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Optimist Hotel

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At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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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 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter & I stayed at The Optimist Hotel in Istanbul & enjoyed outstanding service from the moment we stepped into this friendly, family-operated boutique hotel. We were given the most beautiful room on the top floor, complete with spa & with windows on 3 sides that overlooked the tree tops to see the amazing Blue Mosque right before our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had only a short stay here in Istanbul and wanted to stay close to main attractions such as Blue Mosque, Bosporus etc. We were give my the terrace room which was the top level room. The view is truly unbelievable. Above the treetops you have perfect view of the blue mosque, and so very close. The service and kindness of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This centrally located hotel, just steps from the blue mosque and hagia Sofia. It was beautiful, quaint, and although it felt like I was on an exotic honeymoon,strangely the staff made me feel right at home. Mustafa, Mohammad, Gaya, and the rest of the staff were very attentive. They greeted us upon returning from our sight seeing with cay(Turkish tea)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Taksim area and we came to see the Sultan Ahmet parki, when we saw the Optimist restaurant and that they serve breakfast. I recomend to eat there. Good food and reasonable price (we were on a budget). And since I had only Euros, there wasn't a problem to pay in them and also their excange into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have stayed here several times alone and with friends when visiting Istanbul and have found it to just grow from strength to strength. The rooms are very comfortable and freshly cleaned every day even if I've said not to worry. A jacuzzi bubble bath after a long day shopping is the best treat ever!!!. The staff have always been very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I stayed here with a friend for two nights at the beginning of April and we loved this place! The staff was friendly, the room was clean and comfortable, wifi was strong, breakfast was delicious and the bar/restaurant downstairs was a great place to relax and enjoy a drink. Would definitely stay here again!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stayed at the optimist hotel for 10 days and I would never recommend this hotel to anyone. The staff are terrible and definitely not welcoming. They tried to get us to pay more eventjough we had a print out of the price because 'the euro rate changes' The room only got tidied twice and never cleaned the breakfast was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Optimist hotel is a nice small family run hotel in Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. Staff are very friendly, helpful and welcoming. Food and drinks in the onsite restaurant are very nice to enjoy. I had the top room with the view of Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia. Bed is very comfortable, shower pressure good, rooms are cleaned everyday to a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for 4 days and it was great. Bed, room and bathroom were always clean. Heating in the room worked great. The hospitality we rece'd from the staff and the owner was remarkable !! Will surely come back to stay here again :D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

- It was my first time to stay at Optimist Hotel. But I'm sure I'll book there every time I'll be in Istanbul! - Location is perfect: Immediately in front of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. All what you need in one place! - Staff are so much kind, helpful and you see the smile on their faces all the time. Always... More 

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