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Dila Suites
Ranked #81 of 1,103 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed in this hotel for one week and I just want to say that is perfect!.....If you lıke hıstorıcal sıtes ıt ıs located ın the heart of İstanbul and everythıng ıs nearby!!!....As İstanbul ıs a huge city I also have to add that all the transports (metro, buses, boat etc...) are also available and very close to the hotel. The location ıs also perfect ıf you lıke bars, pubs and restaurants that are open basically 24/7 as ıt ıs located ın the most famous nıghtlıfe area (Taksim). However the hotel's street is very quıet by day and night:).... I also can not forget a really great and wonderful staff who was very helpful and professional and always ready for you....I recommand this hotel for all the travellers who lıke hıstorıcal sıtes, nıghlıfe and shopping but also quiet:)

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

Denise, the owner of Dila Suites, welcomed us at short notice when the hotel we had booked in Istanbul was suddenly closed down by the municipal authorities.
The location is very central - just off Istiklal - and at the heart of the Istanbul night scene at weekends - although double glazing meant we slept like babies. Balik street has a number of renovated old houses that have been converted into "boutique hotels", with Dila Suites among them.
The rooms were comfortable and very tastefully decorated, with satin beadspreads and curtains and large modern bathrooms with great showers. We took two rooms - the ground floor room with two single beds for our boys - and the first floor room that had a lovely bay window seat.
Breakfast is served on the rooftop terrace - but as this was April - the month for tulips in Istanbul - and quite cool in the mornings, Denise served her wonderful breakfasts in the basement office.
Denise was an excellent hostess. Thanks to her, we found a wonderful 17th century hammam near Chora church which was the genuine article, rather than the overpriced tourist traps in Sultanahmet. She also helped with restaurant bookings and was full of useful tips for exploring the city.

Room Tip: The ground floor room is smaller than the rooms on the upper floors.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Thank leslie_crawford
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Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were delighted with our stay at Dila Suites.
This is a converted older building with one room for each of the 4 floors. And a roof top terrace for breakfasts.

We stayed for 5 nights on the 1st floor room, and 1 night in the ground room floor. Of the 4 rooms, the ground room floor is smaller. We loved #102 (first floor), with a bay window which provided additional seating room. The rooms were very clean, the bed was super comfortable, and all the amenities were modern with a great bathroom and shower. The internet was available for use in a central area, and the rooms contained a safety deposit box.

The roof top terrace breakfasts were wonderful with a variety of food prepared fresh each day.

Location was VERY central, and though right around the corner from a busy restaurant district and Istiklal Street, we were not bothered by the street noise at night.

The owner , Deniz, was very friendly and offered a ton of recommendations - it is quite apparent that she is interested and cares about her guests. She was always happy to answer any questions and engage in conversation - a real homey feel.

We also arranged both our pickup and drop off transfers with Deniz - smooth and timely.

From a price perspective, this B&B is quite pricey as compared to what we expect a B&B to cost in most places around the world.. , however after careful evaluation of the Istanbul area B&B's their pricing is on par with good quality, well-situated and highly recommended B&Bs

We will definitely stay here again upon a return visit to Istanbul.

Room Tip: room on first floor (not ground floor) was very good, and spacious with bay window
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank planetseb
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Okay, so the good, the bad and the ugly.

Starting with the good; the 'hotel' is in a great location, walking distance from Taksim square, the Metro and Galata Tower. There are loads of really nice restaurants around and the rooms are lovely. Beds are great and breakfast at the rooftop terrace is lovely.

The bad: this is not a hotel! It's a B&B that charges hotel prices. There's no reception and you have to find the owner if you have any questions.

The really ugly: many people find the owner extremely nice so this is purely my view as I found her very overbearing. The really bad thing happened when she booked us transportation to the wrong airport (simply because she didn't check, which she could have as she also arranged for us to be picked up from there) making us almost miss our flight. Worse, she didn't apologise but insisted we paid more money for the transfer as our airport was further away. She didn't even come to the phone herself but had one of her staff (who really is the sweetest thing ever) convey her message. We lost another 20 minutes here.

I would not recommend this hotel mainly because of the owner and this incident.Overbearing when you don't want her to be and then not there when you do need her to pull through and be customer focused.

Room Tip: Quite a lot of street noise so try and get a room higher up (no lifts though)
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

It was a real gem. Everything was pleasurable clean and to the point. Location is brilliant and the hosts a Delight. I recommend this to anyone who wants to experience the local, exotic atmosphere and pulse of the city.
Breakfasts on the rooftop terrace extra bonus which made the days for us. All as expected and advertised. Book Now.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

- Rooms are very cosy
- Bathroom and Sheets are very clean
- Hospitable Staff: we felt like we were staying with distant cousins
- 2 min walk to Istiklal Street
- Small Elevator
- Minimal Breakfast
- Area didn't feel safe at night when Istanbul is in an edgy pre-riot mode
- Overpriced

Room Tip: There are 2 buildings that are owned by the hosts. Choose "Luce di Pera" because it has a...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ray H
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Seriously, stop your search now and book Deniz and Ali's 'Dila Suites', if you can get in.

The room was superb, the rooftop breakfasts delicious, and location great, but it was Deniz and Ali's amazing hospitality and advice on their beautiful city of Istanbul that made our stay here truly great.

Seriously, book now.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Iva M
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Additional Information about Dila Suites

Address: Balik Sk 16 Kamer Hatun Mh. | Taksim, Beyoglu, Istanbul 34435, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Beyoglu
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #81 of 1,103 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: $125 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dila Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dila Suites is located in the heart of downtown Istanbul’s Pera, Beyoglu district with its 4 rooms which is surrounded with very famous historical buildings, museums, mosques, churches, shopping areas, art, entrainment, night clubs, restaurants, cafes and book stores. ... more   less 
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