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“Cosy, peaceful and great location.. Everything you need for a great stay!” 5 of 5 stars
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Garden House Istanbul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmetpasa Sokak | No:11/13 Old City, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #50 of 979 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
“Cosy, peaceful and great location.. Everything you need for a great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

This hotel is simply great for a city trip to Istanbul! It's very well located in the historical city centre. Aya Sofia, Topkapi Palace and the Blue Mosque are at walking distance. Still, it's quiet and not noisy.

The rooms are clean and the hotel is very cosy, it feels like home!! The restaurant and the lounge area are very nice. Breakfast is good and I loved the omelettes that are cooked to order. In the lounge area you can relax and enjoy Turkish snacks and drinks. Free WiFi is also available.

Last, but certainly not least: the staff is amazing and the service is great. The staff, especially Selcuk (reception) and Suat (restaurant) are wonderful! They were very helpful and friendly!

I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Our first trip to Istanbul; really enhanced by this wonderful little hotel. Very well presented with real character and lots of welcoming touches all around.

The courtyard area was spacious; and although it was snowing when we were there it would be a beautiful secluded spot in warmer times. The restaurant area was suoerb; with large mural photos of the city to whet our appetite for the day's sightseeing. The breakfasts were plentiful and varied, the omelettes cooked to order were our favourite!

Very attentive and courteous staff, and a perfect location just a couple of minutes from the Blue Mosque. Highly Recommended!

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Madison, NJ
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Lovely rooms; staff/service/food is great. We had a great stay and the hotel has a central location.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a balcony.
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Excellent hotel in the historical center of Istanbul. What distinguishes this hotel from others is how much the staff cares about you and your experience at Istanbul. When you arrive, you are greeted by the hotel manager who answers questions, provide maps, and give you an orientation of the hotel. The rooms are simple, but very clean and functional. The location is excellent, just in the middle of the historical center. Although it can be difficult to orient yourself in the historical center (as all old quarters, it's a a bit of a labyrinth), after you get your bearings, it's a very short walk to the main attractions (Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and museums) and the tram. Oh, and the breakfast at the hotel is really good: a large buffet with both international and Turkish food plus eggs cooked to order. The historical center may not be for everybody, but If you are looking for a hotel there, the Garden House is the place to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Milano
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I strongly recomand this hotel: its location in the heart of Istanbul, the beauty of its structure along with the kindness of its staff make it a perfect place to stay in beautiful Istanbul. All the tips I asked for were perfect and they even send back to me the gloves I forgot at their counter. Two thumbs up!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

We were staying with 4 adults on 2 chambres. The hotel is warm, the staff is friendly, and the accomodation is nice. The breakfast buffet was super. A hotel in the middle of historical Istanbul to be recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

From the second you walk in, you are greeted by the hotel's manager. Who walks you through the grounds and provides you with maps and all the information necessary to make the best of your time in Istanbul. The rooms are spacious, and clean, with classy yet comfortable furnishings. The breakfast is delicious with traditional turkish dishes as well as standard continetal cuisine. One of the best parts about the service is the greetings you recieve from the same staff members every morning who are willing to help you make the best of your time. The hotel itself is located less than a 5 minute walk from the blue mosque and old town square, allowing you to easily access all the attractions without the hassel of taxis. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone thinking about visiting Istanbul, you really get a bang for your buck

Room Tip: Use the hotels airport shuttle service. Its cheap and alot more reliable than the taxis
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmetpasa Sokak | No:11/13 Old City, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#27 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#35 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#36 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden House Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 19th-century Ottoman mansion offers luxury 4-star accommodation with personalised service and a beautiful courtyard, just a short walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Garden House enjoys a prime location in Istanbul's historical district of Sultanahmet. It has gained a popular reputation for its staff's outstanding service and great hospitality. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a complimentary fruit basket and mineral water. Guest rooms are well-presented and full of modern amenities, including plasma TV and free wireless internet access. Garden House's courtyard is surrounded by old walnut trees and offers a lovely place to relax with a drink. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from the al fresco restaurant. ... more   less 
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