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Berk Guest House

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Kutlugun Sok, No. 29, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #45 of 933 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Berk Guesthouse is a family-run B & B with renovated rooms, an elevator, and a roof top patio with a breath taking view of the old city. The location is ideal: equidistant form the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sophia and near the tram. The staff is friendly and helpful. We had a thoroughly enjoyable visit to Istambul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Room was clean and roomy enough for us. People were great and everything was clean. Located in historic district. Everything within walking distance. Price very reasonable and includes good continental breakfast. Would definitely go again.

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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Berk Guesthouse for three nights this May; my family of six, son, daughter-in-law, two granddaughters, and my husband and myself. First, the city is awesome! Second, the Berk is awesome! Our hostess, Jinet, the manager of the guesthouse, could not have been more wonderful. The guesthouse itself is located within sight of the Blue Mosque, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This guesthouse is almost exactly in the middle of Sultanahmet which is where you'll find the most famous mosques of Istanbul, the museums and all the nice places where you can eat. Considering the location, the prices are totally affordable. We initially booked for 1 night but ended up staying at Berk Guesthouse four nights because we loved it so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Grandma's Berk Guest house is a great place to stay. The staff is so welcoming and really makes you feel like you are at grandma's, in a way. A nice breakfast is included in the reasonably-priced hotel. It's also in a great location, within 5 minutes of the Haggia Sofia. Taxi wouldn't drop us near it for some reason but... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Great experience, great location (close to main attractions, no traffic, quiet and lovely street). The staff were just great and made our babygirl feel at home. If you're looking for a big room with flowers everywhere then you should go to the 4 seasons. Berk is highly recommendable if you looking for somewhere where you'll feel at home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

V stayed in Berk for 6nights in May. We were greeted with a warm smile and every day hence that smile stayed :) Since the guest house was full we stayed in 3 different rooms ( had to change rooms every 2 nights) as we wanted room 401 and 402. The 1st day room 301 was nice n big facing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The host was very friendly and kind. The location of this guesthouse is pretty great, it is just next to Ayasofya. It's very very convenient. It has advantage in price, 60 EUR per night. However the room is quite small for me. I lived in room 12, which is just next to the reception and a bit noisy since it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Located close to the Galata region, location wise this Is perfect and moreover the views are amazing from up here as well. The rooms are well lit and spacious and I loved staying in it for the whole week that we were in there and the staff was perfect as they impressed us with their hospitality and services. We loved... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We had travelled to Turkey many times but never Istanbul. A friend recommended the Berk Hotel and it proved to be a brilliant recommendation. We booked room 41 (at the top of the building) and also had our own balcony. The room was authentic and modern. Beautifully clean and had all the facilities we required. Every day we received fresh... More 

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Sultanahmet
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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