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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

#110 of 1,005 Hotels in Istanbul
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Ahirkapi Sok. No 24 | Cankurtaran, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is conveniently located for many tourist sights and within easy walking distance, uphill, to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia. It is also in a neighbourhood plentiful in restaurants and within a stones throw of the waterfront and a relaxing walk along the promenade. Paying extra for a room with a view of the sea is,... More 

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Bulverde, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an interesting and quirky hotel. The location was fantastic, not only close to city sights, but 1 block from the waterfront and views from our room. The waterfront is nice and walkable. Inside the hotel lobby there is a turtle pond and bird sounds. It sounds like a rain forest. There is a patio upstairs with a great view... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is the perfect base for exploring Istanbul. Easy walking distance to major sites and also very well connected with public transportation. The front desk will lend you a transport card to get around too. You just top up the balance. Breakfast is included and the variety is awesome. Everything you need for a Turkish or western style breakfast.... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

The Armada staff welcomed us with friendly smiles, great polite service and fast check-in. Our room (standard)on the first floor is spaciously set out with comfortable bed, roomy modern bathroom with lovely soaps (very welcome. Only a short walk to the popular tourist areas, including the Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosquel, Topkapi Palace and magnificent Hagia Sophia. Lovely area to stroll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I'll start off with the hotel staff. They were welcoming and efficient. The hotel itself is beautiful. They have a rooftop terrace and it has an amazing view of the Bosphorus and the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It's a ten minute walk to Topkapi Palace and from there a few minutes to the Haga Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Blue Mosque).... More 

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Berkeley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The hotel has a rooftop restaurant and terrace, and, when I visited in April, a seagull had built her nest in one of the large planters on the open air terrace, and was sitting on her eggs. She did not seem disturbed by humans around her - maybe because the sign told them to leave her alone, and maybe because... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I stayed here for six nights as part of a group and consider this a brilliantly run hotel. it is in a convenient location , walking distance to the Blue mosque and museum for example. it overlooks the Bosphorus from the top floor restaurant. Wonderful to watch the dolphins in the mornings, over breakfast. The food was excellent with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Older style hotel with expansive terrace which offers great view to the two most recognisable structures in Istanbul. Checking-in was a pleasure and I was upgraded to superior room on arrival. Staff were friendly and showed me to my room. Rooms are on the smallish side however the beds were reasonable and bathroom facilities fine. A great plus for the... More 

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Ioannina, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This hotel has a great location that you can reach anywhere you want in the European side... It can be a little bit unsafe if you get back too lateby walking. But you can enjoy your breakfast or dinner at its restaurant with a great view of Bosphorous. It may not be the best choice in Istanbul, but definitely a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Recently stayed at the Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel (5/2-5/4/15) and although underwhelmed by the room itself, was quite happy with the location since it was our first visit to this remarkable city. The location made it easy to see all the sites in the Old City. For a first visit, it was the perfect choice but we would probably... More 

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