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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It was still being built and I would need a Bible to list all the things wrong. Am appalled that Expedia had as a hotel as they can never have checked them.Their was an open loo in the Reception the doors to this area fell of as they had no Hinges and their were no redeeming features John Whitwell

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Sterling, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I had booked online for my family of 5 with 3 small children and upon arrival to the hotel after a very long journey of 10 hours, they informed me that they had given my room to another customer and didn't have a room for me. They offered a room on the street that had only one bed, the room... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

When we arrived there in a group,they make us to wait for quite a long time. After some times, they finally told us that they did not have room because their hotel was in renovation. They should just told us earlier by email or something before we arrived there.then,they find for us a nearby hotel which is more expensive that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nice place with really helpful staff (friendly and always willing to advise). It´s very close to Topkapi, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosqe... There are also many restaurants, bars and shops in the neighborhood. I recommend!

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Gokhan1-HotelManager, Genel Müdür at Preferred Hotel Old City, responded to this review

Dear Guest; We thank you for recently visiting at our Hotel and the time taken to share your comment with us. We are honored to note your satisfaction with our service and that you had an excellent stay with us. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what... More 

Merida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Staff is Amazing and will go out of the way to help you ... it's great really ... some of the rooms are not the best quality but if you plan to walk every where in old town Istanbul and have a great location to train station, markets, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi. .. this place is amazing ... the... More 

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Gokhanbi, Genel Müdür at Preferred Hotel Old City, responded to this review

Dear Guest; We thank you for recently visiting at our Hotel and the time taken to share your comment with us. We are honored to note your satisfaction with our service and that you had an excellent stay with us. It is always encouraging for us to learn that our guests are satisfied with our services as it is what... More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hotel. Stayed there 2 days. Manager was really helpful. Showed and explained the main attraction areas and how to get there. Had a family room which was basic but clean and to the point. Bathroom was huge but not very appealing to go in for some reason. Breakfast had lots of variety. Staff was really friendly.... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights end June. Room was good. Excellent staff. The Manager Zafer and rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful.We were welcomed at the reception by Diar. While we waited for our room, he offered us Turkish coffee and it was a pleasure to have it sitting outside the hotel entrance. Another day, I wanted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I stayed at this hotel late June with 3 other friends. We booked through STA which was another mistake. When we arrived we were told they had no room available for the night and moved us to the hotel next door. The next day we went back and were told they will have something for us in the evening. In... More 

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I really can't believe people rate this hotel so high!!! Before choosing a hotel in Istanbul I read reviews and to be honest - I was cheated by the good reviews about this hotel. The only pluses of this hotel are the central location and friendly staff. First of all the hotel looked shabby from the outside, but we didn't... More 

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Islamabad Capital Territory, Pakistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Excellent hotel. Great staff. Very helpful. Available 24/7. Dayyar.. We cant forget the help extended by you. The breakfast had a large variety of items and eberything very tasty. Even the cruise rides and big buss were made Available from the hotel. Perfect location. Friendly & real neighbourhood. The street is full of restaurants and shopping places. It is near... 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"Centrally located in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet area, Historical Preferred Hotel Old City is situated only walking distance away from Istanbul’s popular historical attractions, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Spice and Grand Bazaars. Our hotel restoration took 3 years. İt is decorated with handy-crafts, engravings,forged iron, paintings, glassware, etc, which are reflecting Ottoman naval force history and different periods of Turkey's history. Historical Preferred Hotel Old City offers comfortable accommodations with traditional and modern features at it's best. Each room has LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, air condition and private bathrooms; some rooms provide sea view. Guests can enjoy breakfast with traditional Turkish specialties and some international classics at the restaurant of the hotel" ... more   less 

Additional Information about Preferred Hotel Old City

Address: Hocapasa Mah. Tayahatun Sokak No 15 Sirkeci, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $30 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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