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Ipekyolu Hotel
Ranked #350 of 1,059 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Greater London, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Highly recommend!! :)”
Reviewed June 7, 2014

If I were to write all the things we liked in details it would be very long review. I'll try to be as quick as possible:

1) very friendly staff that will always try to help with any of your needs

2) great location, only couple of minutes walk from Sultanahmet, yet in very quiet neighbourhood

3) room spacious, very clean

4) bathroom good size and very clean, towels changed daily

5) everything in good working order including very good WiFi reception in the room

  • Stayed June 2014
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Victoria
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We spent five nights here and were totally pleased with our experience. The hotel staff were warm, inviting, friendly and helpful. The room was fine, although the bed was a bit stiff. When I couldn't figure out how to make the TV work using the remote controller, one of the staff came up and showed me the newest invention: an off and on switch on the TV! Breakfasts were fine, and the little park across the small street in front of the hotel gave a feeling of space as we ate breakfast before the days explorations. The short stroll up the hill to the Haiga Sophia and Blue Mosque was a great way to get the blood flowing in one's veins!

And be sure to stop in to the small shop just up the hill and across from the Topkapi walls that has a large loom in the window. The folks here are from generations of silk weavers, and their products are of very fine quality, not produced for the mass tourist crowd, and well worth investigating and possibly purchasing. Also next door are two places to eat and a barbershop that seems to be open from 9 am to 11 pm.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel was in a great location, just a short stroll from great restaurants and the Blue Mosque. The room was clean, the bathroom newly renovated.

The bed was extremely hard and the wi-fi not great.
Also don't book the airport transfer, we waited 40mins then had to order a taxi to make it on time for our flight.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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166 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2013

7-15 min. steep cobblestone climb to Hagia Sofia. Elevator. Room good size, with small window to untidy backyard, free WiFI in room worked well. Worn cheap furniture, no ergonomic laptop working space in room, bathroom looks good at first, drain of shower and wash-hand basin do not pull, many corners uncleaned, ventilation over shower dirty. Mould smell in corridor. Breakfast not fresh, tasteless, cheap, plain and monotonous, suggest good quality sausage cuts and keep them cold and to add at least freshly pressed orange juice and yoghourt as improvement. Reasonable priced restaurants within walking proximity. The express laundry next door uses a washing powder with a penetrating smell, be warned..Access by public transport with luggage difficult due to need of twice changing from Taxim sq. or changing once and climb down the cobblestone paved hill or cope with the cabs and tour buses traffic jam in front of hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with no window or window to untidy backyard are quiet. Rooms with no window you cannot air.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

It's also called Hotel Ipekyolu. Stayed here for 6 nights. Room came with breakfast and free wifi everywhere within the hotel grounds. Located within 5 minutes walk from Sultanahmet with many restaurants to choose from nearby including its own. The staff was very helpful and nice without being in your face. My room had no windows directly facing outside but it worked out for me because I like to sleep with no lights and sunlight usually wakes me up too early. The only thing was that I wish the bed was harder. Can't handle soft beds... But that's my only complaint.

The breakfast was more than adequate. Drank chai every morning and enjoyed the string cheese and the dried fruits in particular. If you like to be pampered this may not be the right choice, but if you like the no muss no fuss experience this is the place for you. Their dinner is yummy too. I really enjoyed their veggie casserole.

And another bonus! There is "express laundry" literally two minutes walk away and the place does your wash and fold for you for 5 lira per 1 kg (2.2 pounds). It's open from 9 to 9 daily so you can drop off your laundry in the morning and pick it up at the end of the day on your return! Kinda nice being able to head to the next leg of the trip with clean clothes!

There are tons of hotels to choose from within the same area, but you can't go wrong in picking this one!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Kuwait
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127 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2012

The Ipekyolu is a quiet, comfortable, affordable little hotel within walking distance of Topkapi Palace, the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Just across the street from the train to everywhere. Simple furnishings, spacious rooms. Lovely view of the Bosphorus from the terraces. Shopping and many restaurants all around. Be sure to get a waterview room!

Room Tip: Ask for a waterview. The views are terrific.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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SW England
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2012

Light, bright, newly refurbished, spotlessly clean room; friendly, welcoming and helpful staff; good breakfast; short walk from Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace & Blue Mosque; local cafes adjacent; nicely away from the main hotel & restaurant drag. Brilliant!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ipekyolu Hotel
Address: Cankurtaran Meydani, no:8 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #350 of 1,059 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ipekyolu Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sultanahmet area, Hotel Ipekyolu offers spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi. The boutique hotel is only a 5-minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. ... more   less 
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