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Rast Hotel

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

Well, because they lost our booking! Several months before we arrived we had email contact to book our stay, then extend it, confirm the room we had booked and organise to be collected from the airport on arrival. Sadly we were not picked up and when we finally arrived at the hotel by taxi we were shown to a shoe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

Excellent small hotel located in the heart of the old town of Istanbul, just a few steps away from the most important monuments (Blue Mosque, Aghia Sophia, Gran Bazar etc... Great staff ready to help and give information. The rooms are comfortable - although a bit small, but very clean. Absolutely breathtaking view from the breakfast room. Breakfast is rich... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

Right in the centre of Sultanahmet district, within walking distance to Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. In fact we had a beautiful view of these two hotels everyday at breakfast from the roof terrace of the hotel. Surrounded by trendy cafes, restaurant and in the same block as a McDonalds, if Turkish food is not your cup of tea.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2010

We had a pleasant stay with this beautiful hotel. A friendly place to stay where they make you feel at home. Serdar one of the helpful staffs gives an informative and very interesting facts about the ancient city of Istanbul! The excellent service and location definitely a wonderful experienced! This is the perfect choice for Istanbul. Superb accomodations in an... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2009

When my father and I decided to journey to Istanbul for a quality time and a cultural experience, we were unaware of the friends we would make...the life long friends! We are already planning a return trip this summer out of the desire to reunite ourselves with our friends at the Rast as well as the people we had met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

Just been for a week, and this hotel is central to all the local sites, great view of the blue mosque from the roof top restaurant and a stones throw from great places to eat, shop and the tram. It is smack in the middle of the old city. Staff were excellent and could not do enough to help, from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2009

you can walk to Blue Mosque, The Grand Bazzar, etc. You are in the middle of the historic town and it is very easy to get around. We stayed in a Suite which was on the (top floor) 5th floor. The suite (which is one of the two suites in the hotel) has a large balcony with table & chairs... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2009

I visited Istanbul in September for a business trip and my company had chosen this Hotel. I liked it when I saw the pictures. However, it was more than those pictures. First of all, it is located at the center of the Istanbul which was very important for us. Second, our rooms were cleaned everyday. Moreover, we could see Bosphorus... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2009

Boutique-style hotel in the center of the historic area of Sultanemet about 3 or 4 blocks from the HagiaSophia,Blue Mpsque, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazaar Modestly priced with a full buffet breakfast on the top floor terrace overlooking the city. Free internet access, large room with TV, minibar etc. Large bathroom with shower, toilet, etc. Helpful staff. Can't ask for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2009

This is a nice, new hotel in an excellent location. I really can not find much that I did not really like. The complementary airport pickup was wonderful (and we were three hours delayed so that pickup was at 1am!), the breakfast and view were spectacular, the staff was extremely friendly. The rooms were very nice and larger than I... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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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  • Suites
  • 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 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rast Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
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Rast Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#138 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#189 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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