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“Great hotel in the heart of the old city” 5 of 5 stars
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Neorion Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Orhaniye Street No 14 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34120, Turkey (Sultanahmet)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great hotel in the heart of the old city”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The hotel staff were outstanding. They were friendly and only too keen to help with bookings, taxis, transfers, check ins etc. The rooms were tasteful and very nice. We thought 160 euros per night was reasonably expensive but have little with which to compare. It was apparent that it was fairly simple to get a room upgrade and a small discount if you ask, and on our return visit we were given a larger room at a lower rate because we had returned. Also there is a 10% discount for cash payment. The roof top terrace has views over the blue mosque at sunset that were breathtaking and complimentary drinks at 8pm. The Turkish bath was an experience to remember. Walking distance to all major sights and excellent restaurants all along the nearby streets. We loved it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
My dearest guest,
I am Faruk Boyacı,the owner of the hotel, I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Accepting you also as a member of Neorion Hotel Family, we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in Neorion Hotel when you come back to Istanbul.
Warm regards from Istanbul,

Faruk Boyacı
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Grafton, Ohio, United States
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

First, let me say that Istanbul is a safe and beautiful city to visit. The recent political unrest is not evident, unless you go looking for it around the Taksim Square area. And, in the Square, as of my review there is nothing to worry about. My advice: Do not put off a trip to Istanbul due to news media coverage. Follow the advice of your State Department and do not be influenced by the CNN video loops and news coverage.

If you are planning a trip to Istanbul I highly recommend the Neorion Hotel. The Hotel rooms are spacious, well air-conditioned, and quite comfortable. The facility itself is lovely. the best feature of the Neorion is the view from their roof-top terrace. Truly, the view from the Neorion Terrace provides you with the best view of the Old City of Istanbul. At sunset, it is truly spectacular.

So, what makes the Neorion stand out from the others? The service and the staff. The staff put the customer first and do everything possible to make your trip to Istanbul as nice as possible. You cannot go wrong staying at this hotel! You will feel most welcome and sad to say goodbye to the staff, that feel more like new friends.

  • Stayed July 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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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family
Faruk Boyacı
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Austin, Tx USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Let me start by stating that the hotel staff was excellent and available for your every need. Carlesh and Fati were wonderful. The hotel was within walking distance from many of the main sights. Breakfast buffet was good with lots of variety. (Really enjoyed the honey comb). Afternoon mezze was also great, not as much variety as morning buffet but still great. The upstairs terrace view was so beautiful in the evening. We had a bedroom with a kingsize bed and private balcony with a view of the Bosphorus. My mother-in-law and daughter staying in a room with two single beds and was also nice. The Turkish Delight was a nice treat every day. We traveled as a family, husband, 12 year old daughter and mother-in-law. And we all loved this hotel. If we ever go back to Istanbul, will be staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family

Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the Hotel
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Columbia, South Carolina
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74 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My wife and I selected the hotel based upon the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The Neorion deserves the accolades. We stayed three nights and had a very positive experience. The big hotel chains could learn a great deal from the Neorion's commitment to customer service. It starts when you check in where you are given a free drink of your choice and a briefing on the hotel and Istanbul and it continues throughout the stay. The bed was good and the breakfast was typically European, with a wide selection of choices. The room was small, but comfortable. The bed was good. The bottom line is that the Neorion is a great hotel and in my opinion, a great value.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
My dearest Guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.

If you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey. I will be very happy to host you again in Istanbul or in Neorion Hotel when you come back.

