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BEST WESTERN Antea Palace Hotel & Spa

Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Yusuf Askin Sok. No: 28 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #328 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reception tried to sell tour packages at check-in. Location in congested, seedy part of town. Taxi was needed to get to historic sights. Our small, dark room had poor lighting. Restaurant on top floor was relaxing with river views. Would not return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here 3 nights with three kids aged 12 and under and were very happy with our experience. Family room was nice and spacious, and we had a nice view of the sea. We were concerned the pool would be too small, but it is beautifully lit and our kids enjoyed it quite a bit. The adults in our... More 

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Schrubbenhausn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its an old Lady with the best years behind. Rooms small but ok,....our room was clean, nothing to complain. Bar area useless, 80s old style, pool is not bigger than a family Pizza, Spa area therefore Not used. Staff is doing their Job, but no inch more than needed. Not realy friendly at all,.....Everyone is running around with walkie talkie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been travelling alone and had just arrived in Istanbul from Bucharest, before I continued my fun in the hostels, I wanted a night to chill out, not really talk to anyone and just be looked after - that's exactly what I got! I arrived with my backpack, the receptionist was very attentive, they served me a welcome drink and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had reserved a room for 2 nights 9post cruise) 11 months in advance. Upon arriving at the hotel, we were took that it was overbooked and we could spent 2 nights there. We were offered accommodations in a 'newer' hotel, closer to the tourist sights. I replied that we could do newer at home. We were then offered accommodations... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My First Visit to Istanbul. ...Had a Pleasent Time at this Place as this is Located in Between a Residential Area down behind sultan ahmet mosque or blue mosque....Feels too Relaxing at the Rooms here...as I loved the Breakfast here which was very amazing compared to other hotels in have stayed...Good and we'll designed lobby with makes feel Royalist...The Swimming... More 

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dubai
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent hotel in the old city. The decor is very Victorian and goes with the 'Palace' in the property's name - truly royal. The swimming pool is more like a a big tub in the basement; and the steam and sauna were hardly in use when we stayed. The buffet breakfast has a good spread. The wi-fi signal is strong... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The hotel had many facilities like Sauna, Steam, Swimming pool and Turkish bath. The breakfast had a wide variety of items to chose from. The rooms were smaller than expected but were comfortable. A major drawback of this place was its location from the tramway. We had to walk uphill to reach places of interest or Sultanahmet tramway. Overall a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Good: Very close to the best city attractions. SPA facilities. Nice look from outside. Relativelly OK breakfast with season fruits. The staff let me to take a shower after long day of sightseeing even I was checked out in the morning. Clean rooms. Negative: Neighberhood is a bit scary and noisy. Room was to small with a view on not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I've divided my review into firstly the hotel and secondly how to get there on public transport and a few tips on things I found useful during my stay. The positives: - nice decor in the room and hotel in general with a luxurious touch and a grand style, although perhaps a little tired here and there - Under 10... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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