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“Wonderful place with a great restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Seraglio
Ranked #20 of 1,114 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Beijing, China
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place with a great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

It's a very clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced hotel within a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. The reception staff are very friendly and the food at the street-level restaurant is wonderful. The only wish of mine not fulfilled is that it doesn't have a rooftop to overlook the landmarks nearby, but the comfort of stay has compensated for that. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Wexford, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I enjoyed an incredible few days in Hotel Seraglio. From we arrived and were offered a complimentary drink the staff gave amazing service. I could not recommend the hotel highly enough - great location, lovely rooms and food, fantastic staff

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We really enjoyed this hotel. We stayed 3 nights and everything was great. The old town location was marvelous and so was the staff who were helpful in every regard. The breakfasts were delicious, and the one dinner we had there was excellent also. I would definitely choose this hotel on a return visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Just got back after spending three nights at Seraglio. We were in a standard double room which was well appointed with a clean bathroom and large comfortable double bed. Very friendly service from the reception staff especially Jalal, good advice regarding transportation (including arranging airport-hotel transfers) and things to see and do. Breakfast (excellent choice on the buffet) and teatime (hot beverage, cakes, biscuits and fresh fruit) were included and were of high quality. Would definitely stay here again. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Our first visit to Istanbul and the hotel staff could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Can't wait to stay there again. The breakfasts are a treat with a lot of choice and everything spotlessly clean. Do try the bistro because the food is very good and much better value for money than the nearby restaurants. We found the hotel very central for the sights but nicely tucked away in a quiet corner.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Spent four nights at seraglio hotel. The first two in a standard room and last two in the hamman superior. We highly recommend this hotel. The rooms are very up to date along with good size bathrooms. The hamman room also had a Turkish bath area. The service from the front desk guys was very friendly and they were only to happy to assist with every request. One of the best boutique hotels we have stayed in.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

My sister and I visited Istanbul on our way to India in February. This was our first trip together and were very excited. After researching for various hotels we decided to go with Hotel Seraglio and I am glad we did.

The manager was prompt with our email correspondence and also gave us a discount for a stay. We were picked up from the airport in a huge car. I emphasize on huge because we were carrying a total of 6 bags (4 big and 2 small). When you visit home (India for us) once a year even 6 bags are not enough :) The driver was polite, didn't speak English but did his job well. The manager was helpful and the room was nice and clean. Loved the shower pressure, perfect after a 8 hour flight.

The location of the hotel is perfect, minutes away from Blue Mosque, Arasta Bazaar as well as the trams. There are plenty of restaurants and grocery stores. We tried the restaurant at Seraglio and found it ok. Basically limited vegetarian options. The breakfast was really good, loved the cucumbers, figs and fresh fruits.

They helped booked a taxi for us to go back to the airport. The best part was when they gifted us with evil eye key chains while leaving. Would definitely recommend Sergalio.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Seraglio
Address: Amiral Tafdil Sokak No 32, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 1,114 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Seraglio 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the old town of the magnificent Istanbul, you will find the charming boutique Hotel Seraglio. The hotel has 14 tastefully and comfortably decorated rooms in different categories. Hotel Seraglio is located in the heart of world famous heritages in the historical Sultanahmet district of Istanbul. All the major touristic places are within walking distance. You can also go to Taksim/ Beyoglu in 15 minutes by streetcar. ... more   less 
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