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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro: breathtaking view of bosphorus strait and brigde, eminonu pier, roof of sirkeci train station, galata bridge and tower. close to sirkeci tram stop, eminonu pier and marmaray sirkeci metro stop. lot of restaurants serve mainly turkish cuisine and fast food. I love the location which is in between Sultanahmet and Taksim area - the hotel is easy to find... More 

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Maldives
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The hotel is quite small and on a quiet corner. However there are street food everywhere around and a train station nearby. You can go to all required places by a 5-10 mins walk - even the grand bazaar. I stayed in this hotel twice. Rooms are small. But can be bit loud as it is next to street.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Amazingly close to everywhere, the Bazaars, two Mosques, we took from the Airport the train that leaves us in Sirkeci, a station in front of the hotel, shopping places everywhere, Restaurants, the services of the hotel are A plus the breakfast buffet delicious, booking a tour or a shuttle bus was so easy, the housekeeping are helpful and friendly,our room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

location location location. this hotel is located in the main attraction district. the staff very help full and the view from the hotel is amazing. u can save lots of money staying there and its easy access by train and metro. from air port take metro to aksaray stop, than walk about 5 mintues to tramp stop and than its... More 

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Volos, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Close to everything near tram stop, Eminonu transfer boats. The rooms are very small, need maintenance, smelling bathroom, no elevator. Nice breakfast good coffe. The staff is extemely friendly and helpfull. Overall is not worth this price as there are many cheaper same quality hotels in the surrounding.

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Llandeilo, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was booked by a friend. It turned out to be a clean, very reasonably priced hotel with an extremely helpful staff. Emir, the manager, gave us great help and advice during our stay. The lady cleaning the rooms was a delight, speaking good English and making sure we were comfortable. Good breakfast provided. Good free Wifi. The hotel has... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Excellent location, within walking distance to many of the tourist attractions. My room had a fantastic view of the Galata tower. Typical Turkish breakfast but very good. Friendly staff. I wasn't feeling well my second night and the staff had soup delivered for me. The room was small but most importantly, clean and comfortable. No problems with WiFi or TV... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We used Room 102 for a very short stay. At 80 TL = 40 CAD, I thought the location, the front desk service and room quality were good value for the money. A hostel for 2 people would have probably cost more and provided less. The pros first: 1) Excellent location just behind the Sirkeci train station. 2 min max... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we arrived at Esen Hotel, we were offered a room on the first floor across the road. As this had no views from the window we asked if we could be given a room with a view. Bearing in mind the location of this hotel near the waterfront, it seemed a shame not to have views to match. The... More 

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Miskolc, Hungary
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The hotel is close to the main attractions. Most just a few minutes walk. Located in the metro maturity behind the hotel. Bit noisier than average, but not annoying! The staff is nice and helpful. The breakfast is not plentiful, but a few days bearable point. (3 kinds of cheese, two kinds of sausage, + butter, jam, honey, etc ...)... 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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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Grand Esen Hotel offers air conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi, just a 2-minute walk from the Sirkeci Train Station. Guests can enjoy free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Esen Hotel’s guest rooms include a satellite TV, minibar and tea-and-coffee making facilities. As from the 3rd floor, the rooms feature wide views of The Bosphorus. Guests of The Esen Hotel can enjoy a rich breakfast buffet in ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grand Esen Hotel

Address: Hocapasa Mahallesi, Orhaniye Caddesi, No:36 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $23 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Esen Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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