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Balin Boutique Hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

The location of this hotel is perfect walking distance from blue mosque Ayasofya and grand bazaar Although the walk is like 15-20 to these location there is local tram and bus service we didn't really need to use local transport as walking around was really enjoyable We had bed and breakfast The breakfast was ok no complaints it's a good... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Very good hotel. All people are nice specially Nil the manager (very very good manager), Israfil, and the recipionist ( forget the name ). I recommend anyone to visit this hotel. The breakfast is tasty and the music is very nice. I was happy having shisha every morning in the Harems restaurant. Thank you Balin.

Thank Omar B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Our room overlooked a beautiful, tiny local mosque. With the window open we heard Call to Prayer. With the window closed, we heard nothing. We chose to have the window open, even though there was air conditioning. The room was very small but perfectly comfortable with a reasonable private bathroom. The restaurant downstairs opened onto the street - absolutely perfect... More 

Thank talentedtravler
Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

The good things in this hotel is the excellent place near to shopping shops in aksaray and grand bazaar also it is 10 minutes walking from sultan ahmed square, breakfast is very poor, coffee machine is very bad, harem restaurant is good with argila (shisha) is good, rooms are very small and very old fashion and furniture is smell not... More 

Thank khaled E
Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

To start, the location is fantastic, 300 yards to the Grand Bazaar, 10/12 mins to Sultanahmet Square where the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque, Mosaic Museum, Hippodrome and the Basilica Cistern are located, the Big Bus tours leave from this square as well. The tram which runs past the square will take you to the piers for Ferry/Boat trips... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Where to start? On a positive note,the staff at the front desk and at the restaurant and the bar area were absolutely lovely.Very helpful. The food at the restaurant was OK and the bar area at the front of the hotel was nice with big sliding windows. The decor is tradional Turkish and was kept very clean. Breakfast was pretty... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We stayed in this hotel twice this month and both times did not disappointed us. It is as good and as accurate as most other tripadvisors had commented. We particular impressed with it location. It close to every attractions and Grand Bazaar. Tram is only 2 mintue away by walking. The staff also allowed us to store our luggage when... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Amazing boutique hotel cafe bar and staff. Really enjoyed my stay here with my sister. The rooms were spacious clean and always maintained well. The food here was the best quality from what we had in Istanbul. It never lacked in flavour. In the cafe there was a live band which was very entertaining and the quality of the sheesha... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a mid-scale boutique hotel, but it is only the lobby and restaurant that has a boutique element to it. The lobby has a lovely Turkish feel to it and the restaurant has a beautiful glass section with huge sliding windowns that opens onto the street. The rooms however are very small and only has a tiny shower in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed in Balin Hotel for one week and were very pleased with the quality of its services. the staff was kind and ready to help 24/24h which helped us enjoy our stay to the fullest. So thank you guys for making it an unforgettable experience for us, hopefully we meet soon again. P.S: the description we read before booking... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the historical Sultanahmet district, Hotel Balin offers soundproofed rooms with free Wi-Fi and city views. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are all 1 km away. The rooms of Hotel Balin are traditionally decorated with wallpapers, long curtains and patterned carpets. They all feature air conditioning, LCD TV and a minibar. In the mornings, open buffet breakfast is served at the dining room. Drinks are also available at the hotel bar. Balin Hotel is only a 5-minute walk from Sultanahmet Tram Station. Guests can also visit the Grand Bazaar just 1 minute from the hotel or the Basilica Cistern, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace 300-350 meters away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balin Boutique Hotel

Address: Dibekli Camii Sk. No:10 | Beyazit, Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul
Price Range: $43 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Balin Boutique Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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