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“Basic but fine” 3 of 5 stars
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Metropol Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ibni Kemal Caddesi, 38 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey (Sirkeci)   |  
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Ranked #596 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Kildare, Ireland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Basic but fine”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

This hotel is a little old fashioned and basic but is clean and is fine for a short over night stay. The single rooms are very small and dark but have good showers, toilets and basic air conditioning.
The staff are friendly and the location is ideal for walking to any of the main attractions. The breakfast buffet is also good and outside there are many good restaurants for lunch or just a drink of Tea.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ankara, Turkey
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I have stayed here so many times. Friendly staff, fine aroma for sleep, nice breakfast. But there is not a private park place of hotel. Be aware of mafiatic parking parasites.

Room Tip: Pick a room on 3rd floor.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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New Delhi, India
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

Metropol hotel is close to the riverside and is 1-2 kms from Aya Sofiya and Blue Mosque.

The rooms are clean but very tiny, elementary and do not have any amenities for Tea/Coffee etc.

The whole place has a old, worn out feel to it.

Located in a congested narrow lane the view from the room is very bad, mostly overlooking under construction buildings, storage area on other areas, cramped up houses. The breakfast buffet needs more variety and freshness.

The staircase is dirty and reception areas are dirty.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

If u r backpacking, and need a room at cheap price, then u may opt for Metropole. Its located conveninetly near the riverside, main road which has lot of eating options, and is 5 mins away from Aya Sofiya and Blue Mosque.

Rooms are very tiny, and if u r 2 people, with big suitcases or luggage, u may be constrained for space. Bath is also very tiny. The staircase is dirty, and the elevator doesnt give u a safe feel. However the rooms are clean, even if outside the rooms, and the reception areas are dirty.

Pls ask for a room away from the street as the night can be noisy with some construction work which was on during our stay.

Room Tip: Pls request for a room away from the noisy street. Lower floors are preferable, as lift is mostly bu...
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Egypt
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

highly recommended
in the heart of old city, nice clean room, good friendly staff especially waiter "serkan", average breakfast but no doubt I'll go back very close for all the attractions (galata bidge & tower, bosphure docks, sultan ahmet area) and all walking distance i didn't use any transporation during my 3 nights stay.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Its really old and the rooms are dated. Our bathroom was pretty bad - the shower door was cracked and came off the rails easily. Breakfast is ok. The hotel manager was very helpful and very nice and the location is excellent. The hotel isn't too bad, its just I didn't think it was very good value for money. Shop around and book early in Istanbul.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This hotel is in a great location. It is close to the Tram, and major througfare. Major attractions are within walking distance. The breakfast that was provided was adequate, and staff was helpful.
The rooms are rather tiny but clean. Biggest complaint was the construction of the tunnel nearby that went on all night and the rock hard mattresses.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Metropol Hotel

Address: Ibni Kemal Caddesi, 38 | Sirkeci, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sirkeci
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #596 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Metropol Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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