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“Lovely stay, helpful staff” 4 of 5 stars
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Ottomania Hotel
3.0 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Cayiroglu Sok. No:34 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #503 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Lovely stay, helpful staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

The rooms were clean neat and compact. A great view from the room. It wasn't ready when i arrived but they gave me a nice coffee on the terrace while I waited.

The staff were helpful and assisted me organise a trip to Gallipoli and taxi to the hotel.

Room Tip: A great location 5 min walk to teh blue mosque. A bit hard to find in that there is no sign on the...
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  • Stayed August 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 hotel reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

we booked in Daisy Hotel which is located next to Ottomania Hotel but when we reached istanbul we found out that the owner of Daisy Hotel is replaced with a new owner and we have no booking after this change!! So "the neighbors" in Ottomaina Hotel helps us and try to find an empty rooms for 4 people. The stuff were speaking good english and they were really helpful and generous as when we asked them about their fresh delicious (Blueberry Jam) and we want to know where to get it from! though we don't have enough time.. Ismael, the receptionist offer to give us some of their own jar in a box and that was for free .. we enjoyed our stay there specially with a great stuff who were ready to please their guests

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gainesville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the hotel twice during a 12 day trip to Turkey this last July. We first stayed there 3 nights, went around turkey visiting other places, and came back to Istambul for another 2 nights. The place was extremely well located, and the staff very amicable. Breakfast in their terrace overlooking the Marmar Sea is a great way to start one's day.

While in Istambul, we bought a Ney, a simple turkish flute, very hard to play. One of the guys (Ismael) at the reception gave it a good try. I attach a picture!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Overall a two star hotel with very good service. I was very surprised with the 5* user review ratings. Usually I agree with Trip Advisor's ratings but not on this occasion. In my opinion, the hotel was 2 stars for the hotel/rooms/facilities, 4* star for service and location.

My in depth review and notes are below:

We stayed 2 nights. The first night we stayed in a room in the basement. It was clean and comfortable but also very small (especially the bathroom). 

The second night we asked to move to a room with a better view if possible. The service, as mentioned above, was very good and we were located to a much bigger and nicer room on the ground floor. The only problem was that the room was only metres from the reception desk and as a result you could hear clearly every conversation that the receptionist had.

In addition to accommodating a room change for us, they recommended to us a very helpful travel agency which had competitive prices (especially for the balloon rides in Cappadoccia for 100 eur).

Breakfast was okay, 2 star quality (just like the rooms). Wifi was nice and fast.

Again, not a bad hotel and deserves its 2 stars but disagree that it should get 5*.

Room Tip: All the rooms are different sizes, ask for a big one
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Located within walking distance to everything this place was a great find. If you are looking for big rooms, keep looking, if you are looking for clean and fresh at a great price, this is the place. The staf was willing to do anything we needed to include lsame day laundry service with ironing. There are at least eight nice Fish places within 300 ft., with the newest Karina Fish House being one of the newest brightest place in the area. Great food, excellent local wines and beer, not to mention great food.

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tustin, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

we were in that hotel almost 2 weeks , we have spent best days in that nice room with friendly staffs .they are so helpful and kind ! their room were as clean as 5 star hotels ! all of the rooms are see view and the restaurant also, we had our breakfast in a friendly and nice area on the roof..in the kitchen we were as comfort as our home's kitchen!! we strongly recommend this cheap and clean hotel to every couple and families ... special thanks to Ismaeel & Edris ..(Ali)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo, Japan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I had been satayed in ottomaina hotel located in sultan ahmed istanbul .it was great plase to stay
The hotel sea view was very great and very clean hotel ,staff are very friendly .hotel has good located wich is near to blue mosque and topkap palace . I enjoyed myself there.Kaya

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Cayiroglu Sok. No:34 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #503 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ottomania Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historical Sultanahmet area, Ottomania Hotel is just 250 metres from the Blue Mosque. The hotel offers stunning views of the Marmara Sea from all its rooms and terrace. The elegant rooms of Ottomania are soundproofed and equipped with air conditioning. They all have a safe box, free Wi-Fi and an LCD TV with satellite channels. Some rooms also include a private balcony. Each morning starts with a rich buffet breakfast including tastes from European and Turkish cuisine. You can enjoy your breakfast on the terrace with extensive views of the sea and the city. Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Basilica Cistern are only a 10-minute walk from the hotel. Sultanahmet Tram Stop is 700 metres away, offering easy access to other sites of the city. Grand Bazaar and Cemberlitas Hammam are both within 1 km. Ataturk Airport is 17 km away. Hotel Rooms: 8 ... more   less 
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