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Old City Viva Hotel

Hoca Pasa Mah. Orhaniye Cad. No:20 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
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Old City Viva Hotel
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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rather than stay in the Sultanahmet area by the Blue Mosque, I chose OCV because it's also close to the Golden Horn, Galata Bridge, Bosphorus boats, Spice Market and Topkapi. (Blue Mosque is till only 10-12 minute walk.) I was happy to find the area more "real," sitting on the border between tourist and local. Turn right out the front... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At a very strategic location. Breakfast ok. The heating system not warm enough as it was 5c outside. The airport shuttle promised did not turn up. The bathroom sometimes smells.Lots of places to eat around the hotel. Walking distance to most of tourist attractions.

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It is a cozy hotel, not very spacious, but with clean rooms, good breakfast and excellent location. Majority of the Istanbul's sights are on a walking distance from Old City Viva Hotel. We stayed there in February, the weather was sunny, mostly, and we really enjoyed walking around this ancient part of Istanbul. The hotel provided transfer from Sabiha Gokcen... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I stayed in Viva Hotel this month for the first time. Overall I cannot say a bad word about it - reception staff were very nice and polite, great choice of breakfast, perfect location. The only and main reason for giving an average score is because of my bad experience with cleanliness of my room. I wasn't sure whether the... More 

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Isa Town, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Friendly staff, excellent location near by sircecy tram and train (less than 5 minutes walk) and Gulhane tram station. sometimes we do walk to sultanahmed (depend on you) or you can take the tram. room size are good compare to old city hotels. The breakfast has good variety which meets the needs (not woow but good) we have requested for... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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