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“Lovely boutique hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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World Heritage Hotel Istanbul
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Binbirdirek Mahallesi Terzihane Sokak No 17 Oldcity Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #3 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Melbourne, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
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“Lovely boutique hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at The World Heritage hotel. Yusuf is a wonderful host so helpful and friendly, he was always prepared to spend time with you helping you plan your sightseeing for the day or helping out with any problems you may have. The staff were all really nice and friendly. The hotel was in an excellent position close to the tram, shops, restaurant, Grand Bazaar etc Yusuf supplied free drinks in the fridge in the room plus tea and homemade cakes which were available in the reception area and were delicious. The morning we had to leave for the airport before breakfast, Yusuf arranged for us to be given an early breakfast which was very nice. A lovely place to stay, I can recommend it highly.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I liked everything about the hotel
everything was fantastic, the staff could be more friendly, but nothing that estragsse me to stay.
The rooms are superb.
Everyone should visit this hotel to be happier people

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aussie in Bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We stayed at World Heritage Hotel Istanbul because of the reviews on trip advisor, and yes they are true - Yusuf and his team could not have been more helpful and genuinely hospitable. This is not a 5 star hotel with a pool and gym its a comfortable quirky small hotel in a great central location - 5 minutes or less to the Blue Mosque - World Heritage is a hotel you want to shout about and one you will want to return to.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a fabulous stay at the World Heritage Hotel, Sultanahmet, Istanbul. This is a charming boutique hotel in a great location, within a short walk from the all the attractions, shops and restaurants in the old town. The service could not have been better, the staff were very welcoming and helpful and, as others have pointed out, there is always a selection of coffee and cakes available. The hotel is also excellent value for money, you could easily pay a lot more for a hotel which is not nearly as good as the WHH. We have already recommended this hotel to friends who are thinking of visiting Istanbul.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

This hotel was a great choice. Attentive and kind staff, they will offer you a cup of tea or coffee and cake everyday when you arrive from your sightseeing. Yusuf (at the reception) will take 30 minutes and explain you important things for your visit on your arrival, recommending restaurants and things to do or not to do. We followed his recommendations and everything was just great. Breakfast was very good. They will have cold soft drinks at your minibar everyday for free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I know I'm not adding anything the others before me haven't said, but this place is truly excellent. We travel a lot, and I think I'm pretty good at finding hotels that have great locations, good value, and other important intangibles. This hotel is everything we ever could have asked for!

As others have pointed out, Yusef is wonderful. And so is his staff. He is jovial, knowledgable, flexible, and he truly cares about your visit. Everyone we interacted with at the hotel really, really wanted you to love your stay there, and that's something I have yet to find in even the nicest (in terms of star ratings) hotels I've been to. As others have mentioned, he will give you maps, and outline an itinerary for you that he thinks will allow you to make the best of your stay in Istanbul. He's very knowledgable about how to get around, and offers up little shortcuts here and there to make your life easier.

The hotel itself is fantastic. It is a two minute walk from the Sultanahmet tram station, which will get you basically anywhere you need to go. While it is in walking distance from most of the major attractions, it also somehow isn't in the middle of the really touristy part of the old city, which saves you from being accosted by every store and restaurant owner when you're ready to wrap up your night. The beds were extremely comfortable, and the room clean and modern. From the pictures, I thought the bathroom was a little kitchy (with the gold trim and all), but when you see it in person, you see that's it's a very thoughtfully put together accommodation. The free minibar is amazing, because elsewhere on our trip throughout Turkey and Greece, water was expensive and not easy to come by. The breakfasts are fantastic. There is no reason to have the wide selection they have - and yet they do! And they'll make you an omelette if you really want one, but just trust me and eat the menemen or cheese pie.

Every afternoon or evening, when you're coming in for a recharge or to rest up for the next day, there is complimentary Turkish Tea and cakes. More often than not, they would rather make the tea for you so you can relax. And it is all very, very tasty.

In additional to all of that (and I think that's enough!), at one point in our stay, there was a child just screaming in the hotel. It was during the day, not a big deal, but as we were heading out I mentioned that someone had a really unhappy child to Yusef. He explained to me that the family of five was just spending a few hours in that room until they could catch their plane. Their flight into Istanbul had been severely delayed, and it was thunderstorming outside, so the family was just looking for a place to spend a few hours to dry off and warm up until it was time to go back to the airport. Yusef let them have the room for a while, and for next to no money, after other hotels had told them they would have to pay for a full night. That's the kind of guy I want to give my business to.

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Many many thanks to Yousuf, Ebru and Omit( hope i got his spelling correct) for the best hospitality ever shown to us. They made our trip to IStanbul more than pleasant.Perfect location,clean rooms, fantastic breakfast spread,lovely cakes/cookies freshly everyday and the innumerable cups of turkish coffee makes this place the ideal holiday haven.Must go people ..

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Binbirdirek Mahallesi Terzihane Sokak No 17 Oldcity Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — World Heritage Hotel Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
World Heritage Hotel is located hearth of the oldcity . The hotel is offer great turkish hospitality with professional staff . ... more   less 
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