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Hocapasa Mah. Nobethane Cd. Darussaade Sk. No. 17-19 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34110 Turkey
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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About

#36 of 2,451 hotels in Istanbul
Location
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
5.0
Value
4.9
Ideally located in a quiet street of Old Town Istanbul, Barbera Hotel is next to Gülhane Park and walking distance to Hagia Sophia and all of Istanbul's historical sites. A gourmet breakfast is served in the house restaurant Taze Meze Bar which by night lights up the street with the graffiti wall. Barbera has a list of designer additions like Smeg retro mini bars and Etro Italy shampoos.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Boutique
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Turkish

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Grade: 100 out of 100
245Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
45Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
331Reviews14Q+A24Room tips
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Keith C wrote a review Sep 2022
Huntingdon, United Kingdom624 contributions191 helpful votes
We spent 7 nights here. Wonderful experience and good value. Great location close to Topkapi Palace and not from 2 main tourist mosques. The staff were all wonderful. Helpful, friendly and nothing was too much for them. It is difficult to mention individuals as they were all great. Thoroughly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Bob S wrote a review May 2022
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We are staying at the Barbera Hotel just now cant thank everybody enough Perfect location great service lovely breakfast staff all very helpful in advising us on tours and restaurants Many thanks to Emre Mehmet Murat
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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bezoeker alleen wrote a review May 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions10 helpful votes
We booked a Deluxe King room, hoping to have more space, but it turned out to be still on the "small side". However, the room is modern, clean and the beds/mattresses and pillows are good. For a boutique hotel with 14 rooms, the daily breakfast buffet is sufficient and very tasty. Additionally, the hotel has an à la carte menu for a variety of made-to-order breakfast dishes, which we found to be a very nice extra touch. Furthermore, the daily breakfast runs until 11:00 hrs which is very convenient for guests like us who want to take it easy in the mornings. One particular thing we missed from the hotel staff was the availability to give specific information regarding the public transport system. For example, we were told we can buy the Istanbul card from machines. But we had to figure out ourselves that the machines don't accept any cash under 50 Liras, and that it doesn't give any change, or that multiple passengers may travel with one card. Information like this would be convenient to know in advance, specially for tourists like us who don't read or speak Turkish. We got lucky there was somebody who knew some English and was patient enough to inform us out on the street. Our booking included daily coffee/tea and cake or cookies in the afternoon. During our 4-night stay, there were no cake nor cookies offered in the afternoon, but we were always graciously accommodated when we requested for coffee/tea at the reception/restaurant area at any time of the day -- and the best part is: they serve very good coffee (from beans)! With all the experience of our stay put together, we would recommend Barbera Hotel. The owner and staff are extremely dedicated, friendly, courteous and helpful. It is also located at a lively, central, accessible and safe part of the city. We would not hesitate to stay in this charming hotel again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Arshia F wrote a review Mar 2022
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We stayed 5 nights here. Superb boutique hotel. The hotel manager and other personnels so hospitable and do a anything to help you having a good trip. Location is very good 2 minutes walk from tram and subway. Hotel located in center of old city istanbul (sultanahmet) but the rooms are quiet. Recommended
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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matracer wrote a review Mar 2022
derby32 contributions16 helpful votes
superb hospitality, every member of staff was very friendly and helpful, Murat deserves a mention for his help in finding a taxi and helping in doorlock battery change. but all the staff were superb from breakfast to booking local activities.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: it is great location for most sightseeing and the tram will get you further out places
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Annie W wrote a review Oct 2021
San Francisco, California3 contributions2 helpful votes
I chose Barbera Hotel because of its location and excellent reviews. What I didn’t expect was the wonderful hospitality and generosity or Emre, the hotel’s owner, and his staff Kürsad, Murat and Nazli who were kind, professional and always eager to help. The hotel was very clean and well managed, with delicious buffet breakfast and coffee made to order. Guests also had options to order additional items like Turkish suçuk with eggs, all included in the price of the breakfast. As a solo traveler, I really appreciated Emre’s friendliness and patience, and his recommendations for quality restaurants that weren’t tourists’ traps, Turkish bath (Hammam) and Bosphorus tour that aligned with my interests. In the end I left Istanbul feeling like I visited good friends who took care of me and made sure I had a wonderful time exploring this great historical city.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Girlmikey wrote a review Jun 2021
Miami Beach, Florida52 contributions23 helpful votes
This has been our 5th stay. By far this is one the most pleasant hotels we have ever stayed. The rooms are very clean. Everything is new and updated. Anything you will ever need the staff is right there to help. Kursad and Murat are a fantastic employees. Breakfast is fabulous. You really will be surprised each day. Everything is fresh and there is always something different to try. The location is walking distance to ALL that you might want to visit. If you need help with directions or getting around the city the staff is always there to help. I can’t stress enough how fabulous Jenna and her staff are. It’s a family giving you a tour of their city!!! And when I use the word family I truly mean that. I can’t wait to get back. This hotel keeps us coming back to Istanbul.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: We normally take room 401. It has a nice balcony. We enjoy a few quiet moments out side.
