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Optimist Hotel

At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Location
    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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

Any eatery in the Sultanahmet is suspect for mediocre food and high prices. But my German companion always ribs me for being an optomist so we hit this place on our last day of touring, right after our manditory pilgramage to the Blue Mosque. My friend had a plane to catch, so we sat down and tried to get someones... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

We spent 6 night in this hotel and were impressed by its location and overall by the director and his employees because they are really nice, helpful and cool. We recommend it without any doubt. Food in the restaurant is as well delicious.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

If you are looking for a great place to stay and see the main attractions of Sultanamet. You can’t go far wrong with this hotel. It`s well situated, and has a small, cosy restaurant and bar on the main square, facing the Blue Mosque. The owners are very helpful and friendly people; The food is fantastic. I would recommend this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

The people where friendly and nice, the food was excellent, great accomodations. IF you are looking for a good hotel in Istanbul then hotel optimist is the place to be! COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF AND SEE THAT I`m right

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

Great location, absolutely cannot go wtong with this selection. I have stayed in a few hotels for the past few months, this is by far that turned out to be even better than described on the web. There are only four rooms in the hotel, was lucky enough to get the top level room with panoramic view to the Blue... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

I have been a lot of times in this family hotel. I like it because it's in a magic position, in front of Blue Mosque in the middle of Ippodrome, in the middle of the ancient life of Istanbul. Rooms are big, clean, calm. Everything it's perfect and lovely. Muhammed, the owner is always available to help you or to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Nice place to be anytime you are in Istanbul. Get a glance of the rich culture in turkey and while staying at the optimist hotel try different dishes and I'm sure you will be as excited as I was when I was there.

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

After Spending a night in optimist I said I will have to come back again the glamour , the hotel setup and the general atmosphere of the hotel rooms is something that I really loved while I was there no words can express the kind of fun that I had in Istanbul Turkey especially the hotel rooms. I'm in love... More

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a 12 hour stop over on Istanbul on our way back to South Africa, had planned to see the Hagia Sofia and the mosque at least! We managed to stray into the Optimist for a quick beer...... But the Optimist managed to do what few restaurants/cafes can do; make you feel part and parcel of the special vibe... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My friend and I arrived in Istanbul after a long day of travel, it was pouring rain, and due to a misunderstanding, the hotel we thought we were booked at did not have our reservation. So after subjecting ourselves to a couple more hours in the rain, and an even longer story not worth going into, we managed to get... More

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Address: At Meydani No:16, Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Number of rooms: 4
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