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The Magnaura Palace
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in March at the recommendation of my aunt and uncle who had stayed there a couple of years ago. This hotel was great and in the best location. It is right next to the Blue Mosque and a great location in the heart of Sultanahmet. The owner remembered my aunt and uncle and even pulled up a picture of them on his cell phone! The hotel is very nice and has a great view on the top floor for their complimentary breakfast. The rooms were nicely decorated and clean. The staff was very helpful, nice, and accommodating. I can't recommend this hotel enough!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Theresa W
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Dear our Guest,

It is very important and nice for us to be recommended by our guests and second nice thing is to know that also you left our hotel satisfied which I understand by reading your delightful review,thanks a lot.

Warm Regards,

Mehmet Ataş

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Reviewed May 21, 2014

Just spent 4 nights at The Magnaura Palace Hotel, LOOK NO FURTHER this hotel & staff are truly amazing !! All the rooms have a small balcony our room was sea facing, we could sit and watch all the ships arrving and departing. The rooms are small but comfortable with all the necessary amenities. All the major touristt attractions are on your door step and the grand bazaar is only a 15 min walk. The only small criticism would be there is no in room food service but in saying that the hotel staff will organise food delivery or collect on your behalf. The staff are all warm, friendly & eager to make your stay memorable. But what makes this hotel stand out from the rest is Mehmet Atas the Manager he was there to greet us and insure our stay at the hotel and our time in istanbul was one to remember being two ladies travelling alone his assistance was invaluable it make us feel safe. We would love to thank all the staff for a memorable stay & look forward to our return.

Room Tip: Sea view room
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

DEAR Dubai38,

Thanks a lot for taking time to write a review for us and for writing it such a nice.
Your reviews are very valuable to us.
Looking forward to meeting you again,your home away from home:))

Good luck,

Mehmet Ataş

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Reviewed May 20, 2014

Sadly we were only able to spend 1 night at the Magnaura Palace, as we were sailing the next day. We chose this hotel based on trip advisor reviews, and were not disappointed. All the staff were exceptionally helpful and welcoming, the hotel's location is perfect - literally 2 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque. There are numerous nice restaurants nearby (see our review of the Aloran). As we were only staying 1 night we stayed in a standard room which was nicely appointed and furnished, but without a notable view. Our only criticism was the bed which was rather too firm for our taste. Finally a very nice breakfast was served on the rooftop terrace which must have about the best view in Istanbul - breathtaking!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Howard D
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Dear Howard D,

We are glad to read that after choosing us based on tripadvisor reviews you share same comments with our other guests.It will be a big pleasure for us to acommodate you here again.

Best Wishes,

Mehmet Ataş

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

The Magnaura palace is very comfortable with a nice location and a warm hospitality.The location is super excellent and convenient for sightseeing because there are many historical buildings around there. The staffs are very kind and friendly, so I felt as if a second home. The hotel is stylish and has sophisticated design although in old city. The view of the sea from the terrace is beautiful not only morning but sunset. I had a relaxed , healing and luxurious time there. If I have chance to go to Istanbul again, I will go back absolutely.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2014

Dear Happyandhappy,


Thank you very much for sharing your comments here with other potencial customers.
Looking forward to meeting you here again.

Best Regards,

Mehmet Ataş

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Reviewed May 8, 2014

We have the highest praise for the Magnaura Palace. The views from our room on the third floor were outstanding, and the room itself was extremely comfortable. The staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a memorable stay, and to help with booking taxis and other transport. At 70 (ish) we are not as mobile as we once were & Dogus & Arben were careful to consider this in their helpful recommendations for places to visit and modes of transportation.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Felicity H
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Magnaura P, Owner at The Magnaura Palace, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2014

Dear felicity H,

Dear our guest your nice comments made us feel very happy.We appreciate your nice words have used for our hotel.
Me and my team will look forward of welcoming you again.
Thank you,

Warm regards,

Mehmet Ataş

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