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Side Hotel and Pension

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Los Altos Hills, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My fellow bellydancing friends recommended the SIDE hotel. And indeed this was a delightful home base for six nights. My room was on the corner in the pension section with three windows and a half story above the street. It was very quiet and comfortable. I loved the immaculate periwinkle blue paint and white crown molding. Windows worked well to...

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best location in Sultanahmet, next to Four Seasons Hotel - one block to Haghia Sophia and Blue Mosque. I have stayed here every year for 12-15 years. The staff is friendly and helpful. Rooms are simple and very clean. It is always a good value.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Since 2011 I have stayed at the Side Hotel when visiting Istanbul. Featuring clean comfortable rooms, a great location, reasonable rates and friendly staff, my favorite spot is the top level breakfast room with the view of the city and the water, a great place to plan your day.

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed February 13, 2017

I got to revisit Istanbul last week and stayed at the Side Hotel and Pension again. It is like a home away from home. Comfortable rooms, a nice breakfast each morning on the roof top terrace that gives you a wonderful view of that part of the city and Marmara Sea, and the friendly staff make it a pleasure to...

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Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Great traditional Turkish hotel located a few minutes walk to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia and the tram stop. Very modest price for the convenient location. Very clean. Our room had wonderful views to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The staff were very helpful and rook top terrace breakfast were lovely.

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Astana, Kazakhstan
Reviewed June 4, 2016

I come to Istanbul almost annually. I have stayed in Side Hotel/ Pansiyon almost every time. I love the homey feel as this is a family run business and each room is unique. This trip impressed me especially because so very few people are in Istanbul currently. They don't have full rooms, but have not skimped on service. The breakfast...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

This cute warm place and friendly staff really made it feel like home. Very central and close to everything definately come here again it was recommended to us and it was worth it all the way.The owner very imformative and the breakfast very plain but healthy at the same time!! Good emglish speaking

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Side Hotel and Pension is an inexpensive place to stay in Istanbul and located in the mist of the keys sights everyone wants to see. You can get a clean, safe room for 50 Euros a night, and that includes breakfast. You are in easy walking distance of Tokopi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, Hippadome,...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

The brothers and staff who run this hotel are ever-attentive to guests every wish! I stayed for 4 nights and could not ask for better hospitality.....it's what comes of a family run establishment. Located between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sophia in the heart of Sultanahmet district. Great for budget-minded visitors with a personal touch.

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Berlin
Reviewed January 21, 2016

We stayed in September in Istanbul and booked directly on their website a double room for 90 Euro per night incl. breakfast. We knew the place from earlier trips and expected something similar. But the staff has completely changed, is not particularly friendly and the rates are too high. Breakfast is just OK. Especially the tour operator on the ground...

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Staying in Sultanahmet

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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.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Additional Information about Side Hotel and Pension

Address: Utangac Sok. No 20, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $35 - $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Side Hotel Istanbul
Hotel Style:
#78 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#169 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#199 Family Hotel in Istanbul
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“Street facing upper floor room for balcony and Blue mosque views”
judyvergison, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“you can reserve you room online. Each room is unique so perhaps ask at the desk to see a couple before simply checking in.”
Jahonbin, Jun 4, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room toward the back of the hotel.”
nekko8, Jan 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are limited but i think any would be fine. You will have to climb stairs.”
CarltonNTexas, Aug 23, 2015 | Read review
“Pricing in euro, cash got a better deal. Credit cards create surcharges for everyone.”
25193, May 9, 2015 | Read review
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