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Big Apple Hotel

Cankurtaran Mah. Akbiyik Cad. Bayram Firini Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Big Apple Hotel
Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#133 of 1,736 Specialty lodging in Istanbul
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By air - we have a 24 hour pick-up service. We can collect you from the İstanbul Airport (Main Airport on the European side) for 45 € this cost is not only per person but for up to five people in total. Please meet at the Meeting Point pick up next to the information desk number 1. We will need to know your airline, flight number, arrival date and time. Please also specify if you are arriving at İstanbul airport or Sabiha Gocken airport. Please email us this information at least 24 hours before you are due to arrive.
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Property amenities
Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Children's television networks
Airport transportation
Paid private parking nearby
Secured parking
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Hand massage
Head massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Air purifier
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Arabic, Turkish
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Emrah K wrote a review Oct 2020
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Cosy place great location staff are so good and friendly silent also I recommend everyone to stay there you will never regret 😊 hostel are situated at the heart of the hagiasophia and at the very center it is very easy to reach there easy to find I must say
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
andrey wrote a review Sep 2020
2 contributions
it was a very good experience, warm hospitality, well comunicated, nice breakfast and great place to stay, its sparkling clean and have a good view. We feel like a home. The location was also excellent - just a couple of minutes walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Topkapı palace. The Sultanahmet tram station for tram T1 (which will take you to most places you may wish to visit) is only 5 minutes walk away. There is also a beautiful terrace on the top floor with wonderful views. I would definitely recommending Big Apple Hostel to everyone. Thank you all for a lovely stay! I woul definitely return here :)
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Date of stay: September 2020
Kayne D wrote a review Sep 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
After arriving in late and being welcomed by reception. To the continued friendly atmosphere and shared experience created I couldn't recommend this place any higher. When back in istanbul will stay again!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Maddy wrote a review Mar 2020
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I stayed at the Big Apple for five days. The biggest thing I have to say is that the staff were so friendly and helpful, they went above and beyond for everything. As a solo traveller especially this is really important. The hotel is clean, and the breakfast is really great with a big cooked spread. They also have a lovely roof terrace looking out across the Bosphorus on the horizon. The location is amazing for sightseeing, it's just a couple of minutes walk to the blue mosque and the hagia Sofia, and for the rest of the city there is a tram stop five minutes walk away which will take you everywhere. The reception staff at the hotel will explain how to get an Istanbul card for the public transport which is very cheap and frequent. Enjoy this place, I would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Hüseyin B wrote a review Feb 2020
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I recomend this hostel everyone. It was nice and clean hostel in the Sultanahmet area. They have really good breakfast for start the day. Staf very friendly and nice. Thank you so much for everyone and see you next time guys:))
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
$29 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Big Apple Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Big Apple Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.2 miles), Hagia Sophia (0.2 miles), and Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Big Apple Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Big Apple Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Big Apple Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, free breakfast, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Big Apple Hotel?
Yes, free public parking nearby, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Big Apple Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Divella Bistro Restaurant, Kosk 1981 Cafe & Restaurant, and Ottoman terrace fish & meat.
Does Big Apple Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Big Apple Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Big Apple Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Big Apple Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Arabic, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Big Apple Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia (0.2 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.2 miles).