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Nowy Efendi Hotel "Special Class"
Ranked #50 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“excellent staff, service, rooms and location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our experience at the the Efendi Hotel was excellent !!!

I think the staff there is their greatest asset.
Utku, Hamdi and young lady -sorry forgot your name:( at Front Desk,
were very helpful with all our needs and solve one small room issue we had quickly.

We got great suggestion on how to get around (to new city),
where the tourist spots are, where to find the river cruises,
what prices to expect at the Grand Bazzar,
even checked out tours for us before we arrived.

We were able to store our luggage there when checked out for a 3 day tour,
and extending our stay after return from tour was easy.

The hotel location is excellent.
Very quiet considering it is just off the main strip.
Just a few minutes walk to the blue mosque, palace, grand bazaar and restaurants,

The rooms are new, clean and stylish. very comfortable indeed.
(We happened to stayed in 3 different rooms over the period of our stay
and they were all consistently excellent!!)

Their buffet breakfast is a nice touch, not a wide range but is more than good enough to satisfy and get you ready for a long touristy day.

A very warm and welcoming and comfortable place.
Family friendly.
I definitely recommend this hotel for you in Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

We recently stayed at the Efendi Hotel for four nights. It was in a perfect location for exploring Old Istanbul, near the mosques, Grand Bazaar and tramway. There were lots of restaurants close by. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the rooms spotless and ample breakfasts were provided. We had a great time and highly recommend it. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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UtkuYurtbil, Guest Relations Manager at Nowy Efendi Hotel "Special Class", responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Jenny,

Thank you for taking your time to write on Tripadvisor about your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to learn that we were able to make your stay memorable by providing you the positive experience we endeavor to give to all our valued guests.

We do look forward to the opportunity of once again welcoming you back to Hotel Efendi / Sultanahmet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for three nights and had a lovely experience ! The hotel is great in all aspects especially the service . The staff is extremely helpful and friendly especially with kids . Thanks to all especially burcu and the really sweet lady who would cook breakfast for us !!! Take care efendi hotel hope to visit you again !!

  • Stayed May 2013
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Haaltert, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

The hotel is in an ideal location, on walking distance from all important sites (Aya Sofia, blue mosque...) and close to tram links to explore more of Istanbul.
Also very close are lots of bars and restaurants.
Very nice, friendly and helpfull hotel staff. We strongly advise this hotel to anyone who want's to visit Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dorsten, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

It was a good choice to stay at Efendi Hotel Istanbul. The place -located in a small quiet street but near to all places of interest. The staff - very friendly and helpful (especially Burcu !). the rooms - clean and modern, although the beds a bit small for two persons. Last but not least the delicious breakfast . A good recommendation!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

The hotel is in an excellent location in Sultan Ahmet close to all the major sites. The rooms are clean and comfortable and there is a decent breakfast on offer in the morning. The staff were very friendly and always made it a point to check to see if I was enjoying my stay both in Istanbul and at the hotel.

Overall, good value for money.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Very clean.
The staff is very kind. Always worried that u enjoy your stay in istanbul. It's a very good address, well located (10 mn by foot from the blue mosque). The breakfast is delicious between 7h30 and 12h00. Private taxi waiting for u at the airport for only 25€.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Property: Nowy Efendi Hotel "Special Class"
Address: Alemdar Mah. Hoca Rustem Mektebi Sok. No:9-11, Istanbul 34112, Turkey (Formerly Efendi Hotel)
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Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Nowy Efendi Hotel "Special Class" 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Efendi Hotel is only 300 meters from the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace. The Grand bazaar is a an 8-minute walk from Efendi Hotel. Local restaurants, bars and cafes are within a couple minutes’ walk away. On our Rooftop Terrace you can become familiar with Turkish Breakfast Culture served as a buffet which is provided with intimate, attentive service while enjoying a panoramic view over Istanbul's Old City. Next to our Patio Terrace, we host our Terrace Cafe/Bar, A place to wine and dine, socialize and relax, write postcards, use Wi-Fi or take photographs of Istanbul’s famous landmarks. Open 15:00 – 23:00 daily (except Sundays) The Efendi Hotel provides Free Wi-Fi throughout the venue. Our carpeted rooms with genuine black-out curtains include; air conditioning (The heating system is eco-friendly; the heat from the air conditioner is reused to heat fresh water) minibar(on the guest expense) an LCD TV with international satellite channels, antibacterial light switch and a digital safe box. Private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, free toiletries and bathrobes & slippers. A coffee and tea basket is free of charge only on the first day. You can benefit from laundry and room service at the Efendi Hotel. Arrangements for transportation by private car to/from either of Istanbul’s airports (Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen) can be made for all guests by contacting reception. Transportation cost is the guest’s expense. On our Rooftop Terrace you can become familiar with Turkish Breakfast Culture served as a buffet which is provided with intimate, attentive service while enjoying a panoramic view over Istanbul's Old City. Next to our Patio Terrace, we host our Terrace Cafe/Bar, A place to wine and dine, socialize and relax, write postcards, use Wi-Fi or take photographs of Istanbul’s famous landmarks. Open 15:00 – 23:00 daily (except Sundays) The Efendi Hotel provides Free Wi-Fi throughout the venue. Our carpeted rooms with genuine black-out curtains include; air conditioning (The heating system is eco-friendly; the heat from the air conditioner is reused to heat fresh water) minibar(on the guest expense) an LCD TV with international satellite channels, antibacterial light switch and a digital safe box. Private bathroom comes with a hairdryer, free toiletries and bathrobes & slippers. A coffee and tea basket is free of charge only on the first day. You can benefit from laundry and room service at the Efendi Hotel. Arrangements for transportation by private car to/from either of Istanbul’s airports (Ataturk and Sabiha Gokcen) can be made for all guests by contacting reception. Transportation cost is the guest’s expense. ... more   less 
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