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Old City Viva Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Hoca Pasa Mah. Orhaniye Cad. No:20 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As most of the other reviewers have suggested the greatest asset of the hotel is its location. Most of the well-known attractions are within 10-15 minutes walking distance while the tram station is only 3 minutes away. The hotel itself is old but it is in good condition. The staff were very helpful even though their English are very basic.... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here for two nights. We stay at this hotel due to its location and convenience. It is walking distance to most of the tourist attractions in Fatih/Sultanahmet district (i.e., Topkapi Palace (6 minutes), Hagia Sophia (12 minutes), Blue Mosque (18 minutes), Grand Bazaar (15 minutes), Spice Bazaar (15 minutes) [varies by your walking speed.]). There are a lot... More

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Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The hotel is in Sirkeci, which is a great location both for the historical centre of Istanbul and for starting to explore the bigger city, because all the transportation is really close. We stayed there in a triple room (3 adults) in the beginning of May 2014. The room was actually equipped with 1 double bed and 2 single beds.... More

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Sunnyvale, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The location of this hotel is great, very close to old city attractions and Sirkeci tram stop. The room was tiny, no space for anything besides the bed. Breakfast spread was adequate. Staff was not helpful at all, didn't give us any tips. It was quite noisy at night. But that's old city for you. I would like to contrast... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Small hotel and rooms are okay. Close to city and walking distance to the Mosque and restaurants. Ataruk airport is ~30 min and Mr. Victori is nice and gave us free transfer. Breakfast is okay not bad to start the day.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

I agree the location advantages. However, disadvantages are overweighing. Too much noisy, many areas need renovation. Breakfast is not so attractive and very narrow area makes it almost a torture to get few things on your plate. If you spent 50 TRYs more per person you can find much more comfortable good otels nearby. I wouldn't choose The same hotel... More

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Amman, Jordan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

It was so nice days , location is nice ,, and nice place to spend your time with your family ,, i highly recommend the hotel regarding the Location, places you can visit and much additional stuff to do around ,,, :) Regards, Anas

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Second visit to the hotel, excellent location, helpful staff, clean rooms every day, good internet. Lots of restaurants in the area, shop, tram and train station Sirkeci, Old city just 10 min with walk.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

this review is long overdue, I've stayed in viva hotel twice already and am very willing to stay there again during my next visit to Istanbul; the location is fantastic, the hotel is clean, you get your money's worth and the staff is very friendly! as a matter of fact I might go back just for the staff! the only... More

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Our tour operator booked us here. Big mistake. The staff is lovely, the location is great, BUT the rooms ate tiny, beds too small and short, and most of all the tram passes every 3 minutes during the day and often during the night shaking the room and making a terri noise. There are tons of better hotels with the... More

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Address: Hoca Pasa Mah. Orhaniye Cad. No:20 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Old City Viva Hotel 3.5*
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