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“Great hotel in a great location with wonderful service”
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Acra Hotel
Ranked #236 of 1,154 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Russia, Moscow
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Great hotel in a great location with wonderful service”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Had a nice but short vacation with my husband in this hotel in November. Too bad we were not able to stay longer. We liked the hotel and we wish to come back here again.
Very good, responsive and friendly staff. Did not try to impose something (like a taxi to the airport at three times the price - as in other hotels in Istanbul ..). Recommended restaurants but not intrusive.
Very quiet hotel - good soundproofing and is located in a quiet place, in spite of the fact that a stone's throw to all the main sights of Sultanahmet.
Rooms are comfortable and beds also. Consider upgrading the bathroom, but it was not critical for us.
The room has a kettle, free water, a safe, ample space for clothes, a lot of television programs, including sports channels (which we did not find in other hotels in Istanbul, in which stayed earlier).
Very good breakfast. Everything is fresh, lots of choice. The breakfast room is decorated with pieces of the old walls of Byzantium (excavations). Very unusual breakfast in such a place.
For guests who wait to go to the airport - there are complimentary tea, cookies, cakes and other sweets. Very nice. Thank you!

Нам все понравилось. Жаль, что останавливались не долго. Удобные номера, светлые и большие, хороший завтрак и в необычном ресторане, декорированном кусками Византийских стен (на этом месте был замок), Приятное обслуживание. Ничего не навязывают, не предлагают такси в аэропорт втридорога.., как другие отели. Что-то рекомендуют, но очень ненавязчиво. Для ожидающих отъезда в аэропорт приготовлены чай, печенье, тортики. Это очень приятно - все, естественно, бесплатно. Вернемся сюда снова всей семьей в наш следующий приезд в Стамбул.
Спасибо отелю за прекрасное впечатление!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

Tucked down below Agia Sophia and the Hippodrome, Acra Hotel provides proximity to major historic sites( indeed its foundation lies in the footprint if the Imperial Palace of immortal Byzantium), a plethora of diverse eateries, and a cozy, discrete respite from the furies of travel.
The rooms are lovely and clean, breakfast is timely and plentiful, the staff attentive and discrete, cheerful and informative, and the price nicely arrived. I plan to bring my small groups again every time.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

I stayed in the hotel for more than a month because of what it found its very good service and polite and friendly staff, especially the hotel manager Mesut and the service was excellent in all respects,

  • Stayed September 2013
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

We had a lovely room at the hotel. The property was very clean and nicely maintained. Breakfast is served in a lovely room designed to highlight the underground ruins. But best of all is the location, which is right near many restaurants, shops, and sights. The one negative is that the walls are paper thin. We had noisy people next door every night, who kept different hours than we did. It was a negative.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ploiesti, Romania
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The hotel is excellent. Positioned in the most beautiful area of Sulthanamet. Excellent service and the staff very friendly and gave us all the attention. We stayed at several hotels in Istanbul, but it is note 10.

Room Tip: All rooms are excelent.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The location is supreme--right near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. The hotel was very clean, the hotel staff were professional and helpful, and the room was nice-sized and comfy. I did not eat breakfast, so I cannot comment on the free breakfast. The price was reasonable for Istanbul--I received some kind of early booking promotion. I was in town for business and pleasure. Both my husband and I were quite satisfied with everything about this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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North Brunswick, NJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed here for two stints of two nights each at the beginning and end of our trip to Turkey. I wish I could give this hotel a better rating for the following reasons:

1. Very friendly and helpful staff
2. Great location
3. Clean rooms

But I can't for the following reasons:

1. Overpriced
2. On our first stint, we got a room where the shower would only produce completely hot or completely cold water and hotel wouldn't switch us to another room saying they were fully booked.
3. On our second stint, we could only check it at midnight. On the day of our departure, we asked them to let us have the room until 3 pm at which time we were planning to leave. They wouldn't accommodate. Finally, they said they would let us stay till 1 pm which was useless as we had to get back to vacate the room and so we opted to vacate the room by 11 am.
4. Inflexible Staff!

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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:
#66 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#84 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#130 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Acra Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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