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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our group of 22 stayed in Basileus Hotel for two nights. This boutique hotel is in the old town of Istanbul and 5' walk to the famous blue mosque, Hippodromme and Grand Bazaar. The rooms are clean, comfortable and in average size. There is no lifts but the staff is very helpful with luggage lifting help. What makes this hotel... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful smaller hotel! Service is beyond anything I have ever experienced - owners and staff helped us plan our days and made us feel so welcome! Our room was surprisingly large - fit 4 of us including our 2 teenage daughters and a ton of luggage really comfortably! Breakfast was excellent with the made to order omelettes... More 

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Alberta Beach, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband spent hours researching hotels in Istanbul before booking the Basileus Hotel for two other couples and ourselves. We were planning to explore Istanbul for a few days before embarking on a cruise. As the person responsible for booking, he then stressed that he had made a good choice and that everyone would be happy. He didn't need to... More 

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North Vancouver
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16 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After staying in another local hotel nearby prior to a cruise, we booked the Basileus for when we returned. A great choice. It is family owned and very well run. On arrival, Salim pulled out a map and showed us where we were and where the main sights were. Also, how long it would take to walk the various routes,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners and staff of the Basileus Hotel is what makes the hotel so special. Very few hotels offer the generosity and warmth guests receive here. The brothers on the front desk provide great advice, making sure they are completely independent, they organise transport to the airport, are interested in your daily experiences, and their uncle who I understand was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at this hotel. It's not new but has loads of character and in a great location. You can easily walk to the Haga Sophia, Blue Mosque etc and there are many restaurants in the area. Staff went out of their way to be helpful and were always friendly and efficient. As to the breakfast ....... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to add really to the 1,000+ guests who rate the hotel five stars. Fantastic reception staff - not only did I get a very good map I got lots of info on what to see when you only have 8 hours on the street. I left early and a taxi came within 5 minutes at 05:30. If you... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basileus Hotel was excellent. It was 60 Lira to get from the airport to this hotel. On the way back the hotel helped arrange a shuttle for 60 Lira....the traffic was horrible so we tipped the driver very nicely. The location was very close to the Blue Mosque and walking distance to public tram and bazar. The rooms were... More 

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Moriusaq, Nordgronland, Greenland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This boutique hotel is in the old town a short walk from the famous blue mosque. The rooms are average, with no lifts and there is only (excellent) breakfast provided. What makes this hotel special is the wonderful service given by the three owners who do everything in their power to make your stay enjoyable and stress free. They advise... More 

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San Jose, California
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7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed the first two nights of our trip at this beautiful Hotel. The staff at Basileus are incredible helpful,friendly they treat you as part of their family. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome and special. During our Tour we stayed at many 5 star Hotel, but no 5 star hotel can compare to Basileus,... More 

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