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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 #83 of 963 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
portugal
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“all considered a good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

There are so many hotels in Istanbul its difficult to make a choice. After a lot of research we chose the Acra and we were happy with our choice. Istanbul is hilly and it is an uphill walk to the historical sights, but all are within walking distance. The staff are extemely friendly and helpful in all sections. The breakfast has a good selection. We would recommend to avoid yoghurt and dairy products, which can be a cause of the 'Sultans revenge'. The cherry juice is super. There is a large number of restaurants within walking distance and the tram nº 1 stop is also a short walk away.
Our only comment is that the official photos are superior to the reality. We did notice on walking around Istanbul and recognizing other hotels we had considered, that all seemed humbler than their official web page photo.
Taking everything into consideration, we can recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

I read quite a few reviews about how Acra Hotel was in a great location but I was not expecting to be that close to the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia; it truely is in an ideal location. The hotel itself was very nice. Clean, spacious rooms and really nice, helpful staff too. The breakfast was great with a wide range to select from- I especially liked the boreks and selection of pastries. I hope to stay there again in the near future.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

The hotel and room here ıs wonderful. The room ıs very clean and well equppıed. The staff are very frıendly and helpful. Especıally Mesut and Fatıh(ı thınk ıts spelled that way) They always have a cheerful smıle on theır face whenever we approach them for help. They are very welcomıng and make us feel safe when we are here. Mesut always provıde us wıth the exact detaıls when asked a questıon. The locatıon ıs nıce as ıts near to the tourıst attractıons. I would most defınately come back to thıs hotel agaın ıf ı ever come back to Istanbul and enjoy the luxury that has been provıded to us. Thank you for the enjoyable stay (:

Room Tip: Nothıng has to be changed as ıts perfect the way ıt ıs!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Great location. Service very good and rooms adequate and clean. Watch out on price though. Information board in reception stated a price triple the one we paid but may be in season prices...

Breakfeast good but a luttle uninspired.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Family trip and this hotel was perfect. Nice comfortable rooms, the location is perfect and the staff are the most helpful and polite of any hotel I have stayed at (I travel frequently to different locations around the world). If you go to Istanbul then this is a great choice.

Room Tip: Family room was ideal with 2 separate bedrooms.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

I don't normally write reviews, but feel compelled to post one after my stay at the Acra Hotel. The staff really made my stay one of the best experiences I have ever had. This was my first stay in Istanbul and from check in to leaving, they helped in every way, including advice on things to watch out for.
Breakfast was plentiful and even though I was late on occasion, the staff waited for me. Rooms were comfortable and the location is ideal if you want to explore the main sites in Sultanamet - including Topkapi (3-4 mins walk), Blue Mosque (4-5 mins) and Hagia Sofia (5 mins walk).
Lots of shopping, restaurants and cafes nearby.
Definitely staying there next time I visit Istanbul.

Room Tip: Quite location in central Sultanamet
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

As a family of parents plus an adult child we needed a room for three---Acra Hotel was able to provide that---plus more. The breakfast was fabulous; I tried to count the number of items one morning and lost track somewhere past 65. Acra Hotel is located within walking distance of most big attractions. But the best thing about Acra Hotel is their friendly and helpful staff. We were lucky to find this hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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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:
#48 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#57 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#71 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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