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“Beautiful hotel, great location, great staff!” 4 of 5 stars
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Orient Express Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Hudavendigar Caddesi no 24, Sirkeci, Fatih,, Istanbul 34120, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #55 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mexico City, Mexico
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“Beautiful hotel, great location, great staff!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012 via mobile

A great option. Very close to the old Istanbul, it offers beautiful rooms, clean and fresh, although a bit small. Free wifi, and a great breakfast selection, and also an indoor pool, to soak in after a long days walk.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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boyaci, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dearest Guest
Thank you very much for the review.
I am really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated amenities and service.
All our staff sends you best wishes and hopes to see you again.
Best wishes from Orient Express Family
Faruk Boyacı
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The level of service here is unsurpassed. Amazing staff. Very, very clean. Location is ideal, in the historic center walking distance from almost everywhere. We didn't take a taxi once, even walked to Topkapi palace (caveat - we're walkers).

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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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boyaci, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
My Dearest Guest
Firstly I would like to thank you for your review for Orient Express Hotel.
Your words brought us thorough happiness.
It is very important for us that our guests leave the hotel completely satisfied.
As guest is everything for us, reading this nice words make us each day prouder of what we do.
We will be very happy to host you again at Orient Express Family next time you will visit Istanbul.
Kind regards
Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Orient Express Hotel proved to be the perfect base for exploring Istanbul. The Staff were, friendly, accommodating, and extremely helpful especially when it came to providing tips about exploring the city and even making reservations at restaurants and venues. Special thanks to Emre, Lori, and Idiz!

The rooms are very cozy, spotless, and felt like home. Even the breakfast was tasty and quantities were ample.

The rooftop restaurant, Imbat, is also a must-try...with great views and tasty Turkish dishes with a twist.

The Hotel's location is perfect too. a minute's walk to the tram station (which is the most convenient way for getting around Istanbul) and a few minute's walk from the sea and ferry docks.

I was travelling with my friend who stayed at another hotel that proved to be horrible and led to her checking out 8 hours before her flight. The staff at Orient express were very helpful - they stored her luggage, provided breakfast, and an airport transfer for free.

I will definitely be returning to Istanbul (it's such a wonderful city) and when I do return the Orient Express will be my hotel of choice time and time again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a street view so that you can take in the atmosphere of the city!
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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boyaci, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
My Dearest Guest
Firstly I would like to thank you for your review for Orient Express Hotel.
Your words brought us thorough happiness.
It is very important for us that our guests leave the hotel completely satisfied.
As guest is everything for us, reading this nice words make us each day prouder of what we do.
We will be very happy to host you again at Orient Express Family next time you will visit Istanbul.
Kind regards
Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
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Rennes, France
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

We stayed 3 nights in August durant the Ramadan in a city fully of people but calm. We had a pleasant days in this hotel, location near mainly historical places and lot of restaurant, services and staff friendly and confortable infrastructure. I strongly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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boyaci, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dearest Guest
Thank you very much for the review.
I am really happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated amenities and service.
All our staff sends you best wishes and hopes to see you again.
Best wishes from Orient Express Family
Faruk Boyacı
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

We arrived at the Erboy Hotel and were told we would be upgraded to the Orient Express (sister hotel). I was a little worried about the change but it worked out well. Rooms are small but everything you need. Location is fantastic and you can walk to all the main attractions. Restaurant on the roof top is not to be missed! The view and food were amazing at a very reasonable price. Overall, I would recommend this hotel :)

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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boyaci, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
My Dearest Guest
Firstly I would like to thank you for your review for Orient Express Hotel.
Your words brought us thorough happiness.
It is very important for us that our guests leave the hotel completely satisfied.
As guest is everything for us, reading this nice words make us each day prouder of what we do.
We will be very happy to host you again at Orient Express Family next time you will visit Istanbul.
Kind regards
Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
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Aalst, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Dear
We spent 4 days in the Orient Express hotel and want to inform that we were really very pleased and happy. Very friendly, gentle and helpful staff. Very well located, near the most important curiosities. Excellent restaurant with a nice view !!!!
Conclusion : very good !!!

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sirkecigroup, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
My dearest guest
I would like to firstly thank you for the time to share your experience at our hotel;
We are very happy to know that you liked the staff friendliness, location, street on where our hotel is and restaurants nearby;
Please do not hesitate to contact with us in case you need any help or assistance for your future trips to Istanbul or Turkey;
Kind regards
Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

A must stay when visting the Old City. The staff is the best part of this hotel. They cater to all your needs. The rooftop restaurant is definitely a must. The breakfast was more than you can possibly need with many selections. The indoor swimming is a nice touch after a long day of touring. I can't say enough good things about this hotel you need to experience it yourself. Added touch it is well priced and you get "Turkish Treats" placed on your bed each day.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
boyaci, Owner at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
My Dearest Guest
Firstly I would like to thank you for your review for Orient Express Hotel.
Your words brought us thorough happiness.
It is very important for us that our guests leave the hotel completely satisfied.
As guest is everything for us, reading this nice words make us each day prouder of what we do.
We will be very happy to host you again at Orient Express Family next time you will visit Istanbul.
Kind regards
Faruk Boyacı
Owner of the hotel
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Address: Hudavendigar Caddesi no 24, Sirkeci, Fatih,, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#32 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#63 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Orient Express Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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