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Le Safran Suite

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Alemdar Mah. Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok. No:5 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey (Formerly Anatolia Suite St. Sophia)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
51 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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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Essen, Germany
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113 reviews 113 reviews
29 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Nice hotel with a good prize. Very close to the old town. But the performance could be for sure better. The service team needs some upgrade. Breakfast can be better and there was nobody who was interested to solve any problem or ask for support. If you only need a bed - there are many cheaper places in this area!

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Very cozy BB hotel, a home away from your home. Stayed at Topkapi room on 2 floor. Very clean hotel. Well placed in Sultanahmet 5 min walk to Eminonu and Marmaray station, Kapali Carsi and Sultanahmet square. You can reach hotel from Ataturk airport by metro + tram, need to change the station at Zeytinburnu and take a tram. Very... More

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok. No:5 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey (Formerly Anatolia Suite St. Sophia)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Hotel Class:3 star — Le Safran Suite 3*
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Only 500 metres from Sultanahmet Square, this 130 years old wooden newly renovated Ottoman residence offers suites with a separate bedroom and living room. It has free Wi-Fi and a daily housekeeping service.The guest rooms of the Anatolia Suite St. Sophia are named after Istanbul’s major tourist attractions and include flat-screen TVs and air conditioning.Guests of the Anatolia Suite can benefit from a daily breakfast and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. The front desk is available 24/7. ... more   less 
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