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“Great Location, Poor Value” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Akcinar
Nobethane Cad. Serdar Sok. No:12 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34420, Turkey   |  
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Ranked #723 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Great Location, Poor Value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2010

Prices here were high, about double what they normally were because of the "Formula 1" racing that was in town. Rooms were scarce and they could charge high prices. But when we needed one extra night, the clerk strung us along for a few hours, then said he could do it, but demanded twice the rate we were paying, (four times the normal rate) in cash.
Rooms were very tiny, but clean. Free internet access a plus. Nobody spoke any English except the clerk, and his was bare-bones minimal.
The location is great, within walking distance of Sultanahmet, easy access to tram, restaurants, shopping, Grand Bazaar, Golden Horn, etc.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2010

I stayed at Akcinar Hotel in January 2009 and had wonderful time. Hotel is located near all Istanbul must see locations (Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Galata tower,etc.) and Taksim area is also in walking distance. Rooms are very clean and staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is not so rich,but it's good.
Akcinar is a great place where you can relax after long sightseeing day and I would definitely recommend it as a place to stay at while in Istanbul.

  • Stayed January 2009, 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2010

We stayed at Hotel Akcinar for 8 days and found that everything in Old Town was an easy walk, plus we were located very close to the tram station. The people at the desk were helpful. The free breakfast was okay, but after a couple of days of eating the same thing you will want to go somewhere else. The room was clean but very tiny which was fine since we were only in the room to sleep. Free wireless internet was great. The room had a refrigerator. The elevator is exceptionally small, not good for big luggage or more than two thin people. Decent restaurants within walking distance including one right next door. Extremely inexpensive place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nobethane Cad. Serdar Sok. No:12 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #723 of 943 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel's foundation is 1997. Location is in the Sirkeci, which is the most touristic area in İstanbul. Hotel Akçınar is the most comfortable and trustworthy place with quality. Hotel Akcinar is in walking distance to Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Egyptian and Grand Bazaar (500 mt), also by walk to train station and ferryboat is 150 metres. Also the airport is 14 km. away. We appreciate hosting you in our hotel. You'll feel at home. ... more   less 
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