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“Spotless room, wonderful service” 5 of 5 stars
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White House Hotel Istanbul
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sok No:21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey (Sultanahmet)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1,109 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Spotless room, wonderful service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We didn't expect such a beautiful interior when we first arrived; just stunning gold painted trim, like Dolmabahce just about! Excellent front desk staff and service. Got a larger room than expected with lots of space, very comfortable beds, amazing amenities in the bathroom basket, not a spec of dust to be found, safe, great TV, soft towels, convenient walking distance to Sultanahmet. Fascinating shower. Staff bent over backwards to help us, including breaking large bills, arranged an extra large taxi for our group of 5 with luggage, relaxed us with tea and snacks on arrival and also on departure, and always with a huge smile. Staff spoke very good English. Can't say anything but great things about our stay. No view from our room; next building about 6 feet out the window, but this was not a concern for us. If we return to Istanbul one day, this hotel will be tops on our list.

Room Tip: Our room had a king bed and a twin bed... this was a 'family' room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

The White House Hotel is a cute little hotel is a GREAT location, Sutanahmet, within walking distance of major sights. Everyone who works there is very, very nice an so friendly and helpful!! The price includes a pick up from the airport which was very nice. We were greeted in the small gold and white decorated lobby with orange juice and a piece of Turkish Delight and helpful information. There were votive candles all around the room, rose petals in the shape of a heart along with 2 wine glasses and a small bottle of wine on the bed. The room and bathroom were very clean and the bed was comfortable but the room was small. We had a lovely view of the charming street.

The rooftop dinning room had a great view of the Blue Mosque and all of Sultanahmet. We loved coming up there every morning and some afternoons too, a choice of food and wonderful service too.

The young girl behind the desk took care of getting our boarding passes and printing them out while we were out enjoying ourselves. At the end of out stay I was given a flower! We loved this hotel, we were made to feel like their only guests. We miss Istanbul and the White house Hotel and the lovely people who work there and would stay there again!!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, January 23, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

I am Harun CADIRCI the Owner of the White House Hotel Istanbul. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your precious time to write a comment about our hotel. I am very happy to know that you had a nice accommodation experience at our hotel.
And thank you very much with giving such a detailed informations. And thanks again for the nice words about our staff. We are so much looking forward to host you on your next trip to our wonderful city.

Best Regards;
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Orem, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Excellent boutique hotel in the heart of old city Istanbul. Staff very helpful. Rooms and bathrooms very clean. Roof top breakfast area lovely with great view of Hagia Sofia. You are minutes walking distance away from every thing. Hotel offers shuttle service for over 3 night stay which was very helpful. We would recommend this hotel to any one and plan on returning again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank kpsmith94
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This hotel is a great place to stay. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The greeting with a sweet drink and a piece of turkish delight was welcome after a long plane trip. The room was very nice and clean (my number one concern when staying at a hotel). It has one of the better breakfasts available in the hotels that I have stayed in while in Europe. It is in a very convenient location in the old part of Istanbul being very near the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. A big thumbs up from my wife and I.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Oxyron
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Granada, Spain
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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

White House Hotel has a great location right off the main streets of the Sultanahmet. Literally a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the location can't be beat. What sets this place apart, though, is the attentive, friendly service of the staff and owner. Our stay was ideal, in spite of the rain and cold weather. The breakfast buffet was fine (with the exception of the juice -- not good). The weather made it impossible for us to use the outdoor area of the rooftop dining area, but the views are almost as nice from inside. We saved 10€ per room per night by booking directly through the hotel website, although part of that savings was lost because we paid by credit card, which meant the transaction had to be in lira and the exchange rate favoured the hotel and/or credit card company. Another couple in our group paid euros in cash, at the booked price. Live and learn. The hotel offered free transport from the airport. The trip back to the airport cost 50€ for our our entire group, three couples. Definitely worth it. Other things to keep in mind: there are a few steps to climb to the entrance. It's a small hotel with smallish rooms and bathroomss and only one lift for staff and guests, which often means waiting. Upper floor rooms have a little balcony. Free wifi works well, but you have to connect separately on each level you want to use it on (lobby, room, roof...) in order to get a full signal.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Owner at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, March 4, 2015
My Dearest Guest PaulMartin_Granada ,

I am Harun CADIRCI the Owner of the White House Hotel Istanbul. First of all I would like to thank you for taking your precious time to write a comment about our hotel. I am very happy to know that you had a nice accommodation experience at our hotel.
And thank you very much with giving such a detailed informations. I can easliy understand that you are going to be a good TRIPADVISOR AUTHOR. And thanks again for the nice words about our staff. We are so much looking forward to host you on your next trip to our wonderful city.

Best Regards;
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Sultanahmet the place with all the high lights! You can walk from the hotel to every sight seening location, shorter than 5 min. This hotel is the best place to go everywhere and there are a lot of nice restaurants nearby, you can ask the hotel staff. There a so friendly, please feel free to ask because the love to help you to enjoy your stay! All guest get a nice drink and a turkish Delight on arrival. The have a nice breakfast at the roof terrace, you can see the mosque and the sea.

I'm trying to do my best to right this in english because i'm from the Netherlands!

do not hesitate and book this great hotel....

Greets, Nathalie

Room Tip: They have 3 rooms with a balcony on the 4 floor.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Anyone looking for a central location, attention to detail and overall excellence can't go wrong with the White House. We stayed here for two nights last week and came away thinking it is probably one of the nicest boutique hotels we have stayed in for a city break. We look forward to returning in the not too distant future.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Jennifer L
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WhiteHouseHotelIST, Sahibi at White House Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, February 16, 2015
My Dearest Guest ,

Thank you for sharing your precious reviews here about our hotel.
We are happy to know you enjoyed staying in our hotel.
We wish to host you on your upcoming trips to the city.

Best Regards,
Owner
Harun CADIRCI
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Property: White House Hotel Istanbul
Address: Alemdar Mahallesi Catalcesme Sok No:21, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1,109 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — White House Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
White House Hotel Istanbul is located in the heart of the historical peninsula and it is within walking distance to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Archeology Museum, the Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, the Millennium Stone and Byzantine Hippodrome, which are the most important landmarks of the city. White House Hotel Istanbul is the ideal starting place for exploring this Ottoman capital city's endless historical sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. ... more   less 
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