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Sefa Hotel

Kucuk Ayasofya Mahallesi Aksakal Soka. No:20, Istanbul, Turkey
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Putrajaya, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a room at Sefa Hotel through Hotels.com and stayed there for 4 nights. I paid my accommodation using credit card. It's a decent place to stay; a small room with free Wifi connection, free simple breakfast and located not far from Blue Mosque and Ayasofya. Friendly staffs although one of them don't know how to communicate in English.

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Balmain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The only advantage is its proximity to the Blue Mosque. We stayed at the Sefa for 6 days. The room was small and upstairs. As with other reviewers we were aske for cash on arrival after we found the receptionist. Staff range from positively rude to helpful. Our rooms power went off for 2 days in the middle our stay... More 

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Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

in the 09th month, they informed me that my credit card did not work and we will systematically be canceled reservations. I accepted and thanked we are canceling the reservation without charge. two months later they charged my card because I did not come to their hotel. Not informed me to give them another account or have consequences for my... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

The room was small, but what do you need space for in Istanbul? The hotel is located just south of the center of old Istanbul, a three minute walk to Blue Mosque. It was clean and with AC. Breakfast was classic eggs and some vegetables/fruit, tea, honey&jem packs. Enough to start your day, but what else would one expect for... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Very nice area, staff were very friendly and helped us out alot, I read previous reviews and was shocked a little, but apparently since then they've had new staff....Only 1 little negative point was the hotel should of had more time to eat and more food at breakfast. ..

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel was a shocker! Small ,cramped ,disorganised reception. Staff not friendly , wanted 3 days payment upfront in Euro's and in CASH!! Room on 3rd floor with winding staircase (no elevator) with dirty carpets. Interior of room a disaster, dirty , heating /tv not working ..no view ..window leading to an exterior staircase. No cafetria or bar in premises.... More 

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Schenectady, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Our experience was not quite as terrible as the other reviewers describe, thank goodness. We also booked through a hotel reservation service, and were told we need to pay cash upon arrival for our 5 night stay. We did that - paying in dollars for the quoted rate in Euros (exchange rate OK though not optimal). We had many problems... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

To start off we were not expecting much from this place because of the price. We showed up to the hotel and were asked to wait 15 minutes after paying up front for the room. It turns out instead of the "garden view" room we booked online we were shown to a tiny room 3 ft away from the reception... More 

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30 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Stay here if you want but it didn't look very nice. We booked online using a credit card and when we arrived our room was given away. We were threatened about charging our credit card for five nights under the cancellation policy if we did not comply and stay in another hotel of his choice and pay cash for five... More 

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langley, bc, canada
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32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Booked this based on some good reviews on a hotel booking site. They must have been submitted by the owners buddies. Somehow, between the booking site and the hotel our reservation was cancelled. It could have been the booking site so I will not blame the hotel for that. However, they tried very hard to get us into a hotel... More 

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