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Old City Sultanahmet

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Emin Sinan Mahallesi Piyerloti Caddesi #41 | Cemberlitas/Old City/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34490, Turkey
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The good bits first, this is a cheap hotel in a good location, sights of Sultanahmet all within walking distance and close to Ceberlitas tram station. Good Wi-Fi coverage. The view from the terrace is very good over the Sea of Marmara and (just about) the Blue Mosque. If you want to eat with other tourists or get reasonably priced... More 

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Luton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was our first visit to the Istanbul city and staying at this hotel for a 4 night city break. GOOD POINTS: None - glad to be out of there. BAD POINTS: 1) very dingy 2) appalling poor customer service 3) limited breakfast option I will never return to this place or recommend anyone. Firstly I emailed the owner from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Booked to stay at the Old City Hotel for 5 nights but upon arrival was told that there was a booking issue so we were moved to the 'My Home Sta' hotel 2 doors away. First room had the worst smell coming from the leaking toilet. The curtains didn't shut either. Complained and got moved without an apology. Second room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This hotel is a bit run down but nevertheless our stay was a very pleasant one The staff are very friendly and helpful-our room was a bit tired but was clean. We only used it for sleeping and showering the remainder of our time was spent out and about. It is in a good location near most of the main... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

As somebody said in another review, "old" is the word to describe this place. I would also add that if at least it was cleaner it would make a difference. I think they are not bothered. It is cheap, but for the same price you can find better places, where they show they care. Breakfast is dreadful for a city... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Istanbul is fantastic but do not stay here. Where to start.... 1. Advertising and booking apartments that are not available or do not exist. 2. Overbooking in general. Whilst we were there at least four guests apart from ourselves were billeted in nearby hotels. I moved twice. 3. Bathrooms are tiny and falling apart. Plenty of hot water. Complimentary toiletries??... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

we were only few hours per day in hotel, but room was OK for sleeping these few hours, very kind stuff, no problems with paying or anything else... breakfast is nothing special so we were eating local food near hotel because it was cheap and better..

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was there with my friend in February. The room was very nice and economic. We arrived very late, about 4 am, but there was no problem with checking-in. Mustafa at the reception was absolutely nice, always ready to help and to make interesting suggestions about the city. We also loved the location: the hotel is in the heart of... More 

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Wiener Neustadt, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I recommend the Old City Sultanahmet, because it has a good location, clean rooms and friendly staff. The hotel director was very helpful, and it is easy to get the contact with hotel, even if it is evening.

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

great location , near Haya Sophia and Sultanahmed Blue Mosque, Topkapi palace, museums, Kapali Charshi and lots of historical sights and buildings...nice staff, English and Russian speaking, clean and comfortable room, warm, It was very pleasant stay for the price and for first time visit to this city

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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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