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Tulip Guesthouse

Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No : 19, Istanbul 34121 Turkey
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#23 of 1,430 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
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Welcome to the Tulip, a beautiful little guesthouse nestled within the awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of the ancient Sultanahmet area of Istanbul. With views across the Marmara sea to the shores of the Asian continent you will at once find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere.Yes, the magic of Istanbul is before you. At the end of a busy day in this great city, at the Tulip guesthouse, tucked away from the bustle of the city on a quiet street, you will find a relaxing and enjoyable place to come home to.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Street parking
Breakfast buffet
Shuttle bus service
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Japanese, Turkish
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Stefan wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
It was a very nice experience, the house is near all the important turistic points that are to be seen in Istanbul, everything was clean and the personal was very kind and took care of every demand. I kindly recommend you this location and also the staff that is taking care of the place:)
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Date of stay: August 2019
2 Helpful votes
Minhaal wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1. Great location! Few mins walk away from the Blue mosque + Hagia Sophia. 2. Amazing, humble owners who were very inviting when we checked in, gave us a map and recommended places to visit. Throughout our journey they went out of their way to make reservations for us and suggest places. 3. Amazing breakfast + view. 4. Cleanliness - we would go out in the day and upon returning in the evening, our room would be so clean, as though we were checking in for the first time.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Dana-Maria N wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
For almost 3 years now I am in Istanbul every 2 months and I have tried several guesthouse and hotels in Sultanahmet. Tulip is by far the nicest place. Cozy, friendly and very clean, at a reasonable price. Since I discovered them, in December 2017, I've brought there several friends, they all loved it here. You feel very safe (as the front door is locked all the time, but someone opens for you 24/7) and you feel like part of a family. Looking forward to my next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2019
1 Helpful vote
Jelly31 wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions
I stayed in this place for 1 night. I loved all things about that , quick check in ,lovely rooms,lovely breakfast all turkish style lots of differences food at breakfast time . Building is small but very cute . Staff can speak english very well .They gave me map and introduce me old city istanbul... Ahmet and Esin are so kind to help me everything about my istanbul trip .. I will recommend to everyone .here is family run place Thank you .see you next.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
1 Helpful vote
jldeguzman wrote a review Jul 2019
Atlanta, Georgia3 contributions1 helpful vote
I stayed in this hotel for a night, and I am fully aware of its condition..no elevators, small room/house, and I am aware that it is a guesthouse and not a hotel. However, I am not expecting that they would take cash instead of credit card, since most accommodations worldwide now accepts Visa or Mastercard. But to avoid any issue, I just withdrew cash. Everything went on smoothly and I even gave them a rating of 8.0 and said I will recommend the place. However, the owners doesn't seem to know how to take criticisms well. I mentioned I am physically fit, and dont mind climbing the stairs with heavy luggage. I only mentioned that if there were old people who would like to check in, how are they going to do it? The owners replied ONLINE by stating I it is hot a hotel and I should know the difference between a hotel and a guesthouse..and that I should have read the description before booking! Such rude an uncivilized way of explaining to guests. They could have just said if they were senior citizens, they should be advised not to to book here. I am not even complaining but just making a comment. If they are unable to accept negative comments then they shouldn't be in the hotel business AT ALL! I also mentioned paying by cash which is inconvenient for me but good for them. What I mean is that it is good for them since they don't have to connect the terminals and the burden is on me to get the money to pay. Their response was it is not "high season" when I stayed. What is the relationship between those things? If they accept credit cards they should accept it regardless. They even responded with "How is it good for us?" I guess they don't really understand English much cause they misinterpreted what I said. But again, in the hotel business where you deal with customers, its not a good thing to be sensitive and onion-skinned. There will always be customers who will not be 100% satisfied and they should not take that personally. But reading their responses to other guests, they are indeed RUDE if they are not given a perfect rating of 10! What's worse, they post these rude responses online for everyone else to see, and the booking website is helpless in removing those comments. I would not have any complaint during my stay if not for this response they posted to my comments. I would avoid this so-called "guesthouse" when I return to Istanbul. There are so much, much more choices in this great city.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: The only thing good about this hotel (or as they say, guesthouse) is its location. Very close to...
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Response from tulipguesthouse, Front Office Manager at Tulip Guesthouse
Responded Jul 5, 2019
Dear Guzman ! You commented on hotels..com , to you meant us staff cheated you about the rate reception showed the rate by internet site after you said like this .... it was so sad we always showing rate by internet , and owner wants to explained it by translator but after you misunderstood !! Owner has no English, he doesn't know how to write or explain in English well , You completely misunderstood everything very easily after that , yesterday you emailled us 2 times and threat us ''to go out this business''. You threat us by email .... we schocked and sad again. We are not bad people that you mean ... If we write rude things to the people, website never published those reply to the public site. We are not rude family , If you check all comments , We dont have a bad behaviour or rude or cheat up other people ...Please check and you understand later.. We had a good time with you but you wrote and threat us very easily. Anyway we want say as a personal we said if we make you sad about misunderstood we are always saying sorry !! but your comment is not fair !!!Believe us ... Rude response are not publish by the website ! Thank you for your kindness ... All Best ...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tulip Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Tulip Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Sultanahmet District (0.3 miles), Hagia Sophia Museum (0.2 miles), and Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tulip Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Tulip Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tulip Guesthouse?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tulip Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Divella Bistro Restaurant, Antique Terrace Restaurant, and Fish Home Ahhirkapı restaurant.
Does Tulip Guesthouse have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tulip Guesthouse offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tulip Guesthouse?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Japanese, and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Tulip Guesthouse?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Museum (0.2 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.3 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.2 miles).