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Acra Hotel
Ranked #244 of 1,160 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 3, 2013

What a hotel,it has very helpful staff,is spotlessly clean,great breakfast in historical setting,and ideally sited for visits to main tourist attractions in sultan hamlet and for access to trams to take you to the Asian side.It was our second visit to the Acra Hotel and have no hesitation in recommending it to you.
thank you Acra Hotel for making it an excellent visit to istanbul

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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acra-hotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Acra Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

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Reviewed July 2, 2013

This is the best way to describe this hotel. The staff are amazing! They are friendly, ever so humble and kind. It's location is just perfect - within close proximity to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Haya Sofia etc. This was my second stay at this hotel. Last year I visited with my three kids and they loved it- especially the short walk to get to the to the tourist attractions. The rooms are very spacious, breakfast is really nice and the atmosphere so serene. This year my stay at this hotel was even better. They say "Turkey touches your soul" - well the staff at Acra certainly touched mine. Thank you so much to Mesut, Seda, Fateh, Mehmet and all the other staff members. My family and I have found a "home away from home" at Acra.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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acra-hotel, Yönetici at Acra Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Thank you for your staying. We hope to wellcome you again.
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

We were a family of 10, three generations, and booked 4 rooms at the Acra Hotel. There are many good hotels in this area - the Blue Mosque area - and this one stands out in our minds because of the service - friendly, available, calling taxis (a 1 minute wait, even for 2 or 3), recommendations. The breakfast is served in the midst of remains of the great Byzantine Palace (the hotel occupies a spot which was the southeast corner of the palace) - with many options hot and cold, typical Turkish and also whatever else you might want. The rooms were comfortable, good AC. We would certainly come back again to this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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acra-hotel, Ön Büro Müdürü at Acra Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Thank you for your staying. We hope to wellcome you again.
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

stayed with family at Acra hotel.since it is in a bylane it is unbelievably quiet despite being in busy Sultanahmet area.Staff is courteous and helping.Fabulous breakfast.Treat the guests to evening tea with cakes.you start wondering why it cannot go so smoothly at all hotels in the world.nice experience.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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acra-hotel, Yönetici at Acra Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

This was the third hotel I've stayed at in Istanbul and I can't say enough great things about this one. The rooms are large, the location is fantastic (within close walking distance of all the major sights) and the breakfast is wonderful.
The staff goes out of their way to help you -- We needed to catch a shuttle at Taksim square the day the first protests broke out, but the staff alerted us and then drove us to the ferry terminal so that we could avoid the protests. I've never had service like that at any hotel around the world!
Of everywhere I've stayed in Istanbul, this was by far the best value for my money. I highly, highly, highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

It was not our first stay, the location of this hotel is the best. The historical sights are all within walking distance and the neibhourhood is so safe and quite and some excellent resturants and coffee shops. But what makes this hotel special is the staff they make us feel that we are members of their family specially Mesut and firat they were very helpful.
I highly recommend this hotel and I will definatly stay at this hotel in my next visit to istanbul.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We arrived in Istanbul on a very early flight (5am!), i.e. well before check-in! Mesut was very accommodating, though, and arranged for a room to be cleaned as soon as it was vacated. This allowed us to wander round the Blue Mosque and see the sunrise, after which we had breakfast at the hotel. We were in the room at 8am which was very kind and efficient of the hotel. The room itself was spacious and the decor was beautiful. The rooms are cleaned to a high standard. The air conditioning stopped working but the hotel came up to fix it as soon as we phoned them,

The location was convenient for exploring the city. The hotel staff (especially Mesut!) were very friendly and helpful. Daily afternoon complimentary tea and cake was amazing!!! It was always nice to return to after sightseeing. Breakfast was also of a good standard.

We did stay in another nearby hotel on our last night in Istanbul (Acra had no rooms) - this was ranked higher on tripadvisor and cost more than Acra. It was nowhere near as good as Acra though!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Acra Hotel

Address: Amiral Tafdil Sok. No 5 Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#65 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#129 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $48 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Acra Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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