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Sefa Hotel

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Aksakal Soka. No:20 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Ranked #723 of 895 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Croatia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

in the 09th month, they informed me that my credit card did not work and we will systematically be canceled reservations. I accepted and thanked we are canceling the reservation without charge. two months later they charged my card because I did not come to their hotel. Not informed me to give them another account or have consequences for my... More 

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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The room was small, but what do you need space for in Istanbul? The hotel is located just south of the center of old Istanbul, a three minute walk to Blue Mosque. It was clean and with AC. Breakfast was classic eggs and some vegetables/fruit, tea, honey&jem packs. Enough to start your day, but what else would one expect for... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice area, staff were very friendly and helped us out alot, I read previous reviews and was shocked a little, but apparently since then they've had new staff....Only 1 little negative point was the hotel should of had more time to eat and more food at breakfast. ..

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Toronto, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel was a shocker! Small ,cramped ,disorganised reception. Staff not friendly , wanted 3 days payment upfront in Euro's and in CASH!! Room on 3rd floor with winding staircase (no elevator) with dirty carpets. Interior of room a disaster, dirty , heating /tv not working ..no view ..window leading to an exterior staircase. No cafetria or bar in premises.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Our experience was not quite as terrible as the other reviewers describe, thank goodness. We also booked through a hotel reservation service, and were told we need to pay cash upon arrival for our 5 night stay. We did that - paying in dollars for the quoted rate in Euros (exchange rate OK though not optimal). We had many problems... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

To start off we were not expecting much from this place because of the price. We showed up to the hotel and were asked to wait 15 minutes after paying up front for the room. It turns out instead of the "garden view" room we booked online we were shown to a tiny room 3 ft away from the reception... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Stay here if you want but it didn't look very nice. We booked online using a credit card and when we arrived our room was given away. We were threatened about charging our credit card for five nights under the cancellation policy if we did not comply and stay in another hotel of his choice and pay cash for five... More 

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langley, bc, canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Booked this based on some good reviews on a hotel booking site. They must have been submitted by the owners buddies. Somehow, between the booking site and the hotel our reservation was cancelled. It could have been the booking site so I will not blame the hotel for that. However, they tried very hard to get us into a hotel... More 

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Glastonbury, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The manager is a bully - is rude and unapproachable - real control freak. They take money from your credit card and demand cash upfront. The rooms are hellish and unsafe - exposed wires and dirty. One youth staff member said 'we know the district and will find bad customer!' Very scarey! We realised that we had entered somewhere dangerous,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

To call this establishment a hotel is vast overstatement. I have stayed in cheap hostels in India and Thailand that were much better. Disgusting is the only word to describe it, and it almost ruined my entire visit. I made a reservation one month before, having read reviews and having perused the website. All lies. The place was run by... More 

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