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Minel Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34121, Turkey (Sultanahmet - Old City)
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Ranked #85 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to say the room is a little bit small but it's clean and nice. Especially the location is very very closed to blue mosque, Sofia church and palace, also we walked to the bridge and grand bazaar. It's on the back of the main road so it's quiet. The breakfast is very nice and homemade by a staff.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is Minel well placed near a tram stop and near major attractions like the Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque, but the people that own and run it are delightful, kind, and so helpful. The rooms are small but quaint, clean, and the decor is amazing! The breakfast is outstanding. I will go out of my way to stay... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Its hard to find such a quiet spot in centre of Istanbul. Stuff is great! Really feels like they are hosting you in their own house. Not to insistent like often happens in Istanbul Restaurants, Hotels :)...

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After a nice experience in august 2012, we decided to stay again at Minel Hotel in June 2014. Our decision came out to be a good one, as Maria, Fuat, Mehmet and Mehmet made our stay very enjoyable. When we arrived at the hotel, we were welcomed by Fuat, who speaks good English and is very helpful with guiding informations.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights early in May 2014 and found the hotel to be ideally located for exploring the old city. We were adjacent to the tram line that runs out past the city walls and also back to the main ferry terminal. The rooms were small but clean and airy. The breakfast was delicious and varied. No elevator,... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great location, only a stones throw from the main attractions like Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque ect. Plenty of restaurants close by. Easy walk to the Grand Bazaar, Spice Market and Galata Bridge. Daoud and staff are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast cook is amazing. Rooms are clean and comfortable. We would definitely recommend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

This hotel has the best location! It is within walking distance of everything, and what isn't within walking distance, the tram is not even a block away and very easy to take. The hotel staff was so wonderful! My sister and I checked in and the manager let us get settled then invited us down for some tea and to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We arrived at Minel Hotel late at night so initially struggled to find it but once we did we realised the location is actually perfect (Make sure you follow the rail line) , the room is quite cozy but worth it for how close it is to some of the best sights in istanbul, the hosts were extremely friendly and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Located in the heart of Sultanahmet, Minel hotel offers friendly atmosphere and delicious breakfast prepared by the sweet Maria :) Walking distance to Aya Sofya, Topkapi Palace and the most important sites. Ali & Mehmet can help you with transportation arrangements and other recommendations. We highly recommend this hotel and we look forward to return to Istanbul and to Minel... More

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Abuja, Nigeria
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have stayed during March in this hotel, I booked a triple room, the hotel location is perfect, just in the center of the old city, less than 5 minutes walking to Aya Sophia and blue mosque. The room was clean and the house keeping is good, a lovely lady called Mary is responsible for breakfast and the house keeping,... More

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Address: Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet - Old City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Minel Hotel 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
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#48 Business Hotel in Istanbul #99 Family Hotel in Istanbul #100 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more   less 
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