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Hotel California Istanbul

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London
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Excellent location, close to all major sights, we only had to take a cab once during our 5 days stay. The price we paid was a bargain. We booked on-line and it was much cheaper than expected. staff were friendly and nice, they always offer us tea and coffee, not all of them could speak English but we never had...

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Absolutely recommend this hotel primarily because of its excellent location, 2 minutes to the station Cemberlitas, 5 minutes walk to the Grand Bazzar and 10 minutes from other attractions. Rooms are clean and tidy, solid breakfast, quiet street, the staff perfectly ... Next time, my choice would be again this hotel :):)

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Croatia
Reviewed April 24, 2012

First of all, this hotel has a great location, in just 10 minutes by foot you can arrive to the Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern..etc., which is one of the important thing tourists are searching for when they're planning their trip. The rooms are very tidy, clean and the towels are changed daily. Rooms aren't huge, but after...

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Reviewed April 14, 2012

Very convenient to all Istanbul sights. A/C and refrigerator not quite up to par. Clean, very small room.

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Nottingham, England,
Reviewed January 30, 2012

i recently stayed at this hotel with my friend january 2012 and we were amazed at how clean and nicely decorated the rooms were. great location, easy to get to main attractions and especially tram stop Cemberlitas which you can get to kabatas then underground to taksim. like under a 10 minute walk to blue mosque, hagia sophia and grand...

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Croatia
Reviewed January 20, 2012

Perfect location. Just around corner from main street ( tram station ) 10 minutes walking to blue mosque and Hagia Sofia.... Helpfull staff, great clean rooms and nice breakfast. Great value for veeery reasonable price. Recomended!

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Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed January 11, 2012

This hotel was very close to the tram stop Cemberlitas which is one stop away from the very touristy area, Sultanahmet. For the price it was amazingly clean, the showers had good water pressure and we never lacked hot water. There is also free Wifi :) The staff were really nice; even when my friends and I would come home...

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boston
Reviewed January 10, 2012

Clean quiet budget hotel. This was my second visit and I stayed 22 days this time. I hope to return. Helpful staff. Clean rooms. Turkish breakfast. Easy walking distance to historic sites and shopping.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 31, 2011

Cosy hotel at a great location.... right at the centre of Sultanahmet area. 2 mins walk from Cemberlitas tram station. All the main attractions in the old part of the city area are just few mins walk away. Room was cleaned and towels were changed daily. Breakfast menu was pretty basic and was not changed (for the five days I...

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Athens, Greece
Reviewed December 27, 2011

we stayed for 2 nights, great low budget hotel, nice room , the breakfast was full, very clean, the staff very helpful and all the famous monuments in walking distance..

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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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Additional Information about Hotel California Istanbul

Address: Eminsinan Mah. Camii Sok. No:55 Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $18 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“all rooms similar, the one front of the elevator is smaller”
 of 5 bubbles 164monikav, Jan 5, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window”
 of 5 bubbles JPDP, Aug 25, 2012 | Read review
“room on 1st floor seemed to have a better wifi connection than that on 3rd.”
 of 5 bubbles Zenon55, Jun 28, 2012 | Read review
“Try asking in advance for a room that has a window or view, as middle rooms had no daylight...”
 of 5 bubbles Jenz_nottm, Jan 30, 2012 | Read review
“Book a three person room - we used the extra bed for luggage.”
  • Small but clean room with an extra bed for luggage
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 of 5 bubbles DEBAND56, Oct 30, 2011 | Read review
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