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Basileus Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Kadirga Liman Cad. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sok. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #15 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Excellent stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

It was an excellent experience to stay in Basileus.Location, breakfast and staff were all perfect.

Thank you Basileus for providing us a wonderfull stay in our trip to one of most beautiful city Istanbul.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Very helpful staff with a willingness to suggest and organise a tailor made experience. Rooms spotless: fresh towels every day.
Breakfasts plentiful with large selection.
Quick response to e-mails. they organised our transfers.
Wonderful hotel 5 mins from main sites in a wonderful city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The location was perfect, close to everything, but far enough away to be quiet. 10 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque (uphill)The previous positive reviews are spot on! My husband is diabetic and the breakfasts suited his dietary.
This is the place, look no further.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Lovely hotel with extremely helpful staff right next to Old City attractions. Staff went out of their way to help with information, transfers, tickets, etc. Met us at door of our car with umbrellas in the rain. Helped every step of the way with our four children. Very friendly and efficient. Everything was great. Highly recommend!

Room Tip: family room available!
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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 9, 2012

We spent four nights at this wonderful hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and very comfortable. There is a mini fridge stocked with beverages, all free. And it restocked every day. The breakfasts are great. Lots of choices. You will not go away hungry. There is tea and sometimes some pastries in the lobby. Very nice when you come back from a busy day. The staff is wonderful, always helpful and friendly. It is a great hotel. Jackie Fox

  • Stayed November 2012, 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 November 8, 2012

We stayed at the Basileus for 4 nights and I am thrilled we did. The reviews of this hotel are true! The staff were so helpful and really made our stay enjoyable. They were informative and always on hand if we had a question.

The hotel was reasonably priced and in a convenient location for you to see all the sights in the old city. It is close to the tram as well if you wanted to get out a little further.

Our room was a good size with lots of space to put our stuff down and relax. The bathroom was also big which is rare. But what I always look for in any hotel we book is that I try to ensure that the room will be clean....and it was!

The hotel is 2 years old so everything is relatively new. We celebrated their 2nd birthday with them during our stay. It was quite nice, like staying with family and celebrating their birthday as they had a little party for guests and staff. A nice touch as well was the baklava they had in our room on their birthday.

I would definitely recommend staying at Basileus if you are visiting Istanbul. They really make you feel welcome and hope you enjoy their city.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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 November 5, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed for five nights at this hotel, a gem below the Blue Mosque in Istanbul's old city. We have been to Istanbul many times, yet this hotel stood out as the best experience we have had in all of our visits. The large third floor room was quiet, overlooking the ruins of an ancient bathhouse, simply furnished with a full bath and shower and complete with all the amenities one would expect in a much higher rated hotel in Europe. Breakfasts are served in two comfortable rooms on the hotel's lower level. Breakfasts could not be better--eggs cooked to order, fresh cheeses, olives and cold cuts, fresh fruit and breads, and strong Turkish coffee (upon request) and delicious Turkish tea. However, the greatest asset of this hotel it its staff. The owners are always on site and the front desk staff could not be more helpful. If it is a special fish dinner or an intimate Turkish restaurant you desire, any of this friendly staff will point you in the right direction. All of their recommendations were impeccable, as only "with it" Istanbul residents can provide. Another asset was the hotel's ability to provide fair and reputable taxi service on a moment's notice, even for a 5 AM flight. We will definitely return to this wonderful city and outstanding hotel.

Room Tip: Corner rooms on the third floor are quiet and scenic.
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Address: Kadirga Liman Cad. Sehit Mehmet Pasa Sok. No:1 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #15 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Basileus Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Basileus Hotel will be the good choice as it is located footsteps from to Byzatine and Ottoman monuments such as St.Sophia (Ayasofya), Blue Mosque (Sultanahmet Camii), Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, Turkish & Islamic Museum, Archaelogic Museum , Old Traditional Baths and it is also very closed to Taksim , modern part of the city . ... more   less 
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