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“Great Place to Stay and Wonderful Staff” 5 of 5 stars
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White House Hotel Istanbul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sok No:21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
Orem, Utah
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“Great Place to Stay and Wonderful Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Excellent boutique hotel in the heart of old city Istanbul. Staff very helpful. Rooms and bathrooms very clean. Roof top breakfast area lovely with great view of Hagia Sofia. You are minutes walking distance away from every thing. Hotel offers shuttle service for over 3 night stay which was very helpful. We would recommend this hotel to any one and plan on returning again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel is a great place to stay. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The greeting with a sweet drink and a piece of turkish delight was welcome after a long plane trip. The room was very nice and clean (my number one concern when staying at a hotel). It has one of the better breakfasts available in the hotels that I have stayed in while in Europe. It is in a very convenient location in the old part of Istanbul being very near the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. A big thumbs up from my wife and I.

  • Stayed May 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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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Granada, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

White House Hotel has a great location right off the main streets of the Sultanahmet. Literally a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the location can't be beat. What sets this place apart, though, is the attentive, friendly service of the staff and owner. Our stay was ideal, in spite of the rain and cold weather. The breakfast buffet was fine (with the exception of the juice -- not good). The weather made it impossible for us to use the outdoor area of the rooftop dining area, but the views are almost as nice from inside. We saved 10€ per room per night by booking directly through the hotel website, although part of that savings was lost because we paid by credit card, which meant the transaction had to be in lira and the exchange rate favoured the hotel and/or credit card company. Another couple in our group paid euros in cash, at the booked price. Live and learn. The hotel offered free transport from the airport. The trip back to the airport cost 50€ for our our entire group, three couples. Definitely worth it. Other things to keep in mind: there are a few steps to climb to the entrance. It's a small hotel with smallish rooms and bathroomss and only one lift for staff and guests, which often means waiting. Upper floor rooms have a little balcony. Free wifi works well, but you have to connect separately on each level you want to use it on (lobby, room, roof...) in order to get a full signal.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
My Dearest Guest PaulMartin_Granada ,

I am Harun CADIRCI the Owner of the White House Hotel Istanbul. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your precious time to write a comment about our hotel. I am very happy to know that you had a nice accommodation experience at our hotel.
And thank you very much with giving such a detailed informations. I can easliy understand that you are going to be a good TRIPADVISOR AUTHOR. And thanks again for the nice words about our staff. We are so much looking forward to host you on your next trip to our wonderful city.

Best Regards;
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Sultanahmet the place with all the high lights! You can walk from the hotel to every sight seening location, shorter than 5 min. This hotel is the best place to go everywhere and there are a lot of nice restaurants nearby, you can ask the hotel staff. There a so friendly, please feel free to ask because the love to help you to enjoy your stay! All guest get a nice drink and a turkish Delight on arrival. The have a nice breakfast at the roof terrace, you can see the mosque and the sea.

I'm trying to do my best to right this in english because i'm from the Netherlands!

do not hesitate and book this great hotel....

Greets, Nathalie

Room Tip: They have 3 rooms with a balcony on the 4 floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Anyone looking for a central location, attention to detail and overall excellence can't go wrong with the White House. We stayed here for two nights last week and came away thinking it is probably one of the nicest boutique hotels we have stayed in for a city break. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed June 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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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Manchester, New Jersey, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Location is excellent. Walking distance to most of the big attractions and many good restaurants. Staff went out of their way to be helpful, although a few spoke little or no English. Rooms were small and there was almost no storage space, which was not a problem for a short stay. This appears to be the case for many hotels in this area. Advertisement implied free trip to airport, but it turned out this was only true for stays of 3 days or more. The trip cost us $30 which was still less than cabs would be. Overall, very good value.
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  • Stayed June 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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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, January 23, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

I am Harun CADIRCI the Owner of the White House Hotel Istanbul. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your precious time to write a comment about our hotel. I am very happy to know that you had a nice accommodation experience at our hotel.
And thank you very much with giving such a detailed informations. And thanks again for the nice words about our staff. We are so much looking forward to host you on your next trip to our wonderful city.

Best Regards;
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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manchester, nj
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The staffs made us feel like we were part of their extended family. The Rooms were clean, light and airy. The hotel was situated within an easy walk of the major attractions and bazars. Breakfast is included and is available on a roof-top setting. Many good restaurants were just around the corners. A variety of food was available for all to enjoy. On arrival we were greeted by the hotel manager who sat down with us to explain everything to our satisfaction. And upon leaving the staff sent us off with little gifts to remember our excellent experience. We highly recommend the White House Hotel in Istanbul for your stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, January 8, 2015
My Dearest Guest martyhilton ,

I am Harun CADIRCI the Owner of the White House Hotel Istanbul. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your precious time to write a comment about our hotel. I am very happy to know that you had a nice accommodation experience at our hotel.
And thank you very much with giving such a detailed informations. And thanks again for the nice words about our staff. We are so much looking forward to host you on your next trip to our wonderful city.

Best Regards;
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sok No:21 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — White House Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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, Topkapi 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. ... more   less 
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