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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 #13 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
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“Perfect location -great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The hotel was recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. The staff are so helpful and the hotel is clean and comfortable.We were within walking distance of everything we wanted to do and see. Will certainly be back :)
Highly recommend this little gem in Istanbul.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 14, 2013

This small hotel is 5 mins walk from all the must see places in the old town in Istanbul . It is very well run, clean and comfortable. The staff go out of their way to help.
A real treasure! Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We have stayed at the Basileus Hotel twice and given availability this would be our first choice for the old city in Istanbul always. The rooms are clean, basic and nicely done, the location is great, but what really makes it such a find is the personnel. They are warm, welcoming and so very helpful. We got great tips on restaurants, sightseeing, etc. It was like staying with family in the best sense.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

A little treasure. Well located. Clean. Nice beds - great pillows. A terrific breakfast with an omelet. And you could not find nicer folk running the front desk. Cheery and willing to help in every way with luggage, sightseeing arrangements, airport transfers, taxis, spot-on recommendations for restaurants and nearby sites that you would probably miss if they didn't suggest them. Genuinely interested in helping in every way to make your visit to Istanbul a pleasure. Free airport transfers if you stay at least 3 nights. I could not be more impressed. Only thing that might be a problem for some is that there is no elevator.

Room Tip: No elevator so if stairs are an issue for you, ask for a ground floor room.
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  • 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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Oldham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

As stated in other reviews this hotel is in a great position to visit all the sites. If needed tram and trains not far, all within walking distance. The hotel itself can't be faulted, accommodation, food and information all top class. The management cannot do enough for you. If you need a good small hotel in Istanbul which near to the sites, you can't go wrong here. Thanks to the Basileus Hotel Team.

Room Tip: We booked a superior room which was great.
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  • 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 5, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Basileus in May. The hotel was clean, located conveniently and very comfortable. The staff could not have been more accomodating. They went out of their way to recommend attractions and restaurants, and were extremely pleasant. Considering the price, this hotel is an excellent value. Highest rating!

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

My husband and I visited Turkey for 10 days and stayed our last two nights at Basileus after having read such fabulous reviews of their service. I'd like to confirm the truth of all the good reviews here: the staff at Basileus, Mr. Yusuf, Ekrem and Nurullah were simply exceptional in their hospitality! You would never see them for a moment except that they are assisting their guests in planning day trips, suggesting the best places to eat and visit, the best ways to get around. Mr. Yusuf was so kind he actually gave us his Istanbul Card (transport card) that we could refill and use so we wouldn't have to go around looking for and purchasing a new one.
The restaurants and transport routes he suggested were definitely the best, our room was nice and spacious on the 2nd floor - very clean and homely.
Breakfast also was very fresh and had more than enough to choose from: cold meats, cheese, cheese rolls, sausages, fresh breads, omlettes on order, jams and preserves, fruits, cereals, etc.
The hotel is about a 7 minute walk from the tram line, the staff will give you a map with exact directions on how to get to wherever you want to go to in Istanbul! In fact, it wason consulting Mr. Yusuf that I got to know of the tour agency that I eventually booked which had much cheaper rates for the same services that other expensive tour operators were offering.

Thank you so much Mr. Yusuf, Ekrem and Nurullah for hosting us and making us feel so welcomed and comfortable. We really hope to be back again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Basileus Hotel 3.5*
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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