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Side Hotel and Pension

Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Side Hotel and Pension
Ranked #243 of 912 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
9 hotel reviews
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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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Pinckney, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
5 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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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Narrabri, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This older style pension is a little beauty! It is literally 10 minutes from the Blue Mosque and the tram and 15 minutes from the Grand Bazaar. It is in the midst of restaurants, excellent shops of all descriptions including carpets, leather wear and ceramics. Our room was very clean and absolutely sufficient for our needs. The breakfast was typical... 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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