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“Perfect hotel in Istanbul” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Magnaura Palace

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The Magnaura Palace
Ranked #121 of 1,106 Hotels in Istanbul
Horsham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfect hotel in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

If sightseeing is your thing, this hotel is perfect, being just off Sultanahmet Square, with the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia within minutes. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, always ready to chat, but never intrusive. The breakfast buffet was adequate, with plenty of fresh and dried fruit, yogurt and an assortment of cheeses and cold cuts and vegetables. The rooms were immaculate, bathrooms a bit small, but adequate and very clean. Everything worked! Beds are a bit too firm, but soon got used to it. Would definitely stay again, although it was quite expensive, and no reduction for single occupancy of one of our rooms.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joan B
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Hello from istanbul at Magnaura Palace,

I just want thank you guys for staying at our hotel, and thank you so much for spending several minutes for writing a comment for Magnaura palace.

Best,

Mehmet,
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

We are a mature age couple that spent 3weeks in Istanbul, and stayed in a number of places. The Magnaura hotel was the last stay and we were so pleased as it was the highlight of all our stays. The position, the staff and the comfort and cleanliness of this hotel was exceptional. The breakfast was varied and lovely taken while sitting on the rooftop restaurant. There is no restaurant at this stage but it is so close to all types of restaurants it is no problem. There is tea and coffee making facilities in room plus fridge and a coffee or tea is served whenever you like downstairs in the sitting area. Meh met and staff are so welcoming it made our stay most enjoyable.

Room Tip: We would recommend asking for a room facing the modern Istanbul side. Wonderful views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ann T
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
I just want to say that thank you so much for spending time at our country and at our hotel Magnaura Palace. We hope to see you huys at our hotel in the future,

I like to say thank you for spending time to write review at TRİPADVİSOR.COM

Best,

Mehmet
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Espoo, Finland
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

This hotel is a gem! The location is excellent, just a few minutes walk from the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and a tram stop. The rooms are staylish, spotless and there is a sun terrace up on the roof which has a great sea view! (Also breakfast - which is excellent - is served there).

This alone would be all that is needed for me to re-book a room at this hotel but what really makes this a gem is the service! From the moment we walked in, we were so warmly welcomed and taken care of that it was simply fantastic. ALL the members of the staff were professional, and polite but warm and smily all the time. We received guidance on where to go, what to do, tips for the Bazaar and everything. Mehmet, the hotel owner, treated us like old friends and I will never forget his hospitality.

We actually had to relocate from a 5 start hotel during our trip and only by chance chose Magnaura. What a lucky strike! I would choose Magnaura on any given day over a 5 star one and when I do return to Istanbul one day, there is no question which hotel I will choose.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank LeoNora78
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Hi ANN,

I just want to say that thank you very very much for staying at our hotel. We love to see you guys in the future at our hotel.

Thank you so much for spending time to write review at TRİPADVİSOR.COM.
We appreciated,

Mehmet,
Owner
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Sukhothai, Thailand
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

The magnaura palace is a great hotel in Istanbul.
Staff very friendly and helpful .
The rooms are very clean and comfortable.
The Location of the hotel is the best very near the Blue Mosque and Hagia sofia
very easy to walk from the hotel to the tram station.

We enjoyed very much of our stay.
Mehmet the owner made everything possible for us.

Hope to be there again soon !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BaanNakaow
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you very much for writing review.Magnaura Palace familly love to see you again at istanbul in our hotel.

Best,

Mehmet Atas,

Owner
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Memmingen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed at Magnaura Palace at Instanbul in May 2013 for three nights and enyoed there a perfect and very friendly Service. From the first moment on we felt like at home. The whole team there has been very friendly and helped us in any case of questions. The recommendations for restaurants and other things have been very good. Driving service to and from restaurants where organized as well. From roof-bar, where also breakfast is served, there is a beautiful view over the entrance to Bosphorus. (see picture)
The hotel is ideally placed close to Sultan Ahmed-Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace. Always again and a very good recommendation to others planning to see Istanbul !

Room Tip: As high a possible to see Marmara See and towards the see.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dirk G
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
We just want to thanks to you for staying at our hotel and we will love to see you guys again at our hotel.

Regards,
Mehmet Ataş,
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

I went with a group of friends in april to istanbul . The hotel is in a very good location surrounded by many restaurants ,coffee shops and mosques and not far from the sea. as soon as we walked into the hotel we felt at home ..The staff were very friendly,clean and polite.The owner Mr. Mohamed was at the reception .he was very helpfuland and was making sure that we have a very pleasant stay.he was at the hotel most of the time of the day until late at night making sure that everything is clean and was taking care of the guests and helping them with there inquieries .I would highly recommend this hotel and i would only stay at this hotel whenever i visit istanbul .Thanks Mr. Mohamed, Ibrahim Yousef and all the staff we really enjoyed our stay ,Good luck

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny and you can also see the see from these rooms
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank dalale
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Hello from istanbul,

I just want to thanks to you and all of your friends for staying at our hotel. it was very nice to meet you guys and we hope to see all of you at Magnaura Palace hotel again.

best,

Mehmet Atas,
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

i loved this hotel .,as we entered the hotel, the owner of the hotel Mr. Mohamed received us .He was very polite and friendly . the hotel is very clean .the staff were very helpful , and they were taking a very good care of the cleanness of the rooms. the lobby is very clean all the time . i will always stay at this hotel whenever i visit Istanbul.I would really and highly recommend this hotel and i will always stay in it whenever i go to Istanbul

Room Tip: corner suites are large and sunny
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ragdaq8
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Property: The Magnaura Palace
Address: Dalbasti Sok No 13/1 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 1,106 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Magnaura Palace 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Magnaura Palace Hotel is a newly opened in the heart of historical peninsula. Located steps away from the highlights of Ottoman and Byzantium time [such as Blue Mosque, St Sophie, Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome and Basilica Cistern]We are at your service with our 18 rooms equipped with central heating and air condition systems, direct dial telephone, Satellite TV, sitting areas, writing tables and cupboards as well. We aimed to give you 5 star comfort in a boutique atmosphere. ... more   less 
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