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Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #242 of 916 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was referenced by a friend for its situation between Sainte Sophie and the Blue Mosque. We were delighted by our stay. An air-conditioned limo was sent by the hotel to pick us up at arrival. The personal at the reception and for the breakfast was very kind and helpful. Rooms were clean and quite. We had a beautiful... More

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed at the side last year. It is between the two wonderful mosques and in the middle of everything in Sultanmet. Service was good location is fntastic. Not 5 stars but next to the 4 seasons which is.

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Arlington, VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to Side. What can we say? We love the price, value, and the location. That just about says it all and it should be enough - but we'd love to see a spark of energy and enthusiasm emerge. Every time we approached the desk for our keys we felt like we were bothering them. Gosh,... More

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the second time we've stayed at the hotel. It is simple but clean and the location is brilliant - so many things are in walking distance. To venture further afield, it's only a five minute walk to the metro. You are surrounded by restaurants galore and the roof top terrace has 360 degree views including the Blue Mosque... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We are just finishing a week's stay at Side Hotel, and are very sad to leave. The location is great: 5 minutes' walk to the doors of both Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, both of which are on display as you eat breakfast on the rooftop terrace, as are the Asian side of Istanbul and the Sea of Marmara.... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We have stayed here twice now. It's in a fabulous location in Sultan Ahmet, about 3 minutes walk from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Both of these iconic places are clearly visible from the rooftop terrace, as is the sea, so watching the ships passing and dolphins leaping out of the water is possible. The pension rooms are super clean... More

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Madrid, Spain
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I stayed here alone for one night. It's a lovely hotel in the best possible location at a great price including breakfast. I used the taxi service at 30 Euros from the airport because I knew how hard it would be to find. Once you get your bearings it's really easy to get around on public transport. I'll stay there... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I don't know what happened, since most of the other reviews are positive. I ordered the airport transfer and there was a guy holding a sign with my name, as expected (yay!). However, he realized that the driver had not yet arrived. I sat on the floor of arrivals in Ataturk airport for over an hour while waiting for the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed in the pension side of this hotel for close to a week. The front desk staff were always friendly and accomodating. My favorite feature about the hotel was its centrality to all the top Istanbul sights and the tram (which you could essentially take to any other part of Istanbul). Rooms Average but clean. The cleaning lady would... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

This hotel was small and cosy, and the owners and staff were warm and accomodating. It is situated close to the Hagia Sophia but is located on a quiet street, very reasonably priced. We felt safe and welcomed. The rooms were beautiful and clean and we were treated to a large wonderful breakfast on the top floor every morning. They... More

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Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Side Hotel Istanbul

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#2 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul #150 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul #178 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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