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“Great Choice in Sultanahmed” 5 of 5 stars
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Acra Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Amiral Tafdil Sok. No 15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #93 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Choice in Sultanahmed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2011

This hotel was great, fairly new, the standard double room is ample with a queen size bed and nice linens, the bathroom is spacious, well lighted, with a great shower, and very clean. The hotel is conveniently located, walking distance to the majority of Old Town attractions and the tram. It is in a quiet street but just one block from AkbIyIk Cad which has about two dozen restaurants. The hotel staff is very attentive and helpful. It is listed as a 4 star hotel, but probably it is a 3.5 stars. My room only had 1 TV channel in English (BBC News), the room could have used a facial tissue box. the hair drier did not dry much, but those are minor details; this place is a really good value for the money, and I loved the place.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 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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Baku, Azerbaijan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2011

I was well impressed by the standard of service and especially staff. They were very welcoming and helpful-Masud was particularly helpful.thank you.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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entebbe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2011

We stayed here as a stop off, just to relax for a couple of nights. We wish we had stayed longer. We arrived early, at 830am - the hotel had organised our airport collection in a comfortable air/con mini bus. When we arrived we were offered breakfast at no charge and an early check in room was ready for us. Lale at the front desk orgainsed a boat trip for us and gave us information about what to see, where to change money, etc. Ozlem at reservations had been helpful all along as our booking dates changed twice before we arrived. Porters could not be more helpful, showing us the internet area, carrying bags and generally just being gracious.
The hotel is central to everything that we did, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Aya Sophia, the covered Bazaar, Cistern basilica, shops, Mesale cafe for the dervish display. We walked everywhere although it is easy to get the hop on hop off buses close by if you want to venture further.
Our room had excellent air con, a lovely bathroom, with good quality toiletries, towels and shower and bath, There was TV in the room, safe, fridge, free internet, a little balcony, all delightful and very elegant. We loved Istanbul and plan to come back and stop over on our way home again - friends had suggested a few hotels in the area so we checked them out, but we will only stay at the Acra- with the airport transfers taken care of, and transport to the boat trips it was a real pleasure plus we felt very safe there.
The staff are a credit to the hotel and the hotel is great!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

I must agree with the other reviewers. This is an excellent hotel. A 4 1/2 if I could figure out how to mark 1/2.
It is modern and clean, and I would include that it has lovely elegant touches (chandeliers for instance) without bein over whelming or stuffy.The bathrooms are great- marble and modern- good lighting and water pressure. The beds and bed linens are very good and comfortable. The rooms are nicely done (somewhat small but not really by European standards) with lovely touches including ,molding, built in wooden clsets, antique type lamps. Our room also had a balcony (looking up to Aya Sophia and across the water at the Bosphorous, which we loved) and two chairs, which is always nicer than always having to sit on the bed. It may not have all the old fashioned charm of say Yesil Ev, but it is a great and lovely refuge in a very busy and noisy city. (Windows very good and double glazed-keeping out much of the noise of the streets.)
The breakfast was also excellent, the usual with fresh bread, yogurts, cheeses, eggs, juice etc. Breakfast is served in a charming partially below grade basement, but it was bright, cheerful and charming nonetheless- with light streaming in from the window wells. But the show stopped in the basement was the old stone walls, which were the outside foundation of the old palace.
I must also comment on the staff- very friendly and welcoming and very helpful. Thank you all.
The location couldn't be better-one block from "restaurant row" in Sultanamet, 2 1/2 blocks from the Arasta Market (Much more enjoyable than the Grand Bazaar), 3 blocks from the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome .Really a very short walk to all of the top sites in Istanbul.
We couldn't have been happier with our choice.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

Really one of the best hotels I ever stayed in my life. Big rooms, ideal location very close to the Blue Mosque and at the same time at the quiet street, very helpful staff. Good bathroom with all necessary equipment. I would definitely come beck to this hotel when I am in Istanbul the next time.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2011

I came back from Istanbul last week where I stayed at Acra hotel for 7 nights.
I was well impressed by the standard of service and especially staff.
They were very welcoming and helpful. It is a relatively new hotel and the rooms are tastefully decorated and very clean.
An especially nice featue is the restaurant with some Byzantine artefacts preserved in the middle of it.
The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Hypodrome and the cisterns are all within 10 minute walk. It is in a great location to explore the Old city.

If you use the taxis, make sure that you book the taxi through the hotel reception staff to ensure that you will be fairly charged.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2011

Just returned from a fabulous trip to Istanbul. Stayed at the Acra. All of the staff was very friendly and helpful, especially Lale at the front desk. Room was comfortable and clean with a view of the Hagia Sophia Mosque. Hotel is very close to all major historical sites yet is situated on a quiet street. Breakfast was included in our room fee and was extensive - from sweet to savory and beyond.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Amiral Tafdil Sok. No 15 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#54 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#70 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#98 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Acra Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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