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The Magnaura Palace

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Dalbasti Sok No 13/1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am currently at the Palace and can only echo the other reviews when it comes to the outstanding service. We were greeted at the airport by the hotel shuttle...taken to the front door of the hotel...welcomed there and brought inside for a quick registration process and a cold beverage. Our rooms were ready so, after a brief welcome explanation... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Right from when I entered I was treated with respect and kindness by the receptionist. I was very well looked after and the staff made me feel at home. I was upgraded to a larger room overlooking the sea and what a view! Even when we had power failures everything was very professionally dealt with. The rooms are clean and... More 

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Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked online and are delighted with our choice. The service surpasses many five star properties and everyone was always smiling and nothing too much trouble. Breakfast is a highlight with lots of lovely fresh home made choices and a stunning view from the terrace . The staff are rightly proud of this hotel and the new top terrace with... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When travelling thru Istanbul, we spent two nights at The Magnaura Palace and we were just sorry we couldn't spend more time there. The hotel is modern and the fascinating view by having the breakfast on the upper terrace was just the best beginning of the day we could wish. I would recommend to stay at this lovely place and... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this hotel online and were extremely happy with what we found when we arrived. The ever efficient Arben made us feel very welcome and was extremely helpful during our stay. This hotel is ideally suited for an easy walk to major tourist sights. The room was well appointed with a very comfotable bed and had great air conditioning.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small hotel but located very close to some of Istanbul's major sights - the Blue Mosque, the Haghia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. The staff at reception are very helpful and provide useful advice as regards tours, restaurants, taxis etc. I had a nice suite with a sea view. It was clean and well kept, with all of the usual... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small but very well appointed hotel right next to the main tourist sites in Istanbul. Receptionist/Duty Manager was really nice and so helpful and welcoming. Breakfast room on the top of the building has a terrific terrace overlooking the Bospherous and the breakfast itself has a super selection.Good air conditioning and comfy beds.

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Magnaura P, General Manager at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review

Dear guests, Thank you for sharing your positive review following your visit to the hotel. It is delightful to read that you enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Magnaura family. I am pleased that you found your room to be comfortable and peaceful. Your kind comments that the staff are nice and helpful are most appreciated. They take pride in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here twice in July and the first one night stay was ok and as arranged When we returned to Istanbul for a further 4 nights and had been downgraded to a smaller room Having pre paid back in January we were not able to get a price adjustment from the manager who claimed we were somehow negative for complaining... More 

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Magnaura P, General Manager at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review

Hello Staffordshire, First of all it's good to read that you have enjoyed (your first stay)at the Magnaura Palace Hotel. So we kindly inform you that, -Your room booked with us was a deluxe seaview room,nowadays here is a high season in spite of it we upgraded you to one of our available corner suites,On your second stay hotel was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned home from an amazing break in the city of is Istanbul have to write a review for the wonderful hotel we stayed in the staff were so helpful calm and generous with their time and their patience and the breakfast was excellent the rooms are very clean and spacious we also had a corner area and a gorgeous... More 

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Magnaura P, General Manager at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review

Dear Abdul f, Thank you for sharing your kind review following your visit. It is wonderful to read that you had a lovely stay with us and that you found your room to be comfortable. I am delighted that you had the opportunity to enjoy breakfast on the Terrace as well. Your feedback that it was delicious is most appreciated.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has a perfect location, and is more like a Bed and Breakfast in terms of service and personal care received. The room had a bed and a separate area with a desk and cafe style table and chairs, which made us feel that we had a suite-like setting. There is a safe in the room, and the bathroom... More 

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Magnaura P, General Manager at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review

Dear kyoto5301, Dear our guest we thank you so much for your kind review.Our hotel mission is to provide the highest quality of customer care every day, every stay! It sounds like succeeded! Hope to see you next time! Best Wishes, Mehmet Ataş More 

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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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