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Hotel Spectra
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #92 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great location close to aya Sofia and blue mosque, topokapi palace and Gulhane garden.

Great service by Onur, he was very helpful and gave useful tips.
i had issue with wifi connection, but anything else was fine.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed in this hotel three night. The best I like is their roof top breakfast bar that overlook the blue mosque and the phosphorus sea. The hotel is quite and suitable for couples and romantic stay. The hotel is in the vibrant area of sultanahmet area. the staff are friendly and trying to help and direct me especially Onur who helped me to bring taxi and carrying my luggage.

Room Tip: breakfast is very variant and fresh.
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  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Karachi, Pakistan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Experience at Hotel Spectra was incredible. Amazing service, hygiene and food. A shout out to the receptionist Mr. Onru. His politeness made our experience ever more comfortable. In a place where we struggled with the language barrier, his English skills helped us tremendously. We're thankful for your hospitality and recommend all to choose Hotel Spectra.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my umpteenth time at Spectra. It is my home away from home. Perfectly located in a corner in Sultanahmet's hippodrome, you're walking distance from the Blue Mosque, Agia Sofia, the tramway stop, Basilica Cistern, the Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, the archaeology museum and Gulhane Park It is a converted Ottoman mansion and has been recently renovated. The new rooms are double the size they were and the bathrooms are just swish-smart and clean. Pity the beds, bedcovers and curtains haven't been changed. Breakfast is well-displayed and varied with a lovely view of the hippodrome and two mosques. The staff are welcoming and friendly, especially the young Mr. Onur. Pity the famous Mr. Cem has left :(

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very polite service and value for money. Helpful people, clean atmosphere, amazing location literally on the doorstep of blue mosque. Breathtaking views from both the room and Hotel in general. Wide variety on the breakfast buffet. Would recommend to anyone who visits Istanbul and would definitely stay here again. To be honest wouldn't even think of looking elsewhere

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karachi
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Hotiel Spectra has the best location for a tourist who wants to visit all the important and interesting sights of Istambul. Its 3 minuts walk from the Blue Mosque and 5 mins walk from Hagia Sofia, and 10 minutw walk to Topcapi.
The rooms are good and the breakfast spread is very good, and the front desk staff are very very helpfull. will recommend to anyone to stay when visiting Istambul

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Shopping around online I booked a room at the Spectra for 2 nights in late-October for a very good price. You won't find a more central hotel than this, right on the corner of the Hippodrome in Sultanahmet, our room looked out onto the Blue Mosque (in fact we were woken at 5.20 am by the call to prayer from the mosque's loudspeakers!). Otherwise very quiet, no traffic noise.
Close to the tram stop and within easy walking distance of Aya Sofia, the Basilica Cistern and the Grand Bazaar.
Being there with a mate, we didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel itself but our twin room was very nice, with a double, a single bed and a sofa, plus en-suite bathroom, free wi-fi and a mini-bar. Breakfast selection fine with amazing rooftop views of the Blue Mosque and the Bosphorus.

Reception very helpful and friendly. There is a shuttle service servicing both airports by the way, ask and they will book you!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 203, a corner room overlooking the Blue Mosque. I imagine the 2 floors above have...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sehit Mehmet Pasa Yokusu No. 2 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#60 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#90 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Spectra 3.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Spectra is a converted Ottoman House in the old city of Istanbul at the corner of Hippodrome Square. It is located close to the Blue Mosque, St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace and The Grand Bazaar.All rooms are quiet. Most of the rooms have a nice view of Hippodrome square and blue Mosque.Our hotel's quality and hospitality of its staff ensure you a pleasant stay in Istanbul. ... more   less 
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