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Kevin S wrote a review Oct 2020
Pontypridd, United Kingdom5706 contributions945 helpful votes
We knew the are we wanted to stay in, central to the mosques, the waterfront for boats and not too far from the bazar but a choice from previous years wasn't reopening after the country's coronavirus closure. A little research and we selected Barbera which was perfectly located for all the attractions we wanted and local restaurants. A small l. Not glamorous having a very small reception area and the only communal area being the dining room but perfectly fine. The room is a decent size, immaculately clean with a very comfortable bed equipped with TV we didn't try, good a/c, WiFi, fridge, tea and coffee. Breakfast was served breakfast rather than buffet and was excellent. Tea or coffee, juice, cheeses, tomatoes, cucumber lots of bread with jam and honey and with a main part which varied, a huge grilled tomato with cheese topping and herbs one day, a very light frittata or a crepe another and always a very tasty cake. Very good indeed. The staff on the front desk, Kursad we had most dealings with, are excellent and all staff, the ladies on breakfast and the gentleman with afternoon tea whose names I can’t recall, are always cheerful and ready to help with any questions and advice you might need. Or to provide the delightful free tea and coffee with cake late afternoons between 4 and 5, although this time seemed quite flexible given the friendliness of the staff
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Date of stay: October 2020
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MahdiMessa wrote a review Sep 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions3 helpful votes
The hotel was clean and well managed, in a great location. It’s is so close to all the historical sites and amazing food places, yet so quiet and away from hustle and bustle. You’re only 5/10 min walk from all the main places you need to visit when in Istanbul. We arrived in the early hours and they gave us our room without having to wait, and we where also upgraded to a larger room at no additional cost. The staff at the hotel have made the trip a memorable one and I will surely be returning to this place. They gave recommendation on where to eat, visit and how to best get there. Can’t thank them enough for their hospitality, we were made to feel at home. Big shout out to Kusad, Murat and Sergan (and others!).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Barbera Hotel, Owner at Barbera Hotel
Responded Sep 29, 2020
Dear Mahdi, Thank you for your wonderful review, we truly appreciate your comment. Such nice reviews like yours make us proud and happy. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Barbera Team
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Eugene M wrote a review Aug 2020
Bronx, New York7 contributions
Barbera Hotel has to be one of the best hotels that I have seen on my numerous travels. It is in a very convinient location with a picturesque terrace view and all of the main attractions almost literally around the corner; it has amazing staff, which is always willing to go above and beyond in order to make their guests’ stay as pleasant and as convenient as possible; and last but not least: breakfast. Breakfast will pleasantly surprise you everyday. If you ever plan on getting even a short glimpse of Istanbul’s magic, then Barbera Hotel will surely make that glimpse as bright and as magical as a sunrise over Bosphorus. P.S. I would like to thank Jenna and her staff for making our stay in Istanbul so pleasant. Hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barbera Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Barbera Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Tuncer Gift Shop (0.1 miles), Aslan Gift Shop (0.1 miles), and Istanbul Archaeological Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Barbera Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Barbera Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Barbera Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Barbera Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Resto Ethnica, Gulhane Sark Sofrası, and Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant.
Does Barbera Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Barbera Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Barbera Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Barbera Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Barbera Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Barbera Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Turkish.
Are there any historical sites close to Barbera Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Hagia Sophia Mosque (0.4 miles), Basilica Cistern (0.4 miles), and Historic Areas of Istanbul (0.4 miles).
Is Barbera Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.