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Kybele Hotel

#106 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Alemdar Mah. Yerebatan Cad. No:23 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
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Ranked #106 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010
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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Steilacoom, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2010

My sister and I spent five nights at the Kybele, first in one room and then moving to a larger room. We were very pleased with this hotel. We thought the breakfast had more variety than other places we stayed (we loved the addition of soup for breakfast). We found the staff incredibly helpful and pleasant. A drawback was climbing... More 

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Malmok Beach, Aruba
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

I had a pleasant stay at this hotel. The atmosphere was wonderful, I took a million pictures. The staff was friendly, the room very cozy and the breakfast tasted ok. A place to recommend to my friends. Great location as well.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

I'm shocked to see this place so low in the Trip Advisor rankings, but I suppose I get it. With Kybele, what you pay for is the location, character - a completely unique space, and the chance to interact the most knowledgeable and hospitable staff Turkey has to offer. You're not paying for plush, luxurious accommodations. My husband and I... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

If you're looking for a charming hotel in the heart of old istanbul within walking distance to the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia, the underground cistern, the grand bazar and the spice market, then this is the place for you. The hotel is easily accessible from the metro from Ataturk Interational Airport which will save you a bit of money... More 

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Passaic Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2010

Everything was perfect: a gorgeous hotel, lovely rooms, amazing character, great location. Not cheap, but worth it.

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2010

We stayed at the Kybele for 4 nights and cannot imagine staying anywhere else. This charming hotel is situated in the heart of the old part of town, steps from the Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque. The lobby is decorated with antiques as are the rooms. I was really surprised at how clean and orderly everything was. There were 4... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2010

Exellent.. cosy... dramatic.. centrally located at sultaniyemat,...personalised... and a great breakfast. what a brilliant decor... all the owner's personal collections.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2010

On my last visit to Istanbul in 2007, we had dinner at the Kybele Hotel, and its warmth and charm were so magnetic that for our January 2010 visit, we decided to stay there. We got a great off-season rate of $90 a day (inclusive of taxes). Cute room on the back side, with private balcony, one of 16 rooms.... More 

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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2009

I am very glad that I listened to a friend's advice to stay in the Kybele Hotel in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. The hotel is quite literally steps away from the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Basilica Cistern. A few more steps away and you are in the Grand Bazaar, or in the Spice Bazaar, or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

The Kybele hotel is famous for its unique atmosphere, plenty of Turkish lamps everywhere (in each and every room), cozy furniture and great staff. It's also very well located in the heart of old Istanbul (Sophia, Blue Mosque etc. are about 1-2 minutes to walk). If you really want to feel the nature of Istanbul the Kybele art hotel is... More 

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