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“Perfect location, nice staff!”
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Saba Sultan Hotel
Ranked #42 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
1 review
“Perfect location, nice staff!”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

My daughter and me spent 8 days in the Saba Sultan Hotel and we can highly recommend it for the ideal location close to the most important buildings and the Tramway 1. Only 5 min walk to the Aya Sofia and the Blue Mosque as well as to the Topkapi Palace! Situated in a small street away from street noise, we never even heard the Muezzin calling from the minarets. The double room was spacy and clean, although a cupboard with drawers was missing to store T-shirts and underwear etc.
Staff was very friendly and helpful, the omelets at breakfast were delicious and the choice at the buffet was decent.
All in all, you can't do wrong booking this place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2016
Dear Stadlmeyer,

Thanks for your wonderful review.
You can not imagine how happy you made us with your kind words.
I am glad to learn that you took the adventage of our faboulos location.
We are exceptionally lucky to be situated in such a perfect lovely location.
I am really happy to read that you found your room to be clean.These are personally cleaning by my executive housekeeper whom I already shared your feedback.
Also, lovely to know that the staff was able to assist you with whatever you need.
We work so very hard to have our guests feel very special and well-cared for during their visit to Saba Sultan Hotel.
And great to know that you enjoyed our breakfast.Even now, we are making fresh pancakes every morning according to your wishes.
We greatly appreciate your recommendation to our future guests and hope it won't be too long before we get to welcome you back for another memorable stay.
We wish for you to think of Saba Sultan as a home away from home.
Welcome to Saba Sultan Family :)

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
Guest Relation Manager
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a small hotel with a perfect location close to good restaurants, the Metro and the historic centre of old Istanbul. The hotel is located in a cul-de-sac a block away from the tourist area, so it is quiet. Our room seemed newly refurbished - it was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The staff at the hotel are very friendly and anxious to help in any way they can. There was a good selection of food for breakfast. In summary, the hotel was great value and the perfect place to stay right in the historic centre of Istanbul. I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2016
Dear Martin S,

Thank you very much for your feedback.
Many thanks for taking time to express your compliments of The Saba Sultan, based on your stay.
We are exceptionally lucky to be situated in such a perfect location and we are pleased to hear that you appreciate the surroundings as much as we do.
Also, lovely to read that you found your room to be clean.These are personally cleaning by my executive housekeeper whom I already shared your great feedback.
It is wonderful to see that you had a lovely time with us and to read your comments on the staff.We take great pride in ensuring that each guests has a memorable stay and it makes us very happy when we see our guests leaving with a smile on their faces as you did.
By the way, you mentioned within your review that our hotel is newly refurbished but our hotel is quite new.Saba Sultan is 6 years old right now.
It is lovely to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast.Even now, we are making fresh pancakes every morning according to your wishes.
We are greatly appreciate your recommendation to our future guests and hope it won't be too long before we get to welcome you back for another great stay.

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Friendly at the reception from start to end, spacy and quiet room, good breakfast (possible to bring it yourself to roof with view over Bosporus and Blue Mosque). Good service. Nice area around with restaurants and shops. 5 minutes walking to blue mosque and metro. It is the first hotel I do not have anything to complain about. Very good price quality. If I come back to Istanbul I will book it again!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2016
Dear Huub C,

Thank you posting a review of your stay.
We work so very hard to have our guests feel very special and well-cared for during their visit to Saba Sultan and we are happy to see that this has been achieved!
It is lovely to read that you found your room to be spacy and quiet.
Also, nice to hear that you enjoyed our delicious breakfast.
Even now, we are making fresh pancakes every morning according to your wishes.
We are exceptionally lucky to be situated in such a fantastic location and we are pleased to hear that you appreciate the surroundings as much as we do.
It is great to know that The Saba Sultan Hotel will be your first choice on your next visit to Istanbul and we all look forward to welcome you back in very near future.
Welcome to Saba Sultan Family

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
Guest Relation Manager
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We had a wonderful week in lively and welcoming Istanbul at Saba Sultan! The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had two rooms which were very tidy with nice clean bathrooms. The view was to the street, not sea side, which was actually ok because you could see some local way of living there. There was also a roof terrace with a rooftop / sea view. Although it's a small hotel, 14 rooms, you can easily book guided trips at reception. We booked a Bosporus cruise, dervish dance ritual and hamam though hotel, with no extra charge, and everything worked well. The most important sights of Istanbul are only minutes away. The location, old town of Istanbul, is "infested" with gift shops of all kind, but it's not a lifeless place abandoned by locals. Just off the hotel you will find many decent restaurants and even a compact version of Grand Bazaar called Arasta Bazaar. To see modern living you need to take a taxi or tram to Beyoglu. Istanbul is huge and crowded but laid back and bohemian city with layers and layers of history. For us Saba Sultan was a perfect place to experience it for the first time.

Room Tip: Street view rooms might be noisier, but it didn't bother us much on the second floor. Book a sea...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, July 9, 2016
Dear Manu K,

It is pleasure that I read your review about your stay at Saba Sultan Hotel.
It is wondeful to see that you had a lovely time with us and to read your comment on the staff.We take great pride in ensuring that each guest has a memorable stay and it makes us very happy when we see our guests leaving with a smile on their faces as you did.
We are exceptionally lucky to be situated in such a fantastic location and we are pleased to hear that you appreciate the surroundings as much as we do.
We are greatful for your high recommendation.
Many thanks for your kind words.
All the team is looking forward to welcome you back on your next visit to Istanbul.
We wish for you to think of Saba Sultan as a home away from home.
Welcome to Saba Sultan Family.

