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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Adamar Hotel

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Adamar Hotel
Ranked #64 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Lahore, Pakistan
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“Very pleasantly surprised”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

I had a really nice time in Istanbul in April. Stayed in Hotel Adamar for 5 nights with a friend, and I have to say, the hotel far exceeded my expectations. It was comfortable, clean and very pleasant. The hotel is also ideally located, just a few minutes walk from the Hagia Sophia, Top Kapi Palace and the Blue Mosque. So close that my friend and I (both women) felt completely safe walking back and forth, even in the evenings. But most importantly, the staff was extremely helpful, esp. the front desk people, including Halil and Musa. They helped turn our stay from good to great, advising us on the best way to get around, the best places to visit, good places to eat, etc. They all spoke excellent English, and helped us make some of our tour bookings as well.

All in all, if you're looking for a reasonable place which is clean, modern and comfortable and with a great location, Hotel Adamar fits the bill.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had to delay arriving by a day and could only advise the hotel that evening. They were fantastic, didn't charge us for that night (reasonably could have done). Room great, all seemed recently refreshed and very clean. Location 2 mins from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophis, both can be easily seen from the roof terrace - spectacular backdrop for dinner.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Had a lovely time in Istanbul. As only spent 3 days it was too short but it was made easier by the helpfulness of the staff of the hotel. Everyone was so helpful in helping us organise tours and booking places for dinner. Although the room we had was small and the bathroom would be a tight squeeze for a larger person, we did not mind. We were only there to sleep. The views from the rooftop was beautiful and the location was within walking distance to all the main sites like the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Hippodrome, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, etc. Very convenient! Would stay there again.

Room Tip: Had a room on the 5th floor. Could hardly hear any noise from the street but could be noisy when th...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

Our tour group had its welcome dinner at the rooftop restaurant. Wonderful food and a fabulous view!!!! Mosques, bridges, the city. Very very enjoyable. We had excellent appetizers, entrees, and desseert. Great kofte!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

We missed our flight on the way out and phoned the hotel at 8pm Istanbul time letting them know. They were SO nice and told us they wouldn't charge us for the room for that night which they very easily could have done. The hotel's brilliantly paced. A very short walk to the Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar. The room was very clean and the shower was good. The staff could not have been nicer. The restaurant on the top floor has amazing views over Istanbul. All in all a great place to stay. Can thoroughly recommend it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Adamar Hotel for 5 days in April. The front desk staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful at all times with great suggestions and explanations. They booked us a shuttle to the Sabiha Gochen airport and seats at a whirling dervish ceremony. They also told us exactly how to catch a boat ride up the Bosphorus. Their English was great, and they taught us some Turkish. The room and bathroom were clean and modern and comfortable. Adamar's location, only one long block from Haghia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, couldn't have been better. From the rooftop restaurant, we had a perfect view. The free breakfast buffet offered a lot of choices and the same view. As two women, we felt very safe.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

It is a good hotel but imperfect in many ways - I am not sure if other reviewers do not get out much or it is the romance of Istanbul.
Great location - absolutely
Rooms adequate with the 5th floor offering good seaviews but with a trade off of restaurant noise. However, there is really only the bed so don't think you can sit and chill easily in your room..
The roof top terrace is marvellous for a meal (you pay for the view not the food) if not too cold - but even as guests, you cannot go up and enjoy the view with your duty free wine - you will be invited to go to your room and drink it - sitting on the bed because there are no chairs and only one cube seat!
The bathroom has been designed by someone who does not use cosmetics and the venetian blind should be replaced with frosted glass or film. No hooks so if you want to be environmentally friendly you will need to hang your towel in the cupboard or drape it somehow.- but it probably won't dry.
The suitcase stand was at the door and only takes a roll on. If you have large bags that you want to access you will be challenged.
Included breakfast is only ordinary but there are plenty of options outside - which we did after 3 days.
Staff are generally very helpful.
While the rooms have double glazing which is good for sound and warmth, the corridors are small so any loitering by other guests will wake you. There was a good deal of construction going on when we were there with cement trucks still unloading at 2am. Traffic noise starts early so it is not as if you will be able to sleep in.
For all that the Adamar would be good for a 2-3 day visit if you did not want to unpack.
Laundry is expensive.
Wifi is sporadic but there is a wired pc in the lobby which is FOC.
Airport greeting is useful and it is comforting to see your name on a sign as the airport is hectic.
I would probably recommend the Adamar for first time visitors to Istanbul who are staying only 2-3 days.

Room Tip: Go for the 5th floor - 502 but you trade off with the restaurant noise.
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Property: Adamar Hotel
Address: Yerebatan Cad. No:37 Sultanahmet, Fatih | Yerebatan Cad. No:37 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#47 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#57 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#102 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#109 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Adamar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of historic Istanbul and surrounded by many of the most famous attractions, this luxury 4-star hotel combines quality service with modern comforts. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city from our top-floor restaurant, where the city lights create a romantic glow in the evenings, adding to the atmosphere and attractive ambiance. In addition to the warm decor, all 25 rooms are fully-equipped with a private bathroom and adjustable air conditioning. ... more   less 
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