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“Istanbul City Break”
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Ayasultan Hotel
Ranked #339 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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“Istanbul City Break”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Comfortable and friendly hotel ideal for exploring Istanbul. Close to the Blue Mosque, Basillica Cistern and a wealth of local restaurants. Breakfast very reasonable and although the dining room is small it provides some stunning views over the city. The tramway is also just a short walk away once Istanbul has walked your feet off! All in all and unless you want to spend a fortune for unnecessary luxury during a city visit, the Ayasultan Hotel provided a very pleasant, clean and welcoming base for our first visit to Istanbul and we would certainly use it again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Bethesda Maryland
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were here for 4 nights. 5 th floor room very quiet. Very very nice staff although many have very limited English or other languages. We had a view of the Bosporus from our room. Nice bed, lovely bath. Only jarring note was "liquid concentrate" coffee at breakfast. This is Turkey , famous for coffee. WiFI worked very well .

Room Tip: We had a deluxe room and it was just that .
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Pleasant and helpful staff, the room was clean, if not in prime condition. However, everything worked as it should and we slept well before enjoying a simple breakfast on the roof. Location in the middle of the Sultanahmet "old town" of Istanbul and walking distance to all the main sights and the tram (goodness knows how the traffic functions at all, there are so many cars on the road). Not luxury, but excellent base from which to operate.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a few minor issues with noise, lack of hot water and wireless signal, all of which were fixed immediately, and none of which could dampen our pleasure at the stunning location (thirty seconds walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop, three minutes to the Aya Sophia and less than ten to the Grand Bazaar), pleasant staff or amazing low price.

If you are not looking for luxury we would happily recommend the Ayasultan Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Ayasultan is a nice reliable hotel in Sultanahmet - just 5-10 min walk away from the main attractions such as Hagia Sophya, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Basilica Cistern, etc. and just a bit further if you want to see Grand / Spice Bazaars. There are a lot of eateries & money-exchangers nearby and the area generally seems safe. The hotel rooms are quite decent - nothing fancy, but clean and cozy, with all basic amenities provided. The breakfast spread is good enough to get you going for a long day of sight-seeing. Staff was generally polite and helpful - they also helped us make local bookings for various attractions. Would recommend for people traveling as a group of friends or small families.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Booked 3 rooms, with 9 beds for 2 families. On arrival given 3 rooms with one room only having 2 beds. When advising reception was told this was because they were fully booked and they would change the room the next day. But having booked in advance wernt they expecting us? Was tired therefore thought nothing of it. They did put an extra bed in the room - making it cramped but for one night we could survive..the next day went out and back but still no room change- advised reception who promised this would be done the next day. Ok. Following day went out and returned and lo and behold- no room change. Didn't bother to chase after that. Don't think they had any intention to do it. Hidden charges galore and staff very patronising and arrogant especially management when giving them any feedback . Booked for 7 nights wanted to leave and go to another hotel after 4. But refused to give them my money for free! Breakfast was ok with selection. Rooms were decent but I walked in on housekeeping washing the tea cups in the bathroom sink even before she had cleaned the bathroom. Not pleasant. Needless to say didn't use them after that. I took crisps etc for the children and Capri sun drinks from the UK as wasnt sure if thats what we would get here. Heard staff saying how I was cheap. To prove how cheap I was, did not use any of the hotel drinks etc. Management are only interested if you spend money - lots of it with them, or are of a certain class.Also being of British Indian origin - the manager looked down on us, being very patronising when giving any feedback. Also, should you not leave your room for any reason - you will not have housekeeping visit and if they do they will be rude when they go about their duties. Told by manager again in a patronising manner that was my own fault. Great location though.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Constanta, Romania
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

I searched a place to be in a walking distance to monuments and bazaar. Found Ayasultan on the google chart. Booked a kind of last minute via phone and e-mail. All I was promised I got.
It is really a very good location and very clean. The breakfast was generous. I am looking forward to see them again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front street are bigger, breakfast is on the 5th floor.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Ayasultan Hotel
Address: Alemdar Mah. Catalcesme Sok. No:26 Eminonu/Cagaloglu, Fatih, Istanbul 34110, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #339 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ayasultan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ayasultan Hotel is a lovely boutique hotel which was renovated in 2015 and located on the historical peninsula of Istanbul, Turkey. With a mix of classical and modern architecture, the Ayasultan Hotel has 36 attractive comfortable rooms offering a B&B service. Situated just a short walk from the major attractions of Sultanahmet Square, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, and the Basilica, Grand Bazaar, guests will appreciate the great location and easy access to the city delights. Book into the Ayasultan Hotel and relax in style and comfort in this delightful Istanbul boutique hotel. ... more   less 
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