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Gencturk Cad. No: 39 Laleli, Istanbul 34470 Turkey
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#381 of 2,444 hotels in Istanbul
Location
4.4
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4.4
Service
4.3
Value
4.3
Hotel Buyuk Keban is located in ''Old City'' Istanbul therefore it is close to all touristic attractions and shopping districts. It is 500mt.`s away from Aksaray tram station and it is accessible from the airport via metro. Hotel has 131 rooms including single, twin, double rooms and family suites. Also, hotel has disabled rooms - and whole hotel is disabled accessible. Our rooms are equipped with shower, telephone, safe, mini-bar, satellite LCD TV, seating unit, hair dryer and FREE Wifi for our guests.We are confident that you will enjoy accommodating at Hotel Buyuk Keban...We are looking forward to see you here in Istanbul.Regards,Hotel Buyuk Keban Management
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Breakfast buffet
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Non-smoking hotel
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Aggeliki Ι wrote a review Sep 18
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The pillows and sheets are used and dirty. The towels dirty too.The douse glass is broken..The most unpleasant experience...The staff is rude and other traveller's of the group had the same problems..We were obligated to search another hotel in midnight as we arrived then.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jacob Mathias wrote a review Oct 2019
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates1129 contributions149 helpful votes
Its a property from the 70s and still retains the look and feel. Will start with the good, the hotel is located in the old town and is close to almost every point of interest. Very close to the metro and tram lines, commute around the city is a breeze from this place. Lot of options for food as well around, so you wont be starving at any time. Now the not so great, first of all the rooms are very small and has not much of room to move around. The AC hardly works and the room can get very stuffy! (we were in 112). The only option to breathe is to keep the window open, but that makes it extremely noisy! The bed is a miniature version twin bed, fits 2 with quite a bit of adjustment! The washroom too is a tight fit with the commode squeezed into a tight corner. Who ever designed the space did not use much sense and have applied rough wall texturing next to the already tight commode space! Both me and my wife got scratched a few times on the wall. The cleanliness is not too great as well. The commode is stained and the linen is no more white! Breakfast is vary basic, felt mostly out of compulsion! No bottled water or a kettle in the room. You have to step out of the room to get some from the common dispenser. No toiletries except the soap dispenser kept in the shower n basin. You'll keep asking them for tissues n soap refills!! Staff too are average, and a lil pushy. You ask them for any directions and before even you finish they would've picked up the phone to make a reservation for you somewhere or to call a cab for you! My advice, in case if you are allocated with a first floor room, ask for a change of room immediately. Theres a sheesha place right below and stays open really late into the night, with very noisy customers.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Shveta P wrote a review May 2019
Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions7 helpful votes
I'm going to divide this review into 10 parts.. Comfort, Service, Cleanliness, Value for Money, Location, Breakfast, Bed, Necessary Facilities, Additional Facilities & Communication to Staff. (Half a point for each) The staff & service at the reception only is good. They are doing their best with their work. Location: good.. however earlier in my last trip in 2010 I thought the old town was cheaper but now I felt Taksim is cheaper in terms of food & alcohol. Plus the vibe in Taksim & around is super young. The old town takes a day to see, so may be dividing your stay between the two sides would be a better choice. This is at no fault of the hotel. They are at 10 mins walking from both the Blue & Green Line Station. Comfort: for me is a perfect bed after walking almost 15000 steps every day to see Istanbul. The bed was so small that husband & me found it difficult to sleep normally. Further, the quilt was so small that one of us took the quilt & the other took sheet of the quilt :( The bed is not so comfortable the size just aggravated the issue. Cleanliness: This is in the top three things I need in any hotel. I'm not asking for a OCD cleaning, but cleaning the room & bathroom floor with a mop or brush maybe alternate day is mandatory. This cannot be expected here, they use to only change the towels daily & sheets every alternate day. I even spoke to the reception & told them the job is not being done well. But still no improvement. Value for Money: This is decided on location, service & how is the room. I would say one out of three. So No. Breakfast: It's very limited & frankly not great maybe good. I have had Turkish Breakfast several times. And this is not even close. They do cakes, bread, salad, cheese, one egg kind, one or two beef kind & bacon with tea & coffee. If you are vegan or vegetarian this is going to be difficult. Even though we are meat eaters we ate breakfast everyday from outside with recommendations from Zomato. Further, when you are entering the breakfast area they write 'if you have a early morning flight, the hotel can arrange for one' We informed the hotel two days in advance that we are going for a one night trip to Cappadocia but no one offered this service & then the day before we flew I saw the sign & called the reception to request for it but they refused saying they don't do it. Then.. why the sign?? Necessary Facilities: They do not have a Kettle. They have this weird thing of hot & cold water dispensing machine near the lift. If you wanna have to have a small quick cup of coffee.. you gotta get outside in your PJs to get a glass of hot water! I understand NOT providing limited free water per day, Toiletries in dispensers (Handwash & Shampoo only), Iron & Tissue but Kettle why not? Most towel are worn out, we got good ones one day & not so good ones the other. The iron stand & iron is available near the lift for a charge of 2TL. Additional Facilities: Budget Hotel so didn't expect. Communication to Staff: It's a 50-50 some can & some can't. Thanks to Google Translate the rest 50 was a long typing conversation! Hope this hotel doesn't let down your experience in Istanbul.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms in the front side of the hotel have a view
