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Hotel Sphendon

#212 of 1,110 Hotels in Istanbul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a family of four and booked two rooms in the hotel. The hotel has an old world charm to it and gives off an extremely homely vibe. The rooms are clean and functional, and are maintained well by the staff on a daily basis. The location is one of the best parts about the hotel. It is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Istanbul by myself and staying at Sphendon Hotel was the best choice i could have made... First because the hotel has a great location, u can find a lot of good restaurants and markets at the sourroundings and it only takes a 10 min walk to get to center Sultanahmet where all the main atractions like Blue... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We stayed 4 nights at Hotel Sphendon at the beginning of our trip. We took advantage of the arranged transfer from the airport. Our room was clean and adequate in size. There was a nice variety for breakfast and everything was fresh each day. The hotel is in a quiet area though not far from the Hippodrome and the related... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

The experience was great. We booked directly from website and got a discount for the long stay. The reception was welcoming, the interior has been renovated from the ones you see in the older pictures, so it looked very nice. The rooms are very small, but this is the case with most of the hotels of such type in Istanbul.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Our stay at the Sphendon Hotel truly was one of the best parts of our trip to Turkey. I decided to book it after reading endless reviews and I'm so glad I did. Everything about our stay was wonderful and I loved it so much that on our way back through Istanbul, I canceled another reservation so we could have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

everything was perfect , the staff especially Younes and Moundhir . clean rooms, excellent breakfast . i wish there were english, french or arabic tv channels instead of turkish ones only . great location ,i loved every single day in there ,you guys should try it. and i am coming there again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Wow this hotel is at great price I booked for whole week needless to say the guys who work there as front desk is very nice and gives you a advise about tours and what places to see and whats not worth seeing as your time is already limited. I really enjoyed stay here and one thing to consider is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

My wife and I wanted to visit Istanbul last April and decided to book at Sphendon Hotel due to its good reviews (on this and other booking sites) and great price. Thankfully the Reviews were quite accurate: The hosts are very hospitable, the rooms are clean and tidy, and the location is fantastic. The hotel is very close to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

All of the staff were very helpful and accommodating. the bed was comfortable. The breakfast was good and the hotel is located about 8-10 minutes on foot from the blue mosque and the metro. there is a small bazaar nearby to buy nice gifts. If/When I return to Istanbul I will definitely stay here. Oh and the call to prayer... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

5 days was wonderful in istanbul. Location good and wonderful people in sphendon. Great hospitality. Wonderful atmosphere and authentic decorations. Clean rooms and toilet. Walking distance to blue mosque, hagia sophia, topkapi and many more tourist spots. Many restaurants available just around the corner. Mini mart just beside the hotel. Very convenient.

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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
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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
İstanbul Sphendon Hotel - an historical and charming family-run special class hotel offering the charm, quality, cleanliness, comfort, accommodation and lodging in a select homey atmosphere. Hotel is located in the centre of the historical peninsula, Sultanahmet-İstanbul. We are ideally located within two minutes walk to the most important Ottomon & Byzantine monuments of Turkey such as St. Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern and not more than ten minutes to The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Sphendon

Address: Eminonu, Akbiyik Degirmeni Sk, 50, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $31 - $70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Sphendon 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Hotel Style:
#50 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#63 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#113 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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