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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Called first to ask if I could check in early. Emailed directions to a location --- Was not #26. They must have various properties. Wound up some other place on a street which looked like it would be be spooky for a woman alone coming back after dinner. No one on premises at night. Narrow 3 story building. No exterior... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Do not book this hotel! This hotel no longer functions! I just came back from Istanbul and I was forced to stay in a different hotel. The hotel is now Sefa Hotel and the room I received did not have a windowa and was so small that two people could not stand in it. The new owners use Vica Guest... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Vica Guest House is, indeed, a guest house (6 rooms?). But it's clean and safe. Our room was on the top floor and the only complaint I have is the bathroom- really small and there was a weird smell to the water (although I think that's Istanbul's issue, not Vica Guest House's). It's in a GREAT location- 5 minutes from... More 

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Grenoble, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Other than the AMAZING LOCATION and DELICIOUS RESTAURANT (not on premis) -- the hotel is basic and simple. My television didn’t work upon arrival but it was quickly fixed. The cable had a few English speaking channels and the in room internet was a plus. (The restaurant has wi-fi as well.) Overall, if you’re a history junkie (like me) and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

After a 9 hour flight from Toronto, and traveling with my 4 year old daughter & husband, I was delighted and relieved to be greeted by such a friendly and helpful staff (albeit not much English spoken.)  The room was neat, small and comfortable. During our 10 day stay, every concern/issue we had was quickly rectified.  Example, our leaky shower... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2011

When we arrived at the hotel for check-in they immediately requested full payment for all 4 nights prior to seeing rooms. They wanted cash, and luckily I only had limited cash and thus paid with credit card. The entire procedure was already sketchy. Since Vica guesthouse had no rooms available we were shown to a room in "Vicapalace" or "Fatima... More 

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vica g, Guest Relations Manager at Vica Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We would like to offer our sincerest apologies for your frustrations and disappointments during your stay at Vica's Guest House and address each of your points. 1) PAYMENTt: Yes, we require payment upon check-in and this policy is now reflected on our web and booking pages. 2) ROOM QUALITY: ALL rooms have working air-condidtion, plasma... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

This guesthouse is not at all as described on its own website or various hotel booking sites. Our rooms were very cramped and even though we booked two rooms as a family, we were two floors apart, and the bathrooms were basic and extremely tiny. The biggest disappointment was that the promised roof top terrace is non-existent, and we were... More 

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vica g, Guest Relations Manager at Vica Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we apologize for your disappointing stay at Vica Guest House. We would like to address each of your points: NOT AS DESCRIBED: We always try to honestly represent our budget property which offers more services than most budget properties in the area. We are updating our site to ensure guest have realistic expectations regarding... More 

Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

MY second trip to go back to İstanbul. I stay in the guest house and it is simple and clean place. room is so roomy and cozy. location is closed to the marmara sea and blue mosque. stuff are friendly eventhough he does not speak english well. it is a good place for a long stay. i highly recommend.

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vica g, Guest Relations Manager at Vica Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your Tripadvisor review. We work hard to please our guests and it warms us with gratitude that your enjoyed your stay. Warm regards, Lia More 

san francisco
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

Full disclosure: I never stayed at this hotel. Not because I didn't want to, I booked 3 nights through Venere and the reviews and the price could not be beat. But when I arrived there, at 5 pm the night of May 29, there was no one staffing the reception. I waited for OVER AN HOUR for the staff to... More 

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vica g, Guest Relations Manager at Vica Guest House, responded to this review

We deeply cherish our guest & customers and would like to take the time to address your concerns: CHECK IN -- We offer 24/7 check-in and the front office is always staffed between 8-5. Afterward a night receptionist takes over. Unfortunately your arrival coincided with a "no-show" employee. We are a small establishment (only 7 rooms) with a skeleton staff... More 

Porto Alegre, RS
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2011

The rooms are clean and comfortable. Great location and service. I recommend this hotel.

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Thank TatianaGomes
vica g, Guest Relations Manager at Vica Guest House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We aim to please and are content knowing your stay was a success. Warm regards, Guest Relations Manager 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 Internet
  • Free Breakfast
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Vica Guest House is a budget hotel located in the heart of old Istanbul. Within walking distance to all the major sites of the Sultanahmet -- St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar and the Marmara Sea ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vica Guest House

Address: Kuecuekayasofya Mah. Aksakal Sokak No 26 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $50 - $75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Vica Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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