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Piyerloti Cad. No: 28 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34490 Turkey
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#771 of 2,449 hotels in Istanbul
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.7
Value
3.4
Our hotel is 3 Stars and located and lies in the old city, close to the historical and touristic part of İstanbul. Our hotel contains 37 Standard rooms, Lobby, Terrace Restaurant, Terrace cafe, Meeting Room. Location and Transport Our Hotel is just 5min. away from public transportation points, and 10 min. away from the historical district Sultanahmet (walking) and Taksim Square, it takes about 15min by vehicle. -Atatürk Airport 14 km, -Sabiha Gökcen Airport 55 km, -Lütfi Kirdar Congress Center (ICEC) 12km, -Halic Congress Center 5km, -Shopping Mall Forum Istanbul 10 km, -Taksim Square 10km, -Historical Peninsula 500m (Sultanahmet).
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Russian, Azerbaijani, Turkish
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Emma R wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Hotel was in a great location and the main tourist attractions were all walking distance. We walked everywhere on our trip and didn’t need to use public transport. The staff were very helpful at the desk with any information needed. The rooftop bar has nice views of the city. Rooms were clean and cleaned daily if you wanted. Would recommend as a base for sightseeing in Istanbul
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Marielle wrote a review Jul 2022
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Sunlight is a nice hotel very close to the Topkapi palace, the Hagia Sophia , the Blue Mosque and the Grand Bazar. You can walk to this places. The tram is 200 m. from the hotel and bring you to other places. The ferry over the Bosporus is really nice. The hotelroom is very clean, nice bed and good bathroom. The people that works on the reception were very friendly. If you ask a room on the 5th floor, you can see the sea. We recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Nadeem Hussain wrote a review Jun 2022
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****PLEASE AVOID THIS HOTEL**** Terrible customer service from manager. I had a delayed flight resulting in checking into hotel a day late. When I requested a refund not only was I refused refund but I was also declined stay in the hotel for the remaining booked period. The reason for this was in fact the hotel had a double booking so instead he tried to overcharge on rates. Absolutely disgusting attitude with no heart for customers. Unfortunately I am still pursuing a refund through booking.com
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rana S wrote a review Nov 2021
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The staff were very welcoming from the beginning to end of our trip and it made the whole experience so much better. The hotel has a restaurant/bar downstairs with great food, atmosphere and really good prices. The breakfast was nice with a lot of variety. And the housekeeping was really good! The first room we got had a double bed but the staff were very helpful the next day and changed our room to a bigger one with two beds. The only thing I would not like to experience there again or that could maybe be made better is the spa. The massage did not feel professional at all, they did not speak English at the spa so I was taken straight to the Turkish bath even though I should have gotten to sauna before. Inside the sauna, they were drying clothes and towels so it was all full of stuff which is unhygienic, and while I was there, the staff kept opening the door and chatting with me. Which is okay, but there was no hot air in the sauna.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Zara wrote a review Aug 2021
Sofia, Bulgaria73 contributions14 helpful votes
The location of the hotel is more than great. You are close to pretty much all the historic sights and the tram. (There are two way tickets for 13TL instead of 1 way for 8TL)😊 The staff was very helpful and kind. Rooms were cleaned everyday and we had a nice view of the Bosphorus. The only thing that I didn’t like was the breakfast. I have been to Istanbul more than 10 times and I love Turkish food. Usually they have great variety and delicious dishes. Unfortunately that didn’t meet up my expectations. But there are plenty of places around where you can get local food on very good prices.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Super helpful - the hotel has their own parking spaces. They are payed (5€per day) but your car...
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Francois wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
Great location, being close to major attractions as well as tram. Staff are extremely helpful and always willing to assist. Our room was modern with a slight view of the sea (3rd floor) and had everything that we needed. The restaurant on the top floor has amazing views, making breakfast in the mornings super exciting! The hotel bar located close to reception was great after a long day, and bar staff were always friendly and professional. Overall we had a great experience and i’d recommend Sunlight Hotel for your next visit to Istanbul.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Manoji Amir wrote a review Jun 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
The accommodation was amazing. Despite Corona and the few guests 7 people, the hotel staff went out of their way to offer the best. The breakfast buffet was really delicious. Sauna / SPA was a great place to come down. We would love to come back. Place to be!
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Date of stay: June 2020
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leigh d wrote a review Mar 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom12 contributions15 helpful votes
Flew out on the 14th March after a very bumpy start, Turkey cancelled all flights from Germany and my flight was going via Frankfurt. However lufthansa booked me on a Turkish airlines flight direct and away I went. Hadnt originally booked this hotel, but when we got to the hotel that was booked it was shall we say not as described!!! Had booked and paid for a junior suite room with balcony at said hotel and got out in a tiny room that smelt of cat pee and had a tiny window but definitely no balcony. So we left and with our bags went round the corner. Well what a bonus, lovely hotel and the guy on reception could not of been more helpful. Hotel was beautiful and comfortable. Then come to the last day, all flights to and from turkey from the uk cancelled and 1:40 in the morning I'm trying to pack up and leave to get the only flight they were putting on. Hotel were brilliant again and I am home in one piece. Very scary for my first time away alone but made much easier by their help and understanding.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Faria W wrote a review Nov 2019
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I stayed at Sunlight hotel for four nights with my husband and 4 year old daughter. Location of the hotel is fantastic,blue mosque, Hagia sofia, topkapi palace, grandbazar everything is in walking distance. Also loads of restaurants nearby. Our room was clean and good sized. Hotel staff was very helpful and tried to accommodate all our requests. Great view from the restaurant at breakfast time. Can't really fault this hotel .
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Bellebon wrote a review Sep 2019
Attard, Malta57 contributions64 helpful votes
When we arrived we were greeted by a polite man. We used an airport transfer service offered by the hotel so we asked for a receipt since it was a business trip we were told we would be given the receipt upon departure and we booked a taxi for 7 am to take us to the airport the following morning. We showed the receptionist the ticket so we would be sure we would leave at the right time to the right airport. Then we went up to the room that had an absolutely disgusting smell. I am asthmatic the smell triggered 3 asthma attacks for me that night. The bed was extremely uncomfortable we did not have decent sheets. We went out for dinner on the way back we tried to use the elevator apparently u can only use it when going down with suitcases not up as the door refused to open. Before going up we asked if we can have breakfast before leaving in the morning and the receptionist said yes he will have a packed breakfast ready for us. We woke up and were downstairs 15 min before taxi booked. The hotel refused to give us receipts for the 100 euro airport transfer and had to leave with no receipt. We asked for the packed breakfast they said they will only give us tea - since we both dont drink tea we left with no breakfast but before we left We confirmed with the receptionist that the taxi was taking us to IST airport as the driver did not speak english they said yes and we got on the taxi and we were taken to the wrong airport GAW airport thereby missing our flight. Luckily the driver was nice enough to drive us to the other airport and we had to pay for another flight! Whatever u do do not use this hotel!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunlight Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sunlight Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ruby Ceramics & Gift Shop (0.2 miles), Zeki Ciftci - Istanbul Tour Guide (0.2 miles), and Rosemary spice & gift (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunlight Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sunlight Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Sunlight Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunlight Hotel?
Yes, secured parking, street parking, and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunlight Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Eagles İstanbul Restaurant&pub, Three Partners Cafe & Restaurant, and Istanbul Anatolian Cuisine.
Does Sunlight Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sunlight Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sunlight Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Sunlight Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sunlight Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Istanbul.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunlight Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Russian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani.
Are there any historical sites close to Sunlight Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.6 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.5 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.6 miles).