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Terrace Guesthouse

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Kutlugun Sok. No:39 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Terrace Guesthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny guest house/hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet - great access to everywhere. Beautifully decorated with carpets everywhere. A windy staircase (I had to hold on as I was a bit unsteady) led to a small and cosy bedroom, again with fabulous carpets on the walls. A lovely breakfast is served on the top tiny floor with fabulous views of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I am a big sucker for beautiful roof top's and I know when i started planning our trip to Istanbul, I started to look for accommodations with a nice view in old sultanhmet area ( I think this is the best place to stay for first time visitors to Istanbul ) . After going through many hotel reviews, i zeroed... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We stayed 4 nights at the Terrace Guesthouse. Dogan and Kemal were hospitable and helpful and we felt so well accommodated. The roof top terrace affords amazing views of the city. Dogan and staff were always available for restaurant recommendations, maps of walking routes or other suggestions, and to schedule an airport shuttle. The room was cozy and comfortable. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

It is a couple years since my visit, and the hospitality offered by Dogan and Kemal is still top class. Clean and comfortable, this place offers great ambience in the old part of Istanbul. A roof-top breakfast experience is true icing on the cake. Handy to all sites and restaurants this hotel is top value for money. I just love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We were referred to the Terrace by a friend who said the owner and manager/receptionist had been very helpful to her as well as other traveling friends in the past. We could have done cheaper, we could have done glitzier, but we went with the idea of kindness, helpfulness and warm greetings. We were not disappointed! Kemal, the receptionist seemed... More 

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Loosdorf, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Dogan bey and his team made it possible, that even with a group of multipy sensorial disabled (no wheelies!) people we could visit Istanbul. They found a home there for a week and memories that still accompany them now, over two years ago. Also as privat guests we have been there many times now. And each time it was a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Terrace Guesthouse the late 90s and returned for 5 days in early September this year. Sometimes places are not as good as you remember, however Terrace is every bit as good as we remembered and more! Thank you Dogan, Kemal & Nelly for your wonderful hospitality and assistance, we loved our stay. Spotlessly... More 

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Just a week.2 families 4 kids-------. a very positive experience..the location is just splendid, nice atmosphere inside...very warm welcome from so good people like Dogan, Kemal and the very kind Nelly..... the rooms are little but with all comfort... the breakfast is essential but in a very good way.......the view fo Bosforo and Aya Sofya and Blue Mosque are breathless........just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stayed there for 2 weeks in august. Everything was perfect, room very clean, breakfast excellent with fabulous view over Aya Sofia and the blue mosque. Location cannot get any better, If you want a home right in the middle of the sultanahmet district, this is the place. Superb guiding by Dogan and Kemal if you need any advice, also on... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Several years ago my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Istanbul at the Terrace. This time I returned with my mother and sister and enjoyed sharing this special place with them.. Dogan and Kemal went out of their way to make us feel at home. Bus tickets to Kas were purchased for us in advance to insure seats and... More 

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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