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“Clean & Friendly & Good location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Seraglio
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Amiral Tafdil Sokak No 32, Istanbul 34400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #16 of 980 Hotels in Istanbul
tokyo
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“Clean & Friendly & Good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

We stayed there for our honeymoon.
Good location and the staffs are always very helpful.
I do has asthma but I found the room be very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

If you're looking for a quiet, well-located, super-friendly boutique hotel with ample sized, clean modern rooms (some with a view of the Blue Mosque!) and fabulous, attentive staff, look no further! We used TripAdvisor to source out the Seraglio & were extremely impressed with the whole experience! To start with, we arrived @ 10a.m. (way before check-in time), but our rooms (we were 2 couples traveling) had vacated, so the nice front desk man invited us to relax in their open-air restaurant (which turns into a cozy, raki bar at nite!) with a beverage while the housekeeping staff whipped up our rooms in no time! Talk about service right off the bat! The staff were also helpful in booking us into a Turkish Dance Show and arranging all transportation during our stay. The breakfasts were some of the best we've ever had in Europe (over the years, we've been to more than 14 European countries, some numerous times) and our rooms were extremely well kept, clean and totally comfortable. Oh, and if you wanted to sleep thru the 6:15a.m. 'call to prayer' over the loudspeakers from the nearby Blue Mosque, simply close the windows (they appear to be sound-proof!)and let the AC do its magic! Now that we know our way around this beautiful city, when we return, we would definitely stay in the Sultanahmet area, and very definitely at the Seraglio Hotel!

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

This is a excellent hotel and I would recommend to anyone who wants to visit Istanbul. The location of the hotel is excellent and very quiet. the atmosphere is very relaxed in the hotel and the staff are just amazingly helpful - they treat you so well and I truely felt like a part f their family. The owner Mr Yilmaz is extremely helpful and so is Kenan and Jelal, they take care of everything to ensure your stay is memorable and ours definatley was!

Loacation is excellent a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and other major attractions are close by aswell.

me and my husband had a fantastic time in Istanbul and the hotel and its staff made it even more enjoyable and special.

With special thanks to Mr Yimaz and all the staff at Hotel Seraglio for making our stay so wonderful.

Best Regards

Saeeda

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Near the Blue Mosque (in fact we had a great view of it from the deck on our very comfortable room), this warm and welcoming hotel had everything we wanted. On a quiet street in Sultanahmet, the Seraglio is handy to most of Istanbul's major attractions. The hotel staff were friendly, approachable and very helpful. The breakfast was fine and the free afternoon tea was a nice touch. The short walk from the hotel to the Sultanahmet tram stop takes you past the Arasta Bazaar (nice stuff), the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia. It made for a great start and end to each amazing day in this incredible city. When we return to Istanbul, we will stay here again. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 303 has a nice deck with a Blue Mosque view.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

We stayed a week, arriving on our 21st wedding anniversary and were welcomed as if it were our honeymoon. The front desk staff were so helpful - we had a complimentary taxi meet us at the airport and were given lots of helpful information on arrival. The hotel is brilliantly situated near some of the major attractions, but is in a fairly quiet street. The breakfasts are very good indeed with a range of fresh fruit, traditional Turkish breakfast such as cheeses, hams, pastries, and also freshly cooked omelette. The complimentary tea and cakes in the afternoon was also a very welcome treat. We had the Hammam Suite. Our room was quite small but not poky and had lots of cupboard space, a kettle with tea and coffee and was attractively furnished. The shower incorporated a Hammam and it was wonderful to lie down on the (permanently) heated marble bench and relax after a hard day's walking! If I had one critisism it would be that the pillows could have been of slightly better quality, but this is really nit picking. I would definitely stay at the Seraglio again.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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new york
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

if ur in istanbul than u gotta stay in sultan ahmet district, and there u should stay at seraglio hotel i stayed for a week so i got free mini van pick up to and from the airport, and it was private van. the location of the hotel is awesome this is heart of istanbul all shops, cafes, and hotels around, very close to blue mosque, aya sofia, and topkapi palace all walking distance closest being blue mosque
hotel is small, very well equipped strong signal for wifi , good breakfast but limited, good rooms, i had a room with turkish bath it was awesome, room service daily, very helpful managers at reception, safe and sound hotel, laundry is available at low rate, i would stay there again. i got this after chekcing like 25 other hotels in this area , enjoy

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Barbara, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

We stayed four nights. The staff was the most friendly and helpful we have
ever experienced. Breakfast was good, including eggs made to order. Room was
modern and large, with a reasonably comfortable bed. The hotel is very
well-located with respect to the major tourist attractions. With four night stay
or more, they provide complimentary private transportation from the airport!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Amiral Tafdil Sokak No 32, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 980 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Seraglio 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the old town of the magnificent Istanbul, you will find the charming boutique Hotel Seraglio. The hotel has 14 tastefully and comfortably decorated rooms in different categories. Hotel Seraglio is located in the heart of world famous heritages in the historical Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. All the major touristic places are within walking distance. You can also go to Taksim/ Beyoglu in 15 minutes by streetcar. ... more   less 
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