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3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotellino Istanbul

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Hotellino Istanbul
Ranked #53 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Los Angeles, California
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“Grossly overrated in previous reviews”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stayed at Hotellino for three nights about a week ago
The rooms were very small, the place not very clean and very noisy.
The location is very close to the tourist attractions and the staff nice and friendly.
The breakfast is average.
I will not go back

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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htllino, Owner at Hotellino Istanbul, responded to this review, July 7, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review, it's very understandable that the booking issue wıth your travel agency was a dısappointment, however we are not-and do not advertıse to be - a 5 star hotel. We are sorry to hear that your holiday expectatıons were not met during your stay at our hotel.Hoping that your next stay in İstanbul will follow them. Best regards, Mine.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Having spent quite a bit of time hunting TripAdvisor for a suitable hotel in Istanbul, I eventually stumbled across Hotel Lino.
And how pleased I am that I did ... I loved this hotel! While it may not offer a roof-top restaurant with views of the Bosphorus, this did not really matter because the hotel made up for it in so many other ways. The staff were fantastic and I was most grateful to Mertcan, at reception, who made such an effort to make sure that my stay at the hotel was comfortable and that I was aware of all that there was to do in Istanbul. Breakfasts were the best out of all my hotels in Turkey. The decor is lovely and contemporary, and my room and bathroom was very pleasant too and a good size! The hotel is also located in a good spot which was very convenient from a tourist point of view. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel!!
You should be aware that there are currently building works on the go next door, but this did not disturb me in any way and so should not be a deterrent in my opinion.

Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

This small hotel is located in a very quiet and elegant area of the old Istanbul, very close to the major tourist attractions (1 mins to Topkapi, 5 mins walk to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia) and from the tram.
Rooms are big and clean, with air conditioning. Breakfast has a nice variety of Turkish delights.
Very friendly and helpful staff.
Very recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dartford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

HotelLino is the place to stay when visiting Istanbul, a short walk from some of the main visitor attractions (and an even shorter tram ride. The rooms are of reasonable size with a good sized bed and bathroom, I am 6ft+/18+stone and was comfortable with room to move around easily. It is worth knowing that rooms 101, 201, 301, 401 and 501 are 25% larger than the rest
The room has a modern feel with tea and coffee making facilities, not that it is needed as free tea and coffee is on tap all day in the foyer. Each guest gets 3 free bottles of water a day, very welcome when the temperature rises. Cleanliness is not a problem, the rooms are kept spotless
The staff cannot do enough to help with anything to do with your stay, whether it is the day’s schedule, a health problem or other. At breakfast (which is fresh, varied and plentiful) a member of staff will come round and if you wish discuss your plans. Their advice is helpful and will save time and/or enhance the Istanbul experience
Restaurant choice is plentiful as you would expect, however do not dismiss the local ‘working man’s cafe’ Can (Café and Restaurant). We had two of our nicest meals here and cheapest, not to be missed either is the nightly visit to Hafiz Mustafa 1864 confectionary/coffee shop (best coffee and cakes ever) 5 minute walk. Just sit, drink and taste the goods while watching the world go by.
If you decide to visit Istanbul and you should – stay at the HotelLino you will not be disappointed

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

We stayed at Hotellino the week of June 9. The positive reviews on this board had convinced us to stay in Hotellino over the hotel the rest of the tour group was in. Overall we are happy that we did, with the only negative thing we have to say is not the fault of the hotel... It is the noise! No one would expect that constructinon could be heard at all hours of the night, every night. And at the end of our trip, with the weather being so lovely, the open air restaurants around the hotel had music and patrons that were also quite loud.

But we are of good humor and not willing to blame the hotel nor it's staff. They are so helpful and accommodating, with modern and clean rooms and attention to details. You will be happy with your choice! The rooms are small but that doesn't affect anything. They are so clean and well appointed. I am a bit of a germophobe, and I cannot find fault here.

The location is a bit tucked away so your operators would often drop us down the street rather than try and navigate to the hotel. But we were only steps away from shops, restaurants and a very very easy walk of perhaps 10 minutes to Haghia Sopia, the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Topaki Palace, Spice Market, museums and tram. There was a lovely urban park in the palace gardens behind the wall, with large shade trees, flowers, sea views and benches for anyone that needs a few minutes away from the bustle.

Loved this hotel! What a positive impression for our first trip to Europe!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Marlton, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

This hotel was inexpensive, very well located in a quiet street near all the main sights of the historic area of Istambul. Blue Mosque, Bazaar, Hagia Sofia, and Galata bridge all within walking distance.
The room was nice and confortable, and the water pressure in the shower was awesome. Nice to have after a long flight. Staff was helpful, but the front desk guy at night spoke little english which really wasnt a problem.
Breakfast was tasty, with good coffee. Nice mix of fruits and pastries.
At the end they gave us a small package of turkish coffee, which was a nice touch.
Definitely a good choice in Istambul. Book with confidence.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

super friendly owner & staff, took time at breakfast to explain exactly how we might best get to a remote location on the outskirts of the city. Made it easy. Showed an interest in the guests, chatting with guests in both english and french.

Very comfortable lounge area.

Convenient location on a nice side street.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matthew R
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Property: Hotellino Istanbul
Address: Nobethane Cad. No:3 Sirkeci / Istanbul, Istanbul 34134, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#37 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#37 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#37 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#39 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#120 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotellino Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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