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Le Safran Suite
Ranked #90 of 1,047 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
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77 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
“great location”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

We stayed at the hotel in January 2012 with my friends. The location is very good! Only 3 min walk from Gulhane tram station, but there is no nois from tram at night. We booked dbl room, but we were checked in triple room with 2 bedrooms, very comfortable! (room 301). There is no lift at the hotel and stairs to enter the hotel are too big, it may be a problem for old people. There is small fridge at the room. And it's also not very convinient that you have to go outside for breakfast, they serve it at the cafe next door, in winter it's inconvenient. Food was very simple: cheese, sausage, tomato\cucumbers\olives, boiled eggs, mandarins\apples, bread, jam, tea\coffe. In Mach 2011 we stayed at the apartments of the same owner (Anatolia Sultanahmet Suite), I liked apartments much more in spite of the fact that the location is not so central..

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2011

Winter season is the low season, so we got a really good price for the value we got.
Hotel had very good location - as everybody else mentions it is walking distance from everywhere you need to go - and st sophia is literally few min walking.
Rooms and hotel was very clean, good variety of breakfast it was nice that it was included in the price.
staff was very helpfull too
my friends and i are coming back next year to this place ...this time for new years eve

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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2 Thank chris_skarsgard
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 21, 2011

We booked Anatolia Suites for 4 nights for our trip to Istanbul before we continued on to Ephesus. This was the best place we stayed. It was quite, very clean...the staff was very helpful with the places we should visit, they even made our dinner reservations for my daughters birthday.
We were few minutes away from the tram, so it was very easy to get to taksim and back, all historical locations were 2 mins walking distance.
We couldnt have asked for more for the price we paid.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank juliet_mendes
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 14, 2011

My boyfriend and I booked this place for our week long trip to Istanbul.. First of all the location was great, it was walking distance from St Sophia, Archeology Museum, Blue Mosque...and the tram is few steps away to take you to the new city part of town.
The hotel itself was very clean, our room was spacious, the neighborhood was safe and quite, the staff was nice and friendly. If you are planning on staying in the Old City / Sultanahmet area, Anatolia Suite St Sophia will give you the best bank for your buck.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank jasmine h
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 7, 2011

My family and I stayed at Anatolia Suite St Sophia during our week long trip to Istanbul. We stayed at their family suite which was perfect for our 2 kids and us. The hotel itself really felt like an old times Byzantium / Ottoman house with the internal staircase and high ceilings.
The room was squeaky clean, the staff was very nice, and very helpful.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, you can not beat the location of this place - its close to EVERYTHING in the old city area
It will be definetly be our choice of accommodation for our next trip to Istanbul!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank hilary s
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed here just one night after spending some nights at another nearby hotel that could only have us for three days. Although that hotel was good as well, it had clearly better tripadvisor reviews, but fell short of anatolia suite.

The place was a very clean and beautifull old ottoman house a stone throw from the hagia sophia (eased using the cabs "just drive to hagia sophia!"). If you are ready to pay for staying at that location then this is still a pretty good bang for the buck considering the alternatives. However, do notice that if you are more interested in the nightlife etc. you necessarily do not want to live in sultanahmet which is kind of the more touristy live-at-day side.

The staff were eager to help calling restaurants etc. for us - service you'd expect at more expensive hotels.

Room Tip: There are two hotels (of the same owner) by the name of anatolia suite, we accidentally were given t...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank GJKD
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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Sacramento
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Anatolia Suite St. Sophia for three nights in May 2011. The Anatolia is a smaller hotel with traditional Ottoman architecture and is easy walking distance to all the attractions in the Sultanahmet. Our room was on the first floor facing the back and was very quiet. The others in our party had a room on the street and had some issues with noise. Room size was small but adequate and the bathroom was clean although the shower did not drain well so we showered in a shallow pool. Staff was very helpful, providing advice on restaurants and letting us borrow a lobby tour book for an evening walk. If you looking for a reasonably priced hotel with character for a base to explore Istanbul, Anatolia Suite St. Sophia would be a good choice.

If you do decide to book here, make certain whoever is bringing you to the hotel knows the precise location. The owners have a sister hotel called the Anatolia Sultanahmet, which is the more known hotel. Our driver took us to that hotel first and it took another 20 minutes to get another transfer and another 20 minutes to make the short drive to our hotel due to the Istanbul traffic.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank Fried-Rice2
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LesafranSuite, Genel Müdür at Le Safran Suite, responded to this review, March 25, 2016
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for your comment about our hotel. It is very nice of you and we really appreciate it.

We hope to see you again and will definitely do our best to make you feel at home!

With best regards,
Orhan ÖZKARDEŞ
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Property: Le Safran Suite
Address: Alemdar Mah. Zeynep Sultan Cami Sok. No:5, Istanbul 34110, Turkey (Formerly Anatolia Suite St. Sophia)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 1,047 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Le Safran Suite 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 500 metres from Sultanahmet Square, this 130 years old wooden newly renovated Ottoman residence offers suites with a separate bedroom and living room. It has free Wi-Fi and a daily housekeeping service.The guest rooms of the Anatolia Suite St. Sophia are named after Istanbul’s major tourist attractions and include flat-screen TVs and air conditioning.Guests of the Anatolia Suite can benefit from a daily breakfast and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. The front desk is available 24/7. ... more   less 
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