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Merial Hotel

3.0 of 5
Alemdar mah. Alaykosku cad. No:6 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Ranked #129 of 870 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two night here. Rooms are nice and clean, a bit small. Bathroom was simple but complete, a bit uncomfortable to go by stairs. Price is reasonable for the combination. Location was perfect to move on foot.

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25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had to stay at the Merial one night due to the Adamar Hotel being overbooked. I doubt I would have stayed here by choice. That said, there were pros and cons. Pros: it is in an excellent, central location in the Sultanahmet area, and within easy walking distance to many nearby attractions and tram line. The staff, especially Sophia at... More 

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New Delhi, India
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16 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The hotel is tucked in the bustling Sultanahmet area, perfect location for stay. The managers are friendly and helpful. Rooms are tiny but clean and we were fine with it as we used it only for sleeping. Though lighting is not sufficient and privacy is an issue. There is no breakfast service, but several eating joints nearby compensates for it.... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The hotel was very well located and was extremely close to sultanahmet. There were also several restaurants and cafés around. The staff was friendly and helpful. We got a ground floor room but there was no noise. The rooms were also very well decorated and looked typically turkish. A good stay overall.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I stayed at the Merial Hotel for only 1 night after the end of a tour. The tour hotel in Istanbul would have cost more for the extra night than Merial, so I decided to move hotels. Merial is very conveniently located (within walking distance) of all the major attractions in Istanbul, and close to public transportation if you want... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

À small hotel with ony à fee rooms at an excellent central location. Small reception area and dito lift. Breafast in sister hotel across the street. Good selection and Nice Panoramic view over Istanbul. Also good diner.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

The location of the hotel is fantastic as it is just a few blocks away from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. It's easy to get to public transportation and it's about a 10min walk down to the Bosphorus river. Istanbul is a very friendly walking city in general. The rooms are small which was fine for us since we... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

this family hotel located in a perfect location in sultanahmet, 5 minutes walk from "hagia sofia" and the blue mosque and topkapi palace. the staff was very kind and helpful. the rooms are small but convenient and very clean. the breakfast was on the roof of a hotel across the street with a wonderful landscape of the bosphorus. i recomended... More 

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26 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed a total of 9 days in Istanbul and for the first 5 days, we stayed closer to the Blue Mosque and paid a lot more for our room. When we returned to Istanbul to depart, we stayed at this hotel, which had a lovely location as well. The room was much smaller than our previous room, but that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Everything was wonderful, beginning with the location, near the Blue mosque and agia Sophia mosque and ending with the room and the breakfast location. The staff is very friendly, the room is a bit small but cozy, romantic and very clean. I recommended from my heart. If we ever go back to Istanbul, we will definitely stay here again.

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