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
Guest Relation Manager
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

A small and cosy place to stay. Clean rooms, very polite personell, cosy atmosphere, very calm and quite place and surroundings, view to the sea was outstanding, terrace on the top floor.
3-5 mins walk from Aya Sofya, Topkapi and Blue Mosque. Will definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor sea view
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tim N
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, July 10, 2016
Dear Tim N,

Thank you for choosing to stay at Saba Sultan Hotel.
You can not imagine how happy you made us with your kind words.
We work so very hard to have our guests feel very special and well-cared for during their visit to Saba Sultan Hotel and I am really happy to see that we succesed.
I am delighted to read that you found our hotel to be cozy and that you found your room to be clean.These are personally cleaning by my executive housekeeper whom I already shared your feedback.
We are exceptionally lucky to be situated in such a perfect location and we are pleased to hear that you appreciate the surroundings as much as we do.
We wish for you to think of Saba Sultan as a home away from home.
It is great to know that The Saba Sultan Hotel will be your first choice on your next visit to Istanbul and we all look forward to welcome you back in the future.

Welcome to Saba Sultan Family :)
You are always welcome.

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
Guest Relation Manager
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very clean and well kept boutique hotel in a fantastic location. Within walking distance of all the landmarks, easy to get around, safe neighborhood and very quiet at night. The breakfast was great with a lot of choices and the staff are exceptional. They all speak English and excel at outstanding customer service. Went for a weekend getaway and it was absolutely perfect. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: had a room with balcony facing back of hotel and it was very quiet. Rooms are a bit tight if you ke...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Tamara B
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2016
Dear Tamara,

Many thanks for taking time to express your complimants of The Saba Sultan Hotel based on your stay.
We are exceptionally lucky to be situated in such a fantastic location and we are pleased to hear that you appreciate the surroundings as much as we do.
It is lovely to be conveniently situated within walking distance of Hagia Sophia, Bluemosque,Topkapı Palace ,Hippodrome & central of the Sultanahmet.
I am delighted to read that you enjoyed our breakfast.Even now, we are making fresh pancakes every morning according to your wishes.
It is wonderful to see that you had a lovely time with us and to read your comments on the staff.
We take great pride in ensuring that each guest has a memorable stay and it makes us very happy when we see our guests leaving with a smile on their faces as you did.
It is great to know that The Saba Sultan Hotel as a home away from home.
Welcome to Saba Sultan Family :)
Hope to see you again.

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
Guest Relation Manager
Report response as inappropriate
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
Reviewed March 2, 2014

I stayed there for a week and it was a pleasure. Especially I would like to emphasise the active support and helpfulness of the personnel!
Another highlight was the breakfast buffet with fresh herbs and delicious rose jam!
... and the location is unbeatable.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank BernadetteTe
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sabasultan, Konuk İlişkileri Müdürü at Saba Sultan Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2016
Dear BernadetteTe,

Many thanks for taking time to express your compliments of The Saba Sultan Hotel, based on your stay.
I am delighted to learn that you had such a lovely time here and that the staff was able to assist you with whatever you need.We are doing our best to make sure, you are having best holiday.
Also, I am really happy to read that you enjoyed our breakfast.Even now, we are making fresh pancakes and omeletes everymorning according to your wishes.

We wish for you to think of Saba Sultan as a home away from home.
Welcome to Saba Sultan Family :)
Hope to see you again

Best Regards From Istanbul
Saba Rasouli
GUest Relation Manager
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Property: Saba Sultan Hotel
Address: Akbiyik Cad. Cetinkaya Sok. No:4 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
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Ranked #42 of 1,155 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Saba Sultan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our boutique hotel in the center of Sultanahmet, the heart of the city and history, is in a few minutes walking distance to the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia Museum, Sultanahmet Mosque , Sunken Palace, Grand Bazaar and its distance to the İstanbul Atatürk Airport is only 15km. The Saba Sultan Hotel is the most challenging and newest boutique hotel of the area with its total 17 luxury rooms, 14 of which with French balconies designed differently from each other (in respect to color, décor and view) in a manner compatible with the spirit and texture of Sultanahment area and its history and satisfying all the needs of its quests with the latest technologies. The Saba Sultan Hotel that is in ideal location for people who plan to make a holiday by living the cultural and historical heritage of İstanbul and want to discover this historical peninsula will be very happy to host you with its 17 rooms designed by considering all your prospect needs to make it your home far from your house. Our rooms contain two single beds or one queen-size bed, 2 hand -made chairs, a coffee table and make-up table in gold leaf and inlaid style, an air conditioner, curtains preventing the sunlight to enter inside, a tea-coffee machine, electronic-magnetic key, Housekeeping, electronic safety box, direct telephone connection, double- glass windows and doors providing voice isolation, wireless, mini bar, 21inch LCD TV, wake up service, collapsible window and hair drying machine. These features are standard in all rooms and there exist a heating and cooling system in common areas. ... more   less 
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