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“A Great Choice for Sultanemet Square” 4 of 5 stars
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The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cankurtaran Avenue Akbiyik Street Number: 29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #129 of 920 Hotels in Istanbul
San Diego, California
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15 hotel reviews
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“A Great Choice for Sultanemet Square”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here four nights and it is a great base to explore the city. The location is excellent, the staff were incredibly warm and helpful in helping you make plans (especially Dorina of guest relations) and the accommodations are comfortable, clean and quiet. Breakfasts were nicely done with lots of authentic Turkish cuisine and a few European/American choices. If you have time but are unable to get to one of the historic Turkish baths in the city, treat yourself to one in the hotel.

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  • Stayed September 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Byzantium for 5 nights in September. The morning breakfast buffet is huge and provides a wide range of local foods. I've never seen so many cable TV channels before -- hundreds of stations from around the world. The location is minutes away from both the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia Mosque, both of which are visible from the rooftop restaurant. The restaurant on the roof was good, as was its service. You can also walk to the Grand Bazaar from the Byzantium. Access to the Tram which takes you down to the water is a few blocks past the mosques. Staff were friendly and helpful. We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this hotel in August and stayed for 4 days. We had an annex room in the side road , not the best view but the hotel was very clean. The location is very good, right in the middle of all good tourist sites. Staff were very friendly. Breakfast was good too. We had a meal on the roof restaurant and the view was fantastic, the meal was good a reasonable value and the waiter made it enjoyable by serving us with lots of smile and fun. On the last day, we got to know the owner of the hotel, he was a charming man and very hospitable . We have promised to see them again when we go back to Istanbul . MOTESHAKER :-)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DenizNur, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Guest,

We as The Byzantium Hotel Team like to thank you very much for your time spending to write such a beautiful review here on tripadvisor.

It was also a great pleasure for us. To hosted and make you feel home! We will like to host you again and your friends too.
Our vision is to creat our guest comfor ,satisfaction,confidentiality, safe and security responsabilities,the continuous improvement of service quality.

Best Regards

In Behalf Of The Byzantium Hotel&Suites Team


Guest Relations Manager
Dorina Akın
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to all of employment at the Byzantium hotel,to say thank you .a Guest relation Dorina ,she is very helpful and professional in her job.Birol and hanifi thank you very much too.and please the cleaning lady should talk more quite in the morning than loudy.If I come back again àI will choose the Byzantium hotel again.thank you all....breakfeast was exellent has everything.

Room Tip: choose alwas superior double ...is the best choose
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DenizNur, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Guest,

We as The Byzantium Hotel Team like to thank you very much for your time spending to write such a beautiful review here on tripadvisor.

It was also a great pleasure for us. To hosted and make you feel home! We will like to host you again and your friends too.
Our vision is to creat our guest comfor ,satisfaction,confidentiality, safe and security responsabilities,the continuous improvement of service quality.

Best Regards

In Behalf Of The Byzantium Hotel&Suites Team


Guest Relations Manager
Dorina Akın
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1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello we are the Mawas family. We stayed in this hotel on september 2014 and we found it amazing. The staff was very helpful and kind. The location was very good. The breakfast was delicious and various. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The terrace sea view is very beautiful.

Stayed September 2014, traveled with family
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DenizNur, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Guest,

We as The Byzantium Hotel Team like to thank you very much for your time spending to write such a beautiful review here on tripadvisor.

It was also a great pleasure for us. To hosted and make you feel home! We will like to host you again and your friends too.
Our vision is to creat our guest comfor ,satisfaction,confidentiality, safe and security responsabilities,the continuous improvement of service quality.

Best Regards

In Behalf Of The Byzantium Hotel&Suites Team


Guest Relations Manager
Dorina Akın
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Perth, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Istanbul in June and couldn't have had a more convenient and interesting location. The hotel is on avery busy street, mainly restaurants, but this added to our enjoyment as the atmosphere was great. It was not a good start as the room we were given was tiny (even though we'd booked some time before) and had a dreadful outlook but we were relocated to a much better one. The staff were very helpful and very pleasant. Neither room had enough storage space for a four-nght stay (otherwise it would have been five stars) but other than that it was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. All in all we were very happy with this hotel and would book again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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DenizNur, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 3 days ago
Dear Guest,

We as The Byzantium Hotel Team like to thank you very much for your time spending to write such a beautiful review here on tripadvisor.

It was also a great pleasure for us. To hosted and make you feel home! We will like to host you again and your friends too.
Our vision is to creat our guest comfor ,satisfaction,confidentiality, safe and security responsabilities,the continuous improvement of service quality.

Best Regards

In Behalf Of The Byzantium Hotel&Suites Team


Guest Relations Manager
Dorina Akın
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United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From checking in to check out it was smooth. Location very good. Walking distance to the all places Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topcapi museum etc. Also the hotel provided us with a welcome hot or cold non alcoholic drink voucher at their terraced restaurant which gives you a view of the blue mosque. Room is clean. Everything in working order but one downfall, from the shower/toilet room you can hear next door or or upstairs or downstairs people. It's as if they are in the same room behind the wall. That was spooky at first. But hey, we only came to get our heads down for the night. Breakfast was standard buffet. Same thing everyday. Salads, sliced cheeses, Turkey, chicken hams, bite size beef sausages, baked beans, scrambled eggs, tea, coffee, fruit juices and fresh fruits. I just wanted to say it as it is. I would rate it 3 star. We only took bed and breakfast as we did not want to go out to have breakfast. We only had 3 days to visit the mosques and museums around. We then checked into Hilton bomonti in Sisli

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Esra Y, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor. We are excited to read that you entirely enjoyed your holiday with us. It will be our pleasure to be hosts you again in the future.

Best regards,

In Behalf Of The Byzantium Hotel&Suites Team

Esra Yaşar
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Address: Cankurtaran Avenue Akbiyik Street Number: 29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#32 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#73 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#116 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#130 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#207 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Byzantium Hotel & Suites 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Byzantium Hotel is within walking distance to Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodromme, Underground Cistern, Grand Covered Bazaar and many more historical sights. The terrace restaurant offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Istanbul. You will find a second home in Istanbul with The Byzantium Hotel. ... more   less 
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