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“A lovely Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Minel Hotel

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Minel Hotel
Ranked #193 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Taichung, Taiwan
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“A lovely Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

I stayed Minel Hotel for 2013/11/20-11/26.It is a lovely and cute hotel. Small room but clean.The staff are so..... NICE and they kindly give me a hand and care about me during my journey. Location is great. The breakfast is tasty. If I come to Istanbul,I will stay here again. Thank you Minel Hotel,I have a wonderful trip in Istanbul because of you!

Room Tip: Good value for money
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Everything written for minel is true. It is indeed a great place to stay with beautiful and small rooms. Great home made healthy breakfast every morning will make the day wonderfull. And the staff is extremly helpful in all ways. You can't find any mistake.
Thanku MINEL for making the stay so special.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

very clean hotel, very nice ad friendly staff! the décor is so quaint!
location is excellent!
breakfast is delicious and a good selection especially for the size of the hotel and the price you pay!
small rooms but its ok!
good value for money!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Varna, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Friendly staff,clean and cosy room,verry comfortable bed,the bath room, the room- beatifull colors, the breakfast- tasty,a lot of vegetaryan products, the cleaness, the location-can`t be better! WIFI-also. It`s our place in Istanbul!!! THANK YOU, Friends!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Worth every dollar you spend. Friendly staff. Walking distance to many tourist places.
We loved it. We stayed at the Minel Hotel for 3 days at the end of our Magic Carpet Tour, and it was better than some of the 5 Star we stayed. The rooms are very clean. The buffet breakfast was amazing. WIFI working....

Room Tip: We were on the third floor and the hotel hasn't elevator (about 53 steps was not a problem for u...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

The reviews are so high and the location so great that the Minel seemed too good to be true. And in fact, it was too good to be true. Upon my arrival, the Minel informed me that they weren't going to honor my reservation. Instead they swiched me to one of their less desirable hotels, away from the historic center, surrounded by derlict buildings and construction debris. This is how they fill their other hotels, so don't book here if location is important to you.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2013

I stayed at the Minel Hotel for 10 days and I have got to say it was really home away from home. The rooms are small (very clean) but when you are on holiday the last thing you do is stay in your room. The buffet breakfast was amazing and I never got hungry until dinner time (and I eat a lot). The location is perfect to all the landmarks (Topkapi, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia) as it is a 5 minute walk. The tram is accessible to get around Istanbul. The staff was great and I always felt comfortable.The price you just can't beat it. Istanbul is an amazing city that will leave a lasting impression in my mind.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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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 #193 of 1,129 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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