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“A Very Average Place” 3 of 5 stars
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Albatros Premier Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucukayasofya MahallesI CayIroglu Sok No 1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #338 of 920 Hotels in Istanbul
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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8 hotel reviews
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“A Very Average Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

Building looks like a palace from outside but is filled with cheap stuff, tiny rooms and low quality breakfast. Except for the very helpful staff, I could see no positives. Although I was given the bigger corner rooms later, for which I am thankful to the hotel manager, will not go back to this hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Amazing hotel very well designed inside and out, also a great location near all the historical sites and a very safe area I had no problem walking around at night. Great way of traveling and cheap the trams which are located 6 minutes from the hotel. Also would like to add, the staff are very pleasant and helpfull they bring character to the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is set in a good location within walking distance of the souks and mosque, it has a few bars and restaurants around it but nothing special. Depending on the staff most are friendly and helpful. The room is cosy (small) and could do with updating, the bath is very small and walls are very thin so its a no no if your a light sleeper!

There is no ironing or laundry service so be prepared with a tavel iron and adapters etc.

Breakfast is ok not much on offer. We found a local grocery store and bakery a few seconds away so we bought tea, water, sugar and pastries for breakfast to have in our room.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

Staff makes you feel at home. They are so friendly. Hotel is clean. Location is perfect. You can go to historical places on foot and tramway which goes to main districts is just in a walking distance. Hotel rooms are clean and furniture style is great, feeling yourself in a palace. I strongly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The hotel was located perfectly, with a partly view to the blue mosque, short walking distance to the sea and in a fairly quiet area. The rooms were good and big, though you could hear a lot of noice from the hallway. The breakfast was fine, but nothing special. There was very good service and all in all a very good choice, if you want to be very close to the old Istanbul!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Stayed in room 104 for 3 nights. The perfume/soap/cleaning smell was so overwhelming it hurt our eyes and nose. The bathroom windows are floor to ceiling and right on the street so even though the windows are frosted you feel like you're sitting outside. Shower stall had mold in the corners.
The location is good, breakfast was ok.
Overall would not recommend this hotel to my friends.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a week in early November. We’d bought the room as part of a package and the whole deal was excellent value. We may have had another opinion if we’d paid anywhere near the rack rate...This is a really good budget hotel.

The hotel is in a superb location – close to the major sites; albeit at the bottom of the hill – and they’re at the top!

The staff are friendly and helpful and breakfast (western European style) is both varied and ample but, the fabric of the hotel is a little tired.

There are no convivial indoor public areas to use when it’s cool or wet and sitting on the roof terrace isn’t therefore an option. The lobby is set with tables and chairs to take restaurant overflow and there aren’t any sofas or soft chairs.

Our room was plagued with mishaps – the majority dealt with but there were dud light bulbs, no wash hand basin plug and the most awful smell that proved to be a leaking WC. The window leaked badly when it rained (as it did). Whilst not at all dirty the room and corridor needed better house-keeping and some TLC. The wi-fi was however free with a good signal.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Albatros Premier Hotel

Address: Kucukayasofya MahallesI CayIroglu Sok No 1 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#203 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#214 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Albatros Premier Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albatros Premier Hotel is located in the hearth of old city Sultanahmet. Located next to the Blue Mosque, Little Hagia Sophia and just 500 mt. to the worldwide famous Hagia Sophia aND Topkapi Palace.The Hotel has 55 rooms and some of them has sea view and balcony as well, also corner and family suites are available for your vacation in Istanbul. The roof top terrace has an amazing view of the Blue Mosque and Marmara Sea. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Albatros Hotel Istanbul

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