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Oba Hotel

#32 of 1,010 Hotels in Istanbul
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Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. Ozbekler Sk. No.26 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 4 nights. Communication prior to arrival was excellent. Hotel arranged pickup upon arrival, and transfer at end of stay. Location was perfect: an 8-minute walk from the Hippodrome. Neighborhood is pleasant (children playing in the street during the day, quiet at night. I rather enjoyed the muezzin's calls from the adjacent mosque, although some light sleepers might find... More 

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Eschen, Liechtenstein
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I spent a few days at the Oba Hotel and we can highly recommend it! The staff was very friendly and helpful at all times, and the owner went out of his way to give us helpful tips and explainations about Islamic culture. The hotel is very small, clean and family friendly. The free breakfast was a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I traveled to Istanbul by myself. As a single woman I felt safe in their care. Easy walking distance to all the old town sites, and really get the feel of how people live there. I appreciated the direct email confirmation, the helpful tips while I was there, and the complimentary water bottles. Lovely accommodation

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ismail welcomed us and took time to explain the sights of Istanbul, how useful that turned out for our days in this interesting city! A small boutique hotel with exceptional service, a nice breakfast, friendly staff, well equipped rooms with WIFI. Nothing seemed too much trouble, we can only strongly recommend to stay here. On top of it, it was... More 

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Waikato
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As other reviewers have already commented, this is a small 10 room hotel in the old part of the city. There is a lot of charm and character. The folks are friendly, welcoming and helpful, It's very handy for visiting the Blue Mosque etc (a short walk, albeit uphill). It's well preesented, very clean, with good breakfast. Wifi is excellent,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like others, I think of Oba as a B&B more than as a hotel, and to me that's a plus. The attention is personal, and Ismail will do anything he can to make your stay at Oba and in Istanbul enjoyable. We stayed on the top floor, a problem only if carrying luggage up the stairs is difficult. Everything was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed at Oba for five days recently. The location is very convenient to most attractions in the Old City. We walked to everything. Ismail is extremely accommodative and friendly. If we had to go far, he would call a taxi and it arrived in under 4 minutes. Ismail's English is excellent as is his wife's. The... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This hotel is small; more of a B&B than a hotel. The owner is a very friendly and charming man who is very helpful and has a keen interest in keeping his guests happy with advice on everything you need to know. The room was very clean, wifi was good, breakfast was good and the location very convenient despite being... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The hotel is a beautifully restored house right next to "Little" Aya Sofia and centrally located within walking distance (partially uphill from the hotel) of the important sights such as the Blue Mosque. The room was one of the nicest, most spacious ones we'd stayed at on this trip. The owner, Ismail, was extremely helpful and gave us great ideas... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

Firstly the owners are very friendly & welcoming, taking their time to go through the best places to visit & offering a welcome drink on arrival, as well as a souvenir gift on departure, thank you! The hotel is spotlessly clean with lovely rooms (with air con), the breakfast is turkish & continental style with hams, cheeses, Jam's, bread, fruit... 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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