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Hotel California Istanbul

Eminsinan Mah. Camii Sok. No:55 Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
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Hotel California Istanbul
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Ranked #626 of 996 Hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Best location, very near to tourist spots mostly walking distance. We even walk from the hotel to Blue Mosque, Haya Sophia way down to Eminonu Pier for the Bosphorous cruise. We just got lost when returning to the hotel nonetheless it was good stay in Hotel California. And the receptionist was very kind to us and helpful in giving direction... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Service was good, room was comfortable but breakfast menu was a bit boring. Same menu everyday. Location is great as it just 2 mins away from Chamberlitas tram station and 5 minutes from Grand Bazaar. Dont mind to return to the hotel again. It's not like the Hotel California described by the Eagles ;)

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

It's a good budget accommodation (well, budget for Istanbul standards) but it's not a place you are likely to remember for long. We managed to negotiate the price down from 50 to 40 TL per person but they did not agree for us to extend our stay at the same rate so we switched the hotel and did not regret... More 

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

I was in Istanbul some years ago and stayed in this hotel: {'California" ]for a week.It is situated in the very heart of the city in the European part. It is a decent, economy class hotel.The advantage of it is it's situation,close to all most important and beautiful sights.They are only some " steps "aside..You can even walk there/. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We spent two weeks at the Hotel California. Clean comfortable rooms and very helpful staff. We would definately return to this hotel for another visit.Modern facilities. We were there in very cold weather and there was always lots of heat and hot water. Arthur and Linda

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

With a lyrical name like, the Hotel California, I really didn't know what to expect upon checking into the hotel. Somehow, I thought I might encounter some leftover hippies from the 70's running a flop house. I was very pleasantly surprised. A brief word of advice, when visiting Istanbul, all you want is clean safe place to lay your head... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We got a room that has a "window" without a view. The window opens into a ventilation shaft. The air conditioning is (as usual with many hotels) covered in dust and mould because they never clean the AC unit, and the room is hot. The refrigerator is not an ordinary refrigerator but a peltier-element one which is highly efficent. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I spent 4 nights in this hotel around New Year's eve 2010 - 2011 with some friends. We knew we were opting for a basic hotel and we were not disappointed at all: the location is great to walk around the city and the room was big value for money (altough we had a triple room even if we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Excellent location, close to all major sights, we only had to take a cab once during our 5 days stay. The price we paid was a bargain. We booked on-line and it was much cheaper than expected. staff were friendly and nice, they always offer us tea and coffee, not all of them could speak English but we never had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Absolutely recommend this hotel primarily because of its excellent location, 2 minutes to the station Cemberlitas, 5 minutes walk to the Grand Bazzar and 10 minutes from other attractions. Rooms are clean and tidy, solid breakfast, quiet street, the staff perfectly ... Next time, my choice would be again this hotel :):)

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