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“Good location, but some noise and other problems” 3 of 5 stars
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Sultanhan Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Piyer Loti Cad. No 7 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #213 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Good location, but some noise and other problems”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

My husband and I decided to spend three nights here in October after an earlier stay some two years ago. Sadly, we didn’t enjoy our stay as much this time. We were given a very dark room at the back of the building: the back of the hotel is only a few meters from a wall of gloomy and oppresive buildings and there is no view whatsoever. We therefore requested a front room and the tense and humorless (but well dressed) man at reception informed us that there was major construction work occurring across the street of an historic building and that noise could be a problem night and day, even on weekends. Preferring light and air to dark and gloom, we opted for a front room with balcony, glass doors and side windows. We were fortunate that the noise did not inhibit our sleep, although we certainly couldn’t tolerate having the windows open.

Our room was comfortable and pleasantly decorated in Ottoman style. However, there was no complimentary bottled water for brushing one’s teeth, etc. There was also no electric kettle or tea/coffee making facilities. (I’m fairly sure they were present two years ago.) We were told that the staff would bring us a tray with hot water, cups, etc., upon request, but this made preparing cups of coffee and tea in our room prolonged, awkward and unsatisfactory. Perhaps it would be a good alternative for the hotel to offer complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits in the lobby. The lobby is large and attractive and would cope well with such a scheme: it would add a nice feel to the hotel and make the guests feel welcome.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

The hotel has a great location in Sultanhamet. You are in easy walking distance of every one of the well known attractions on the golden horn, and if you can't walk it, then the tram is very close by. The hotel are also very helpful at getting taxis which are not expensive so long as you pay the metre rate.

The hotel staff are very good, helpful and pleasant to interact with.

Breakfast is very good with good service on the rooftop with lovely views.

The rooms are a good size and we found the cleaning extremely good.

The costs of running businesses in Sultanhamet are very high and this translates to higher prices in the hotels and restaurants compared to outlying areas, however I would recommend that it is still worth it for the convenience and we probably did in three days what could have taken four with the extra travelling.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very nice hotel, Ottoman style decoration and original artifacts. Spacious rooms, good beds, sitting area (suitable to work), small balcony (front side rooms). Bathroom is good as well (bath with shower). Lobby and bar area are comfortable. Restaurant for breakfast and dinner at rooftop. Breafast is ok, could be bit better compared to good level of the accommodation.
Very professional and friendly Front Office.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Great hotel and staff were very helpful. Within easy walking distance of great restaurants and all the major attractions in the area. Off the main tram line so no significant noise levels and rooftop breakfast terrace has amazing views of the city including the blue mosque and hagia sofia

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had a very nice stay. Rooms were comfortable and breakfast was good. The rroftop restaurant seems to be an undiscovered gem. Decent views of Hagia Sofiya and Blue Mosque from the rooftop restaurant, but the highlight was the restaurant manager "Engen"(sp?). He was extremely helpful, and treated us like family. No request was unmet. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We found that this hotel had a lot going for it---great location and wonderful staff. We'd visit again in a heartbeat, although book early to make sure you can get a room.

We loved the rooftop breakfast area with lovely views out over Istanbul especially. Staff at reception were incredibly friendly and helpful. We were able to walk to most sights in the old city, were near the tram stop, but were not in the middle of the big crowds near the Blue Mosque, etc.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great quiet bedroom, comfy bed. Clean, well maintained hotel. Excellent staff, friendly and very helpful, especially reception staff. Great views from rooftop restaurant, great food, all overseen by Engin who was a true gentleman. Well positioned, in walking distance of many sights.

Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: Piyer Loti Cad. No 7 | Sultanahmet-Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #213 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sultanhan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 40
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