We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Minel Hotel

Show Prices
#197 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Minel Hotel
Minel Hotel
Panoramas (3)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

493 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Minel Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 353: English reviews
Guelph, Canada
Reviewed June 2, 2015

I agree with many of the recent posts. Very small, very clean rooms with a bit of a view. This hotel is located on a quiet side street, just off the main tram line (nice restaurant at corner too) close to the Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque district. No elevators if thats an issue. Staff are helpful and friendly. Our...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DougupinCanada
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind comments and choosing our hotel. we are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hoping to host you again in our hotel. wishing you all the best Minel Hotel

Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Stayed in this hotel 5 nights and we loved it,very kind stuff and helped us our trip,breakfast was so nice,close to all public transport and museums at old city,will feel like home,thank you so much,see you next time

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Alfredstein
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We were also happy to host you in our hotel and glad to hear this nice comments from you. Our goal is to make our valued guest to feel like home away home. Hope to see you in the future. Best wishes Minel Hotel

Baildon, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 31, 2015

Located on a quiet cobbled side street so no traffic noise. But only around the corner from Gulhane tram stop & based in the heart of the old city - what a wonderful location. The hotel is clean & comfortable with lovely bright decor. The rooms are quite small but perfectly adequate. Lovely bathroom with finishing touches such as convenient...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dogsspotter
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your nice comments. Also thanks for taking time to write a very detailed comments which made us very happy to hear from you. Hope to see you in the future in your next visit Istanbul Best Wishes Minel Hotel

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed May 27, 2015

I have read Tripadviser before chose this Hotel and really apprceiate. We stay here on 21-23 May. The location is perfect as it is near every well known places such as Aya Sophie, Blue Mosqe even the Tram station (Gulhane). We can walk from Tram station just 100-200 metres. Super convenience. Room is quite tiny, but clean. All of staffs...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Superpoohpooh
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for your kind comments and also thanks for choosing us for your accommodateion. we are very happy to hear this from you. Hoping to accommodate you in your next trip to Istanbul. Best wishes Minel Hotel

Bandung, Indonesia
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Minel Hotel is the best place to stay in Istanbul, because: - Our room is small but cozy and warmth, with super comfy bed and have a good view to the street from window.. - We also very very enjoyed by the breakfast menu that Minel had, sooo delicious - And we love the super friendly staff who helped us...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank rama a
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rama, Thanks alot for your nice comments. we are very glad that you were satisfied from our service and we think that we are on the correct path to make our valuable guests happy. wishing you all the best Minel Hotel

Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Minel Hotel for one night only as a stop over on the way to Africa at the end of April. The booking process and airport transfer were very easy to organise and worked smoothly. The breakfast was lovely and the owners took the time to help us plan our journey back to the airport via tram....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank LauraHH28
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you very much and so happy to hear the nice words from you eventhough you have stayed very short time with us. As you said, we will also be happy to see you in here again. best regards Minel Hotel

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a two night stay before traveling around Turkey. Small rooms which are neat, clean and modern. Modern bathroom, no tea making facilities which I really like to have so that's my only wished for improvement. Location is absolutely brilliant for sightseeing, quick walk to Aya Sofia or Cistern basilica etc so super convenient. Great host, friendly and helpful with...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sailqueen
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking time to write nice comments out us. we are very happy to hear this from you and hoping to see you in the future again if you can make it. We are sending you our warmest regards Minel Hotel

Wirral
Reviewed May 11, 2015

In a gridlocked city you want a hotel in the old town where you can walk to all the main attraction and there is a good choice of restaurants close by. The Minel is in the perfect location, only 5 minutes from the blue mosque etc, but as it is tucked away in a quiet side street you also get...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank researcher59
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thanks for taking time to comment about us and also thanks for choosing our hotel. We are very happy to hear that you were satisfied from our service. We are sending you our warmest regards Minel Hotel

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

We stated in this lovely small hotel in İstanbul Old town area.. They serve great breakfast and very friendly staff.. Close by the blue mosque, hogia sophia, topkapı palace and all the museums, just 5 minutes walking distance..

 Report
Helpful?
Thank devid s
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for choosing our hotel and for your nice words. We were also so happy to host you in our hotel during your stay in Istanbul. We wish you all the best in your life and hope to accommodate you in the future. Best regards Minel Hotel

Tianjin, China
Reviewed April 21, 2015

I spend 2 night in this hotel.The location is just perfect, it take me no more 5mins to walk to the fantastic blue mosque and aya sofia. The room is nice and clean. The staffs are really friendly and helpful.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nzuo
Minelhotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Minel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind comments for us and choosing our hotel for your stay in Istanbul. we are so glad to hear this nice valued words from you. we wish you all the best in your life regards Minel Hotel

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

230 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (154)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (24)
Viewed
Dining (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (46)
Viewed
View from Room (9)
Viewed
Bathroom (10)
Viewed
Other (48)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (75)
Viewed
Standard Triple Room (29)
Viewed
Standard Twin Room (23)
Viewed
The Hotel (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Sultanahmet
Deniz Houses
Deniz Houses
#202 of 1,121 in Istanbul
662 reviews
Sultanahmet
Arven Boutique Hotel
Arven Boutique Hotel
#105 of 1,121 in Istanbul
69 reviews
Reyyan Hotel
#319 of 1,121 in Istanbul
49 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sultanahmet
Sultanahmet Park Hotel
Sultanahmet Park Hotel
#459 of 1,121 in Istanbul
361 reviews
Sultanahmet
Hotel Evsen
Hotel Evsen
#217 of 1,121 in Istanbul
307 reviews
Fener & Balat
Lotus Hotel Istanbul
Lotus Hotel Istanbul
#270 of 1,121 in Istanbul
127 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Minel Hotel

Address: Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $21 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Minel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Minel Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#114 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#117 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#163 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Minel Hotel staff and other travelers.
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Minel Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“We stayed on 3rd floor in Room No. 202, which was quieter.”
  • Room No. 202
  • Room No. 202
 of 5 bubbles 126jawadh, Nov 30, 2016 | Read review
“Probably the rooms in the front would be the quietest as the ones in the rear are to the street with the trams.”
 of 5 bubbles EasyDoesIt, May 22, 2016 | Read review
“My room -103- had a window into a courtyard and the street where the trams ran - noise not consiuderable but the trams may irritate some.”
 of 5 bubbles furryneck, Nov 12, 2015 | Read review
“Try to stay in the higher floors, since the neighbourhood is quite noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 618camiller, Sep 24, 2015 | Read review
“Room 201 is the largest - almost a suite”
 of 5 bubbles TamaraT13, Jul 10, 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question