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Side Hotel and Pension

Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #219 of 886 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited in June 2013. This little hotel is in the most perfect location, in the heart of the historic Sultanahmet district, not even a 5min walk from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Initially (being three girls) we were concerned that the historic part of town would be unsafe and rundown, but we were pleasantly surprised at... More

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistently good value. I have stayed here almost every year for the past ten years: from one week to one month each time. Rooms are small but clean, breakfasts are good, the view from the roof terrace (Aya Sophia, Blue Mosque & Sea of Marmara) is spectacular. All the staff are friendly and helpful. The prices are more reasonable than... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in Side Pension on 30th of March. The hotel is centrally located and is at 2 minutes walking distance from Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet area. The nearest tram station (Sultanahmet) is also 5 mins walking distance. The room was very neat and clean. The hotel has more amenities than pension and so the rates are... More

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Austin, Texas
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13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed 4 nights in a double-room with bath. The room was very nice, much bigger than expected. The area is perfect for walking Istanbul, indeed it is just across from the Four Seasons and I doubt the FS has a better terrace view. Front desk and breakfast staff are cordial and helpful; I enjoyed the morning breakfast views and... More

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Rome, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My friends and I (3 college aged girls) really enjoyed our recent stay here. The availability of an airport transfer was amazing ( it was so nice and stress free - I recommend it) and the tea in the lobby was delicious. the location was great and we never got lost because you can see all the attractions from the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Perfect location 2 minute walk to the Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Toptaki Palace. Staff were extremely helpful & attentive. In fact with my experience they went above & beyond to assist to me in all areas. Pleasant & friendly. Rooms are clean. If I ever head back to Istanbul definitely staying here again. Brilliant place.

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San Diego, California
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3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a perfect place to stop and enjoy Istanbul. It is in the heart of the old town, right between Aya Sophia and the blue mosque. Spectacular views from the terrace where breakfast is served. The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Excellent pension in the center of Istanbul, just behind the blue mosque and haghia sophia. nice, warm rooms and attentive personnel. Tea available for free At any time of day and night. No elevator, but the hotel owner brought our luggages up and down from / to the room. Troubles with the bathroom: only two Towels provided, no shower carpet:... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We stayed in the pension side of the Side Hotel & Pension. It's a basic, clean accommodation right around the corner from the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Our room did not have a TV or much atmosphere. The bed was comfortable and it was quiet.The breakfast could have been better. Why do they offer instant coffee? The staff... More

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Boulder, CO
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

What more can one say. The owners are great, very friendly. Great location just steps from Hagia Sophia. Feels safe. No frills to be expected in a pension but great place to sleep at the end of the day.

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Also Known As:
Side Hotel Istanbul
Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#155 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#204 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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