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“Gem in the Old Town”
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Hotel Seraglio
Ranked #22 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Oslo, Norway
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Gem in the Old Town”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

This hotel is about as good as it gets. The whole staff did their best to make our stay a truely memorable one.The room and bathroom : Very,very clean. Huge comfortable bed and the best shower we've had in ages. We felt very much at home throughout our 4 night stay. Istanbul is a really exciting city to explore. The hotel was in easy walking distance of all the major attractions. It's on a quiet sidestreet and ,apart from the morning prayer call, we slept very well. There are restaurants galore nearby and more than enough shops to satisfy all our needs. Pricewise it would be difficult to find better value than here. To all the people at the Hotel Seraglio :
Keep up the good work and pretty soon you'll be Tripadvisors number 1 choice in Istanbul.
Hope to be back in the future.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

Just back from a 5 night stay with my wife at this hotel. We both loved the hotel and will definitely be staying here again. Staff were great, very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and spacious, location was great and buffet breakfast has something for everyones taste.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay at the Seraglio Hotel. It's in a great location and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Breakfast is excellent though the hotel's Bistro food is nothing to write home about. It's nice to have there though, in case you don't feel like going out.

My only comment is that I do not recommend the half day Bosphorus tour that the front desk staff told us we should do. A one to two hour boat ride would've been sufficient as the four hours really dragged on. The place they take you on the Asia side is just a bunch of tourist shops and you don't have enough time to really explore (we had just 25 minutes).

The Seraglio Hotel is a solid place to stay in the old city and I recommend checking them out!

Room Tip: It was unseasonably warm in November and we were on the third floor which was really hot even at nig...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stockton, California
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

I wish all hotels were like this......wonderful staff, nice rooms, great location, and a full breakfast buffet. Staying at the Hotel Seraglio really enhanced our time in Istanbul. The staff went our of their way to ensure our visit was perfect to Istanbul and Turkey was perfect in every way.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We received a warm welcome from Kenan, he took the time to brief us on the hotel and the city attractions, at the same time offering us turkish coffee and turkish delight. All the staffs at the front desk, breakfast room, Bistro Seraglio are very friendly. The breakfast buffet is excellent with lots of fruit choices. We dine at Bistro Seraglio 4 nights out of our 7 nights stay. They serve good food with different choices for good value. Kenufe and Sultan's Favorite should not be missed. The early morning prayer call did not bother us at all. Stay here and you will surely enjoy the place. Close to tram and lots of restaurants. Thank you all for making our trip a memorable one.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

A lovely friendly hotel with great staff. Good breakfast and a wonderful decently priced bistro for an evening meal. You, however, have to be ready for the call to prayer from the Sultan Ahmet mosque that is very close by; early morning and evening.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

A very satisfactory place. We just had one night in the hotel, but it was perfect. The beds were comfy, the rooms are modern and while not too big, were adequate. The breakfast buffet is excellent for such a small hotel and the whole place is very clean. The fellow at the front desk was very pleasant and friendly and helped us arrange our pick up service to get to the airport, gave us some tips on getting around and things to see. The hotel is very easy walking distance to the main tourist attractions of Istanbul - Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Cistern, etc and you will not get lost. The streets in the area are narrow, old cobblestone ones with tons of restaurants on them. No complaints with this place!

Room Tip: We were on a ground floor (forget the number) but it was very quiet as still far back from the front...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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
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Ranked #22 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Seraglio 3*
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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