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Hotel Ilkay

#199 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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Hudavendigar Street No: 44-46 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34210 , Turkey
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denton, Texas
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked this hotel based on reviews that the staff were very helpful, which we did not find during our stay. It did not seem very busy, but the staff always seemed short and rushed. They put us in a hotel room larger than we booked the first night and then we had to pay extra for that room our... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is located in the heart of the old part of Istanbul. It is right off the tram line. The hotel seems new, the place was very clean, the staff was super friendly and they had a room to hold our luggage when we checked out. Although the tram line was right across the street I was never awoken... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our second time here and this stay was much better than the first time. Staff went above and beyond for us and we really enjoyed the Red River Pub. Simple accommodation and great value. Convenient location along the tramway near many restaurants and shops. Right I the heart of Istanbul.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This hotel is perfectly located, in the heart of Istanbul. We had a room for our family of 4 and the size was perfect. I have only stayed at another hotel in Istanbul but I am pretty sure that this is one of the best hotel for the value you get for that price. We paid 90$ US per night... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This hotel is located in the middle of everything. Nearby places of interest include beautiful Gulhane Park, Eminonu Station for sea tours, Ayasofya, Sultanahmet Mosque, Basilic Cistern, a lot of restaurants etc. Do not choose a room from the front side of the hotel since the noice of tram (it marches every 3 minutes) may disturb you. And note that... More 

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Older hotel in a very good location, right on the transit line. Easy to find, near the Blue Mosque. Clean, comfortable, small room at a good value. Great shower. Very good Turkish continental breakfast! Unfortunately we never checked out the roof terrace.

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your reviews with us regarding your stay. We are great to know You have enjoyed your stay at Ilkay Hotel. Hopefully we will be able to host you again on your upcoming trips to Istanbul. Faruk Boyacı More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was my second visit to Hotel Ilkay and again the service and standard of rooms cannot be faulted.The staff are helpful and friendly and the hotel offers excellent value.Rooms are cleaned to a high standard with clean towels every day and it is good to have tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom .There was always plenty of... More 

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments. Your positive feedbacks are now what make Ilkay Family happier! Hope We will get the chance to host you again. Ilkay Family sends you Best wishes.. Faruk Boyacı More 

Straubing, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The rooms, service and breakfast are very good. The staff very friendly and not to forget the fantastic location in the heart of the old town. I love ILLKAY hotel and I say thank you for your help. We will meet again. FX Mittermeier

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

My Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying at Ilkay Hotel. It makes me very happy to read that my entire team was able to facilitate a pleasant stay for you and your dear family. Now that you have experienced the beauty of our city and enjoyed our services, we do hope to see you back at Ilkay Hotel... More 

Cannes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We went to Istanbul for couple of days and this hotel was very nice and clean. This Hotel are in the heart of Istanbul and close to the very importants museums, mosquee and lots of important places ! The staff was also helpful for many request, they gave us a breakfast before our shuttle to come back to the Airport... More 

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you very much for your time to review our hotel We are happy to hear that you had a nice stay. Thank you for choosing us , we look forward to welcoming you back next time! Best Wishes from Ilkay Hotel Family, Faruk Boyacı More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I couldn't have asked for a better stay because the hospitality was 5 stars. Yunus was very helpful for picking restaurants and directions for all tourist locations. It was nice to be in a central area to walk everywhere. If I come back to Istanbul I will stay here again.

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Faruk_Boyaci, Owner at Hotel Ilkay, responded to this review

My Dear Guest, Thank you very much for staying at Ilkay Hotel on your first trip to Istanbul waiting for so long on your bucket list! It makes me very happy to read that my entire team was able to facilitate a pleasant stay for you and your dear family. Now that you have experienced the beauty of our city... More 

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