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Optimist Hotel

At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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Cairo, Egypt
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The location is excellent, situated in the heart of the tourist attractions of the old town with easy access to transport links to the rest of the city. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and spoke good English. The hotel is small with just four rooms, but each is very comfortable, with good Wi-Fi access. If you can book the... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I stayed in this hotel for a six day visit to Istanbul in March. The hotel is small with just four rooms, one on each floor. We stayed in the 'terrace room' on the top floor. The stairs to this room are a bit of a challenge, but the views are worth it - simply amazing! The... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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87 helpful votes 87 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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33 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Address: At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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