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Grand Hotel Gulsoy

Sehzadebasi Cad. No:17 Vefa, Fatih, Istanbul 34134, Turkey
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ashburn, Virginia
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location was excellent. You can walk to so many restaurants, the Grand Bazaar, free strong internet, terrific complimentary breakfast, terrific and helpful staff, and the dinner hosted by Gate1 Travel was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I was so happy to be in Istanbul when on the night of my arrival I stood on the front steps of the Grand Hotel Gulsoy and took a lovely photo of the mosque across the street. The call to prayer that could be heard regularly was a nice reminder that I was a guest in a different culture, and... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Hotel is in a great position. Walk to the Grand Bazzaar. Close to the tram which is easy to use. Room was fine but the hotel is opposite a wonderful mosque which means you will be woken very early in the morning by the very loud call to prayer. Excellent indoor pool and a cute rooftop pool and bar with... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

On our tour, this was a first hotel and I m glad. Location was excellent for walking. Food was very good.This hotel is across the street from a large Mosque and 5 times a day we heard the call to prayer starting before the rooster, but still I liked it. IN the neighborhood are a number of good inexpensive restaurants.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

I found the hotel staff very unfriendly and not very helpful . I called the reception to enquire about firm pillows and at first they did not understand what I was enquiring about but later understood what I meant and very rudely said they only have soft pillows .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Only stayed for 1 night, the only negative was the room was slightly on the small side. Although if you are staying in this part of Istanbul you probably aren’t going to spend much time in your room so this isn’t a major problem. There are plenty of things to do within walking distance if you want to venture away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Hotel is not bad, our room was a little small for 3 people. The indoor swimming pool was great but didnt like the fact that the guy keeping an eye on it kept walking about. Staff is not as friendly as i wouldve liked and so you tend to feel as if youre intruding everywhere. Breakfast is over far too... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stayed their for 3 nights during the April. The hotel is in the old town and is very closed to most major attractions, such as Grand Bazzar, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Tokapi palace, Mosque of Suleyman, and spice market they are all within walking distance. For other site seeing places, such as Dolmabahçe Palace and Glata tower, you can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a nice option in the Old Istanbul area. The Hotel is located with in a walking distance to the subway and the Grand Bazaar. The rooms are nice and clean, the buffete for breakfast is average but is ok... The coffee shop at the lobby is great. Staff was friendly

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great location,just in the heart of touristic zone with plenty of bars and restaurants around it,large rooms with all amenities available, fair price range,good breakfast,the best cafe and pastry shop at the house,However the worst and the poorest part of the hotel is the reception,staff is rude and terrible, needs to be improved.Otherwise,it is recommended .

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Grand Bazaar
Tourists, hawkers, and locals come together at the Grand Bazaar to comb its labyrinthine passageways in search of a bargain – be it a pair of brand name jeans, a handcrafted silk rug, or a perfectly brewed cup of tea. Outside the vast bazaar, worn, narrow streets wind their way down from its lofty perch to the southern shore of the Golden Horn, where the evocatively aromatic Spice Bazaar beckons alongside the elegant New Mosque (opened in 1665). Nearby, the famed Galata Bridge offers pedestrian access to urban delights across the river in Istanbul’s more residential and contemporary neighborhoods, while the must-see sights of Sultanahmet are but a leisurely stroll away.
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