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Alibaba Suite
Sultanahmet Mahallesi Akbiyik Caddesi No:74 Sultanahmet Fatih Istanbul | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34100, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #320 of 828 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“wonderful experiences”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had been stay in this hotel for 5 days, and everyday was wonderful! The owner of the hotel was always kind and helpful, and the staff was also full of passion to help us. This is the best hotel you could ever find in the same price. Next time I visit Istanbul, I would definitely choose Ali baba again!

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Last May , we embarked on a lovely trip of the Greek Islands and parts of Turkey in celebration of our 15th wedding anniversary. Alibaba Suite was to be our treat at the end of this lovely vacation.

The General Manager ofAlibaba Suite Bunyamin clearly went above and beyond the call of duty. Once we had checked in, he invited us to the rooftop lounge and began our visit with a detailed conversation to discover what we would like to get out of our Istanbul experience. Once armed with this information he made a number of suggestions of things to do and see during our stay in Istanbul. From his selection of a guide to take us on a historic walking tour, to his personal tutelage in negotiating with shopkeepers in the Grand Bazaar his recommendations were flawless and his personal assistance was unparalleled.

The staff at the ALIBABA SUITE was equally committed to the best overall experience for their guests. This hotel is small and intimate and while there, we felt like we were part of the family. They were consistently attentive whether servicing a request for our room, or suddenly appearing with a beautiful woven shawl to ward off the autumn evening breeze on the rooftop.

Our balcony, The Marmara, was gorgeous in its extravagant fabrics and detail. The views were breathtaking; either experienced from our room, . There is no better location in Istanbul to enjoy the views of Marmara Sea and Princess Islands
All and all we have good experience Alibaba and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for anyone looking for a hotel Sultanahmet.

Room Tip: Our room had a fantastic view. I don't know if any of the rooms had good view just ask.
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

This place was a perfect launch pad for our first trip to Istanbul. It's about 5 minutes from all the old city tourist sites, but far enough away that it's very quiet at night. The manager is amazing. He made sure we had all the information, food, and tea we could ever want. He was a great help. The rooms were fairly nice and a great value compared to other places we looked at in the area. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

It's actually called Ali Baba Suites, which was very confusing for our cab driver since its a new hotel. The host here is amazing. He is very knowledgable about the city, different activities, and can arrange anything and everything for you. He served us breakfast and let us stay in a back room and in the garden until 2 am while we waited for our shuttle to the airport. If you are new to Istanbul this is a perfect place to stay because you are 5 minutes away from sultanahmet attractions for a great price in a comfy room. Bottom line- great location, great service, great price.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

There are two outstanding things about this hotel and that's Bunyamin the hotel manager, and the location. I visited Istanbul with my parents and Bunyamin did everything that was possible to make us feel at home. He was very helpful, packed our breakfast for us when we had to take an early morning flight to Nevsehir and looked after our bags while we were away. Our rooms were fine and one of them had a balcony which looked out to the Marmara Sea, so that was really nice. If I have any comments about the rooms, it would be that the bathrooms were rather small and didn't have enough hooks to hang stuff. There was also a slight issue with the water taking a little too long to go down, but we managed in the end. The location of the hotel was also very good, less than 10 minutes to the Sultan Ahmet Mosque. I would recommend this hotel for its overall excellent service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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mustafa ç, Sahibi at Alibaba Suite, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
dear guest
first of all ım so sorry for you had a bad trips
but ı want you be sure did you stay alibaba suite hotel or ali baba hotel becouse both are different not same pleace
Alibaba suite hotel adress is :küçükayasofya mah.çayıroğlu sok no:18
Ali baba hotel adress:tevkifhane sok no:12 sultanahmet cross by four seasons hotel sultanahmet
becouse ı dont thing your reviews for alibaba suite hotel we are new hotel and we dont have a any clean and service and some other problem we have a good team in our hotel and my all collauges they are professional.
ı thing you stay other hotel becouse hotel owner and manager still same
please be sure you leave comments on true hotel and please delete this reviews becouse its not about us
ı thing some one giveing wron information about hotel which you stay there cannot be alibaba suite
with my best wishes and best regards
Bunyamin Özkaplan
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Reggio Emilia, Italy
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Location is perfect, only a few minutes from touristic sites, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Arasta Bazar, breakfast is very good and Bunyamin is always kind and helpful. Price is very reasonable.
Next time in Istanbul, we will come back to Alibaba suite.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Bunyamin and the all team have been very helpfull; They arrange our stay in urgency because we didn't have room where we had initially booked for. In this small hotel , very well located, clean and practical you feel as if you were staying by family or friends house. The high quality welcome, exemplary availability and wise advices give to any stay a real bonus! Thank you again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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bunyamin o, General Manager at Alibaba Suite, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
My Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your review and it is very nice and important for me to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Such comments motivates us more than anything and shows us we are on the right path.


Kind regards,

Bunyamin OZKAPLAN
Owner of the Hotel
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Address: Sultanahmet Mahallesi Akbiyik Caddesi No:74 Sultanahmet Fatih Istanbul | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34100, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #320 of 828 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alibaba Hotel welcomes you with the comfort in your own home. Our hotel have their own kitchen so you can used and cooked and entertain your guests and with it a peaceful location you can enjoy your self and relax. Enjoying a central location in Sultanahmet, Alibaba Hotel offers traditional and comfortable self-catering accommodation with free wireless internet, close to Istanbul's main attractions. Alibaba Hotel provides a variety of accommodation from double rooms to large apartments. Each one is tastefully decorated and appointed with comfortable beds and ering facilities. Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and free wireless internet access. Within a short walking distance of Hotel you can find major historical attractions including the beautiful Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum.Alibaba Hotel is a First Family run Hotel - Turkey. Situated in a quiet location in the old city centre Sultanahmet, it is the perfect starting place to discover Istanbul's history-former Constantinopolis. Our location is great indeed when you think the highlights to visit and the bazaars. We are in middle of Old City across the Eresin Crown Hotel and next to Marmara Cafe-Restaurant The Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, The Cisterns and so many more highlights are just a few minutes walking distance to the hotel. You may reach to Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar by a very short walking. ... more   less 
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