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White House Hotel Istanbul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sokak no:21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #5 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
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“Wow! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

From the reviews i already knew the hotel would be a safe bet and expected a good stay and a decent comfortable room. However i didnt expect the amazing warm welcome and all the little extras!! They made me feel like a VIP guest! From the second we arrived i was already feeling "wow" and had to call home to tell my parents what an amazing hotel it was and how they must stay there! Location is great too - literally minutes walk frim grand bazaar, blue mosque, etc! Would recommend to anyone.

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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Our family enjoyed one of the 3 person guest rooms in this small and charming hotel. The staff was very attentive and friendly. The rooms were very well kept. The location was very close to many of the major sites, to restaurants, shops, the light rail when we wanted that, to Turkish baths. You name it.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

We stayed in the White House Hotel for 5 nights in March, 2013. The service was excellent. The staff were extremely helpful and the concierge advised us of places to visit and the best methods of travel to these locations. He also advised us of restaurants to visit and arranged a table for us. The hotel location was perfect for visiting the main attractions in Istanbul. We had a brilliant stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

The other 5* reviews are accurate. Important for us, this hotel has 1) super good location for walking to all major tourist attractions (even the Spice Market and piers), 2) great location for restaurants - so nice to walk back to the WHH after evening dinner in just a few minutes, 3) all staff are very helpful, courteous, friendly and warm - very nice people, 4) very welcoming check-in and very nice departure - made us feel indeed like #1 guests, 5) very good email help (and fast feedback) during the reservation process, 6) there was no issue at all when my daughter cancelled her parallel reservation to stay at the WHH, 7) good flexibility, for example, packed us a big breakfast for a separate early morning tour, 8) the hotel is on a quiet street, 9) beds are comfortable and 10) tv is high quality with many channels (but who need anything more than the BBC). Please note, our room was modest in size. Price paid in March was Euro 129 per night for 2. Enjoy Istanbul and the WHH.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I've stayed in the White House Hotel for two nights and my experience was great. First, the hotel has the best location: less than 5 min walk to historical sites (Hagia Sophia, Blue mosque, Topkapı Palace) and the Grand Bazaar. There are countless restaurants in the areas that serve all sorts of great food.
The hotel services: staff is very professional. They were very helpful in answering all the questions and make sure that my stay was comfortable. I did not have converters to my laptop and my cell phone and they were able to provide that. They gave me clear directions to all the sites that I wanted to visit in the area. They made sure to give me the hotel information whenever I leave the hotel to make sure to call in case if I got lost (I was travelling solo). They called taxis for me whenever I needed and instructed the drivers of where I need to go. At the end of my stay, they asked for my feedback and recommendation and how they can improve their service. I have never had any hotel ask me this before and I think it’s fantastic that they do care about guests reviews. I think this hotel has the best services ever.
The room: I stayed in a family room which was big and spacious, very clean and nicely decorated. The room was equipped was a safe, a small mini bar, and flat screen TV. The mini bar items were reasonably priced compared to other hotels. The bathroom was a good size and the toiletries items are great.
The view in the breakfast area is beautiful and the food was very good.
I really recommend this hotel for all kinds of travelers! You will never regret the experience!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Moscow
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We did our reservation online and get the confirmation immediately. When we arrive at the hotel the room was ready and check in in a few minutes. The staff very helpful and ready to answer all of your questions even some of them are not related with hotel. They help us for city tours and also restaurant recommendation were all very good. Special thanks to front office team

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Solomons, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

This was my second stay at The White House and I was not disappointed. It was every bit as good as I remembered. The staff were helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I had a great time and will be back again
The location of the hotel is perfect, a short walk from all the places of interest in the old city and the Galata Bridge, yet in a quiet street away from the main tourist paths. A lot of good places to eat all around, along with grocery stores.
The room was clean, bathroom was well appointed and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast buffet had a lot of good choices and service was great.
I was very happy to stay at the White House.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 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: Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sokak no:21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 912 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — White House Hotel Istanbul 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White House Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the historical peninsula and it is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Millennium Stone and Byzantine Hippodrome, which are the most important landmarks of the city. White House Hotel Istanbul is the ideal starting place for exploring this Ottoman capital city's endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. The architecture of the hotel combines the east and the west civilizations and authentic cultural characteristics. The façade of the hotel is mainly designed in accordance with Roman architectural concept. The interior design is a classical concept resembling Ottoman architecture which is not grandiose. The architecture of the hotel blends the synthesis of East and West. ... more   less 
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