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Kybele Hotel

#106 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:23 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
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Ranked #106 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am so happy to have stumbled upon this adorable hotel in the heart of the old city. While it is only a stones throw away from the hagia Sofia, blue mosque and other historical sites, it is really a world away. Filled with unique antiques, there is always something to look at while the kind chef introduces the breakfast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this hotel on TripAdvisor, and was not disappointed. Felt I had to leave a review because I had such a great experience. I arrived in Istanbul in the afternoon and the front desk staff informed me that they had upgraded me to a double room free of charge, and also extended the courtesy of late check out (without me... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came upon this hotel on the suggestion of a friend who has stayed there before and lauded the hotel. It is quite the gem in Istanbul. The staff was friendly and English was the lingua franca. I noticed Germans and Italians using English to communicate with the hosts. They were marvelously fluent. I was pleased by the attentive care... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I've stayed at the Kybele at least a half a dozen times now; it's the only place I've ever stayed in Istanbul, and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The staff is beyond compare -- it very much feels like a family, and I feel as if there isn't anything they wouldn't do for me or for any other guest. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Kybele hotel is undoubtedly charming in an offbeat way, that makes it stand out from the cookie cutter "Ottoman style" boutique hotels around them. The pictures are completely accurate and don't begin to showcase this madcap charm of the hotel. It's chokful of antiques - real antiques - and there's always something to look at. Rooms are fine, and... More 

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Stalybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The hotel is lovely and centrally located, but on a mainly pedestrianised street, so quieter than other areas. The rooms are clean, the food good and the small terraced garden is a lovely spot. Hotel staff were very helpful. We would return to this hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Lovely decor and Turkish lamps hanging from the ceiling, comfortable beds, Wi-Fi super reliable and breakfast was delicious (chef was very enthusiastic and loaded my plate up for me while I chatted with him). Reception staff were friendly, despite a mild language barrier with some. We only booked a double yet somehow ended up in the 3 bed + couch... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Exceptional location, staff, cuisine, and place. I was traveling alone and felt so comfortable and welcomed. They even remembered my birthday and brought me a piece of baklava with a candle! I hope to return. Below you'll find a photo taken from my room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I found this hotel on a recommendation of boutique hotels in Istanbul. When I saw a picture of the coloured lamps suspended from the ceiling, I knew, at once that I just had to stay here. My partner and I arrived at the hotel on an early flight at 630am and tried to ask for an early check in. The... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I have literally stayed in thousands of hotels over the years and this is an absolute gem. It is quirky and stylish with a truly unique atmosphere. Firstly, location. It is perfectly located for all the key tourist attractions. You can easily walk to the ferry terminals and the Bosphorus as well. The most amazing thing about the Kybele is... 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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