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“Very good place in heart of Istanbul” 4 of 5 stars
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Tulip Guesthouse
2.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No : 19 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34121, Turkey (Sultanahmet)   |  
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Ranked #63 of 944 Istanbul B&B and Inns
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Zagreb, Croatia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very good place in heart of Istanbul”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We stayed for 6 nights at Tulip. First you will notice it's more like small hotel, not quite guesthouse. Rooms are not big but it's more than enough for two persons. Both room and bathroom were very clean, personel is very friendly and willing to help you with any issue. Very decent breakfast is on top floor, with nice view on Bosphorus and Asian side.
Location is perfect, some 100 meters from Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya, in very quit street.
Great value for money, highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Astoria, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed for 6 nights in December 2013/January 2013. The location is perfect for all the touristy sights, beds are very comfortable, breakfast is traditional and yummy, and hot water is plentiful! The staff was super sweet and accommodating - and were always available when needed. Only cons: the rooms are very small (like, besides the bed, only 1 open suitcase will fit in the room) and the bathrooms are quite cold.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Imola, Italy
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

one of the best place where i slept during my trips in 54 countries!prices are very cheap and great quality of breakfast!rooms are very clean(everyday)and bathrooms are with clean towels and hairdryer incuded...

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Tulip Guesthouse for three nights during our visit to Istanbul. The location is absolutely superb! Within walking distance you can visit some of the major attractions of Istanbul. Although the room was rather small, the bed was very comfortable and all was kept meticulously clean with fresh towels every day. We really liked the breakfast on the top floor with a view of the Bosporus. In short: great value for money and wonderful staff!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Smith, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

First the pros: Location is excellent, the cleaning lady and the other young assistant are delightful. The breakfast is also pretty good. This is more like a hostel with private rooms than a guest house.
Cons: Be very careful with the stairs they are dangerous. The bathroom was like a refrigerator and there are wires sticking out of the wall. Walls are tissue thin, can hear everything that goes on. The manager acts very strange. Every morning, watches the guests during breakfast. Only place in Turkey we've ever seen that. When tried to engage in conversation, was very cold. Also, when she discovered that our airport transfer was booked through another agency (one she advertises on her front desk!) and that it was only going to be 20 Euros total, she said that the ones she arranged were the same price. That's interesting. The e-mail she sent us prior to our arrival says: "We can arrange a pick up from Sabiha Gokcen Airport. It costs 55 Euro for the private car (up to 4 people)."

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Pros: Good location, quiet neighborhood, good breakfast, clean towels every day, the two assistants were very nice

Cons: very small room, really uncomfortable for two people, small bed
the bathroom was horrific, it is an icebox without any heating and an open window as vent, we were freezing in the shower and we both caught a bad cold (I would not recommend this place in winter) Moreover there were wires coming out of the wall, no bulb in the mirror lamp, no shelf.
The walls are paper thin, the place was noisy
They kept taking the soaps and shampoos from our bathroom without providing another one, I found these really strange

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here on our trip to Turkey for 4 weeks. It has a great location in Sultanahmet, within walking distance to many sites including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. It was the most wonderful, clean, friendly accommodation. The breakfast was unbelievable and the staff were exceedingly friendly and helpful. It was truly a wonderful experience, where we were made to feel like members of the family. Can't say enough to recommend this guest house to other travellers.

  • Stayed August 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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Address: Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No : 19 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 944 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Tulip Guesthouse 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Tulip, a beautiful little guesthouse nestled within the awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of the ancient Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. With views across the Marmara sea to the shores of the Asian continent you will at once find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere.Yes, the magic of Istanbul is before you. At the end of a busy day in this great city, at the Tulip guesthouse, tucked away from the bustle of the city on a quiet street, you will find a relaxing and enjoyable place to come home to. ... more   less 
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