Kind regards,

Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a 2 1/2 week trip through the Greek islands, ending with a three-night stay at the Neorion Hotel in Istanbul. As other reviewers have noted, from the time I made the reservation all was handled professionally, courteously, and with heart. My husband was sick when we arrived, and after our orientation with the concierge, she walked with me to a nearby pharmacy and helped me find the appropriate medicines. The staff was aware of his not feeling well, and inquired as to his wellness every day. And they patiently answered my questions as to how to get to various places. Add to the friendliness and concern of the staff our clean, air-conditioned room, a wonderful breakfast buffet and afternoon mezzes, a great location near the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Bazaar and other sights - the Neorion Hotel was for us the perfect, tranquil base from which to operate. While our room overlooked a side street, there was some traffic noise, but with the air conditioning turned on, it became minimal.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 28, 2013
My dearest guest,
I am Faruk Boyacı,the owner of the hotel, I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Accepting you also as a member of Neorion Hotel Family, we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in Neorion Hotel when you come back to Istanbul.
Warm regards from Istanbul,

Faruk Boyacı
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Ottawa
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This was my third time visiting the great city of Istanbul and I can honestly say I've found the hotel I will always stay at when visiting.

The Neorion is a great hotel with excellent service and very friendly staff.

We had a great room that exceeded expectations. We had good breakfasts and great afternoon snacks in the lobby restaurant.

It is located close to Gulhane park and is about ten minutes by foot from great sites like the Hagia Sophia, grand bazaar, spice bazaar and Bosphorus.

I could go on, I'd just like to close by saying that this hotel is great. Our family loved our stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
My dearest guest,
I am Faruk Boyacı,the owner of the hotel, I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Accepting you also as a member of Neorion Hotel Family, we will be very happy to host you with the same passion in Neorion Hotel when you come back to Istanbul.
Warm regards from Istanbul,

Faruk Boyacı
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We spent three nights here last month at the beginning of a two week trip to Turkey and Greece.The wonderful service started even before we arrived. They contacted us right after we made the reservation. I had to make some changes on the reservation and they were handled very courteously. From the time we were picked up by the hotel transfer from the airport until the time we left, the service was impeccable. Once we arrived, we were given a map and an orientation to Istanbul and the sights with suggestions of where to go. Restaurant recommendations were great. Fatih at the front desk was especially helpful, giving me an Istanbulkart for the trams which saved us some money but, more importantly, was very convenient. As the other reviewers have noted, the hotel is very conveniently located in the Sirkeci district, close to a tram station. The breakfast was very nice. The mezze in the afernoon as well as the evening reception were very welcome, special touches. We ended up going to the Mevlevi Sema (whirling dervish) ceremony as well as the cultural dance at the Hodjapasha Cultural Center very close to the hotel, after it was recommended during the orientation. Great recommendation. The hotel was very clean and well maintained. We did not hear (or at least were not bothered by) the street noise that many of the reviewers mentioned. The rooms are a bit on the small side, but they were very comfortable and we did not spend too much time in them anyway. On the last day of our stay, we were not leaving the hotel until 4 p.m. and, before I could make the request, Fatih volunteered to let us keep one of our two rooms until that time, so we could store our luggage and freshen up before we left. That was very nice. One of the days we were there it was raining and umbrellas appeared at the front door and we were able to borrow them when we went out.

Would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Neorion Hotel, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
My dearest guest,
I would like to thank you for your review about Neorion Hotel on tripadvisor.I appreciate your kind comments.
Do not forget us and please contact us if you need any kind of assistance about Istanbul or Turkey.
Hope to see you soon.
Best Wishes from Istanbul Neorion Hotel Family
FARUK BOYACI
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Address: Orhaniye Street No 14 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 1,022 Hotels in Istanbul
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Hotel Class:4 star — Neorion Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Neorion Hotel is at the very center of Istanbul's history and culture, ancient and modern. Named for Byzantium's grand port (see the map) on the Golden Horn, it welcomes visitors from around the world just as the port did in the great days of Constantinople. Neorion is more than a comfortable travelers' refuge in the heart of the city. It was conceived and designed to honor and reflect all of the cultures who have enriched the city and its empires. To stay here is to learn and enjoy the cultures, cuisines, arts and traditions of all the travelers who have come before you.The hotel's 53 guest rooms and suites bring the past to life, with all modern comforts. The swimming pool, Turkish bath, massage spa, cultural library, and museum-quality decorative arts are supplemented with complimentary fine arts musical performances, cuisine demonstrations and cultural events exclusively for hotel guests. Stay with us! Experience all of Istanbul, ancient and modern, right where you live, and just outside our door. ... more   less 
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