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Celal Sultan Hotel

#250 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
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Yerebatan Cad. Salkimsogut Sok. No:16 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hotel is just a short walk from the Blue Mosque and Agia Sofia, and is friendly and comfortable. Make sure to take the time to visit the Mosque Suleiman - arguably more impressive than the Blue Mosque. Breakfast is ok - we did not eat in the restaurant as there is such a wide choice of places to eat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

my wife and I have just last week spend 4 nights at this hotel, partly chosen by our travel agent but backed up from reading TripAdvisor reviews, unfortunately we found the hotel far from satisfactory, service was terrible, rooms less than ideal, breakfast basic at best and staff, other than one bar person and doorman very unfriendly . Would never... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great experience at Celal Sultan for 3 nights. The location could not be better for a first time visit to Istanbul. It is very close to all the big sights, the blue mosque, cistern, Hagia Sophia. It is also very close to the tram stop that gets you around the city very easily and cheaply. The restaurants in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Celal sultan for 3 nights and had a wonderful time. Truth be told I booked through priceline and had a much cheaper rate than the one posted. The hotel is located around all the cistern, topkipa palace and blue mosque. The restaurants around are all very touristy and aggressive about getting you to eat with them. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll admit that the combination of Sultanahmet and the tag 'boutique' had me a little concerned, but it really is an excellent hotel. My single room had a double bed that was fantastically comfortable, plenty of wardrobe space, a good sized dressing table and plenty of sockets and lights. The bathroom wasn't huge but had everythuing you'd need (and some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After an extensive search for a hotel in a City that offers too many hotels with varying opinions we decided on Celal Sultan! And I think we made the perfect decision. If one decides to stay in the historic quarter, Sultanhamet, you can not go wrong with this great little boutique property! For and foremost the location is unbeatable, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Perfectly located hotel, amazing panoramic terrace restaurant. Friendly, helpful staff & excellent buffet breakfast. If you are looking for state of the art swish...go elsewhere. If you want a friendly "family" hotel stay then this is for you. Perfect location within easy walking distance of all the main attractions. Brilliant advice from the hotel who supplied a travel card that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Location was just 5 minutes away from Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, with 10 mins to Sultanahmet station and 15 mins cruise to the Grand Bazaar. It is situated on a side hilly road so may be a challenge for some travellers with luggage however coming from the main road is an ease . The superior room is spacious, comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This cozy hotel is a great combination of perfect location and good accommodations. If you're looking to get a great deal, than this hotel works very well. It's literally 5 minutes away from everything interesting in the old city! We'll be definitely bookmarking this one for future trips.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We didnt have a nice experience at the Celal Sultan.The rooms were terrible...they were very small and badly lighted...not as shown in picture...definately a tourist trap. The shower had no pressure and hot water was not constant...terrible shower!! Do not go there...

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