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Nena Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:8 D:10 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #32 of 901 hotels in Istanbul
Chennai (Madras), India
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“Turkish home feel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Quite pricey for what it offers- but the min you walk, you feel like you'v entered a turkish home. Rooms quite small, but comfy. One would feel the property needs a bit of refurbishment, but there's something which makes you feel want it to remain the way it is. The service is superb & the breakfast was tasty. I was able to take some amazing photes of the blue mosque from the terrace restaurants. From there Its just straight at your face, nothing between you and the mosque. Awesome! Hey not to forget.. the small courtyard which they have. Must be superb to hang out during the warm summer months.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Our extended family stayed 5 nights - parents, 4 adult children and 1 grandchild - introducing them to the City we are fond of. The Hotel was excellent as a base for that special holiday. We greatly appreciated the cleanliness and comfort of the rooms and beds and bathrooms. The air con was effective and amongst the quietest we have experienced. We liked the size of the Hotel as it was not too large and we soon felt attached to, and at ease, in the place. Most staff were very helpful. Tip - you can buy tokens for the tram from them - 3 liras for any distance. We booked one of the few rooms with a balcony overlooking the blue mosque but you can have the same view at breakfast if you get a place out on the veranda. We enjoyed the breakfasts and the evening meal. We only tried the evening meal in the hotel on the last day. We wished we had tried it earlier in our stay than because the quality was good. This may not be the cheapest place to stay but we fully recommend the Hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

My partner and I recently stayed at Nena Hotel for 3 nights at the end of a month long trip. The staff were very friendly and helpful and looked after our bags on the first day whilst we did some sightseeing waiting for our room. The room was clean, spacious and well appointed. The roof top restaurant is a great way to start the day with a view over the Bosphorous Sea, the mosques etc. The food was very good and lots to choose from. The hotel were able to recommend a fabulous guide for us on one of our days there. She was a very good ambassador for Istanbul and really gave us a good insight into the history, sites etc.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I recently stayed at Hotel Nena at the end of June of a large family trip and it was perfect. Having stayed 6 nights we received the free airport transfer which was waiting as we arrived. After being dropped off our check in was seamless. Our concierge Sedat was wonderful. He let us relax in the hotel garden while offering us drinks which we were more than delighted for. Throughout our stay staff was extremely friendly and more than helpful.

Rooms were lovely and well kept, although a little smaller than a typical room we hardly noticed as it was sooo cute.

Breakfast was also included in the price which was completely reasonable based on location. Everyday there was a bit of a variety but always included some type of beef sausage, egg dish, cereals, fruits, pastries and a wide selections of cheeses and mezzes which were lovely.

The location truly made this hotel wonderful. A few minutes from the Sultanahmet tram stop which can take you anywhere you need to go. Within walking distance of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Cistern and the Cemberlitas Hamami if you are looking for a traditional Turkish Bath. The Topkapi Palace and Bazaars are a little further out but walkable if you are up to it.

NUMEROUS restaurants are close by and hawkers can be a little annoying but you definitely feel as if you are within the hub of the OLd City. Faros restaurant which is down the block from the hotel was quite good compared to some of the other tourist traps in the area. Baran, which is about a block away ...past the McDOnalds also has great Kebabs and is a great budget option.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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 July 8, 2013

We recently spent 5 nights at the Nena Hotel. The staff were excellent and very friendly. They gave us good advice on getting around Istanbul to see all the amazing sites. Our transport to and from the airport was organised by them, it was on time and trouble free. Our room was clean, spacious with all the amenities we needed. I would highly recommend the Nena Hotel and would definitely stay there again.

  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Recently my husband and I stayed at Nena. They gave us instructions on how to travel from the airport to the hotel using the train and tram. Upon arrival we received a very friendly welcome. Our room was spacious and spotlessly
clean. We enjoyed an excellent breakfast, with some gluten free options, whilst nenjoying the view of The Blue Mosque. On departure, we were given some Turkish delight, a nice touch.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We moved from one hotel to Nena through a recommendation and I am glad we did. The hotel staff are the most accommodating, friendly and efficient people we have come across in all our travels. The room was clean and we could fit our luggage in comfortably and still have room to move. The breakfast was perfect and the view fantastic. The location is spot on with every attraction within easy walking distance and the tram down the street. One night we were standing on the side of the road wondering where to eat and one of the staff, just off his shift came up to us and asked if we needed assistance. He wrote down and directed us to a place that was what we wanted. They provide free shuttle to and from the airport. If you are going to Istanbul this is the place to stay!!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:8 D:10 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#20 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#30 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#112 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nena Hotel 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nena Istanbul, the luxury boutique hotel located at Sultanahmet. The magnificent historical places are nearby our hotel like Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and many more... In our hotel with our friendly employee we provide high quality service and Turkish hospitality to make you feel at home. Hotel Nena offers 29 guest rooms, including 2 deluxe rooms with a great Istanbul view. We serve excellent open buffet breakfast at our Terrace Restaurant before you start to explore historical peninsula. No need to search come and enjoy... ... more   less 
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