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“Historical atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Akbiyik Cad. No:90 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #42 of 945 Hotels in Istanbul
Antalya, Turkey
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Historical atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The location of the hotel is excellent as it is a few minutes walk from the important historical places such as Topkapı Palace,blue Mosque ,hagia sophia etc.
The staff of the hotel is excellent,they are always very friendly and ready to help you.they are attentive to all the guests.
The rooms are cleaned everyday and when you come back,everything is ready for you.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, TX
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a terrific hotel and reasonably priced for the value! It's a restored mansion and most of the rooms are unique. It's new, clean and very close the the Blue Mosque (you can hear the call to prayer), the Hagia Sofia and more. The breakfast is fresh and filling and part of the room charge. Best of all: the friendly and helpful hotel staff. Yusef at the front desk is an amazing asset to the hotel. He gave us great tips on what to see, where to eat and how to get there. Overall a great experience that doesn't often happen in a trip. Would highly recommend.

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Shanghai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had a lovely stay in this hotel. Our room was nice & is always very clean, staff are always helpful and attentive to their guests specially the front desk staff Yusuf. He's always smiling, pleasant and very helpful, even offering useful tips on where to go and how to get around. The hotel is lucky to have somebody like him, he sincerely loves what he does and he loves to build rapport to their guests.
What I love about this hotel is it's location. It is at the end of the busy hotel neighborhood of Sultanahmet where there are lots of restaurants and tourists around but its location is just perfect as its quiet and have more privacy than other hotels in the area while still accessible to the busy street.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

really nice place, employees are so sympathic, service is very good. They booked for us some city tours as well with always the best recommandation. Yusuf at the reception is now a friend ! Very clan rooms with old time victorian style. The place is very nice as well. Excellent wifi signal in our room, and minibar with correct prices

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a lovely stay at at the Darussaade Hotel, the staff we incredibly helpful, when we arrived we got tea and they sat us down with a map showing us all the local places. The room was deorated well, and we really appreciated the pick up from the airport. The location was brilliant near all the main attractions.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The Darussaade is a very well run, well appointed hotel within easy walking distance of Istanbul's main attractions. This is the old section of town where every hotel of any size is made up of more than one building so you are dealing with multiple levels and stairs. Still, they have a nice new elevator so there isn't a problem in this case. Even the water pressure (low water pressure being the hallmark of older buildings) is excellent, plenty of hot water too. The free breakfast is excellent and a perfect way to fuel up for a day of walking. I had no idea that Turkey has such good cheeses and baked goods.
Just remember, this is a very busy part of the city and Istanbul is always busy, so the rooms aren't particularly quiet, I don't know how they could be. It's all part of visiting a huge vibrant city.
We stayed here for two weeks and will stay here again on our next trip. Great for a couple, probably tight quarters for a family.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 6 nights at the start of June. From the beginning, Yusuf and Erson made us very welcome and arranged 3 tours for us; which were well worth it. The central location makes it ideal for all the attractions of the Old City, which are nearby. The hotel is very clean and the staff very friendly and professional. I'd highly recommend the Darussaade Istanbul to anyone who is seeking accommodation with a view to basing themselves in the centre of old Istanbul.

Warmest thanks to Yusuf, Erson and all staff at the Darussaade!!

Lorna and Stephen

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:90 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#87 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#161 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Darussaade Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darussaade Istanbul is one of the protected examples of Ottoman civil architecture dating from 19. century. The wooden mansion, which is restored by sticking to its original, is decorated with elaborately so as to reflect the spirit of the period it belongs to. Darussaade Istanbul, which is in the middle of many unique structures belonging to Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman Empires, provides opportunity to explore this magical city with its perfect position within walking distance! ... more   less 
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