the main must sees. The rooms vary in size but are all big enough and clean. The staff is friendly and helpfull. They have a shuttle bus to get you from / take you to the AirPort.

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Moscow, Russia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The location is excellent, just steps away from the Basilica Cistern. I would also say that the front desk staff were pretty good. They were always happy to help but there was only so much they could do about some of the issues I think. To start with, the room description was a bit misleading. We were suppose to have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Cannot speak highly of this boutique hotel. The manager and staff were great. Clean spacious rooms,breakfast included nice firm beds and very reasonable rates. Central to the blue mosque and walking distance to the grand Bazzar etc. Book it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great location, close to numerous tourist spots. Close to restaurants, tram line a 5 minute walk away. Staff very helpful, spoke English well. Room exceptionally clean...made up everyday. View from restaurant (6th floor) fabulous. Breakfast basic. Fast, efficient lift. Has a joining travel agent and turkish bath, didn't use latter. Safe in room, shower pressure good, air condition works well,... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This hotel is in a great location, but unfortunately other things are not so great. It is close to all the main attractions, and lots of good restaurants. The service is ok. Breakfast is terrible. If you don't want just bread your pretty much out of luck. Don't provide body wash and the cleaners move all your stuff every day.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I have stayed there for 9 nights .. and i booked 2 rooms .. it was very nice and very comfortable .. the workers were very helpful . Honestly when I read the comments about this hotel .. I was hesitant .. but when I came to the hotel .. it was completely different from the comments what I read... More 

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san diego, ca
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for two nights. We were assigned room 402, which was on the street (noisy). The radiator was leaking, and this was cleaned up on request but not fixed. The A/C remote did not seem to work. Half of the circular tub/shower door was MISSING. the toilet was free standing from the wall and it had... More 

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:30 Sultanahmet | Sultanahmet- Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey (Formerly Basilica Hotel)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
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