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Basileus Hotel

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Kadirga Liman Cad. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sok. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hotel is very conveniently situated in the Old City. Easy to walk to the main tourist sites. Everyone at the the Basileus Hotel was so friendly and welcoming. They treated us like family. They helped set-up transportation from the airport. Promptly responded to all of my e-mail questions. Offered drinks upon arrival. They were all wonderful in so many ways:... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in this hotel for two nights at the end of a Greek Islands and Turkey Cruise; the Basileus Hotel was a little bit tired in regard to decor and maintenance but was spotlessly clean. The breakfast was wide and varied though some may struggle to find much to their liking; fresh omelettes are made to order, which is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great find in a central location in Istanbul. Rooms spotless and large, breakfast substantial and fresh (omelletes/eggs to order + cereal, toast, fresh fruit, etc), laundry TKL4/kg!!!! Staff are from one family and are delightful. So helpful and kind. BUT the piece d'resistance are the fresh cakes to greet you at the end of every day. Stop looking around... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here as a family July 2015. The rooms were clean and relatively spacious, the little neighborhood was convenient to the main sights in old town and was authentic. The hotel is family run with a great feel... Friendly, helpful and a great sense of humor. the breakfast was excellent. Our only disappointment was that the terrace is no... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful gem located near all the Sultanahmet treasures. 5 minutes walk to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi, Sultanahmet squareor T1 Tramway. Very friendly and attentive staff. I would recommend it to everyone who wants to explore Istanbul.

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Warren, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a family vacation in July 2014. Very nice family-runned hotel at a reasonable price, location was just a 5-minute walk from all the main attractions in Istanbul, such as Topkapi Palace, Sultan Ahmet, etc. Staff was very helpful and recommended some good places to dine and see. Did not have any problems with bed/room quality. I would bump this... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room, good breakfast, centrally located near Haguia Sofia and Blue Mosque! The service goes an extra mile! I liked a certain tea and they gave me an entire box for free! You feel at home! The breakfast was included and had a great variety of choices from local food to traditional continental (even omelettes) and home made Turkish coffee... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great stay at the Basileus Hotel! We are a family of 5 (3 children 12, 9 & 7) and we stayed in one of the family rooms for 3 nights. The hotel location is fantastic and we were able to walk to all of the sights in the historic area. Airport pickup was on time even though... More 

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is central and comfortable. They have a very nice breakfast in the basement, and the television in the breakfast room shows travel videos about Istanbul. Free drinks in the mini-bar in our room, coffee, tea and sweets available all day in the lobby. The staff is really excellent, booking airport transfers and offering advice about restaurants, Turkish baths... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here with 2 friends for one night only but we would have happily stayed for our whole trip! Airport pickup was easy to arrange and on time (even though we weren't), room was very clean and had all of the amenities that we could ever need (including cute balcony), hotel decor was traditional Turkish and quaint and the... More 

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Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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