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Oba Hotel

Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. Ozbekler Sk. No.26 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Türkiye
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#173 of 2,110 hotels in Istanbul
Location
4.7
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.8
Value
4.6
Boutique Hotel
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Strollers
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
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Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Desk
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Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Turkish
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Miguel R wrote a review Nov 2022
Madrid, Spain7 contributions4 helpful votes
The title says it all. On arrival we were given a triple room that was made of a doble bed and a run down sofa bed, Ok not ideal, but can live with it. Floor is made of wood therefore you can hear the structure ckrackling all the time when people in other rooms walk or move around, Ok, again not the best if you´re hoping for some rest, but not the worst. Pillows and matters need a good upgrade, necka and backage guaranteed after one night in these beds, sheets were dirty, the badrooms really needed some cleaning and ideally some work to get rid of the stains of humidity. In the 4 nights we stayed the room was not done once, only when we told the reception guy that towels needed to be changed. On the last night we were told that we needed to change rooms, and were moved to an even smaller room, after trying to explain to the person in reception that this was not ideal, he started shouting and not letting us talk or explain. His rudness and unwillingness to provide a solution to his own fault was the last straw. I wouldnt recomend this place, there are many other options available at cheaper prices. Regardless of our experience, which may have been unlucky the hotel lacks any facilities, the rooms are old and dirty and the personal are nothing but unwelcoming. AVOID AT ALL COSTS
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Connector43979417718 wrote a review Nov 2022
The hotel is located in the historical part of Istanbul. Within a few minutes you can walk to various attractions. There are also many shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. The good-natured and hospitable owner met me, showed me where you can buy food cheaper. When checking in and out of the hotel, he called me a taxi. Free tea and coffee is available in the lobby. Because of the friendly environment, you can easily make friends with someone.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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kctaaylor521 wrote a review Aug 2022
New York City, New York11 contributions3 helpful votes
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The only good thing about this hotel is the location, but it has definately seen better days. The hotel looks to have been a residential house in the past. The house was clearly converted to a hotel. From the past reviews I'm assuming the hotel was very nice and clean. Not so much now. The rooms are large enough but dated. We were a rather large group so we had rooms on the second and third floors. And carrying large suitcases up to the third floor was definitely a workout. The rooms on the third floor had signs of previous water damage. The ceiling was cracked and peeling fron the damage. There was also water marks and mold in the bathrooms. The towels were very hard and rough to the touch. The lobby was basically run down and dated. The hotel is really within walking distance from the Blue Mosque and thr Grand Bazaar. But be prepared, there are a lot of hills to walk up on cobblestone streets. We stayed a total of 30 hours. Any stay longer than 24 hours is not recommended. If you like soft sheets and towels or rooms without mold this is not the hotel for you.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Big vans cannot drive to the front of the hotel as the street is very small. Also it is only one...
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luida2015 wrote a review Jul 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Very nice place. People are very friendly and will do everything to accommodate and help you if you face a problem. It is an old historic building so do not accept so much but rooms are great. Breakfast is very good, do not miss it.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Mariana S wrote a review Nov 2021
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Oba Hotel is an exquisite, boutique hotel in the heart of the old city of Istanbul. My husband and I stayed at the hotel for the last two years and we intent to come back. The most welcoming feature of the hotel, is his host, Ayhan, who is exhibiting every bit of warm hospitality, professional attitude, accommodation and friendliness toward his guests. He is kind and amenable to assist in booking trips from the airport to the hotel, room accommodations, excursions in the city and around, as well as to extend his professional advice just about anything in Istanbul and Turkey. It was a real pleasure to have him as our host. Thank you, Ayhan. Oba Hotel is a cozy place, decorated in typical Turkish style: intricate woodwork on the doors, stained glass windows, traditional Turkish furniture, etc. Free Wi-Fi is included, PCR was arranged at the hotel upon guests’ request. We would highly recommend this place for a stay over in Istanbul for its welcoming host, its well maintained and decorated interior and its location.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Android-Al P wrote a review Nov 2021
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We have been to this hotel - two years in row. And we are planning to go there next time we are in Istanbul as well First time we were there September 2020 for 9 days Second time in October 2021 for 5 days. This is hotel that has all the explorer needs fully covered: The hospitality is superb. The staff was very nice and helpful with all our requests. Clean and cozy room, bathroom with shower cabin, Free Wi-Fi. (Very nice wooden trim) There is lobby with few tables, coffee and tea. This year there was a PSR test available at the hotel as well. My spouse was concerned of the mosque next door ... But after first night we do not even notice the calling for prayers. In the close proximity in the neighbourhood there are bakeries, food places and general stores. They are good for any meal or snack.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Anonymous wrote a review Oct 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
The host Ayhan was nothing but hospitable and accommodating he arranged the airport transfers his English was good a friendly chap who was knowledgeable and recommended a local a restaurant where we enjoyed the food, The price was well worth every penny. The room was clean n tidy the bed was super comfortable and well need after all the walking seeing sites the roads are extremely hilly so a good pair of flats needed plus you get good leg workout
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GlobeTrotting257304 wrote a review Jul 2020
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Stayed at this hotel numerous times. It is my place to stay when in Istanbul. Great attention to details, very friendly and helpful staff. Wonderful location, so close to all the major sites and of course the Grand Bazar
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Vincent B wrote a review Jul 2020
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I have been a fan of the Oba hotel for many years. It provides all the best qualities of a boutique hotel and it is located only steps from all the sights you are likely to visit. Istanbul has many boutique hotels. None is better than the Oba. The decor has been carefully renovated and offers the visitor a lovely view of the interior of the traditional Turkish home. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before setting off to see Istanbul knowing you have the comforts of the Oba awaiting your return. Tulay and Ismail have succeeded in creating the perfect hotel. It is up to you to enjoy it.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Shoreman66 wrote a review Jul 2020
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We have stayed at the Oba, numerous times over the years since it first opened. This family owned and operated small boutiques hotel in the Sultanahmet neighborhood is a gem. The staff are friendly, personable and helpful in every way. Providing transfer services, arranging cars, tours or just providing information. The hotel is clean and in a favorable location. I am aware that it has recently reopened after Covid and have spoken with the owners about the steps they have taken to ensure health and safety. I would recommend this hotel to you.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oba Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Oba Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.2 miles), Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop (0.2 miles), and Blue Mosque (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Oba Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Oba Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Oba Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Oba Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oba Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mar Kebab House Restaurant, Las Tapas Restaurant, and Istanbul Kebab Cafe & Restaurant.
Does Oba Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Oba Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Oba Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Istanbul.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Oba Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Oba Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.5 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.4 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.5 miles).