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Hotel Amira Istanbul
Ranked #2 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2014

My husband and I first stayed at Hotel Amira back in 2013. I have returned this year and stayed again in the hotel. The staff are still amazing and can not be any more helpful. I can highly recommend it due to its location in Istanbul, but above all else the hospitality is second to none. I look forward to staying there again on my return home.

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

We booked this hotel following the reviews on trip advisor along with another couple for a 5 night stay. Our expectations were exceeded in all ways. The rooms were elegant, clean and spacious. The location is just perfect for all the tourist areas of Istanbul South of the Golden Horn. 10 minutes of walking takes you to the excellent tram service, 5 minutes to the Hippodrome and Blue Mosque. 20 minutes to the Grand Bazaar.

In the hotel itself, the breakfasts were excellent and the bar/ cafe area very comfortable. It was cold and sometimes wet when we were there at the end of February 2014 and so we were unable to sit on the roof, but it has good views of the sea.

What takes this hotel to the highest level is the staff. We were, on arrival, given a talk on the main sites and how to get around, together with excellent map and the location of suggested restaurants. All their recommendations we found incredibly helpful. Any request for help was dealt with immediately and with enormous charm and friendliness. Nothing was too much trouble, including providing a cake for one of our party who was having a significant birthday. I just cannot recommend this hotel too much.

Room Tip: We had rooms 303 and 305 which were spacious, comfortable and stylish. Room 303 was a corner room wi...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Based on trip advisor reviews we stayed 4 nights at this wonderful hotel. It's such a joy to find such fantastic customer service and to be made to feel so welcome. We had a good room on the mezzanine floor overlooking the front of the hotel,and it had a minimum of six windows. The hotel is located we think in the best part of the Old Town as you are far enough away from all of the hustle and bustle of the Mosques and Grand Bazaar, but close enough to walk everywhere. We would definitely stay at the Amira again and recommend it to friends. If you want 5 star luxury it may not be for you, but it has everything else and more.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and I took a quick 5th year anniversary trip to Istanbul on 24 Feb. I picked this hotel based on the location and the tripadvisor reviews. I was not disappointed, in fact, I was very pleasantly surprised. We have traveled to many places in the world, and have stayed at Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton's, but at none of them did we receive the service that we received at Amira. From the moment we arrived, AJ sits you down and offers you drink of choice, and then gives you suggestions for your time. He is definately one cool cat. As we were only spending one full day in Istanbul, we were hard pressed to see as much as we could. He gave us suggestions, and then set us up with what I beleive to be the best tour guide in Istanbul. (Murat Aksu). I'll get back to him in a minute. I booked a deluxe room, and Amira upgraded us to a suite. The room was spacious and clean. The included breakfast was delicious and a good start for the day full of walking. Adam was always just a phone call to reception away, and always ready to help with anything...with a smile. Although I didn't deal with them much...all the staff (Sim and another guy whos name I can't pronounce) were extremely helpful and always smiling. AJ even went out of his way to get us a snack after room service had stopped for the night...free of charge. I want to use this to say a very big sincere "Thank-you" from my wife and me for making this a very memorable anniversary. You guys truly know the meaning of "customer service" with a smile. :) Next time we are in Istanbul...(we must come back to this wonderful city) we will most definately be staying at Hotel Amira. As for Murat (tour guide)...what can I say? He felt more like my brother than a tour guide. Very knowledgeable...easy to talk to...patient...willing to do whatever he can to let you have a good time and see as much as you can in the given time. He even helped us get good deals at the leather shops. I look forward to a long friendship with Murat. Ask for the private tour with him...he won't disappoint.

Room Tip: Stayed in Rm. 405. It had a balcony...plenty of space...and a good sea view to the side.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Stayed for 3 nights at the end of our Turkey holiday and were very happy with our choice. It's a very contemporary boutique style hotel, and very comfortable as well as tasteful which isn't the case with all such hotels.

The highlight has to be the staff though - they are ALL just so friendly, helpful and beyond courteous (always being there to open the front door for you, being on hand in the lounge area to pour your tea etc). Each speaks excellent English and to be honest I didn't really hear a single word to Turkish all the time we were there (meaning most of their clientele seem to use English to communicate). Very cosmopolitan atmosphere.

There is building work going on outside the hotel (on the pavements) but it was only during the day and looked like it was nearing completion at the end of Feb.

The breakfast buffet was splendid, and a lovely touch was the complimentary afternoon tea (with cakes and tea breads) served between 4-6pm.

Great location, just a few mins to the main sights yet away from the bustle of some of the more touristy areas.

We stayed in room 404 on the top floor - had booked a standard room but were double upgraded to an open plan 'suite' with balcony and Jacuzzi bath which was a lovely gesture. The view isn't amazing and it was too cold to spend much time outside on the balcony but the extra space was surely appreciated. It was very comfortable but at times a bit noisy even though we were as far away from the stair well as possible and above everyone else...but this was due to inconsiderate guests rather than anything the hotel had done wrong.

We would stay here again and feel it was good value.

Recommend the hotel for couples, business, and friends.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room (all the floors are marble so can be noisy, especially with people going up and...
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

Hotel Amira is at a prime location, walking distance to the historical centre, several great restaurants and Tram line. The service was also great, very friendly and always available to assist with everything.
The breakfast is a nice buffet, good quality not too many options.
The rooms are well equipped and spacious.
All in all its very good value for money.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

This is what a boutique hotel should be like, excellent service, great clean rooms and a central location! We spent a week in Hotel Amira, we had one of the deluxe rooms with balcony and it exceeded our expectations! The hotel was centrally located walking distance from some of the major tourist sites. As soon as we walked into the hotel we were given a warm welcome and they also did a mini orientation for things/ tours etc. The service is top notch and you feel like you are at home! Highly recommend hotel Amira!!

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Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No 43, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 1,171 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $65 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Amira Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Amira Istanbul is a boutique hotel located at the heart of the centuries old empires' capital. Some remarkable neighbors of the Hotel Amira Istanbul are the great Hagia Sophia, the magnificent Blue Mosque, the mystic Basilica Cistern, the imperial Topkapi Palace and the colorful Grand Bazaar. Amira Hotel offers you spaciously designed 32 rooms in Sultanahmet area, featuring very comfortable visco mattresses, local touches like ottoman style hand-made ceiling paintings and high-tech amenities such as mobile wireless internet modem that you can use also outside the property while discovering Istanbul . Along with its world famous cordial guest services, Amira Hotel offers a rich , complimentary buffet breakfast and a tasty 5 O'clock tea treats, free Wi-Fi access, a business corner with featuring an iMac, in house ATM machine, a wellness center that includes a gym, jacuzzi, sauna and massage services. Also our concierge would be more than happy to assist you in every aspect of your stay, whether business or pleasure. ... more   less 
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