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Hotel Darussaade Istanbul
Ranked #67 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 28, 2014

Thanks to Darussaade that made our stay in Istanbul fantastic. The perfect location in the heart of Sultanahmet, close to all major attractions. Friendly staff ready to help you with anything. Clean and comfy rooms with a great Turkish breakfast. Whatelse should we ask more? I would recommend to any friends with no hesitation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Cost data : GBP 65 (TL 251 ) per room per night incl breakfast, (4 nights Wed to Sun).

We chose this hotel because of it's Trip Advisor rating - not stayed in a hotel in Istanbul before. I was not disappointed. This is a 'Special License' hotel which means it is a converted Ottoman House and plays to it's historical features rather than the 'chain hotel' mentality. (Good for us, I dislike soulless corporate hotels). It feels like a home rather than a hotel.

The location is excellent being less than a 5 minute walk away from The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and 10 minutes to the Topkapi Palce and Harem. It took us about 20 minutes to walk down to the Gelata Bridge and Grand Bazaar areas. There are plenty of restaurants within a 5 minute walk. (the area feels safe too, even at night)

The staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make our stay pleasant. They gave us useful information regarding tourist attractions, offered to lend us Tram Cards (which need to be topped up with cash of course, but saves the hassle of getting a card in the first place), and helped us organise our return airport transfer.

The hotel room was spotlessly clean and had modern bathroom fittings. Breakfast, although not the best I've ever had, was nonetheless quite good with a fair selection available from a buffet. No tea/coffee making facilities in room.

I would confirm the findings of previous Trip Advisor reviewers, and say this is definitely a good place to stay - you will not be disappointed ! I would happily come here again.

Room Tip: All rooms are unique so advising on this a bit difficult - we had room 210 which was about 20sq.m, a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Hauxton
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a week, and we really enjoyed our stay! Helpful reception staff, very good location and excellent breakfast buffet. At the last 3 days Istanbul was very sunny and we had our breakfast at the terrace with the nice view of the city. Overall we had great experience at Darussaade hotel and we will be definetly back! The only thing that I can say, they can add some populer cocktails to the drink menu at the terrace bar

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Great old style boutique hotel. Each room decorated differently. We stayed Pasha Room, think this one is the luxury one. It has its own turkish bath inside. Strongly suggest.
Staff were very polite. Breakfast was magnificent. Hotel was very close to all important spots in sultanahmet region. We walked all the time.

Stayed: January 2014
2  Thank Eddie J
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

A good hotel in a nice quiet location, very convenient to major attractions. Very helpful staff.
When walking out at night we felt very safe and soon developed a rapour with the local restaurants and shops. Would not hesitate to use the Darussaade when next in Istanbul

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for a week. We loved the location and the very helpful front desk. The front desk, especially Ergin Akar, were always there to help and offer good advice. The location puts you right next to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Plus all the other major attractions in the area are well within walking distance. The only negative I could say was that our room was a little smaller than the photos online suggested it was. However, it was still a good room and nicely decorated. I would suggest this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 24, 2013

This Ottoman architecture hotel is lovely. it is really beautifully decorated, reminding me of a small palace, rooms are very comfortable and clean with all facilities offered. The staff is more than helpful and kind, always willing to guide us about the city and the places we wanted to visit. They really made our staying there more pleasant. the location of the hotel is the best we could find as it is close to all historical monuments (Aghia Sofia, Top Capi etc) and close to city transportation. I would certainly choose this hotel for my staying in Istanbul again and certainly recommend it!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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4  Thank myrto g
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Additional Information about Hotel Darussaade Istanbul

Address: Akbiyik Cad. No:90 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#29 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#47 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#85 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#136 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $48 - $101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Darussaade Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Darussaade Istanbul is one of the protected examples of Ottoman civil architecture dating from 19. century. The wooden mansion, which is restored by sticking to its original, is decorated with elaborately so as to reflect the spirit of the period it belongs to. Darussaade Istanbul, which is in the middle of many unique structures belonging to Byzantine, Roman and Ottoman Empires, provides opportunity to explore this magical city with its perfect position within walking distance! ... more   less 
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