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“Lovely boutique hotel, excellent situation, very clean, great breakfast and very helpful staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Premist Hotel
Cankurtaran Mah. Ishakpasa Cad.No.12 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #21 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Stratford-upon-Avon, England, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Lovely boutique hotel, excellent situation, very clean, great breakfast and very helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We arrived in the evening to be greeted by a drink and a map with explenation of how to get the best of our 3 night trip by very friendly statt. We had booked two rooms, they varied in size but were both spotlessly clean with lovely comfy beds. I have never slept so well in a hotel bed before. The hotel was very well situated close to the palace and mosques and a variety of restaurants and bars were just round the corner. A short walk down the hill in the other direction was the Bosphorus. Breakfast was lovely too.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 7
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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Premist Hotel team greatly appreciates your positive comments and intention to return back to our hotel. I would like to thank you on behalf of Premist team for your excellent comment.

Please consider Premist is your home in Istanbul!

We look forward welcoming you back!

Sincerely yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kiev, Ukraine
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Will you come to İstanbul for a trip, for bussiness, or with your family? I strongly advice you to come this avantgarde hotel. Its close to Bosphorus, Golden Horn, Hagia Sophia, Sultanahmet Mosque, Big Bazaar... You can take the best photos for your friends...
Also their service, cleanliness and prices are the best of region.

In one word everything was perfect!!!
Thank you PREMIST!!!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valuable Guest,

Thank you for taking your time and sharing your positive comments with us. It was a pleasure to have you here as our valuable guest and really good to hear that you enjoyed in your stay with us at Premist.

We hope to see you in nearest future here again!

Sincerely yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Beautiful little hotel with old world charm. Gives you the impression that you are entering a sultans residence. Very nice breakfast buffet (love the dried mulberries & nespresso machine)
Extremely helpful & friendly staff.
Just around the corner from Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmed (Blue) Mosque

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

I would like to thank you on behalf of Premist team for your valued comments and recommendation. I am so glad that overall you were happy in your stay.

We look forward welcoming you back in the nearest future again.

Sincerely yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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Hanover, PA
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I would like to preface this review with my background. I have been a travel agent for almost 20 years, and I have traveled to many destinations and stayed in many types of hotels, including Five star Ritz, Four Seasons, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Istanbul. In fact, I fell in love with it and its people.

The Premist Hotel is a lovely, new boutique hotel with a great location. There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said, except that if you give the hotel a chance, you will not be disappointed. The lovely Esin will go out of her way to make your stay the best it can be. If you give her a chance, you will have not only a wonderful concierge, but even a lovely friend. She is charming, beautiful and loves her job. The entire staff will do anything in their power to make your stay enjoyable and that you feel welcome in their city.

Keep in mind that this is a boutique hotel. The rooms are small, but they are furnished to a very high standard and the luxurious bed promises a great night's sleep. You will be so busy in Istanbul that the size of the room should not matter too much. Cleanliness, comfort, service and location are most important when visiting a place like this and the Premist has all these things. The price is great. Why waste money on a Ritz or Four Seasons in Istanbul? I would spend that kind of money if the resort was the only attraction, but in Istanbul, the city is the attraction, and you will not be disappointed.

Do not hesitate to visit Istanbul. I was a single traveler and I felt very safe and had the time of my life. I cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

I appreciate that for your generous comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us in Istanbul. Also, I am very delightful of mentioning name of our staff. This is a great motivation for her. We thank you for taking your time and sharing your positive comment. It was a pleasure to had you here as our valuable guest and really good to hear that you enjoyed in your stay with us.

We do hope to see you in nearest future here again!


Sincerely yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This is the first time I am writing a review but this friendly staff and perfect hotel deserves it. When I arrived I was greeted by a very kind lady Ms. Esin Who helped me to organize my whole stay including restaurants museum tickets tram tickets I can say everything. Where ever they advised me to go was perfect. Everyone in the hotel was so polite and was trying to do their best in order to make you happy. Room was very clean and comfortable especially bed was perfect.I have no doubt to advise this hotel to my friends Who are planing to go Istanbul.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 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 5
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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

I would like to thank you on behalf of Premist team for your valued comments and recommendation. We are delightful of reading your nice comment and mentioning name of our staff is a great motivation. I appreciate that.

We look forward to hearing from you in nearest future again!

Sincerely yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed here for a week early September, and quite enjoyed the stay.
Positives:
The Hotel Manager, Esin is a very charming, helpful lady who went out of her way to make us feel welcome and help us plan our stay better. Rest of the staff also deserves a mention - excellent service !
The rooms are beautifully done up - typically Turkish but very contemporary and stylish, including the bathrooms.
Centrally located hotel - very close to all the attractions like the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, etc.

Negatives:
Rooms are very very small. Barely any moving space. The bed pretty much fills up the entire room.
Breakfast is good, but gets a little repetitive after a couple of days.

Overall, would still recommend it !

Room Tip: Rooms facing the courtyard might be less noisier.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much on behalf of Premist team for your excellent review and we are delightfull of reading your nice comment and mentioning name of our staff, great motivation for entire staff.

I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed Premist's staff and its service. I would like to refer a little bit about the size of the rooms. As you know, we have three buildings. It's all had built in Ottoman Empire time. I never thought to change those historical buildings to change its own authenticity. This is why I did not even want to put a lift in here to make this modern or convenient.

When you return back to Istanbul, please contact us sir. I would be so glad If we can make your stay more enjoyable at least to arrange a bigger room for you.

We look forward to hearing from you in nearest future again.

Sincerely Yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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Albany, New York
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night at this hotel before our cruise. The check-in was flawless - friendly staff offered us drinks as they processed our reservation. The hotel is made up of three buildings so we left the reception and passed through a courtyard to get to our room. We were surprised to see how tiny the room was. We had two big suitcases so we barely had room to move around. We thought the hotel was lovely but surely couldn't have stayed more than one night. Breakfast was in the third building, downstairs. We walked through the other two to get there. Good selection of food. Nothing fancy but certainly sufficient.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Mahir Y, Owner at Premist Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you very much for your nice review. It's very nice to hear that you really liked the staff at Premist and its service. I would like to explain why the rooms are a little bit small in this response. We have three buildings and all of them had built in Ottoman Empire time. I never thought to change those historical buildings to change its own authenticity. This is why I did not even want to put a lift in here to make this modern or more convenient..

When you return back to Istanbul, please contact us. We would be so happy to make your stay more enjoyable!.

I look forward to hearing from you in nearest future.

Sincerely yours,

Mahir YÜKSEL
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Address: Cankurtaran Mah. Ishakpasa Cad.No.12 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #21 of 973 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Premist Hotel is a new boutique hotel located in the heart of Istanbul's oldest district, offers you to travel in time with just a five minutes walk to 6th-century St. Sophia, the 15th-century Topkapi Palace and the 17th-century Blue Mosque. ... more   less 
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