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Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #238 of 944 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Northern California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Creston, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I stayed there for 1 week with my mum and it was a perfect place to discover the city. The location could not better. The room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was always the same, but a good way to start the day! I am going back to Istanbul this October and I have chosen this pension again. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

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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houston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Side Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#156 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#166 Family Hotel in Istanbul

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