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Hotel Sebnem

#191 of 987 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Akbiyik Cad. Adiye Sok. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Hotel Sebnem
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oak Park, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the hospitality and quality of this hotel well worth the cost of the stay. They're helpful with everything from changing money to language assistance to securing transportation. One highlight was the book library in each room and the lobby, allowing visitors to borrow Istanbul materials at no cost. I had one unfortunate incident while trying to get them... More 

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Monaco
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice and away from the touristic crowd; friendly staff and great selection for breakfast. Prize meets all expectations. Only one negativ thing are the rooms itself- very small due to structure of the building But clean and cute.

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Newark, New Jersey
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our forth stay at Hotel Sebnem and we have always enjoyed our stay and we were looking forward to enjoying time on the rooftop terrace. The gentleman who used to give such wonderful service is no longer there and it shows. The terrace itself is in need of some TLC. The cushions weren't put out on the chairs... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

this hotel has a great location and beatifull rooms with perfect breakfast service... Also who works there really friendly and helpfull.. they are doing good job there..And if you ask the receptionist for turkish bath or daily istanbul tours you can have good information..

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New Hampshire
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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was my second stay at the Hotel Sebnem. The first was several years ago with friends and this time was with my entire family when we met in Istanbul for a reunion for 6 days. This hotel has one feature that is extremely important to me: a friendly and comfortable public area where we could meet, hang out and... More 

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fethiye
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Initially emailed the hotel and received a prompt reply. Was offered airport transfers at 70 euro return (about £55) but decided to use the metro and the tram which was brilliant, no waiting and only cost equivalent of about £7.50 for 2 people with a 5 minute walk from tram to hotel. The rooms are very basic and small but... More 

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Schenectady
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we stayed a couple nights at the end of pan Turkey trip. As others note: proximity to the major sights is a big plus. But we also really liked the immediate neighborhood, with the street full of bars and moderate eateries. lively yet intimate. Hotel was super clean, efficient, breakfast terrace is very nice. breakfast was good; pretty standard Turkish... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed for six nights in October. This is a lovely guesthouse with a wonderful top floor terrace. Exceptionally helpful staff. Great location just around the corner from excellent restaurants and only blocks away from sites like Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. The hotel laptop was very handy for checking emails. The breakfasts on the terrace were very good.... More 

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Melbourne
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed at the Sebnem Hotel for 5 nights in October. It was our first trip to Istanbul and the hotel's location was ideal for exploring all of the city's main attractions. The Sebnem was only a few minutes walk, as other have already said, to the Blue Mosque, Cisterns, Palace, etc. Although somewhat touristy, all the restaurants nearby offered... More 

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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location just 5-10 minutes stroll to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia with many other sights in walking distance. Also you can fall out of the hotel at the end of a busy day and onto a street full of cafes and restaurants. The room we had was very clean, great shower... More 

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