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Hotel Spectra

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #317 of 885 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel was superb. The rooms were beautiful, very nice decorated, clean, with a very nice bathroom. The location is one you can only dream of, at two hundred meter from the entrance of the blue mosque and Topkapi palace, and Hagia Sofia. The staff was very friendly, always willing to help. The breakfast is very good with an astonishing... More

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Chisinau, Moldova
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent in IST a weekend in MAR 2013. The price was great and we booked that hotel because of location it has a nice view and breakfast buffet was included in room price. Nice and friendly stuff. It is located close to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar. We travel a lot and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually write reviews but wanted to in this case. I had a great stay in the Hotel Spectra, here are the reasons: • the location is within a stone's throwing distance of the Blue Mosque • the staff were very friendly and helpful, and speak great English - Onur's advice must have saved me €100 if not more... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Good hotel to stay at. Mr.Onur is very helpful and entertained all our queries as best as he could. They were also very accommodating to our flight schedule. Taxis can be ordered from front desk and can be paid later (together with the room bill on check-out). This eliminates the hassle of having to look for transport and haggling. The... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We had stayed in the hotel over 4 nights and very enjoyed. Staff was perfect especialy Mr Onur was very helpful. Hotel is small but nearly city center and blue mosque and Hagia Sophia( 150 meters only) I recommend this hotel who wanna visit them lovely city. Thanks again

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Onur is one of the foremost employees at Hotel Spectra. The best aspect of Hotel Spectra is that it's small and the staff knows each guest. They provide assistance for all of your needs and help you see all of Istanbul. In additional to Onur, Cem, the hotel's manager, is always friendly and eager to offer a helping hand. The... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I stayed in October 2013 for a weekend, with mum and daughter. We picked this hotel because we had dinner there on our previous trip to Istanbul 6 months before and we loved the convenience of being a stone throw's away from the major sights. The restaurant food is superb and the staff are very friendly, the receptionist even let... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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15 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My favorite Istanbul hotel is right on the hippodrome in Sultanahmet. Situated on a corner it looks on to both mosques. Converted Ottoman house; needs a makeover badly. Very clean super friendly lovely staff, but the beds have to go; too hard and over used. Breakfast on top floor served by lively lady who just can't stop talking. Food is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was my second time to Hotel Spectra and I will be back for sure! Mr Onur Erdogan was very helpful with my stay. He had not only made me feel welcome there but I also felt like family when I left. The hotel was very conveniently located just outside the Blue Mosque, and a short walk to many other... More

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Nice, France
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I stayed in this hotel with my mother for 4 days and found the facilities to be excellent and the service in particular to be top notch. In particular Mr Onur Erdogan on the front desk helped us immensely and the stay in Istanbul was much better because of him. He helped us to select the relevant tours and gave... More

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Also Known As:
Spectra Hotel Istanbul
Address: Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#131 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#180 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Spectra 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Spectra is a converted Ottoman House in the old city of Istanbul at the corner of Hippodrome Square. It is located close to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.All rooms are quiet. Most of the rooms have a nice view of Hippodrome square and blue Mosque.Our hotel's quality and hospitality of its staff ensure you a pleasant stay in Istanbul. ... more   less 
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