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Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #238 of 929 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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Astana, Kazakhstan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
38 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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15 reviews 15 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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Arlington, VA
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23 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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

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