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Apricot Hotel

Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:18 D:2 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #245 of 883 hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Bob S Salviac, France
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Salviac, France
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In March we made our first trip to Turkey and the Apricot was our first hotel. From the start, the staff were helpful. The Apricot is a small hotel conveniently located in the Sultanahmet. The staff are very helpful and especially so when one of us left an expensive piece of equipment and emailed to ask about it. Hakan and... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Lovely little hotel in a great location. Not the place for those that want a sterile, international hotel. This is a six room B&B set in a quiet street of hotels. In the room the drawers and doors didn't quite fit perfectly, but the furniture had character, the bed was comfortable, the room was clean and the water was hot.... More

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Kayakoy, Turkey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Finally we made it to the Apricot Hotel. We had heard so much about other travelers in the past. The Apricot Hotel is more like a cult, a certain atmosphere you become a part of. It reminded me of the lovely small hotels in Paris in the 80's. Wooden creaking floors, a normal bed, some furniture that has aged, narrow... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This little gem was a great find. In addition to being very reasonable, it is well situated, about two blocks from the Blue Mosque, and three from the Topkapi Palace. We were greeted by their friendly staff, which included Osgur and Oskar, and they were very helpful in suggesting restaurants which were good, but not tourist traps. They had maps... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We only stayed one night at the Apricot hotel, but we loved it. The staff was very helpful and the room was clean and charming. The owner, Hakan, was great about being responsive to email and helped us arrange a taxi from the airport. When we arrived her got us a reservation at this small restaurant a short walk away... More

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Bari, Italy
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We spent four nights in this hotel. It's in a very quite and peaceful neighborhood, near to the Arasta Bazar, we used to see Sultanahmet minarets from the room balcony. We stayed in the economy room, it was small but large enough for me and my girlfriend. The hotel is well heated and hot water is provided without any problem,... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

We stayed at this wonderful tiny hotel in mid November 2013. This was the beginning of the down-season for most of tourist-traveled Turkey and it seems the hotel was constantly busy up until we got there – so this was when they could actually address the repairs noted by others! Far from being a problem for us, we enjoyed watching... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Apricot Hotel, Istanbul Sultanahmet We stayed there Oct.-Nov, 2013 for 6 nights, both before and after a cruise. This is a moderate price small hotel in an old Ottoman building in the historic section. It is a good value. Very close to the Blue Mosque in the historic section, this was very clean, plenty of hot water, a very comfortable... More

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121 reviews 121 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This was my second stay here after a 3 year gap. Sadly Lynne the manager is no longer there but her former partner Hasan has maintained the high standard. The hotel is old and has just 6 rooms, but with heavy bags, walking up the narrow stairs to your room (no lifts/elevators) could pose a problem for a mobility-impaired person.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The service was wonderful. The daily breakfast was very tasty. The only part was that the inside of the hotel is old and has the old smell to it but the outside is adorable and the location was wnderful. I would recomend it.

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Also Known As:
Apricot Hotel Istanbul
Address: Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:18 D:2 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Beach Business Center with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Istanbul
#47 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#205 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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