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Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:4 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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#216 of 1,876 hotels in Istanbul
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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.
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Room & Suite (150)150
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Valet parking
Coffee shop
Rooftop bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Turkish
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djanopaul wrote a review Feb 2020
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It has been almost a year since we were in Turkey and I still think about our stay there and our time at the Rast Hotel. We had so much fun! The staff was super helpful, the rooms were clean, the breakfast was amazing-- I honestly think that was my husband's favorite part of the whole trip! Sevgi and Hazal took really good care of us every morning and made our day start out very special. We stayed in the Bosphorus Suite and loved it. Our balcony had an amazing view of all the wonderful landmarks, including the Blue Mosque. We loved sitting on the balcony, enjoying tea and lokum (Turkish delight) after a day of sightseeing. The hotel is located perfectly to walk to most everything we wanted to see. Will definitely return one day!
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Date of stay: May 2019
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KatsMom60 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bad Windsheim, Germany34 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a wonderful 5 days in Istanbul! Check-in was fast and efficient. The rooms were fine - had a refrigerator and kettle- and the beds were good. Getting in and out of the tub/shower would be a challenge for older guests. Sevgi' (sp?) and the other staff did a great job at breakfast. Coffee could be better and scrambled eggs would be nice, but that's the American in me coming out! Spent our last night drinking a glass of wine on the hotel terrace with the view of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and the Bosphorus! Unforgettable.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Definitely splurge on the suite! The view is amazing! The other rooms tend to be smallish, even...
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Elle wrote a review Jan 2020
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The hotel is located in a little street that crosses a bigger one, where you can find T1 Tram Line (one of the main lines that takes you basically to the main touristic places). This street is lively, full of restaurants and little shops to buy souvenirs (currency exchange offices are there as well). The area is generally full of typical restaurants and pastries. Then, most importantly, the hotel is at walking distance from the main places to visit: Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque (at the time of this review it is under restoration, unfortunately) Topkapi Palace and the Cistern. For all the rest, tramway is there. As for the hotel, it's well structured and rooms are comfortable. Maybe bathrooms could be renewed a bit. Room clean up is not fantastic: they tide up the room but floors are not vacuumed properly. Breakfast is nice and you have different choices. It's at the 6th floor and you have a wonderful view over the city and the sea. Special thanks to Batuhan and to Sengi at the breakfast floor. Sengi was always very nice and she was always ready to help with a smile. One point of which I was not happy was the fact that the building next to the hotel was having some works done and noise during the day was really annoying in the rooms. Finally, I recommend this hotel is you wish to be very close to main historical places to visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
samer eska wrote a review Dec 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
I stayed at the Rast Hotel, the stay was lovely, the service was amazing, the staff were so helpful and friendly, (especially Sevgi & Hazal), was so welcoming That too it is amazing to have breakfast in the trace with a great view of Hagia Sofia and Blue Mosque
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: the trace with a great view
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Sandra P wrote a review Nov 2019
Green Point, Australia3 contributions
I travelled on my own and not on any organised tour—i always felt safe and connected as I wandered, talked and watched life around me. At the Rast Hotel, one is surrounded by amazing historical places —Aya Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, little Aya Sofia, bazaars, great restaurants, trams, park, tour buses —marvellous. But, it is the people that you meet and share ideas and experiences with that make the difference. In the hotel, the staff were so helpful and friendly, making you feel part of the whole experience of Istanbul. The rooms were spotless and comfortable, the staff (especially Sevgi), were always willing to help you make the very best of your stay—thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: If you aren't happy with your allotted room speak to the concierge, they are very considerate.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rast Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Rast Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.2 miles), Alaaddin Gift Shop (0.05 miles), and Basilica Cistern (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rast Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Rast Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rast Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar and free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Rast Hotel?
Yes, free private parking nearby, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rast Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Loti Cafe & Roof Lounge, Kucukoglu Barbecue Restaurant, and Buhara Ocakbasi Restaurant.
Does Rast Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rast Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Rast Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Istanbul.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rast Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rast Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Arabic, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Rast Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Museum (0.3 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.2 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.3 miles).