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BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In addition to its beautiful sea view and Sultanahmet attractive area location, the whole experience was very excellent indeed. The staff are absolutely helpful and ever smiling. The rooms, beds and baths are very clean indeed. Finally, the food in the breakfast was excellent and plenty of variety. I would certainly book again.

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Thank basharissa
BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant... More 

West Kelowna, Canada
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location overlooking the Sea of Marmara. Make sure you get a room facing the sea it was one of the highlights of our stay. The room we were in was small but but in good condition. Staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast had many items to pick from and was a real treat. The hotel is only a... More 

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Thank westerley
BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure... More 

Pitlochry
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a city break in June. Views from the hotel were stunning. You are within a 10 minute stroll of the local shops, bars and restaurants. However the food in the hotel is fantastic so worth staying in. We walked along the beachfront to the harbour. Within walking distance of so many wonderful places to visit. If... More 

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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at BW The President Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kindest Regards, Atakan ALTUĞ General Manager BEST WESTERN PLUS... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Located in Sultanahmet and near the sea of Marmara, this hotel can boast of excellent views from some rooms facing the sea. The breakfast is sumptuous. Staff ever ready to help and most importantly, they speak English.

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Thank Deepika B
BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay with us at BW Citadel Hotel. I was pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay and that the team looked after you. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kindest Regards, Aytekin GUC General Manager BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL More 

Manchester
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Lovely hotel and staff and location, everything was perfect. This was a small hotel and this made the service even more friendly. The food was great and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel to family and friends and would stay here if visiting Istanbul again.

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Thank Iffatkhan2004
BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Simply , every thing in this hotel is excellent . Very cooperative staff , vey amazing view to Marmarah sea . Near to many attractive places . Special thanks to front office team mainly Mr. Ok and Mr. Masout . I'll come again to Istanbul and to same hotel .

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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear , Guest Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW The President Hotel hospitality from the hearts. It has been our... More 

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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice and cozy, not very big with only two floors.Nice rooms in front of Marmara see. We went in 2 families : 4 and 4 , and we felt very well cared. Big rooms and nice international and turkish breakfast. They speak spanish too. We had a wonderful weather

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Thank Rciurana
BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

My family and I spent a short trip in istanbul. This hotel was perfectly located within 5-10 minute walk through local neighborhood streets to the Sultan Ahmet tourist area. Good food is around the corner, the hotel breakfast is traditional Mediterranean food. The hotel staff is very helpful and knowledgeable. They made us very comfortable. Everyone was very warm and... More 

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Thank Sinan K
BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant... More 

Kuala Lumpur
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70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had my lunch there with my group. The food is excellent. The ambiance was fantastic. The location was amazing. Used ruins of Constantinople to be part of the hotel made it look ancient more then beautiful. Sea breeze in the evening breathtaking. Enjoy an evening tea with a romantic feeling here. Friendly hotelier made your day.U may feel like a... More 

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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest , Thank you very much for your kind comments. It was indeed our pleasure and privilege to look after you, during your stay. I am glad to learn that it was a successful one and that my team delighted you and all your attendees with our BW CITADEL HOTEL hospitality from the hearts. It has been our pleasure... More 

Arizona
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Clean BEST WESTERN Great Location, Magnificent Turkish Breakfast, Professional Staff. I enjoy my stay at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel the room was modern with a great ocean view. The reception desk was extremely helpful. Highly recommended.

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BWThePresidentHotel, Genel Müdür at BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ernesto, On behalf of the hotel management and all the hotel staff, I would like to say that we are always honoured to welcome you to “BEST WESTERN CITADEL HOTEL”. We are forever grateful that you shared your ideas with us and other travelers. Our aim is just to make satisfy our guest to have a memorable and pleasant... More 

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Staying in Sultanahmet

Neighborhood Profile
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel

Address: Kennedy Caddesi Sahil Yolu No.32 | Ahirkapi, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Price Range: $63 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN Citadel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 31
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Also Known As:
Best Western Istanbul
Istanbul Best Western
Hotel Style:
#70 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#112 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
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