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“A Great Place to Stay in Sultanahmet”
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Osmanhan Hotel
Ranked #6 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 26, 2012

We recently stayed at the Osmanhan for four days and highly recommend it. The location is perfect for visiting any of the historic and cultural sites in the Sultanahmet area of Istanbul, the rooms are modern and comfortable, the breakfasts on the rooftop terrace are great, and the people that work at the hotel are very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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13  Thank Jay L
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

Small hotel on a safe street, 5 min walk to the main historical sites. All staff members are polite and willing to help. All of them speaks good english. Rooftop breakfast is a nice addition.
For first timers I would advise airport transfer, but if on budget you can get there by subway and tram from Atatürk airport for 4TYL.
The rooftop terrace worth a visit even without elevator.
Ask for cash discount.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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11  Thank ben77777
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

We have just returned from our second visit and are already planning the next. This is a lovely hotel in a great location. The beds are comfortable with very good pillows. There is a very wide choice for breakfast including yoghurt and a variety of lovely fresh fruit. The breakfast room is on the top floor with tables inside and outside, all with a marvellous sea view

The thing that makes the hotel exceptional, though, is the standard of service and the very warm welcome, particularly from Fatih and Hamed. The night receptionist and the staff who serve breakfast are also helpful and charming.

Room Tip: We were on floor 4 this time and could see more of the sea.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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6  Thank JenNorwich
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Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 wonderful nights at Osmanhan during our honeymoon. There was nothing to fault: our room, rooftop breakfast, location and service were all top notch. This place is worth every penny, friendly and ever helpful Fatih made it all the more special.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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5  Thank Angela_and_Maciej
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

The Osmanhan is the complete package: Central location, safe street, well appointed spotless small rooms with free tea/coffee/water, free wifi, beautiful bathrooms with a luxurious rainshower, excellent water pressure, towel heater. There is some minimal noise at night given its central location, but there was significantly less noise than other centrally located hotels, many of which seem to be built alongside an extremely noisy tram that runs from around 0545 to 0100. Luckily, at the Osmanhan we couldn't hear the tram at all. After staying at another highly ranked hotel in the Sultanahmet area, we thought the Osmanhan was an oasis of quiet in comparison. And all this comes at a fraction of the price of most of the surrounding hotels, many of which offer far less by way of amenities and value.

What makes the Osmanhan truly special though is the people. Hamit the owner, Fatih, and all the other staff that we interacted with were some of the most genuinely nice people we had ever met in our travels. For example, during my husband's first stay at the Osmanhan as a solo traveler, he had gone down to ask Fatih at the front desk what his favorite cheap eat restaurant was. Next thing he knew, Fatih had ordered a meal from there, had it sent up to my husband's room, and wouldn't hear of my husband paying him back. This trip was no different- they all truly strive to go above and beyond here. For that reason, this was our favorite hotel of our two week trip, even though one of the least expensive. Book early- they were so full that even two months in advance we could only get one night there.

Would also highly recommend their carpet shop, Motif Collection, if you are looking for one. We went to many during our trip and found that we got by far the best value there. There is no pressure to buy anything- the hotel never even mentioned the store to us other than in the standard booking confirmation email. You do get a 20% discount for being an Osmanhan guest.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank pairofsocks2
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is just to confirm everything that has been said already.
Excellent location near all the historic sites with the tram connecting to other parts of Istanbul 10 minutes away. Sultanahmet is a tourist honey trap so make sure to go and visit other parts and see Turks walking down the streets! Also take a stroll in the area the other side of the railway line down by the sea to see what the area used to be like.
What makes this hotel special is the consistent friendliness of everyone: Hamid (owner), Fatih (manager), Wefa, Memet and the woman with the lovely smile (whose name I didn't get) who cleans and speaks French.
The rooms are as described by others including the excellent shower.
A good breakfast on the terrace each morning, looking out at the container ships coming in and going out, got us off to an excellent start each day. They are also happy for you to take your own drink/ food out on the roof at other times of the day/evening
Istanbul is delightfully noisy in the day and less enticingly so at night, so the advice re closing the windows at night and turning on the air conditioning was a must for us as light sleepers

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Cathywholikesfigs
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

Best hotel. Super friendly staff. Clean with everything you need. Manager, Fatih Ozer must get a prize for his friendlyness and help (all in fluent English). 5min to most sites by foot, 2min to taxi and the best restaurants 100meters away. Have your breakfast with a view, will go back for sure! Owner on site to make sure visitors stay happy. A++++++++

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4  Thank DanieW312659
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Address: Akbiyik Cad. Cetinkaya Sok. No:1 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #6 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $46 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Osmanhan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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