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Hotel Sen Palas
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Asmali Mescid Sok. No. 30 Beyoglu Istanbul | Tepebası - Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #386 of 828 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Hotel to avoid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011 via mobile

It was noisy even in 5 am. Bathroom was horrible and room is small for 2 beds and there were 3 of them

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011 via mobile

Don't stay here! Location is good, everything else is HORRIBLE!

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Victoria, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in April 2011 and had money stolen from our room twice. There is a sign in the lobby that says the hotel is not responsible for contents left in rooms. If you stay here take that advice. In all my years of traveling i have never felt that my belongings were so unsafe, and that includes stays at hostels.

Hotel staff ask you to leave the keys at the front desk when you go out. My girlfriend was going out for a late dinner with a friend but i was tired and stayed in the room. I told her to leave the key at the front desk so she could let herself in if i went to sleep before i got back. about 15 min after she left the front desk clerk let himself into our room and looked totally bewildered when he saw me. He pointed to the key in silence as if to suggest that because it was left with him no one was in the room. Then he backed out bowing in an apologetic manner.

The next day while in the lobby eating breakfast someone got into our room and stole some money i had left lying on the bed (stupid me, but how brazen of them to do that while we were actually in the lobby). After that i went through my back pack and found that someone must of gotten into the first day we arrived and nicked some other cash i had hidden away.

This was my biggest issue but for anyone thinking of staying in this hotel, the rooms are disgustingly small, the bathrooms even smaller, and the ventilation in the off-mainstreet bathrooms was into some sort of pigeon rectory so if you opened the windows there was pigeon crap all over and in fact my friend has a nest with babies right in the window sill. Sounds cute but it was filthy.

Really not a place i can recommend

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Yakutsk, Russia
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5 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2011

Found this place as a last resort after everywhere else was full.....and what a place! Smell of smoke in the lounge area, pool of water in the dodgy lift, flimsy doors on the rooms with half broken locks, wet sheets, dirty curtains, grubby bathroom and the small carpeted balcony smelt stronly of urine so that the door had to be shut to get rid of the smell in the room.

Noisy at night due to it being near to a dodgy bar, sounds of people making out in alleyways, not nice at all.

The breakfast was minimal, juice tasted of water with food colouring, cheese slightly mouldy, bread hard.

All in all, the worst place I've ever stayed.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Thessaloniki, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

we supposed to stay in this hotel for 3 days but one night was enough to pack your stuff and look for another hotel.First of all if you want to stay at this hotel don't choose 1 or 2 floor because rooms are very noisy.secondly the rooms don't have enough heat.the sheets were clean but almost wet.the stuff was friendly but communication was a bit difficult.room per night was 85 turkish lire.the location is great if you want to be in the hart of nightlife.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2010

Dirty, damp, cold rooms, unpleasant staff, wi-fi doesn't work in the rooms. My room was made up only one time in the week I was there. Horrible place.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2010

This hotel is well placed, that's all

Small rooms, not always clean.
Not honest.
Noisy

Avoid this hotel

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Sen Palas

Address: Asmali Mescid Sok. No. 30 Beyoglu Istanbul | Tepebası - Beyoglu, Istanbul 34430, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #386 of 828 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Sen Palas 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sen Palace is located in the modern centre of Istanbul, known as Taksim. It is just 100m from the famous Istiklal Street with all of its cafes, shops, restaurants and nightclubs. The Galata Tower and Bridge which leads straight to the most historical part of Istanbul - Sultanahmet, are within walking distance. Guests at Hotel Sen Palace are accommodated in simple single or twin rooms with a private bathroom and air conditioning. The rooms are clean and have also a telephone, TV, 'nternet (WiFi), heating and cots for babies are provided on request. The staff at Hotel Sen Palace are available 24 hours a day to assist the guests. We offer tea and coffee making facilities, a lift, safe and TV lounge. If you are looking for a simple accommodation in Istanbul city centre at a reasonable price, look no further than Hotel Sen Palace! ... more   less 
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