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“Super Hotel, Staff are Marvellous and Great Location”
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Hotel Sultania
Ranked #9 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 14, 2014

A fantastic hotel; not only is it easy walking distance to all the major sights of Istanbul:
Museum of Archaeology: 5 minutes
Topkapi Palace: 10 minutes
Haghia Sofia 10 minutes
Basilica Cisterns: 10 minutes
Blue Mosque 15 minutes
Grand Bazaar: 20 minutes
If like us you are not so young, it is 2 minutes from the tram system which is an easy way to get round and see the sights of Istanbul.
As far as the facilities at the Sultania are concerned, they very good value for money.
It is located in a quiet street and their rooftop restaurant is excellent value with great views down the Golden Horn to the Bosphorus on one side and the Haghia Sofia behind it. But if you don’t want to eat there, there are plenty of alternatives.
The receptionists, waiters and chambermaids are all welcoming and helpful and, regardless of the task you set them, are always happy to assist: cannot praise them enough.
Even the local dog, who adopted my wife, (see picture 1) was helpful in moving on anyone who was unwelcome

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This hotel is great as a base for the Istanbul tourist experience. It's Ideally positioned in an old part of town close to the major sights, tram stop and ferry port. The staff are very welcoming and knowledgable - there's the usual selected "info", but no pressure to use any particular restaurant, guide etc. The service overall is excellent, the rooms are clean & comfortable and the breakfast which was included is a welcome start to the day. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I won't hesitate to recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

Hotel Sultania is a modern boutique hotel with unique decor and in a great location for visiting Istanbul. First, the location is excellent, only a few blocks easy walk to the Topkapi Palace entrance. The hotel is on a quiet street with a number of restaurants. The service at check-in and check-out was personal and attentive. We received an upgrade from a regular room to a suite without even asking! Each room is named and has the portrait and history of a Sultana. The suite (called a family room) had separate bedroom, with a living room with several couches and the bathroom. The bathroom is the most unique retrofit I have ever seen. It has glass walls that have been imprinted with paintings of harem scenes, so that it compliments the decor and camouflages the interior at the same time. The rooms are super clean and in near perfect condition. The breakfast buffet was very good. Our only regret was that we had not booked more nights at the Sultania.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Yasmak Hotels T, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Sultania, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

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Your feedback is very important to us as our guest satisfaction is our main priority

We would love to welcome you back,

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed June 9, 2014

I visited this hotel in March 2014. At first I didnt know what to expect, it seemed like a small hotel. However the staff was excellent, offering tea and an overview of things to do etc. If you are a traveler and want to site see, stay here. It is walking distance to everything. Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Spice Bazaar, etc. The rooms were quite nice, quite good for a boutique hotel. The lighting effects on the bed were lovely for sure. The bathroom was a bit small and odd but still serviceable.

The staff was very great at reserving tickets to the Hodjapasha Dance Theater prior to my arrival and worked out all of the details. We would always get a warm welcome and refreshments on our return back to the hotel. There are some nice restaurants right in front of the hotel and around the corner. The bed was comfortable and provided a good nights rest. The room was also quite clean.

I cant impress upon readers enough the value and friendliness of the staff. They treat you like family. If you are new to Istanbul stay here, they will make your trip a pleasure. If you are a veteran of the city and havent checked out this hotel, try it. I think you will find yourself happy at the end of your trip.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Yasmak Hotels T, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Sultania, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Dear JimSingh11

Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor.com. We do appreciate you took the time to write it and so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in our Hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us as our guest satisfaction is our main priority

We would love to welcome you back,

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have stayed in istanbul previously but this was by far a better hotel. Very central location, clean comfortable hotel, great for sightseeing. Staff were great very helpful and friendly. We would definitely recommend this hotel and if we return to istanbul we would stay nowhere else.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yasmak Hotels T, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Sultania, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Dear Loraine C

We have great pleasure to read your review

We would like to Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor.com and recommend us to tripadvisor users. We do appreciate you took the time to write it and so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in our Hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us as our guest satisfaction is our main priority

We would love to welcome you back,

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Excellent hotel, friendly and helpful staff, quiet location but within minutes walk of main attractions and the tram stop. Breakfasts were the the best quality we have ever tasted with such a variety of choices and there are plenty of good quality restaurants nearby. We used the tram extensively to maximise our sightseeing whilst minimising the effort in getting about. If you want to get the best out of a trip to Istanbul we would strongly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: 4th floor front rooms were good in all respects
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Yasmak Hotels T, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Sultania, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2014

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We would like to Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor.com and recommend us to tripadvisor users. We do appreciate you took the time to write it and so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in our Hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us as our guest satisfaction is our main priority

We would love to welcome you back,

Warm Regards,

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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Charming, helpful, staff from arrival by hotel limo to departure by the same. Clean, good-sized room in Ottoman style. I can't fault this place. All main attractions in Sultanahmet area more easily walkable than anticipated and, if you want to go further afield, tram T1 stops at the end of the street. It would be difficult to imagine a better place to stay in Istanbul in this price range.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Yasmak Hotels T, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Sultania, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2014

Dear IainCLondon_UK_

Thank you for writing a review on tripadvisor.com. We do appreciate you took the time to write it and so pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay in our Hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us as our guest satisfaction is our main priority

We would love to welcome you back,

Warm Regards,

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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 #9 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $73 - $174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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