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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 November 12, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bucharest, Romania
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The room was ok (wardrobe was not clean), the position of hotel is great. One station away from Agia Sofia, near to the maritim port Eminonu. Staff friendly, they offer us tea and cookies when they hear that we were for the first time in Istanbul). Small room were they serve breakfast (one morning we share our table with a... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Its my forth stay in this hotel.i tried to find a 4 star hotel near by.but i return to old city viva .now it near the sirkeci metro train tram station.near ferry boat near spice market.a walk to sultan ahmet and grand bazar a 1 step to taksim square u only change tram .im kabatas..stuff are helpful.breakfast are good.room are... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Located between Galata Bridge and Aya Sofia, Viva is at walking distance to everywhere. Rooms are clean and larger thane similar in Rome or Paris. English speaking staff helpful and friendly. Free Wi-Fi. Good buffet style breakfast. Very well priced comparing to the other hotels in the area. We were sleeping with an open window and it was quite quiet... More 

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Neumarkt am Wallersee, Austria
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

central, in the middle of sirkeci, easy to take tramway near to every touristic places there, building was realy old, breakfast was for these price acceptable. generaly for one nigt max 2 nights I can offer but more it is not clean enough...

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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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*
Number of rooms: 20
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