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“Good Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binbirdirek Mah. Binbirdirek Meydani Sok. No. 1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #220 of 944 Hotels in Istanbul
Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

When visiting Istanbul for a limited time a central location in the Sultanahmet area is very important. This allows foot access to most of the tourist sites. This hotel is well placed to meet that requirement. The view from the terrace restaurant is panoramic and this is also a major positive. The staff in general are helpful. The breakfast is average but the view more than compensates. I would not eat in the restaurant for dinner we did and it was not good. There are many better options close by. The complimentary afternoon tea is nice. We had a really annoying experience with our private transfer to the airport which was booked through the hotel not arriving at all! So be warned the company they use for hotel transfers is not reliable.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This hotel is right by the key historic sites, literally a few minutes stroll away. It is also close to some excellent local restaurants and a cute pub called the "cosy pub" where the staff are really friendly and the food (Turkish) is good. Our room was large and clean and had the most awesome direct view onto the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia (we requested this) and out over the sea, pretty romantic. The bathroom was a little bit dated and the shower leaked, but it was fine, we were hardly there. Breakfast was really great - great selection of fresh and cooked stuff and on the roof terrace with amazing views of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia.

If you're after a quiet romantic place or are coming for the historic sights and want a quiet and relaxed bolthole to come back to then this is a great choice. Staff are really lovely and helpful too.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I chose this hotel for my first trip to Istanbul at the end of April and early May 2014. Was a good choice. The hotel is located right "in the action" within minutes of Market Sultanahment representing the historical center with the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and other fascinating places, also with a nice restaurants and the tram station very close too. Yet miraculously is located in a very quiet square so you can enjoy a peaceful sleep. It is a cozy hotel with friendly staff who helped us when we needed (for example they called a taxi for us to go to Aqarium - which is a must see when you come with the kids - , so we paid for the taxi a reasonable price :) The rooms and bathroom are small, but clean. If you dont have quiet neighbors will find, because the rooms do not offer very good sound insulation. However, was not a big problem for us, because almost all the time was quiet. Breakfast, which is ok, is served on the terrace, which offers a beautiful view. You also can enjoy of a great view if you are offered a hotel room at levels 4-5. Even if this was one of the reason for I chose this hotel, I received room 2xx, whose windows overlooked another building, but at least it was a quiet room. Maybe next time I'll be more lucky. What I did not liked was the taste of coffee for breakfast which was not good at all. It's pity because most people start their day drinking coffee and the hotel has such a wonderful view for enjoying a good cup of coffee, even more the Turks are famous for preparing it. I'd be happy to come back soon in Istanbul because it is a wonderful and fascinating metropolis and stay again at Golden Horn.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is perfectly situated for sightseeing in the historic city center. The dining room on the sixth floor provides amazing panoramic vintages of the city including Hagia Sopia, the Blue Mosque and the sea of Marmira. The views make it hard to beat. The hotel is decorated in a charming old world style. There are a few quirks to consider in choosing this hotel. The bathroom -particularly the shower is small even by European standards. It is functional - barely. The beds are a bit firm which some will like and others not. Also if you have mobility issues I would not recommend the floor above the lobby (still called first floor) as there is mo readily available elevator access. If location and view are important to you and you can handle the quirks listed above this is a great hotel

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Tina Tamara K, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the entire staff here at Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay at our beautiful hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel on your next visit to Istanbul.

Best Wishes,
Tina & Tamara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

If you want to experience the Sultanahmet district in Istanbul, look no further! Fabulous location with unparalleled views of Blue Mosque , Hagia Sophia, and the Bosphorus. The staff was professional and everyone was friendly and helpful. Even though the room was not large there was an old world charm and elegance that you will not duplicate at this price. Very quiet and clean. The roof top dining terrace was amazing. The location is convenient and within a short walk from all of the sights.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on one of the higher floors with a view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tina Tamara K, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the entire staff here at Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking time to write such a positive review about your stay at our beautiful hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel on your next visit to Istanbul.

Kind regards,
Tina & Tamara Kiguradze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We combined a business trip with weekend sightseeing of this great city. This hotel is ideally situated within 5 minutes walking of both the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Most of the sights are within easy walking distance e.g. Grand Bazaar, Topkapi Palace, Cistern. We do not think you can beat this location.

Tina and Tamara were friendly and helpful during our 4 day stay. For convenience, we arranged a limo from the airport to the hotel. Note that you have to pay in Euros to the hotel. But it made it easier to get to the hotel, which has it's own challenges given the traffic and the hills.

We had a top floor room with a view facing the Hagia Sophia. The room was clean and tidy and quiet at night. We had a superior room which the hotel kindly upgraded for our visit.

We ate breakfasts and dinners at the restaurant. It has the most amazing view of the Blue Mosque directly to the south of the outdoor patio. We enjoyed the wide array of food items for breakfast to get us started on our daily walking. Evening dinner featured the lit-up Blue Mosque.

A nice feature of the hotel was the afternoon's coffee, tea and sweets, starting at 4pm. It was free to all guests and was quite a treat after a day of walking and before the night walks.

When we come back to Istanbul, this will be our hotel.

Room Tip: Top floor would be best (also has restaurant) - best views - most likely you'll need to reserve...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tina Tamara K, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel.

We are glad that you are happy with quality of service in our hotel.

Hope to see you back again soon in beautiful Istanbul.

Kind regards
Tina & Tamara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Everything about the Golden Horn was first class - the staff on the front desk were extremely helpful and the room was fantastic and quiet - we had an extra bed for our adult son and there was still plenty of space, the bathroom was large and very and well stocked. Everything in the Golden Horn is extremely clean and breakfast in the rooftop restaurant had enough choices to satisfy even the most fussy of palates. We were also able to order cappuccinos in the restaurant during the day which we appreciated. There is a very enjoyable happy hour in the late afternoon which is nice after a day walking round the city. The Golden Horn is right in the heart of the area most visited by tourists and is within walking distance of many of the main attractions. The reception staff were able to answer any questions we had and spoke flawless English. We would highly recommend this hotel and hope to stay here again when we next visit Turkey.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Tina Tamara K, Guest Relations Manager at Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel, responded to this review, June 11, 2014
Dear Guest,

On behalf of the entire staff here at Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel, we would like to thank you for taking time to write such a positive review about your stay at our beautiful hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Deluxe Golden Horn Hotel on your next visit to Istanbul.

Best wishes,
Tina & Tamara
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Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Binbirdirek Meydani Sok. No. 1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#124 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#138 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#204 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Golden Horn Sultanahmet Hotel is a 7 floor modern building with a large lobby area and garden. Located in the heart of historical peninsula Golden Horn Sultanahmet represent the traditional Turkish hospitality melted with comfort and pleasure. Golden Horn Sultanahmet takes its name from the unique place of the Bosphorus; Golden Horn. The Halic (Golden Horn), Bosphorus and Marmara Sea where Istanbul is feeling proud of being Istanbul now and before. Has gradually spread out to the fırther distances from the same historical peninsula, with echoing songs through the history. We invite to Sultanahmet put the crown of Istanbul on. The song will lead the way for you. ... more   less 
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