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The Byzantium Hotel & Suites
Ranked #181 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This is the third occasion we have stayed at the Byzantium so are obviously happy with it. Last time (2 years ago) we stayed for 5 nights so had lots of opportunity to explore both sides of the Bospherous. This time we could only manage to stay 3 nights but this still gave us the opportunity to visit our favourite places and also do some shopping!

The room we were allocated was probably one of the best in the hotel as it was a family room and looked as though it had only recently been decorated and refurbished in a really luxurious style. The room was very spacious and larger than rooms we have previously stayed in at the Byzantium but nevertheless we have always found them comfortable and adequate for a short stay. This room also offered a really good view over the Bospherous.

We did have a problem with our television but this was sorted out for us by helpful staff.

The location is ideal for us as it is situated in a cobbled street in Sultanhamet where there are several nice restaurants to choose from. It is also within easy walking distance of the main sights eg. The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia etc. Both these sights and the Topkapi Palace are well worth seesing if you have not visited Istanbul previously.

There isn't a lot of selection and breakfast but this is a typically Turkish buffet style breakfast. We were happy enough with the selection which included scrambled or boiled eggs. There were more staff on hand this year to offer drinks at breakfast and the dining room looked as though it had been decorated since our last visit.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

4 night's stayed at this hotel..a nice one...clean...but small rooms...the room in the photo is not the same with the room you get there...
Breakfas basic..no variety...belov averages of Turkey hotels of 4 stars

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

I often go to cities both in my country and outside for both work and holiday and have had many experiences with hotels. My evaluation of this one is positive as avarage of everyting . I mean, I need a peaceful place for holiday and dont want to get angry about accommodation. Because I always have something to do outside the hotel and to have a collaborate hotel is worth a lot. Even though this hotel is not expensive and affordable for anyone, the staff is very helpful and kind. I will probably go there the next time…

  • Stayed: July 2013
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DenizNur, Satış Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Guest

May I thank you for choosing to stay at The Byzantium Hotel and for the time that you have taken to share your feedback with us.

I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you and your family back in the future.

King Regards,

Deniz Nur ALÇAY
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

My wife and I were there for three nights in November. They met us at the airport and promptly transported us to the hotel. Registration was prompt and pleasant. The front desk personnel were helpful with info and directions. The location was excellent. It is on a quaint cobblestone street in the old city with numerous restaurants within a two/three minute walk. Also, it is only ten minutes to Blue Mosque and other main attractions. The room was small, but comfortable. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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DenizNur, Satış Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback following your recent stay at The Byzantium Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you were happy with the hotel and our services.

We highly value and appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Istanbul.

Deniz Nur ALÇAY
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Byzantium Hotel was close to everything we wanted to visit on our holiday - it was only a short five minutes to the Grand Bazaar (perfect for shopping and eating) and around fifteen minutes to the Blue Mosque (a must see for any tourist visiting Istanbul). The city area itself is very traditional and has an authentic feel. The hotel is modern and immaculately maintained by the friendly staff who are willing and able to cater to your every request without hesitation. The surrounding streets can get busy during the mornings but you wouldn't have known from the inside of our room which is comfortable and has all the necessities for a relaxing stay - free wifi throughout the hotel and one of the best Turkish breakfasts, I almost didn't want to leave the hotel!! I'd recommend the Byzantium Hotel to everyone looking for somewhere to stay in Istanbul.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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DenizNur, Satış Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback following your recent stay at The Byzantium Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you were happy with the hotel and our services.

We highly value and appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Istanbul.

Deniz Nur ALÇAY
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Perfect location in the center of the city, cosy rooms and friendly staff. I would go there every time when I visit Istanbul. Perfect for young couples or big groups of friends.
Do not hesitate to stop by

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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DenizNur, Satış Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for choosing us for your stay and sharing your reviews regarding your recent stay with us.

And we believe that reading your review will be helpful for our future guests, too.

We would love to welcome you again with a pleasure.Thank you!

Deniz Nur ALÇAY
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

the location of the hotel was perfect since it was very close to all the sightseeing places and of course very near the Ottoman Palace. The friendly staff made us feel comfortable and they assisted us with pretty much everything we needed to know about the city. The rooms and bathrooms were very clean and the In-house spa was the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring the city.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Layla M
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DenizNur, Satış Müdürü at The Byzantium Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback following your recent stay at The Byzantium Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you were happy with the hotel and our services.

We highly value and appreciate your feedback and look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Istanbul.

Deniz Nur ALÇAY
Sales & Marketing Executive Asistant

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Address: Cankurtaran Avenue Akbiyik Street Number: 29 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#75 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#133 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#141 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#150 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#170 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $21 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Byzantium Hotel & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Byzantium Hotel is within walking distance to Topkapi Palace, St.Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodromme, Underground Cistern, Grand Covered Bazaar and many more historical sights. The terrace restaurant offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Istanbul. You will find a second home in Istanbul with The Byzantium Hotel. ... more   less 
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