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Kybele Hotel

#94 of 1,005 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:23 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
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Ranked #94 of 1,005 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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Shanghai Region, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam
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165 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

After a hectic day in Istanbul, the Kybele provides you with exquisit food and a calm ambiente. I highly reccomend anyone who visits, to pass by and enjoy the calm and cozyness of the restaurant and hotel.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

A fantastic little hotel just 5 minutes from all the big sites in Istanbul. Quirky in its interior with hundreds of old lamps to light the rooms creates and enjoyable experience. Excellent staff in the restaurant as well as behind the reception. Definitely worth the stay.

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