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“BEST OF ISTANBUL” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #14 of 980 Hotels in Istanbul
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“BEST OF ISTANBUL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

This is one of the best hotels I have stayed in both for the standard of the room and the quality of service. The welcome from the reception team was friendly and personal. The team quite obviously actually care about the success of this hotel and they want you to be happy and comfortable. The bedrooms are of a good size, they are light and airy and the furniture is good quality. Overall an excellent experience for my first time in Istanbul.

  • Stayed January 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 February 20, 2011

We booked our stay at Basileus at the last moment and it lived very much up to expectations! The GM, Yusuf, was extremely welcoming and warm, and we were made to feel at home during our stay. The hotel is located within walking distance of historical Istanbul and walking past the Sultanahmet Mosque everyday was an experience in itself. We took a train from the airport and walked from the tram line to Basileus with little difficulty (note: the hotel is located in an area where there are numerous other hotels around, so just ask anyone around the area and they will be able to direct you)

The rooms are spotless and new, and breakfast was an extremely enjoyable experience and something to look forward to at the start of the day. The free wifi was fast and reliable. Yusuf was extremely helpful in helping to book tours on request (e.g. Bosphorus Cruise etc) and his fellow colleagues gave excellent recommendations on food and other places to explore.

We stayed for 9 days and it was a wonderful experience. If Basileus is able to provide such consistent quality and value as experienced, I am certain it will do well in the years to come. Definitely looking forward to coming back to Istanbul! Thanks Basileus!

  • Stayed January 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

This was my first time in Istanbul and I could not have found a better place to stay than the Basileus..... this newly opened hotel is warm, friendly and inviting, our room was bright, sunny, incredibly comfortable and spotlessly clean, and the staff & owners are fantastic- they are friendly, welcoming, very knowledgeable about the city and willing to help with any information or suggestions you may need- the ultimate hosts, they will truly make you feel at home. A delicious breakfast is served in the morning, with a variety of fruit, bread, eggs, cheeses, yogurt, honey, coffee, juices- a perfect start to a day exploring this amazing city. Highly recommend this hotel!!!

  • Stayed February 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

This hotel can be the start of any amazing trip to Istanbul for many reasons. The atmosphere is welcoming, staff helpful and hospitable, rooms clean and cosy, location central. So that is why a day starting from Basilius wouldn't be like a normal day. Thanks for keeping the standards high with the prices so reasonable.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 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
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 980 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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