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Symbola Bosphorus

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Portakal Yokusu Caddesi No: 17-19 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
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Ranked #144 of 789 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Amman, Jordan
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is a new converted wooden old house in Orotakoy. Staying at the hotel you will never feel it is a hotel, it is like a home, the lady owner Mrs. Semiah, and the manager who happens to be her niece are very nice and helpful, and they make you feel taht you are staying in their house not... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

A lot of gardens and green with two old buildings that makes you feel the real boutique hotel experience. Staff number is a little bit low but they are so gentle and helpful. Turkish delights which makes a smile on your face was lovely ! Must try...

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Address: Portakal Yokusu Caddesi No: 17-19 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Hotel Class:4 star — Symbola Bosphorus 4*
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