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Hotel Djem
Ranked #348 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We stayed 6 nights at Djem and we felt at home. The staff was very friendly and always willing to help. The location is excellent and very close to main attractions (Blue Mosque, Grand Bazar, Hagia Sophia and restaurants). The breakfast was also great (special mention to the cookies).

The rooms are comfortable. If you need more space choose to stay in the second Djem building some few meters down the same street.

One minor negative point for us was the praying time noise. The first one can be between 4:30am to 6am depending on the season and wakes you up every day. After 5 to 10 minutes of loud praying call, back to sleep.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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hoteldjem, Manager at Hotel Djem, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much. You have been very kind with us. We really loved having you with us. If you ever come back to Istanbul or if your travels bring you to Hotel Djem, let me know.

Yours respectfully,
Ufuk

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

We have visited Istanbul both in 2011 and 2012.
Hotel DJEM is located in the old town, Sultanahmet. It´s only a few minutes walk to visit the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, the Hippodrom and many other historical places.
The hotel DJEM is a very nice place to stay. Our rooms have been excellent. Both in equipment and service. The breakfast is the best we have had in all our trips.
The staff is there to help you 24/7 althougt this is a small boutiqe hotel.
Hotel DJEM is an excellent place on earth.
We will definitely come back.
This is the best hotel for us!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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hoteldjem, Manager at Hotel Djem, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2013

Dear Guest,

I do not have words to thank your review. It makes me feel great! We are looking forward to seeing you one more time you in our hotel with your friends for unforgettable vacations.
When you need any assistance for everything, please do not hesitate to contact me,

Kindest Regards,
Ufuk

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Reviewed December 28, 2012

It is a little hotel in the middle of Istanbul. Very comfortable rooms, antique atmosphere, singing of muedzin in the morning, good breakfast and very calm and romantic atmosphere. I was there in winter and it was cold outside , but heating inside room was ok, even sometimes very hot. Special respect and thanks to the very friendly staff, especially to Selim who is very educated, interesting and kind young man )). My heartly thanks to all of you! Strongly reccomend this place to everyone!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We stayed the weekend before Christmas this year and it was VERY cold in Istanbul - about 2 degrees with snow. The hotel was cozy and warm though, and supplied extra blankets when we needed them. The owners were very friendly and supplied us with maps and advice on where to go and where to eat. It is obviously very close to the Blue Mosque which does mean waking a dawn with the call to prayer, but we enjoyed listening to it and then went back to sleep.
Breakfast was included and was good. As mentioned in other reviews, the bread is a bit rubbish but great selection otherwise.
If I was going to Istanbul again, I would stay there.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

This little hotel is in a wonderful location, just behind The Blue Mosque and in easy walking distance of major attractions of the Old City and very close to the tramline for when you want to visit other parts of the city.
All the staff are very welcoming, warm and friendly and because of the hotel's small size you feel like you are getting very personalised service.
The decor was beautifully authentic and it felt like you were staying in someone's house rather than in a hotel

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Just behind the Blue Mosque, this hotel made me feel like I'm not in a hotel, but a guest at my aunt's home - great breakfast, incredibly good attitude towards me and my wife, no problems at all... The room and the building weren't big, but they were really cosy, with a traditional Turkish design and spacious bathroom. Next time I go to Istanbul, I'll choose the same hotel again, definitely!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Hotel Djem is a top-quality boutique hotel in an excellent location with very accomodating and helpful staff. We stayed in 4 hotels during our trip to Istanbul and we found Djem to have the best rooms and the best location in the Sultanahmet area. We stayed in the new annex, and found the rooms to be very well appointed and organised, and also very modern. We had a view of the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque. The bathrooms are also excellent and everything is kept very clean. The rooms as well as the rest of the hotel has very nice decor and artwork from the owner's shop (in Arasta Bazaar).

Staff, in particular Ufuk, were very kind to us and tried their best to accomodate our needs. Ufuk did an excellent job in providing us a room for a few extra hours before our departure to the airport. During our stay he gave us a lot of useful information on Istanbul and Sultanahmet.

We had a very good rate at Djem and therefore took 3 rooms rather than 2 with extra beds. The rate was specially reduced for the time we went, and the regular price variations thankfully worked in our favour. As this was our first trip to Istanbul we did a lot of research into the hotels and accomodation available - for future trips this time and effort will be saved!

The very slight inconvenience of going between the reception building and the rooms at the annex is more than compensated by the size and quality of the newer rooms. Ideally Djem needs a rooftop terrace, as well as a more spacious breakfast area (or possibly achieve both together). Breakfast was good but could be improved with better breads (Turkish rather than sliced), condiments and coffee.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Djem

Address: Tavukhane Sokak No 26, Istanbul 34420, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #348 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the Sultanahmet, old town district of Istanbul, this unique boutique hotel has eleven exclusive rooms with private bathroom. The design is fresh, sophisticated. The beds and furnishing are of the highest quality to ensure the guests comfort. The Hotel has 24 hour concierge service with a bilingual staff, eager to help you with everything you may need from tour arrangements to dinner reservations. ... more   less 
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