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Kucuk Ayasofya Mh. Ozbekler Sk. No.26 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122 Turkey
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#118 of 2,399 in Istanbul
Boutique Hotel
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Currency exchange
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Turkish


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100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
234Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
80Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
769Reviews21Q+A88Room tips
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Mariana S wrote a review Nov 2021
3 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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
Anonymous wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions4 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
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GlobeTrotting257304 wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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
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Shoreman66 wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Catherine c wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York194 contributions144 helpful votes
This charming small hotel is just a few blocks from all the major sites but is tucked away on a quiet little street that gives the feel of old time Istanbul life. The hotel is spotlessly clean and the staff is super helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019
Room Tip: Top floor is quietest
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Jyotismita D wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions7 helpful votes
The staff, the person managing it & others were very polite & helpful and HONEST. The room was beautiful, it was our last destination and it was worth it. The surroundings were beautiful, it was a residential locality with hotels & small cafes/restaurants. Walking distance from the Grand Bazaar, the route has some best shoes stalls & restaurants. Very economical. And the Mattress was so so so cozy that all nights were good good sleep nights! Very Peaceful.. An incident to share - we wanted to book an airport shuttle, the manager helped us with one. The shuttle costed us 60 lira per person, which was pick up from the hotel.But he was so honest. He informed us that a cheaper shuttle is available from some point which was quite a walk for people with luggage, but that costs around 5 euro or so. And also if we book a shuttle though him, he will get some commission. Loved the way he dint hide any information.
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Date of stay: October 2019
2 Helpful votes
Maria wrote a review Sep 2019
Warsaw, Poland8 contributions7 helpful votes
Very clean room, very polite and helpful host, very good WiFi, close to all attractions, a lot of restaurants nearby, tea and coffee available in the room ...strongly recommended:-))) very good quality for a very reasonable price
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: lack of elevator not for disabled people
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Safiajan wrote a review Jul 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
I cannot put it in words. My one week stay in Istanbul was amazing apart my experience with Oba hotel. I booked the hotel online 1 room for 3 adults. When wee arrived to the hotel and waited 1 hour for check in, the manager decides to show us a tiny attic room which only 2 persons can fit in. After our conversation about the room with the manager i found out he is awfully racist and clearly did not like us to stay, therefore refused to offer us another room. We had to leave the hotel as we couldn’t afford to lose anymore time. PS: The Owner/manager of the hotel clearly does not like Indian, Pakistani, Afghan, Iranian, and Arabs. This was told by him.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled
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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 Zeki Ciftci - Istanbul Tour Guide (0.2 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 Mivan Restaurant Cafe, Three Partners Cafe & Restaurant, and Istanbul Anatolian Cuisine.
Does Oba Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Oba Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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).