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Hotel California Istanbul
Ranked #889 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Nottingham, England,
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33 reviews
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“great place for a little getaway!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

i recently stayed at this hotel with my friend january 2012 and we were amazed at how clean and nicely decorated the rooms were. great location, easy to get to main attractions and especially tram stop Cemberlitas which you can get to kabatas then underground to taksim. like under a 10 minute walk to blue mosque, hagia sophia and grand bazaar and also to starbucks!
Mini-bar in room reasonably priced. Some rooms dont have a view its just a matter of what you get. On my next visit to istanbul i would definatly be considering to returning to this hotel!

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

Perfect location. Just around corner from main street ( tram station ) 10 minutes walking to blue mosque and Hagia Sofia.... Helpfull staff, great clean rooms and nice breakfast. Great value for veeery reasonable price.
Recomended!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

This hotel was very close to the tram stop Cemberlitas which is one stop away from the very touristy area, Sultanahmet. For the price it was amazingly clean, the showers had good water pressure and we never lacked hot water. There is also free Wifi :)

The staff were really nice; even when my friends and I would come home at 5 in the morning, someone was always there to open the door for us (they lock the front door of the hotel at night). I would recommend this place for sure. Near the tram station, which is on a main road, there are tons of restaurants and sweet shops and the walk down to Sultanahmet is quite nice. It's very close to the Grand Bazaar as well.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

Clean quiet budget hotel. This was my second visit and I stayed 22 days this time. I hope to return. Helpful staff. Clean rooms. Turkish breakfast. Easy walking distance to historic sites and shopping.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

Cosy hotel at a great location.... right at the centre of Sultanahmet area. 2 mins walk from Cemberlitas tram station. All the main attractions in the old part of the city area are just few mins walk away. Room was cleaned and towels were changed daily. Breakfast menu was pretty basic and was not changed (for the five days I stayed). Staff were warm and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

we stayed for 2 nights, great low budget hotel, nice room , the breakfast was full, very clean, the staff very helpful and all the famous monuments in walking distance..

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Cairo, Egypt
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2011

small street , no Taxi driver khnow the place , no view , small room.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel California Istanbul
Address: Eminsinan Mah. Camii Sok. No:55 Beyazit, Fatih, Istanbul 34126, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #889 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 20
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