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Hotel El Blanco
Ranked #355 of 1,070 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Really enjoyed my stay...staff very accommodating! Food fabulous! Rooms really nice!
Staff helped whenever they could and were extremely friendly!
Reception staff allowed me to use the computer to check-in online for flight snd helped arrange transport to/from the airport

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Very nice location , it is nearby by Istanbul's landmarks ..the Staffs over there are extremely friendly and helpful.. I really enjoyed this vacation . The room is clean and full of facilities . By the reasonable price , this hotel is worthy of staying.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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Thank Jessywen
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We stayed at el blanco for three nights, the staff was very welcoming and friendly. The complementary fruit dish with caramel topped bananas was a pleasant surprise. Rooms were small but the amiable staff and their helpfulness overshadowed the size of the place. Location is excellent, within walking distance of all the tourist sites in sultanahmet. Breakfast was okay, they need to improve it by adding options like omelette etc. Overall the experience was good :)

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Sana A
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

not comfertable- the breakfast is bad and food not clean
stairs are very small and i fell on it
we resarved a room and they gave us athor room
i will not come back to this hotel
but the location is nice

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank momena
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

hotel was conveniently situated a few streets below the blue mosque, with a selection of restaurants nearby and one in front of the hotel.
the staff were helpful, but i declined to pay in full on arrival as requested.
we had travelled from further down the coast via dalaman, after staying at villa anna in kalkan, and found immediately that istanbul is much more expensive, particularly for drinks.
its to be expected i suppose , but twice the price we had payed in kalkan seems extreme even for a big city.
the room was dissapointing not just the small space , which was expected, but the place was tired and worn and needed decorating and the shabby furnishings replacing.
the bathroom was something else though, the dolphin and seashell transfers on the tiles did not hide the black mould thriving on the walls above the shower tray or the numerous holes in the tiles where fixtures had come and gone over the years.
i suppose the contrast between the clean, bright spacious villa we had just left to a pokey ,dingy
hotel room was only moderated though by the intensity, vibrancy and breathtaking specacle of old istanbul.this living film set on the doorstep more than made up for a tatty hotel.
the sights of the blue mosque, aghia sofia, the grand bazaar, the galata tower and bridge and all the others too numerous to mention, made our 3 days fly by.
the trams are worth a mention too, how easy was that? buy your jetons hop on and ride as far as you like. we did the transfer from ataturk airport to sultanahmet with one change quite easily.
in future we will stay further out at the modern hotels and catch the tram across to sultanahmet district.
next time it will be different.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank christmasmarketsfan
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Staff and owner did everything to accommodate during our 3 days in Istanbul, and most definitely contributed to making our stay unforgettable. Located perfectly in walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. Good shopping and a lot of restaurants just around the corner. Hotel and rooms will be refurbished during the winter, but were in nice and clean conditions during our stay. Restaurant, food and wine list (try the Turkish wine!) were fantastic, and the best we tried during our stay. I´ve stayed at quite a lot of hotels, but this experience is by far the best.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Dolores_PS
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stayed Three nights in this fantastic place! The staff are extremely friendly, the food is lovely. It is Close to all the sights in the old city, i loved it! We all did, and we Will definetly come back!
Hanne from Norway

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Hanne H
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Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. No:23, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #355 of 1,070 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: $32 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Blanco 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your stay at Amazing and friendly Hotel El Blanco. Hotel El Blanco Istanbul is very friendly pleasant, yet modern accommodation right in the heart of the old part of Istanbul.Hotel El Blanco Istanbul Istanbul is situated in the historic center of Sultanahmet, the heart of Istanbul and Constantinople. You can easily visit most of the wonderful attractions our beautiful city holds host to!Hotel El Blanco Istanbul is centrally located in the Old City, only a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, St.Sophia, Topkapi Palace, the Hippodrome and the other tourist attractions. ... more   less 
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