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Rast Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed 6 night, pick up from the airport was complementary. This hotel is a gem in the best position close to the main tram line and historical old town. The room cleaning services were however, poor however. The terrace breakfast became rather repetitive and boring. I wouldnt stay here longer than a couple of nights next time. The best... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Rast Hotel is very conveniently located in Sultanahmet with super easy access to all important must-see places in Istanbul. Our favorite part though was the roof-top terrace where you can have breakfast or just have a drink. The pictures does not convey well the experience of being in this terrace. One word only: AMAZING. Staff was very friendly and helpful.... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Taxi drivers in Istanbul are crazy. The ride to this hotel from the Airport was pretty interesting. Beautiful views on the ride to this hotel and it was at least a 25 minute drive. The hotel is located in the historic district of Istanbul on the European side. The hotel is on a brick side street within a few feet... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay in the heart of the old city and the historical area of Sultanehmet We feel like home with family No need to mention names. They are all great. Location , staff , food and services are all good and nice. It is our favorite place at all times we visit Istanbul.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I had a long layover and didnt get to my hotel until ~10:30/11 pm - by this time, their restaurant was closed and no room service. The staff had an excellent recommendation for a restaurant just around the corner that I definitely enjoyed. The room was tidy, but was a little old appearing and there was mold in my shower... More 

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Bursa, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've stayed here twice and both times I was very impressed with the quality available for the price. This isn't the cheapest hotel you're going to find in Turkey, but here is why I think it's worth the extra money: Location: This place, first and foremost, is easy to find. If you've ever wandered up and down and all around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

The Rast hotel is in the perfect location for anyone who wants to visit Istanbul. Centrally located next to all the main spots (majority walking distance) including tram, bus and metro links. Me and my family were more than satisfied. The location is ideal for anyone who's going to be out and about, which I hope everyone does in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Avery well located hotel in the heart of the historical part of the city. the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Cistern and the Grand Bazaar are within walking distance. The rooms are just ok. However, the view from the breakfast room is really wonderful. Breakfast is varied and delicious. staff very hospitable.

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Wheaton Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

The Rast Hotel is a lovely well kept hotel within walking distance to all the tourist sites. The rooms are perfect sized, loved our room with balconey overlooking the street. Breakfast choices were varied with hot and cold choices and alternated daily. We stayed Feb. 5&6, 2016. The evening manager, Hape was a delight, greeted us whenever we walked through... More 

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Kaeng Khoi, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I can only but endorse the numerous very positive reviews of Rast Hotel. - the location is perfect for exploring Sultanahmet by foot - the Hotel is better than the 3 star rating, my room was excellent - the room rate price is very reasonable - the views from the Rooftop breakfast terrace are spectacular. I very much look forward... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
Sultanahmet
With so many unmissable attractions within a mere stroll of each other – and all set around the site of an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to retain an air of peace and calm. It offers visitors a significantly less celebrated but nonetheless pleasant network of quaint lanes and side streets, majestic panoramas of the Bosphorus, and an impressive assortment of accommodation options for all budgets and tastes.
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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At this perfectly located hotel, you can enjoy your breakfast every morning while admiring the spectacular views of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Bosphorus and Princess Islands. Most of the old city's attractions, including Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and the Topkapi Palace, are practically on your doorstep. After exploring these great sites, come back and feel the warm and kind atmosphere at the Rast Hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rast Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No 4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $41 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Rast Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#138 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#189 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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