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Hotel California Istanbul

Eminsinan Mah. Camii Sok. No:55 Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
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Ranked #601 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

First of all, this hotel has a great location, in just 10 minutes by foot you can arrive to the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern..etc., which is one of the important thing tourists are searching for when they're planning their trip. The rooms are very tidy, clean and the towels are changed daily. Rooms aren't huge, but after... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Very convenient to all Istanbul sights. A/C and refrigerator not quite up to par. Clean, very small room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

i recently stayed at this hotel with my friend january 2012 and we were amazed at how clean and nicely decorated the rooms were. great location, easy to get to main attractions and especially tram stop Cemberlitas which you can get to kabatas then underground to taksim. like under a 10 minute walk to blue mosque, hagia sophia and grand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Perfect location. Just around corner from main street ( tram station ) 10 minutes walking to blue mosque and Hagia Sofia.... Helpfull staff, great clean rooms and nice breakfast. Great value for veeery reasonable price. Recomended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This hotel was very close to the tram stop Cemberlitas which is one stop away from the very touristy area, Sultanahmet. For the price it was amazingly clean, the showers had good water pressure and we never lacked hot water. There is also free Wifi :) The staff were really nice; even when my friends and I would come home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

Clean quiet budget hotel. This was my second visit and I stayed 22 days this time. I hope to return. Helpful staff. Clean rooms. Turkish breakfast. Easy walking distance to historic sites and shopping.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

Cosy hotel at a great location.... right at the centre of Sultanahmet area. 2 mins walk from Cemberlitas tram station. All the main attractions in the old part of the city area are just few mins walk away. Room was cleaned and towels were changed daily. Breakfast menu was pretty basic and was not changed (for the five days I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

we stayed for 2 nights, great low budget hotel, nice room , the breakfast was full, very clean, the staff very helpful and all the famous monuments in walking distance..

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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

small street , no Taxi driver khnow the place , no view , small room.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011

We stayed at this hotel 8 nights and I can score it as "well" or "very well". Convenient location (tramway stop - Cemberlitas), just 5-7 minutes on foot to the main attactions of Sultanahmet (Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque etc). Rooms was not too big but very clean (they changed towels and bed linen every day). There are little safe-box in... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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