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Gul Sultan Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sultanahmet Akbiyik Caddesi No 9 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Ranked #130 of 917 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Chapala, Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This boutique hotel is ideally located close to the major sites to see in Istanbul. We loved the lively night scene on the street below with good restaurants and some fun shops. The staff was always helpful. Breakfast buffet on the rooftop terrace was abundant. Be prepared for small rooms, but clean and pleasant place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Gul Sultan Hotel is in an ideal location. Gul Sultan Hotel is situated in Sultan Ahmet historic district within walking distance from Aya Sofia, the Blue Mosque and many other sites. It is very clean and tidy. For 60 euros/a night all taxes inclusive, you get an excellent service, a good breakfast, and free Wi-Fi. The personnel are very friendly,... More

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Mandurah, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Best location! 500 metres to Blue Mosque, Agia Sophia and Topkapi castle.... Walk downstairs and your in a street full of bars and restaurants. Tram and shopping and the Bosphorus are all so close. Hotel is clean and air conditioned and bed was comfy. Breakfast up on the terrace is awesome with views of all above. The lady who cooks... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Helpful, flexible staff - available 24/7. Clean, comfortable room with a/c that worked great. Efficient housekeeping every day. Plentiful breakfast in 2-level roof top setting with fine view of water. Good WiFi access. Easy walk to many sites and tram.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked at this hotel after reading all the many positive reviews, but were very disappointed. It’s a small scale hotel, without a lift. We were given a room at the back of the hotel, which we thought was good at first because of the busy road at the front. But unfortunately our window was looking out onto a brick... More

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We really enjoyed our stay. The rooms are very nice and tidy. staffs are warm with welcoming attitude. we enjoyed our breakfast specially loved the omelet that she made. The hotel is very close near Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Haga Sophi. it takes only 5 minutes to go there by walking. No need taxi. Hotel surrounded by so many... More

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Denver, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Traveling as a group we stayed two nights at this small property. The location is fantastIc! The staff is very accommodating, friendly and did everything in advance to make sure our arrival was seamless and our stay enjoyable. Decent breakfast and the rooms are adequate and clean. A little small but that is to be expected in Europe. No elevator.... More

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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The hotel is located in the historical heart of Sultanahmet. It is less than 5 minutes to the most popular attractions in a slow pace. At this only 8 rooms small hotel all windows are facing the street with cafes and restaurants. In the evenings sometimes a little bit nozzy. Our room has an air conditioning, but we were satisfied... More

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Weslaco, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is so charming. Not only is it very clean and an awesome concierge but the location and price make this hotel perfect. It's located on the historical part of Istanbul. Many sites are walking distance. In the evening when sites are closed the street where hotel is located comes alive. The streets ambience is perfect for a night... More

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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This friendly small hotel was our home for 3 days. Like other travelers have said, it is within walking distance (10-15 min) from many must-see sights like Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Archaeological museum, and the Cistern Basilica. There are a few grocery stores within 5 min. walk if you want to get some bottled water or snacks. As I... More

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Address: Sultanahmet Akbiyik Caddesi No 9 | Eminonu, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gul Sultan Hotel 3*
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Gul Sultan Hotel is situated on the shores of the Historical Peninsula. Strait next to the the St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque. This places are only few minutes by walk. This was first the site of the recidence from early in 20th century. Has been renovated to hotel at August 2004. Hotel Gul Sultan is brandnewly furnished well decorated and all rooms have private bathroom, hair dryer, international dialing phones, air-condition, with minibar, TV, central heating. Our stuff fluently speaks english and will be very happy to assist your trip in Istanbul. ... more   less 
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