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“If you go to Istanbul (and you should), you need to stay here !”
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Hotel Sultania
Ranked #11 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Merritt Island, Florida
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“If you go to Istanbul (and you should), you need to stay here !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

Last week, halfway through a 2 week international business trip, I stayed at Hotel Sultania for 3 nights. For the rest of the trip, I used all business hotels, but I thought that Istanbul called for something more Turkish and local. I couldn't have been any happier. Not only did I very much enjoy one my free day in Istanbul, but I loved the hotel, the location, and the staff who went well out of their way to make my trip great. These folks helped with business needs as well as everything else... and I think the best example is when one of the staff walked me 2-3 blocks to show me where to find and ATM, and the best way to start my foot tour of the city.That is nothing I have experienced at any other place I have ever stayed. Not only are they in the heart of the old city and an easy walk to the best mosques, the grand bazaar, and museums, but they also have a spa and rooftop restaurant. Enjoy your visit to Hotel Sultania !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2013

We just returned from a visit to Istanbul and stayed at the Hotel Sultania. It was a perfect choice: the accommodations are modern (bathrooms are just laid out a bit odd), the location is within walking distance of most attractions, the restaurant is wonderful, and the staff just terrific. They only wanted to please us - and did.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2013

A great little hotel within walking distance to everything you would like to see in old Istanbul. Rooms are very nicely decorated in a sultan theme. Breakfast was very good and had a great selection. The hotel arranged for a driver to pick us up from the airport and for a guide to take us on a walking tour of the Old Town, both of which were on time and very friendly.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

I loved this hotel, with selling point being the location and service.

Amazing perks:

Great hotel staff, some of the best service I've had. Complimentary Turkish tea, coffee, whatever you want when you check in. Any tours are easily arranged with front desk, and they were accommodating when we had to cancel a pre booked service ( no biggie, no charge )

Free breakfast, with cook to order omelets, waffles, huge buffet of cheese, fruit, breads, hot food.

Free Wifi, and a "service area" with a computer and printer - great for airline conf, etc

Cute spa, with Turkish bath, 3 (?) massage rooms, pool, Jacuzzi, under ground lounge areas (think Bali bed) - small gym though, if you're in to that on vacation. (You know you are on vacation, right?)

Selling point! Rooftop restaurant - when you first walk in, it's glass 360 views - which is amazing in itself, but keep walking. The BACK of the rooftop restaurant has an open air patio, with beautiful views of Hagia Sophia. Great picture spot, coffee break, smoke break, night cap. Loved it.

Rooms are identical to pictures on website, with plenty of space, and comfortable bedding. Some rooms have sinks next to bed, some do not. They had comfy robes, and Turkish delight waiting on the bed :) They have hair dryers, safes, closet space, lots of bath products ( yes conditioner! )

Location -- perfection. You can walk to Topkapi palace (easily) and a bit further to Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar. All of Old City is very walkable. We also walked across the bridge over the Bosporus (30 minute walk) to Taksim Square - this is like the time square /shopping district of Istanbul...think H & M, Topshop, Starbucks.

One tiny thing regarding location -it's a bit hard to find when coming from the airport in a taxi (that being said, this hotel offers a free shuttle should you choose to book it ahead of time - I would suggest doing so). It's on the interior or a walking only street corner, which actually ADDED to value, as far as intimacy. So, just make sure you have the address printed out (or hotel vouchers) when you jump in your cab.

Overall, loved it!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Beautiful and romantic hotel, very close to Topkapi Palace and other places of interest in the old Istanbul, walking distance to the Bosforo and the Galata Bridge (leading to Taksim). It is located in a peaceful and charming area.
Rooms are modern with a touch of "antique magnificence", very clean and spacious. Ideal for couple visiting Istanbul for the first time.
Staff is friendly and polite.

Not cheap but worth a visit!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

We stayed 6 days in this hotel and were treated like sultans. The hotel is conventientally located in the old city walking distance to hagia Sophia, blue mosque and many other sites as well as great restaurants. Each room features a sultan theme and is tastefully decorated to give a Turkish palatial feel. Rooms are not gigantic but big enough, Everything about this hotel is amazing, its very cool to see the way the rooms are lite with orange accents lites even under the bed and around mirrors. customer service is impeccable, the staff go out of their way to make you feel....well like a sultan. Morning breakfast is included and the spread of food leaves you full till dinner. I personally loved sitting on my couch each morning reading drinking coffee. which is framed to resemble a palace entrance. Highly recommend

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

I highly recommend this hotel. It's within walking distance to all the attractions. Very close to the train, markets and lots of restaurants. Be careful of some of the sidewalk restaurants, especially , the seafood.
The staff at the Sultania are very helpful and you can get great advice and suggestions from them. Make sure to see Serab; she is just awesume!
The breakfast was really enjoyable, great way to start your day and waitress is very caring. There is a rooftop restaurant with great views ; but,they should accommodate the hotel guest better. You have to make a reservation .
We enjoyed our week stay there before embarking on a cruise.
I will stay there again and visit the incredible city - It's spectacular !!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Property: Hotel Sultania
Address: Ebusuud Cad. Mehmet Murat Sok. No:4 | Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Sultania 4.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sultania is a deluxe boutique hotel with a harem design and located at the heart of the old city and within walking distance to Saint Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and Bosphorus. ... more   less 
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