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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 weeks ago

The location couldn't be better. It is right beside the Blue Mosque and about 2 min walk to Sultanahmet tram station. About half of the locations on my itinerary are within walking distance or short tram trips. The best benefit is being able to conveniently get home for a shower and use the toilet mid day. The service is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just come back from Istambul and I can recommend this hotel, is very near to many main attractions small and very clean, with really nice and helpful staff. I will not doubt to go back again. And the most fantastic breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel absolutely deserves given rating on tripadvisor: communication before arrival perfect; although central, hotel is quiet (except hearing the call for morning prayer at 5 A.M.; location could not be better - across Blue mosque, 5 minutes on foot to Hagia Sofia, short walk to Topkapi palace, 5 min to tram station; staff very friendly and helpful; breakfast nice; WI-Fi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 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 May 25, 2015 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 May 16, 2015 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 May 16, 2015

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 May 1, 2015

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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