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Dara Hotel Istanbul

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent location in the old city close to the Blue Mosque. There are 2 wings to this hotel and we stayed in the old wing. The rooms in the old wing seem bigger than the ones in the new wing. There is free wifi in the hotel. There is a lovely roof terrace with a beautiful view where breakfast is... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

As a first time visitor to Istanbul we found the frontline staff to be welcoming and helpful with travel tips. However, our initial reaction to our room was to find another hotel, as it did not live up to the previous reviews read. The rooms are clean and well maintained, but the shower is tiny. Also, there is a 2nd... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

This hotel whilst having a convenient position to walk everywhere and fairly friendly staff depending who is on duty did not live up to its expectations. It is a former Constantinople mansion. Rooms are minute and bathrooms even smaller. Light bulbs above vanity in bathroom removed/did not work nor are there light bulbs in all the overhead room light fittings.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

mne ochen nravilos etot hotel, ochen xaroshih raspalazhenie, ochen ochen blizko s aia Sophia & Sultanahmet mechet "Blue Mechet", ochen panravilos veranda gastinicu, ochen krasivi vid na more. THE BEST AND OUTSTANDING HOSPITALITY..

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Thank Medea T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Was here and felt completely homely on foreign land Great breakfast and staff was overwhelming to assist where needed They even gave us a early checkin of 6 hrs with breakfast without charge as we arrived at 8am the morning . This is as good as it gets where hotels are totally committed to guests comfort when you arrive tired... More 

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Thank Darawies S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Hotel is very nice and have comfortable rooms.Very close to all parts of the old town.They have the best stuffs manager Osman and receptionist Süleyman. Everything is very good. I m feel like I m at home,because I like the rooms of hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I will come there anytime. Very good accomodation! Parking in front! Nice breakfast! Heat was well and also aircondition. The stuff was good! I miss Aitaci and Yilmaz. Osman the manager very nice gay and the boss Abduraman the best. Very new and redecorated, very clean! I miss a lot

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I am very happy to come back and to stay in one wonderful hotel in Istanbul, in the middle of Sultanahmet historical area, to repeat my experience ....Like usually, the Dara hotel stool my heart....With the new decorations of the rooms hotel looks more and more special. The location, very close from Aya Sofia, from Blue Mosque, Topkapi Saray, grand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

One of the best staff and hotels in the old city. Hope you guys are doing well. Bed are very comfy always burning hot water. Food is great. Very easy to find. They speak English. Very very convenient to a lot of places

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Hello my friends from Dara hotel, my believed destination from Istanbul. It is the most beautiful hotel boutique I ever seen in my life! Here you feel like in your family...All the people is so kind, so smiling, so helpfull...and the rooms are so beautiful, after the new decoration , so clean....All is excellent ! I can not to forget... 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
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel Dara is located at the heart of the Old City in Istanbul. Historically, the building was once used as a sweet Ottoman mansion, which was renovated as a Hotel in 2009. Hotel Dara has 50 seat capacity with a rooftop restaurant. Along with a team of professional staff, it offers a great opportunity for its guests to have their rich breakfast while enjoying the mystical view of the Marmara Sea and the beautiful Sokollu Mehmet Pasa Mosque. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dara Hotel Istanbul

Address: Kuecuekayasofya Mah. Suterazisi Sokak No 25 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $26 - $189 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dara Hotel Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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#78 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#174 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#187 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
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