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The House Hotel Bosphorus
Ranked #137 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Outstanding Views and Excellent Service”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

My husband and I had a fabulous time in Istanbul because we stayed at The House Hotel Bosphorous. We were fortunate to get a deluxe suite with two balconies. Our views were outstanding. The atmosphere of the hotel was wonderful. We understand now why it's called "The House Hotel". The manager Ms. Bahar Karaca endeared herself to us very quickly. She was so accommodating and attentive, and went out of her way to ensure that we visited the right "local" spots. The entire staff was extremely helpful; the service was beyond excellence. The breakfast buffets were lavish and delicious. We want to thank everyone for making this trip one of our most memorable vacations. We highly recommend The House Hotel Bosphorous as a place to add to your bucket lists.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Samuel T,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about The House Hotel Bosphorus. My team and I are grateful for your wonderful words and recognition.

I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and that we were able to make this trip to Istanbul special for you both.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Ortakoy someday again.

Warm regards,

Bahar Karaca
Hotel Manager
The House Hotel Bosphorus
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Beirut
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed for 2 nights at the HHB, the first impression was "Great Location" and "Amazing view" right on the Bosphorus! The Manager and staff are extremely friendly and helpful, always smiling...they gave us a warm feeling of a home. The house cafe is a very trendy young place to have lunch (try the pizza lahmeajun with ayran) and drinks at night. The only small issue was the noise of the night club Anjelique next to us...maybe next time we ll get a different room. But definitely I recommend and definitely I visit again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Zahra B,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about The House Hotel Bosphorus.

My team and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us.

Our neighborhood Ortakoy tends to be very busy on the weekends with nextdoor Anjelique being one of the most popular spot in Istanbul nightlife.

Thank you for recommending our hotel and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to Istanbul.

Warm regards to Beirut,

Bahar Karaca
Hotel Manager
The House Hotel Bosphorus
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London
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed four nights in a Bosphorus view room, the manager and her staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating,the hotel and the people working there are truly charming in a very relaxed and natural way. The beds and pillows were perfectly comfortable and we didn't find the noise an issue, the choice at breakfast was excellent and the coffee was great. We really enjoyed the location, coming back after a hard days sightseeing to being by the water was really relaxing, yes of course the traffic in Istanbul is crazy, but we found using the public ferry service a really great way to get around. The reception staff were very helpful in recommending restaurants and in booking tables, we spent our last evening eating delicious food right on the edge of the Bosphorus, what a lovely memory........

Room Tip: High Floor Bosphorus View
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear Greenmonkeys,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience about The House Hotel Bosphorus in this much detail.

My team and I greatly appreciate your recognition and wonderful feedback.

We are very happy you enjoyed our accommodations, our rooms/suites with full Bosphorus view are indeed lovely and very special. I am particularly pleased that you took full advantage of the public ferry. We are situated right on the Bosphorus next to the Ortakoy public pier so taking the ferry from Eminonu area in the Old Town directly to our hotel is very convenient and pleasant.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next trip to Istanbul.

Warm regards,

Bahar Karaca
Hotel Manager
The House Hotel Bosphorus
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Excellent service, very friendly staff and an amazing breakfast with a breathtaking view of the Bosphorus make for an unforgettable stay. Good value for money. We would definitely return despite the lengthy commute to the old city center.

Room Tip: If you pick a room with view to the Ortakoy mosque, you should know that it is currently under renov...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear J K,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts about The House Hotel Bosphorus.

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back to our hotel. In terms of the commute, you are right, traffic in Istanbul can be a headache at times, especially during rush hour. Here in Ortakoy, we have the advantage of having the public pier right next door to us. There are four different boats that take off from Eminonu (Old Town) and they stop right here at Ortakoy. Therefore I highly recommend this way of transportation to our guests. The commute by boat is not only very fast but also it is so much more pleasant to be on Bosphorus rather than enduring traffic.

Warm regards to Luxembourg,

Bahar Karaca
Hotel Manager
The House Hotel Bosphorus
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

We have just returned from this great great hotel and we loved every moment we spent there. The location is fabulous. Beautiful views and a great place to begin sightseeing. Decor is elegant and sophisticated. Rooms are cool, chic and charming. The dining area is especially lovely. Moreover the staff are incredible. Professional and caring we were made to feel extra special from the time we set foot into the reception area. They could not have been more helpful and considerate. They even remembered what our preferences and needs were from one day to the next. Outstanding service. The hotel manager was charming sincere knowledgable and ready to help us at anytime. We could not recommend this hotel more highly. Its wonderful.

Room Tip: The area is fabulous with lots of bars cafes etc. Happy celebrations abound in this charming precin...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
Dear lindy2088,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The House Hotel Bosphorus in detail.

My team and I truly appreciate your recognition and feedback.

It is wonderful that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt comfortable. This is the level of service we strive for and realize details make the experiences of our guests memorable.

When your travels bring you back to this part of the world, it will be our pleasure to welcome you again.

Warm regards to Hong Kong,

Bahar Karaca
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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The hotel location is very inspiring, the view is priceless, the service was above my expectation, the hotel staff members were extremely friendly and excited to serve us at anytime, the rooms were very comfortable, clean, well designed.
The overall experience was unforgettable, I would surly recommend it to anyone visiting Istanbul and looking for an eclectic experience.
I would like also to note that all the hotel staff knew us by our own names which felt so spacial and, showed the hotel professional management.
Thank you the house hotel

  • Stayed February 2013
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Sarabatterjee,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about The House Hotel Bosphorus.

We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your time with us. I feel very passionate about providing a memorable and comfortable experience for all our guests.

Your kind words about the level of service and recognition of my team are greatly appreciated.

We hope to welcome you back to Ortakoy on your future travels to Istanbul.

Warm regards,

Bahar Karaca
Hotel Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Second time I have been to this hotel. Its a lovely hotel, comfortable rooms, great decor and sincere friendly staff. I would visit again with my family.

The hotel is in a small vibrant pebbled square right next to the sea. It has a great atmosphere with cafes, small shops and some nightlife. It was fine for me, but if you want a peace and quiet ask the staff what the best room is. They will let you know as they really want their guests to have a good stay.

Have already recommended this hotel to two friends.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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House_Hotel, General Manager at The House Hotel Bosphorus, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear LuRich2010,

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback about The House Hotel Bosphorus as a repeat guest of our hotel.

I am grateful for your wonderful words and recognition of my staff – we truly want all our guests to have an outstanding stay at our hotel and proactively seek ways to enhance their experience.

Thank you for being a loyal guest and for recommending us to your friends and family.

We look forward to your third visit and hope to see you soon.

Warm regards to London,

Bahar Karaca
Hotel Manager
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Property: The House Hotel Bosphorus
Address: Salhane Sokak No 1 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #137 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The House Hotel Bosphorus 4.5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The House Hotel Bosphorus is a landmark building built in late 19th century with magnificent views of the Bosphorus. Renovated by the internationally acclaimed design firm Autoban, the historical building has been transformed into a design boutique hotel. With its original features that have been restored, the Hotel combines historical glamour with contemporary design. The Ortakoy area where the Hotel is located is a lively area with restaurants, cafes and a wide range of stores. A few strokes away from The House Hotel Bosphorus is the landmark Ortakoy Mosque which is constructed on its own platform in the Bosphorus and offers almost 360 degree view. ... more   less 
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