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May Hotel Istanbul

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mimar Hayrettin Mah. Bali Pasa Yokusu No:86 Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul 34490, Turkey
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Ranked #429 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The May Hotel is exactly what you'd expect for the price, rooms were clean and well sized, the staff were really helpful with directions and always on hand to help. Our double room had a desk, wardrobe, chest of drawers and a safe, with a clean but basic toilet/shower room. Breakfast was included but we tended to avoid it. The... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I did not stay here, thank goodness. After having been dropped two blocks away by the airport shuttle bus I announced myself at the desk with a confirmed reservation. In very broken English I was informed I could not be accommodated. Another guest had fallen ill and I would have to get a taxi. I had no intention of doing... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very friendly staff, this hotel´s located in a vibrant area. Very clean room but small...but hey: when you´re visiting Istanbul for the 1st time, you´re not spending more hours then a good nights sleep in your hotelroom!! And you´ll get it here: new, nice bed. The prayer might wake you up early in the morning, but that only adds to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The May hotel as others have stated are a short distance to the Grand Bazaar, and other old city attractions. That said, it is in a working class neighborhood which can be different than what would be expected. We always felt safe, even at night, but then we are from Philadelphia and used to the city life. The rooms are... More

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Basildon UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The May Hotel is fairly central for the main sights of Istanbul. The Grand Bazaar, Spice Market, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque Topkapi Palace and, Aya Sofya, are all in fairly close walking distance from the hotel but be warned there are some very steep hills to climb away from the hotel. The hotel is in an old fashioned working district... More

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Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Istanbul was our third stop of our trip. We were looking forward to a great hotel as the reviews stated, but were disappointed rather quickly. When we first arrived we were shocked at the neighborhood, how could such a highly rated hotel be in an area that was quite sketchy. As a woman staying by yourself or with girlfriends, I... More

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Alba Iulia, Romania
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5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went to visit Istanbul for 4 days. Was the first time there and the first time when I travel that a chose a hotel that has less then 4 stars. The deal was outstanding , so I decided to give it a try. I had not big expectations of Istanbul because I knew I should not expect the other... More

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Algiers, Algeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

august2013.....what a wonderful experience...well we can say that we are realy pleased ..the rooms were clean and cute,,a respectable service also..they were realy helpful..location is great perfectly in the middle..what make our journey fabioulous and easy..we loved istanbul ..and every time we joined our hotel we were happier..great mometns there ..me and my husband i guess we falled again in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Only 2 stops away from Sultan Ahmet Mosque by tram, and several other mosques museums and monuments all in the same vinicty. This is generally the best location in Istanbul to be close to the centre of the Old City and New City. The hotel staff are very welcoming polite and friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Amazing staff were very friendly they always had an smile and happy to help us. the room was clean, tidy and cosy,very comfortable mattress. Great localization, you can access walking to the main draws. Wonderful continental breakfast. However, I recommend this hotel for leisure purpose, not for business as the wifi is quite slow and distraction as is very close... More

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Address: Mimar Hayrettin Mah. Bali Pasa Yokusu No:86 Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul 34490, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — May Hotel Istanbul 3*
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