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Deepakpun33 wrote a review May 2019
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Good but could be better If a little adjustment for late check out according to situation little change in Brekfast for different test in a different days Safe box should be include Other things are nice Staff very good and fast service
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ali S wrote a review Nov 2018
Athens, Greece154 contributions89 helpful votes
We just came back from our trip to Istanbul. We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights. First of all our room when we checked in was not ready. The system of ventilation was not effective, the room was smelling all the time. The breakfast buffet is nothing great about. Only the soup they offer is good. The coffee quality is something very bad. Also, there is only 1 elevator for 5 floors and hundreds of guests. Generally, we wouldn't choose this hotel again.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Amir wrote a review Oct 2018
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Lobby, rooms, meeting room, bar, and the restaurant have poor ventilation. Rooms have a window but all other spaces are ugly and gloomy especially the bar and the restaurant. The breakfast is not good either. Rooms are okay but as usual not as good as you can see in the pictures. The hotel is surrounded by many mosques and you have to wake up at 5 am or 6 am because they make some noises. Also, the surrounding streets are almost always noisy, cars hoots, peoples walk in and out and... Also, you get disconnected from wifi now and then. Only the reception could speak English almost good enough.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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linascorza wrote a review Aug 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia12 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed in hotel Buyuk Keban with a group tour Aug. 2018. I would not have booked the hotel given the mediocre rating. The location is OK (6-7 minute walk to the tram that takes you to most tourist attractions) but it is not walking distance to any of them except perhaps the Grand Bazar. Another plus for the location is that it is in a relatively nice residential neighborhood, close to a park. Everything else about this hotel sucks - the single budget room (only one available to me on this tour) was tiny. I could barely fit in the shower (and I am petite and not heavy). The towels and bedcover were ripped from use. I asked for a non smoking quiet room. The room had a "Do not smoke" sticker, but smelled of residual smoke. There was no noise from the street, but plenty from other hotel visitors from adjacent rooms. The breakfast, cleanliness and service leave a lot to be desired. There is no room service menu and no receipts are given when you order, so I felt I was overcharged every time I used the service or had anything in the restaurant. The phone did not work when I arrived, but the receptionist had it fixed as soon as I brought the problem to his attention. My room was not cleaned every day and on the occasions when it was cleaned, the cleaner was not thorough. The free wifi was not secure, so I opted not to use it. On the plus side - the bellboy was very good. When I left, he helped me get a cab and brought my bag to the nearest taxi stand. I would not stay in this hotel again and I do not recommend it.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Alireza G wrote a review Jul 2018
Tabriz, Iran11 contributions7 helpful votes
There was a big problem in rooms. The size of bath was very small. We couldn,t enter to W.C. easily . The accomodations are old. Some stuff ,especially in dinning ,were rude. The price compareably to other hotels was high due to quality.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ivica B wrote a review Oct 2017
20 contributions5 helpful votes
Rooms look like WC at bus station in NYC.AC not worket.Broken Shower and door.All service at hotwl dont speak english.Jast positice for this hotel is location.no iron in rooms the charge 2us dollars for iron.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Noosha wrote a review Oct 2017
Isfahan, Iran33 contributions32 helpful votes
I read the reviews before booking and I was like “wow, this hotel looks so good”. But it was a disaster because of its location. It’s so noisy. There is a mosque next to the hotel that wakes you up with “azan” every morning. Anyway The breakfast is ok. Staff are polite. Its clean. But unfortunately we didn’t have a good night sleep at all. I won’t go back there again! And don’t recommend it to anyone.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled with friends
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$54 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Buyuk Keban
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Nearby attractions include Sehzade Mehmet Mosque (0.1 miles), Valens Aqueduct (Bozdogan Kemeri) (0.3 miles), and Laleli Mosque (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lotiz Lounge & Hookah, Byzantion Bistro & Restaurant, and Beso Restaurant Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Hotel Buyuk Keban have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Buyuk Keban offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Buyuk Keban have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Buyuk Keban offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Buyuk Keban located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Istanbul.
Does Hotel Buyuk Keban offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Buyuk Keban?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (1.3 miles), Basilica Cistern (1.2 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (1.3 miles).