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“The Great Staff Keep It Afloat” 3 of 5 stars
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Old City Sultanahmet
Emin Sinan Mahallesi Piyerloti Caddesi #41 | Cemberlitas/Old City/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34490, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #163 of 769 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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“The Great Staff Keep It Afloat”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

As a number of reviewers mention, the staff here are excellent. In all truth, they need to be because the hotel is adequate at best despite a good location. To say the rooms are small is an understatement - the sea facing ones are miniscule and it would be difficult for two people with any luggage to be in there. The others are just slightly bigger and with bags in are cosy. The wifi is free, but barely functioning. In our room the toilet leaked incessantly. The sleep quality was average at best, small framed beds and poor light control not helping. Breakfast comes with a view but a very basic set of smorgasboard offerings, some of which appear the next day if unused. It is a tribute to the great staffhat they can have people tolerate all this: they are kind, helpful, friendly and outgoing. Well done staff

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

this is not a luxury hotel...but the beds are firm and clean, the shower works, air conditioning works.... bathroom might be a bit tight for the traditionally built, breakfast is fine and lovely views from the breakfast room. And you are five/ten minutes stroll from everything. Wouldn't try the cafes either side, but the shop next door has water and coke and biscuits etc. Very convenient for Hotel Pierreloti Roof Bar. Happy to recommend for a holiday where you just want to sleep at the hotel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This hotel provided great service and was quite comfortable for our 3 night stay. Our room view was quite special as we had a splendid view of the sea and the roof of the Sultanahmet Cami (The Blue Mosque). all the major attractions (Grand Bazaar, Blue Mosque, Ayasofia) of the old town are within walkin distance. We would definitely stay there again

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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had stayed after 3 nights in another hotel we choosed this hotel because of not available first hotel.
Rooms are small but very clean abd they have prof... staff and college.
I can recommend this hotel also who wanna visit Old Town in Istanbul. The hotel located at nearly Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, and other historical places also,
Thank you to all staff

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed at the hotels 8 sleeper self catering fully furnished apartment situated a block from the actual hotel. Rooms were extremely comfortable and spacious and the living area included a 50 inch flat screen TV. This place is ideal for families traveling with kids as its a home away from home. Thanks to Sinan the Hotel Manager for making our stay in Istanbul a pleasant one. I would definitely recommend this apartment to all my friends and family wanting to visit Istanbul.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The hotel is situated not far off the main street of the tourist area of Sultanahmet - about a 5 minute walk from a tram stop. It is a short stroll to the Grand Bazaar, several Turkish baths (or Hamams as they call them), the Blue Mosque and the fabulous restarants of Sultanahmet. The staff are very friendly and honest (we overpaid for our airport transfers and they returned the overpaid amount upon discovering the mistake.) The room was clean and bright, the bathroom - although small - was clean and the shower hot and strong... Very important to a weary traveller!! One of the staff walked us to the Turkish bath to ensure we found it. I highly recommend this hotel and the staff.

  • Stayed May 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Great Value for money. It is a great location, not a far walk to the Grand Bazaar or the Blue Mosque. Fair enough away from the hustle and bustle but still in a lively area.

Room was great. The breakfast room is amazing with a stunning view and great food. The staff were unbelievably helpful. Cannot recommend this hotel enough.

  • Stayed April 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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Address: Emin Sinan Mahallesi Piyerloti Caddesi #41 | Cemberlitas/Old City/Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34490, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #163 of 769 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old City Sultanahmet Hotel welcomes you with modern, clean and comfortable 18 rooms, Located at the heart of Istanbul's historical peninsula once was named as; Byzantium, Nova Rome, Constantinople, "Konstantinopolis, Dersaadet and Istanbul and with views of two of the most magnificent masterpieces of world architecture, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, Old City Sultanahmet Hotel offers a unique experience to the guests. It is in the center of the Old City, within walking distance of most of the major sites such as Topkapi Palace, Archaeology Museum, St. Irene Church, Sultanahmet Square, Grand Bazaar, Egyptian Bazaar. ... more   less 
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