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“Nice, sweet, cozy, feel at home”
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Minel Hotel
Ranked #209 of 1,150 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Shanghai, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice, sweet, cozy, feel at home”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

Everyone in this hotel is warm-hearted and friendly, we love the experience there. Especialy Irfan who helped us a lot even he's not on shift and after we checked out. Besides, the breakfast is great and fresh. Thanks a lot for all the experience there.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

The staff was great, especially Irfan, a great young guy with inborn hospitality, one would sometimes wish 5 stars hotels have reception qualities like his. Hotel is nice and small, rooms are on the smaller side but newly decorated and fresh. Breakfast is nice, with fresh fruits and fresh omlette. Serves coffee and tea all day long for free which was really nice, and has couple of outdoors tables which were really nice for a rest in the evening when the whether gets a bit cooler. Thank you minel, it was one of the highlights of our trip to be there, and will be there again for sure.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the quieter (gets a bit noisy during breakfast at ground level)
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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avusturya
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed there a week and the area was great. The rooms were small but silent

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank linda602
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Simferopol
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

I loved everything about the hotel! The suff is really helpfull and friendly, the service is excellent, the rooms are nicely decorated, fresh and clean, the location is just perfect, the brakfast is delicious... The pleasant surprice was the absence of noise at night which is pretty hard to find in the historical area of Istanbul. It's the best hotel out of many I stayed in Istanbuk. Definitely recommened! I ll come back there for sure...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Katerina2012_12
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Istanbul, Turkey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

It was amazing.Breakfast,staff,location everything was amazing.Thank you for everything Minel Hotel

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 5, 2012

There is not much to add to the recent reviews. It is a wonderful, tiny hotel with 9 rooms and a very familiar atmosphere. From the first day on you feel at home. The service is just wonderful. The entire staff is taking care of the guests in a unique way. Mehmet, Irfan, Özlim and of course not to forget Maria (!). Minel Hotel will be my first choice as it lies very central in the middle of the old part of Istanbul, few minutes walk from the most important sights such as Haya Sofia, the blue mosque or the Grand Bazar just to mention a few ones. The rooms are nice and clean and the bathrooms are very beautiful. The breakfast is very rich and offers everything you need.

Thank you for the wonderful stay.
All the best
Rami

Room Tip: There are 6 rooms heading to the main street where the tram goes by as well and three to the opposit...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Rami O
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France
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105 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012

unforgettable holiday in Minel Hotel
We stayed five nights in the hotel after reading excellent advice and confirm that we had a great time.
people who run the hotel are very kind, very professional, always ready to help. the young girl Ozlam is pretty and kind, the team that runs the hotel and the manager are all young and very friendly! a cup of tea or coffee is offered to us with a big smile whenever we go to the reception. breakfast is excellent: fresh fruit, cheeses, pastries, a variety of breads, omelette (the lady specialist omelettes is charming !), tea, etc.... the rooms are very nice and very clean, with pretty blue and white colors;
and there is no noise from adjoining rooms! no noises coming from the street as the hotel is located in a side street a few meters from Topkapi Palace and very near to Saint Sophia and Blue Mosque. we returned to France tonight and Istanbul and hotel Minel We miss them already.
thank you again to you all: Ozlam, the "lady of the omelets," the young man to skating, and thank you to the young director!

Room Tip: everything was perfect, excellent value for money,
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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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 #209 of 1,150 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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