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Albinas Hotel
Ranked #131 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 19, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 4 nights.The staff is very helpful and nice,everybody tries their best to make you enjoy your stay.The location is very close (10 min) walk to Blue Mosque and the tram station.The neighborhood is nice and it feels safe to walk around at night.We booked it early so we got great value,partially for the off season( February). Due to proximity of Blue Mosque there could be some sleeping issues, due to prayer calls from minarets. Everything is at very high level and we would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

In the heart of the Sultanamet District, the hotel was convenient and comfortable, and staff very accommodating. With a picture-perfect view of the Blue Mosque from our room, and the location a short walk to the city's essential sights, if you have one weekend in Istanbul (like we did), this hotel makes an excellent home base.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

Me and my girlfriend were staying in this hotel this weekend. The location of the hotel is fabulos. Right in the old center. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and big enough. You have in the room everything you need. The hotel is really very very good and we will certainly return. We reccomend it to all. Marko and Lucija

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2014

My Dear Guest,
thank you so much for your 5 star review of your hotel. We feel so happy to read the reviews – all of them – but we must admit to doing the “happy dance” when the 5 star ones come through! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything and that you’ll be back to visit us again soon– we’d love to have you!
Ilknur Gunes Gurkan
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Reviewed February 3, 2013

There are simply not enough superlative adjectives to describe my experience at the Hotel Albinas. The reception staff welcomed me with a bright smile and a cold beer. Described the property and amenities and gave me a local map along with information on the must see sights and suggestions for activities during my stay.

My room (107) was well appointed and reasonably sized with a small patio, comfortable bed, nice bathroom with shower, a small well stocked self-serv mini bar, sufficient closet space, fast wifi and an immense selection of of channels on the TV. The only problem was I would have preferred more English language channels; however, one does not travel to Istanbul to watch TV.

The complimentary breakfast had a huge selection of meats, cheeses, hot items, veggies, eggs, breads and sweets. Delicious coffee and two juices along with reasonably priced fresh squeezed OJ is available. I appreciated the breakfast being served till 1100 AM for those mornings you want to sleep a bit later.

The Terrace on the 5th floor offers a magnificent sweeping view of the Marmara Sea, the surrounding city and the Blue Mosque. Being January it was a bit windy and cool but still a nice place to escape for a cup of coffee or just a relaxing view of the city both day and night, The call to prayer heard from the terrace is a deeply spiritual experience that I still miss.

The location of the hotel could not be more perfect for exploring Sultanahmet Square. Not more than a comfortable 10 minute walk to the Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern and vast Istanbul Metro makes this hotel even more attractive.Additionally in the neighborhood you'll find many little shops, restaurants and quick shops. It's also very close to the Doy Doy Restaurant ( which I also highly recommend) as well as the waterfront. If you don't mind walking its also a reasonable distance from the Grand Bazaar.

Back to the hotel. The staff was glorious, and made me feel so genuinely welcome. From reception to housekeeping, maintenance, bell staff and breakfast attendants. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They all take great pride in their jobs as well as the hotel. Their english is quite good.

If ever I return to Istanbul the only place I would consider staying is the Hotel Albinas,
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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albinashotelmanager, Genel Müdür at Albinas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2014

My Dear Guest,
thank you so much for your 5 star review of your hotel. We feel so happy to read the reviews – all of them – but we must admit to doing the “happy dance” when the 5 star ones come through! Glad to hear you enjoyed everything and that you’ll be back to visit us again soon– we’d love to have you!
Ilknur Gunes Gurkan
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Excelent attention, not noisy, clean, great location just five min walk from the Blue mosque and from the tram. Varied buffet but a bit repetitive. You can also arrange the transport to the airport for 25 euro. Sultanahmed is a mixed area new and old fashion, where the most important mosques and the Topkapi palace are situated.
There are also a lot of restaurants in the area where the attention and the food is excelent and you can taste the typical turkish dishes. The great Bazaar is just 15 min walk.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Leaving for a few weeks at a time, for myself is a mix of emotions. The good part is jetting off to the sun whilst without a doubt the bitter part is leaving for home again once you have settled in to such a fantastic hotel. We feel truly blessed to have found Albinas Hotel whilst in Istanbul. It is beyond amazing! Rooms are very clean, staff are friendly, food was great and the views where beautiful and to top it off, the price of the rooms was excellent value for money.

Only slight downside is I wish the rooms where a bit smaller but they where comfortable though, I am just not used to a lot of space.

Me and my hubby had a great time, I highly recommend people to go and visit the blue mosque at night when it's all lit up as it looks stunning and had a great vibe around the place.

Hope to see you guys again soon, till the next time!

Hoscakal!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the top floor whilst just relaxing watching the world go by.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Great hotel. Excellent service. Great location. This is a cozzy, nice and pleasant hotel. The room is not large, but, despite having been near a stairway, is very quiet. The location is another positive point. From the hotel is possible to go on foot to places like the Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque, Cistern, Topkapi and others. Another good point is the service and helpfulness of the staff always with good directions and helping with reservations. I recommend to all. A great hotel.

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Address: Kucukayasofya Mah. Mustafapasa Sok. No:48 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #131 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $51 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Albinas Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Albinas' rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the lounge or on the courtyard. With free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, all rooms at Albinas Hotel Old City are decorated in style with their parquet floors and white tones. Each room includes satellite LCD TV and extra long beds. The white-coloured breakfast lounge offers a bright setting to start the day with an extensive buffet. The adjoining bar serves drinks and has a flat-screen TV to watch sports games and the news. The 24-hour reception staff offers a shuttle service to Ataturk Airport, 15 km away. Sultanahmet Square, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia are all located within 100 metres from the property. Habitaciones del hotel: 28. ... more   less 
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