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Saruhan Hotel
Ranked #15 of 1,070 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed staying at the hotel, the rooms were a good size, and bathrooms were big for turkey. Breakfast was lovely up on roof terrace. Wifi was good and fast, our transfer from the airport even waited for 1 hour whilst we were delayed in china, and it was 3am. Only negative is that it is a bit further away from everything happening in sultanahmet and uphill walk, but could still walk it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Just returned from a 4-day break in Istanbul and we couldn't have chosen a better hotel. Situated in an ideal spot in the old town, it's the perfect location for exploring the city. In fact, there is so much to see in the local area, we wished that we were staying for a week!

All of the hotel staff were extremely welcoming and our room overlooking the sea was spotless and spacious. Breakfast on the rooftop terrace was a relaxing way to start each day and offered a huge variety of bread, jams and fruit.

All in all, a perfect trip and we were so pleased we chose to stay at the Saruhan Hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We have just spent 4 nights staying at the Saruhan hotel and can thoroughly recommend it. Set in the back streets in Sultanahmet it is nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of the main attractions, whilst still only an easy 10 minute (uphill) walk to the Blue mosque etc. We made our own way from the airport (6 stops on metro then change to tram and get off after 16 stops at he Sultanahmet tram stop - then 10 mins walk) easily done with a suitcase on wheels all for 6Tl each. Hotel reception is manned 24 hours per day and all very helpful, especially Ibrahim who pointed out where things were on a map and lent us his travel card. Room was fine (of a good size and clean) with a small balcony opening out to a city side view. Breakfast was amazing and will be the bar from which I judge other hotels on our 3 weeks through Turkey. Very good selection of breads, cheeses, olives as well as homemade yoghurt and ample fresh fruits both whole and cut up. All beautifully presented and served on the roof top terrace which offers spectacular views. Be prepared to wake up early each morning when the call to prayer sounds out, but it would be the same anywhere in the area. Good local restaurants within a few minutes walk if you don't want to trek up to main Divan Yolu area to be pestered by restaurants all vying for your custom.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had a most enjoyable two nights in early May 2013. Friendly staff and a good room with tiny balcony looking up the hill across some interesting neighbouring properties. We saw reviews that said the front rooms could be noisy and chose the city side, however the rooftop terrace had stunning views out to sea and was available for breakfast and a drink in the early evening.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Our first trip to Turkey was greatly enhanced by this hotel. We found it in Guide Michelin(Turquie et Istanbul) and we were not disappointed. A seaside room for three, a balcony, and breakfast on the roof as well as an apero in the afternoon. Hotel staff is very friendly, giving all information needed, and providing different types of services. Excellent service provided with reasonable cost. Within 10 minutes of walking from the Blue Mosque, the Ayah Sofia, Little Saint-Sophie, Topkapi; several excellent restaurants; WIFI, as well as an accesible computer in the lobby; we spent a total of seven nights and we would return any time.

Room Tip: Make reservations early to have a room on the third floor with a balcony facing the sea, its well wo...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Hotel staff is very friendly, giving all information needed, and providing different types of services.
Excellent service provided with reasonable cost.
Very good breakfast with amazing view of Sea of Marmara, different types of breads, lots of jelly, and fresh fruit juices.
10-15 minutes walking distance from main tourist attractions, and lots of restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hotel is in a great location in the old part of Sultanahmet - close enough to everything you want to visit and yet far enough away to get some respite from the usual tourist touts. We were a group of five coming from different places and arriving at different times. The hotel managed the arrangements - and the occasional amendments - with efficiency and helpfulness. The hotel was clean and comfortable, the staff friendly and the breakfast delicious. Ibrahim who was doing the overnight shift on the front desk during our stay deserves special mention. He gave plenty of helpful advice on what to see and do and, on learning we wanted to visit some of the sights a little further afield, gave advice on which buses we needed to catch and from where and also helped out with a travel pass. It made our life so much easier!

Room Tip: If you plan to do plenty of sight seeing I doubt you will spend much time in your room so save yours...
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Saruhan Hotel

Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Cinci Meydani Sok. No: 30 | Sultanahmet, Kadirga, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 1,070 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: $32 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Saruhan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Saruhan Hotel is a yellow stone house run by a Turkish family; this is the only hotel in Istanbul decorated with stone and wood together. It is located in the heart of the open air museum Istanbul, in the historical Sultanahmet area. It is ideal for visiting by foot the oldest and the most important Byzantine and Ottoman monuments of Istanbul. It is constructed of smoothly hewn yellow, pink and beige stone from Cappadocia and unbelievable quality of wood work like an ottoman wooden house. ... more   less 
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