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Le Safran Suite

Alemdar Mah. Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok. No:5 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey (Formerly Anatolia Suite St. Sophia)
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Ranked #141 of 864 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
karelzakovsky Brno, Czech Republic
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maximum satisfaction. I recommend to all. We were guests of the week. For the whole time we had no problem. The service was pleasant and friendly. Breakfast could be richer, but given the price was quite satisfactory.

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Edmonton, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Location for price was excellent! Staff were lovely. They seemed to genuinely care that we were having a good visit. Lent us umbrellas too. Charming old hotel. Bed was super comfy with nice thick duvet! Why not stay in a lovely old Ottoman house when you have the chance?? Shower leaky. Breakfast not so great. Nothing major.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Overall, my stay was pretty good—the staff, room, and breakfast were all wonderful. However, noise became a pretty big issue—especially for guests not staying on the top floor. During our stay, there were kids one floor above us who kept running back and forth in the middle of the night. There were times when I was awaken by kids running... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you are going in for a short visit into Istanbul - 1-2 days, this hotel is a good option. Though it has its history of being an old building, the rooms are very tight for that fact, and becomes quite uncomfortable. The compromise is its location as many has commented it is walking distance to Blue Mosque and the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I really enjoyed my stay here, mostly due to the amazing staff, especially Ahmad. Pros: friendly and helpful staff, location near all touristic attractions, free WiFi, AC in room Cons: no elevator, noisy birds outside, almost no headroom in the room. Room size was small but enough for me.

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

adorable, clean and in the middle of EVERYTHING. We were able to walk everywhere, FANTASTIC breakfast each morning. Ahmet was very helpful and friendly. Will definitely go back and recommend to friends.

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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is the most adorable place we could have asked for. The hotel itself is 130 years old and even has the original doors. I've read people complaining about how small the rooms are - this is because this house is protected by the government and NO changes can be made. Enjoy the history - isn't that why you're in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Nice staff. NO INTERNET. Tiny room. So so amenities. Excellent location I stayed at le saffron only one night for a long layover in istanbul from Greece on my way to London. I booked the room last minute but got a rather good deal... 49E for one night seemed great. The location is also fantastic, near everything in sultanhamet. The... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Le Safran Suite is a FANTASTIC little hotel for those on a budget. It is nearby to most of the attractions the Old City has to offer. And if its too far to walk or you just dont like walking the tram and the train is just a short walk away. The staff are fantastic and were very friendly and... More 

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fethiye
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Don't stay at this hotel if you've booked online. You end up in a cramped dungeon room, where there isn't even enough space to walk around the bed. I had to ask them to move a small table to reduce the obstacle course in the room. Needless to say the double room photos on the website didn't match what we... More 

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