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“Service with a smile” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Amira Istanbul
Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No 43 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #3 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Service with a smile”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is a gem among a Plethora of hotels in the old city.

From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome and the friendly staff go out of their way to keep that experience alive for the entire stay. From sitting down with you on arrival, determining the number of days you are staying and suggesting what would be practical for you to see over that period to the friendly service on the wonderful rooftop deck, you will need to go a long way to find a stay better than this.

The rooms are well appointed with a shower or a bath. Ours had a strong shower whose only issue was not draining fast enough. Double windows mean that you may be at street level but the noise does not penetrate at all.

Breakfast is middle eastern with scrambled eggs and the buffet choice is varied enough to please the fussiest of eater.

Non smoking hotels are the Bain of my life, but easy access to the lift which takes you up to the roof top makes that part of the stay resolved simply.

Located in the old city, you are 10 minutes walk from most of the major sites and the tram stop. Taking a tram to the grand bazaar and spice market was simple. The sea front is 5 minutes walk where you can find out what the locals do when the sun sets.

They even loan you umbrellas when it looks like rain.

Overall an A+ experience.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Roof with a cocktail is peaceful and great view at dusk. Staff very helpful with buying tickets in advance and directions. Room immaculate and bedding same quality as JW Marriott. (: good location between blue mosque and Sea of Marmara. Uphill > 500 M walk to Blue Mosque. Fair price for location at 100 euro/ night

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

What a lovely welcome on arrival - the staff are friendly and informative, rooms well appointed, lovely rooftop terracce to start or end your day. Breakfast is varied and more than ample. Free afternoon tea service is available - although we didn't get to use it ! Location is perfect for walking to the local restaurants, mosques and main square. thank you for a lovely stay - we will recommend you!

Room Tip: our bedroom was front facing, with a small balcony and there was no noise
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We absolutely loved this hotel! From start to finish, everything was just perfect. Upon arrival, we were given a welcome drink and very nice orientation of the area. This made us feel right at home and ready to explore. Our room was lovely, spacious and well-appointed. The breakfast was delicious and varied, with plenty of fruits, yogurt, breads and hot items. The location of the hotel is perfect - very close to all that you will want to see! They also have a very nice "spa" room available to book, with a hot tub and sauna and they can arrange a massage therapist as well. This makes for a very relaxed way to spend an afternoon or evening. Stop looking and book a room. You will not regret it!

Room Tip: The upper floor rooms have a lovely view.
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  • Stayed January 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

Excellent location within ease in the sultanhmet area..though better to cab down from airport. Staff were excellent which allowed us to check in early with an upgrade on the first night.

Highlight were the rooms which had beautiful lighting and well stocked bathroom amenities. Beds were so comfortable, rooms were spacious and even though we were on the first floor on the next night, it was largely quiet. Thumbs up for the breakfast too, good selection of cold and limited but delicious warm offerings. Would not hesitate to come back to this hotel at all!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Hotel Room: Grade - A
We stayed for 2 nights in a deluxe room. Even though the room was right on the street, there was no noise. Bed was very comfortable.

Food: Grade - B+
Buffet breakfast was very good.
Evening tea service was excellent.

Hotel Facilities: Grade - B+
Did not use the SPA.
Free internet access is available in the breakfast room.
Free WIFI is available through out.

Staff: Grade - A+
Friendly and courteous.

Location: Grade - A+
5 minutes from blue mosque.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great location (near the Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet), very helpful staff, good price, excellent breakfast and beautiful room. Far better than the usual chain hotels we normally use in big cities.
Only minor drawback is that there is no restaurant but there are many good places within a five minute walk.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No 43 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amira Istanbul is a boutique hotel located at the heart of the centuries old empires' capital. Some remarkable neighbors of the Hotel Amira Istanbul are the great Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Blue Mosque, the mystic Basilica Cistern, the imperial Topkapi Palace and the colorful Grand Bazaar. Amira Hotel offers you spaciously designed 32 rooms in Sultanahmet area, featuring very comfortable visco mattresses, local touches like ottoman style hand-made ceiling paintings and high-tech amenities such as mobile wireless internet modem that you can use also outside the property while discovering Istanbul . Along with its world famous cordial guest services, Amira Hotel offers a rich , complimentary buffet breakfast and a tasty 5 O'clock tea treats, free Wi-Fi access, a business corner with featuring an iMac, in house ATM machine, a wellness center that includes a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and massage services. Also our concierge would be more than happy to assist you in every aspect of your stay, whether business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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