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“Wonderful stay in Kostantinoupoli”
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Minel Hotel
Ranked #213 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Athens, Greece
1 review
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“Wonderful stay in Kostantinoupoli”
Reviewed August 12, 2011

The hotel is perfectly situated in the old town of Konstantinoupoli and the street is very quite. The owners are very helpful, friendly and willing, you will enjoy the atmosphere of the place. The only thing to take in consideration is the size of the rooms, are really small. Don't hesitate is a perfect solution!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2011

what an excellent hotel! Metin and his staff were very great people and very helpful and friendly. They gave us lots of tips about the city. The hotel is new and the rooms are beautiful and very clean. And what a great location! Walking distance to all touristic places.
I definitely recomend this hotel and I want to come back to Istanbul and stay there again! Thanks Metin and all the staff for the excellent stay!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
1 review
Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed in this hotel just for two nights at the end of our trip in Turkey but I was so impressed that I wanted to stay longer. The rooms are very nice designed, for breakfast you can have anything from eggs to fruits. The manager of the hotel is a very nice guy and very friendly. Also the location of the hotel is in the Sultanahmet which is the center of Istanbul. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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54 reviews
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Reviewed August 5, 2011

We had one night in Istanbul before our trip really began. We wanted to be as close to the "touristy" stuff as we could so we could maximize our site-seeing and because the rest of our stay in Istanbul was to be in Beyoglu. We didn't want to stay in a hostel, and didn't want to spend a lot... and we also have pretty high standards when it comes to clean/modern... Luckily we found The Minel!

Firstly, the place looks as cute as the photos on Trip Advisor. A very well-designed modern, cute and clean hotel. The room was tiny, but the design was so well done that we didn't miss the space at all. The bathroom was great... all new everything. For the price, we could not have asked for more.

On top of the location and look of the hotel, the owner/host and staff were very friendly, helpful and welcoming. We enjoyed talking with them, and when we showed up 2 hours before check-in time, they offered us some Turkish coffee and had our room ready about 40 minutes later. After a long trip there, we were incredibly happy about this!

I would say the only thing I would mention as not being great is the noise of the other guest's doors closing. We didn't notice any street noise or anything, but there were a couple of guests who were a bit noisy when walking down to the first floor. It wasn't enough to bother us... we had ear plugs with us, but didn't need them in the end... it was a minor detail.

The breakfast was better than the nicer hotels we stayed at on our trip, and tea/coffee at all times was lovely.

Upon leaving, they helped us get a taxi and helped carry our bags... I offered a tip, and it was very politely refused with a smile. I would HIGHLY recommend this place to a friend traveling to Istanbul or to anyone looking for a great deal in the middle of Sultanahmet.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kocevje Slovenia
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

This has to be one of the best hotels for the price I've ever been to. The rooms are modern looking and very inviting. Food for breakfast is also exceptional, it was the only place in Turkey where I stayed that had gozleme for breakfast (and I've been into 6 different hotels, guesthouses etc. on my trip), which is a Turkish dish that I really loved. Also it is located in the Sultanahmet area which is the old town center, so all the main attractions you want to see are within walking distance. And how can I not mention the host, he is very hospitable, talkative, but not intrusive, a great person overall.

I hope some of you who will read this will find it helpful, because if I ever return to Istanbul I already know where I'd be staying

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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roma
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

the staff is very polite and friendly, rooms basic but modern, clean and functional, rich and tasty breakfast, and of course tea and coffee whenever you want! The hotel's location is also very strategic: just in Sultanamet, and close to all means of transport to reach every other area of Istanbul in a short time

Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2011

My days at Minel were amazing. Metin and Muhamed are extremely friendly and helpful. I recommend this hotel to anyone who wish to know Istanbul that is, by the way, an awesome city. Going back to Istanbul I pretend to be again at Minel and hope to meet Metin and Muhamed again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Minel Hotel
Address: Alemdar Mah. Guzel Sanatlar Sok. No:11, Istanbul 34121, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #213 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Minel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a fresh, modern and elegant hotel nestled within awe inspiring and unparalleled surroundings of Sultanahmet. We are a small hotel designed with tastefully decorated rooms with your personal needs in mind. You will find yourself immersed in a truly unique and magical atmosphere, providing outstanding Turkish hospitably to make you feel at home.In the heart of the oldest part of the city, you will enjoy simple but elegantly appointed rooms, wake up to a fresh Turkish buffet breakfast and can take a morning walk or run in the Gulhane Park where you will feel like you are in the forest, but in the heart of the city. From our doorstep you can take a stroll on cobblestone streets and enjoy the most fascinating and historically important areas of the worlds great cities. The looming architecture of the famous Aya Sophia, the historical Topkapi Palace, and the eloquent Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern all within a 2 minute walk. ... more   less 
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