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Symbola Bosphorus

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Portakal Yokusu Caddesi No: 17-19 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
Symbola Bosphorus
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Ranked #133 of 866 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Istanbul, Turkey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you need to be close to the centre of Istanbul's European side but don't want to live the hustle & bustle of the historical centre, this place is ideal. Compared to all the other hotels in the region, it is a very good deal. All the rooms are decorated differently in Ottoman style and they are very spacious and... More 

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My husband and I stayed in this hotel.We were very happy .Design was unfortable.Each point of the hotel has been considering nicely. Garden was fantastic ,staff s were very friendly. Location is perfect near all Ortaköy centrum. Breakfast was very delicate with all natural foods. It is very turkish.I like it a lot . I have never seen that much... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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42 hotel reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is a nice hotel just next to Bhosphorus bridge. It has a a beautiful garden. There is the noise of the road but windows are good and it is quite inside the room. I would rate the hotel with 5 star if the waitress didn't leave the breakfast area to have her own breakfast in the kitchen.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our stay at the Symbola was sadly all too brief, as we had to cut our stay short (not related to the Symbola in any way). The staff were absolutely fantastic, allowing us to check-in early to a delightful room. After a 24 hour journey, this was a sight for sore eyes. The breakfast the following morning was delicious and... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We arrived there by noon and it was sunny. First barrier, plenty of stairs! Someone rushed to get our suitcase down and we were welcomed pleasantly. The room looked nice, I loved the design. You cannot say its luxury, but looks like a classic/modern room. The view to the garden was cute and within 5 minutes you can reach Ortokoy... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

There is nothing wrong with this place. Their staff are very friendly. You have to walk quite a bit to get there, otherwise you can use bus or taxi. The breakfast is very limited. Internet is fast. And rooms are fairly big.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Initial impressions. Bad: 50 metres from hellishly busy main road, very noisy. Built on a hillside, so more steps than a Himalayan goat trail. No bar. Good: Friendly helpful staff, quaint 'boutique' rooms, nice (albeit VERY terraced) gardens

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Lovely Hotel, clean and nicely furnished, great terrace, friendly staff, good breakfast, BUT the hotel is only 100m from the motorway that runs over the bridge to Asia ! Sitting on the (very beatiful) terrace feels like picknicking on a highway.. if you dont mind that definitely worth it.. I had a room with no window which was cool for... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Overall the place was great to stay. The location was perfect but just a few minutes walk downhill to get there. There are also more good hotels that can be found in that area but on the main street. lots to eat and shop just a few minutes away! The hotel itself felt like home. The cook provided us with... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great boutique hotel with lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly exquisite decoration. Great gardens, fresh and lovely food... We could have anything we wanted to eat and anytime we wanted. One should go and see it for herself to understand its full extent! The manager and the owners are the greatest hosts ever!!! And the locations; it is simply central and has a... More 

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