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“Tulip was Great!!!” 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 #61 of 944 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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“Tulip was Great!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Tulip guesthouse was a wonderful and welcome surprise. I had booked at another hotel which turned out to be twice the quoted price when I arrived. I ended up walking around Sultanahmet and stumbled upon Tulip. The rooms are clean and feel fresh, the owners bend over backwards to make you feel welcome and help you with anything you need and they were less than half the price of the original hotel I had booked. I would HIGHLY recommend staying at Tulip!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Tulip gusethouse was a perfect choice for our trip to Istanbul. The place was clean, located near the main sightseeing spots such as Sulntanahmet cammi or Hagia sophia but still quite and cozy. The staffs were very friendly.. and the breakfast??? Breakfast was more than pefect. I can still taste that homemade jams.. :) Highly recommended for everone!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We spend a weekend in Istanbul exploring some of the major sites and Tulip was a great home to do it from. Esin was very helpful and even guided us to a restaurant that did not charge tourist prices and yet had all the classic Turkish food. The breakfast is generous and with a delightful view of the sea and across to Asia.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms are small...great for a night or two but not super for hanging out. Compare rooms...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The rooms at Tulip Guesthouse are beautiful and the staff are lovely, so helpful. We stayed in a twin room which had a private bathroom which was clean and modern. The location is great as just off the main sultanahmet restaurant street and close to blue mosque, hagia sofia and tram stop. Check out the library down the stairs for book swap opportunities!

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Paris, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

On my way to Teheran I had the opportunity to discover the old city thank's because I made the perfect choice I think with Tulip GH : ideal location, nice place, very good value, lovely staff ... in two words: great deal!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a small establishment in the "old town", about 5+ minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Mosaics Museum, Topkapi Palace. And about a zillion restaurants (but the street the hotel is in is small and quiet). In 10 minutes you can walk to a tram stop and catch a tram to where the ferries are at Eminönü - or go on foot in about maybe 30 minutes. The Grand Bazaar is also within (longish) walking distance. So the location really can't be beaten.

As everyone else has said, the staff are really friendly (hello Esin!) and the rooms comfortable and spotless. Our room was small but we managed to find enough stowage space for all our stuff. The wifi worked fine. (And yes, the spiral staircase is steep, but we're over 70 and we managed it!)

What marked the breakfast out from some comparably-priced places we stayed at in other cities was that there was protein (boiled eggs, cheese) and wonderful sliced fresh fruit - as well as rolls, tomatoes, cake, nutella-equivalent, and a lot of Turkish savoury dishes. One may use the kettle from lunchtime on.

A tip: In our experience, bathrooms in continental Europe often smell a bit "drainy" - unless the drainhole in the floor has been closed up. We found that putting the wastebin over the drainhole helped a lot with that. (NB the bathroom was spotlessly clean.)

The staff are all women, but Esin arranged for a young man to be on hand to help us take our luggage downstairs on the morning we left - there's no lift. (When we arrived and checked in early early in the morning we left our stuff at the front desk, and by the time we reappeared later in the day it had been taken upstairs for us.)

All in all we thought it was a very good place to stay, and excellent value for money. We have no hesitation at all in recommending it!

The hotel arranged for us to be picked up at the airport - we arrived at 5am so were very glad of that, even though it wasn't particularly cheap.

Room Tip: Maybe ask about room size. The "sea view" isn't all that different from the street vie...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This is a super clean and friendly guesthouse in a great location. Rooms are very small, so it is a little hard to maneuver around normal-sized luggage. The staircase is narrow and steep, so older or less agile folks should request a first floor room. Breakfast was served in a cozy room upstairs with a nice view. Staff were friendly and eager to be of assistance. It was certainly a great value for the area.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 #61 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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