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Apricot Hotel

#182 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:18 D:2 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Ranked #182 of 1,011 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
jcaplan thousand oaks, California
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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thousand oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In a neighborhood surrounded by many much more expensive hotels, the Apricot was delightful. It's a five minute walk to the Blue Mosque and to the Tram, which takes you anywhere. Mohammed, the manager, who is always at the front desk, was very helpful with directions, technology, and even lugging baggage, although they installed a lift while we were there.... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at apricot hotel for 6 days at the end of our 2 month trip across Europe. The staff was great, very very nice people and always making sure my 2 girlfriends and I were okay. Breakfast is included and is a traditional turkish breakfast. The location was great, about 4 minutes from the blue mosque and hagia sofia.... More 

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Boston, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the Apricot hotel. The staff and management were really friendly and ensured we had a good visit. It is centrally located. Be aware you will hear the call to prayer, but I found it lovely to listen to. The rooms were comfortable and clean.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We have been staying at the Apricot Hotel for years, beginning when it was in a different location nearby. Have always loved it for its location and for its staff----feel as if we are coming home. Rooms are lovely, quiet, peaceful, welcoming with comfortable beds and adequate bathrooms. Enjoy hearing the call to prayer in the morning. Breakfast is good... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

A small, well located hotel with a relaxing environment that is perfect for touring the major attractions, within 5 minute walk to the Blue Mosque. It is located in a quiet street with lots of other hotels. The hotel room was small and simple, but clean and comfortable, with a/c, fridge, and tea/coffee making facility and the bed very comfortable.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Beautiful and wonderful and quiet hotel and suitable prices, rooms with views of the Sultanahmet Mosque on one side and the sea on the other. Located in a quiet and beautiful area. The staff is very friendly. They coordinate trips to the city of Bursa and Antalya and other cities have been a trip to the city of Bursa was... More 

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Gland, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We spent 4 nights in Apricot hotel in May 2015. The hotel is very well located in the center of the old city of Istanbul. The hotel runners were very welcoming and always happy to help us when needed. The breakfast in the morning was amazing ! We had at first an economic room which was little but clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great location - the place is very close to the tram station, Blue mosque, Topkapi and Aya sofia museum and other attractions. The hospitality of the staff specially Mr.Muhammad Uddin(He understands Urdu), Mr.Barish and Breakfast lady made our stay very pleasent. All staff understand english very well so no language problem. They have thier own tour company www.Brunotravel.com very good... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was my second trip to the Apricot hotel. Needless to say I am more than satisfied as I am a returning visitor. I go there as its right in the centre of tourist district and yet a little away from the madding crowds. The street it is located in has a romantic and trendy feel and yet the place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Nicest staff imaginable :-) Very friendly and helpful. Breakfast included tea, coffee, orange juice, boiled eggs, cheese, meat, tomatoes, other veggies, olives, etc. As an older female traveling alone, the area felt safe, even after dark. The hotel is located near the Blue Mosque - go left from hotel, go left at corner. Follow street 3-4 short blocks into Arasta... 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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