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Side Hotel and Pension

#262 of 976 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Side Hotel and Pension
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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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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Pension side which was perfectly good for our needs. Bed comfortable, shower good. No television in room, which suited us fine. I was woken a couple of times by the call to prayer but my husband slept right through, this was no issue for us. Breakfastroom has a view of the mosques. Breakfast suited us -... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Inexpensive, clean rooms in a hotel about 1/2 KM from the Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and the Basilica Cisterns. Breakfast is good and the view of the sea and the Blue Mosque is beautiful. I have stayed on the hotel side and the hostel side and both are very nice. I choose the hotel during hot months due to the... More 

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Mount Pleasant
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146 reviews 146 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I don't know how much it was but the breakfast on the terrace with the view of the sea, the blue mosque and the sophia is great. The beds were ok, bathroom was clean, hot water. Free tea and wifi. No TV in the room itself but in the tea area

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Northern California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

we stayed here for 5 nights in November. The location can't be beat. And the staff is very friendly and helpful. Good clean rooms and safe neighborhood. Would recommend for people looking for good budget hotel.

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British Columbia, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

No frills here but this is a fine basic hotel. The rooms are spacioius and clean, the beds are comfortable and linens are good quality. Staff was friendly and helpful, particularly the charming ladies in the breakfast room. Breakfast is nothing special but quantities are generous. The location is unbeatable. The airport transport is expensive but we appreciated being met... More 

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Ottawa
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

In an ideal location in the heart of the Sultanahmet district, this place is within a few minutes walk from the main attractions and all connections. It met our 3 cs - uber clean, incredibly close and cost effective -- a more efficiently run establishment can hardly be found. We stayed on the pension side and enjoyed a spacious room,... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Side Hotel was recommended to us by friends who visit Istanbul frequently. We hope to return! Hotel is centrally located for an Istanbul sightseer. A lovely restaurant (Lady Diana) is across the street. The staff is attentive and friendly. Bags swept up to our room upon arrival. Room was very clean and neat. Wifi is free and reliable. Security... More 

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Astana, Kazakhstan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I agree with the positive reviews. I've been staying here for years. First in the pansiyon side as a student and now in the hotel side. I think what makes it feel like such a great value is that the rooms are so pleasant. Nice colors, turkish carpets, unique architectural features in each room. Also the turkish tile and wood... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The staff is welcoming, the breakfast is very simple, though perfectly nice. Omelet and turkish coffee for a very cheap extra are always available.The location is awesome and prices are always heart warming. I love staying at this place when possible. Furniture and facilities look old and primitive - but really, are you in Istanbul for the hotel experience or... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I enjoyed my 4 night stay in this hotel. Although it is located only 400 metres from Sultanahmet tram stop it is not easy to find. Perhaps that's why the hotel offers the service of a taxi from Artaturk airport at the cost of 30 euros as opposed to 10 TL by public transport! My room was very basic and... More 

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