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Optimist Hotel

At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #57 of 789 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Bucharest, Romania
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Excellent position ( just across the road from the Blue Mosque), with excellent view of Blue Mosque and Hippodrom, friendly staff (nice and helpful), excellent Turkish food, good wifi connection, large room, clean up every day. Thanks to all employees and specially to Muhammed, the owner. See you soon. Gabriel, Bucharest, Romania

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Novosibirsk, Novosibirsk, Russia
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Location is perfect, all so close, very frendly and nice personal, Very nice room, Clean up every day, breakfast is good, cofee and tea include. BUT wi-fi is bad, works slowly in our last day credit card not accept iron, which we asked was very old and burned clothing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Its good hotel . Thanks to all employees work in it and specially to weman who responsible for reservation (gaye) . The hotel submit excellent services and there are employees speak English language so they will facilitate dealing with costumers

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The hotel is located opposite of the Blue Mosque on the hippodrom between the two obelisks. All the major attractions are within walking distance. There is no traffic in front of the hotel. So you can enjoy breakfast outside, even when it rains. The taxi can't stop in front of the hotel but they drop you at the corner and... More

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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Stopped at the café three days running for lunch - I think that says it all. Its a great place with excellent Turkish food and the usual warm Turkish hospitality. I didn't realise it was also an hotel until a couple of men arrived with suitcases and were greeted warmly by the staff. I recommend the mezze for lunch, one... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

We didn't stay at the hotel but drank here several times and had a pleasant lunch here too. Watch out for the unexpected service charge added to the bill when you eat here. Good wifi connection and excellent view of Blue Mosque. Only downside was this place is permanently in the shade.

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We didn't stay at the hotel, but we went here every night after dinner for apple tea and apple sheesha. The service is great - Ferdinando will take good care of you. The location is fantastic - just across the road from the Blue Mosque. The outdoor seating has a lot of character - very well done up with some... More

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Kos Town, Greece
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed in a hotel closed by and stopped almost every day for a quick break in the restaurant. Waiters are really nice and helpful- we enjoyed the service, drinks and the food. WIFI available and the view to the Blue Mosque in the evening is just amazing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

didnt stay in the hotel but ate in the restaurant .The food was brilliant .The waiter was so friendly and helpful without being in the way or annoying. We had a dish which is cooked in a clay pot at the table and how its served is great fun .I would highly recommend a meal there

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Bilbao, Spain
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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed 4 nights and for the first three we thought we had the best views ever of blue mosque. the last night we moved to top floor room (the hotel has 1 room on each floor with views) and the top room is amazing!! best location to walk around and visit all sights and a few steps away from... More

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Address: At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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