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“The Place to Stay in Istanbul” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kalyon Hotel Istanbul

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Kalyon Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #268 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Bethesda, Maryland
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114 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Place to Stay in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

I was not sure what to expect. I had one day for sight seeing and this hotel was recommended by a Turkish Business Group. I normally stay at international chains. From the moment I arrived to my check out I was treated with Turkish hospitality. The service is very friendly. I had reserved a room with a view of the Bosphorus and it was well worth it.
The room was spacious, very comfortable and exceptionally clean. I was also happy with the strong shower pressure.
You can walk to the Sultanahmet historic area and the Grand Bazaar. For dinner there are many fish restaurants near by in the water.
The hotel also has a nice breakfast buffet for 30 TL which was good and fresh.
I am now a fan of this hotel and will recommend to friends. Great service, room and location. What more can one ask for.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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 Ozgur20817
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking some of your precious time to share your review with us and with so many online travellers.I am sure these reviews are as much important to them as they are to us.
For us it's of course also a pleasure to know that our guests loved their stay at Kalyon Hotel and enjoyed the city.You can easely discover places in walking distance as you wrote down.
We hope to see you again one day in the future.

Kindest Regards
Elvan ERTEN



















Elvan ERTEN
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

The location of this hotel is excellent. Book one of the with sea facing rooms, and that would be fantastic. It is only 10 minutes away from the Blue Mosque on foot though a bit of a steep climb. Staff are very efficient and helpful and the rooms are serviced twice a day which is wonderful. If anything, this hotel would be perfect if it had spa facilities on site as they do seem to have enough space to accomodate this.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Diane936
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Kalyon Hotel Guest,

Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
We were happy to read your review, and are glad you enjoyed your stay with us during your trip to Istanbul in this month.
I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again on many occasions.
Yours sincerely,
Elvan ERTEN
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Stockholm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

The view from our room facing the Marmara Sea is fantastic but need to pay 20 Euros extra for the privilege. The room is clean and aircon is nice and quiet. Staff is efficient and helpful especially at the restaurant but a few at the front desk look very serious, do not smile enough. The buffet breakfast is adequate but boring as the variety did not change even after 6 days of stay. I could be blindfolded and would be able to pick out my food correctly due to the monotony. The housekeeper is very calculating as she couldn't even give us an extra bottle of water even after we had stayed for 6 days!
The location is their best asset as it only takes 5 mins to get to all the tour sites at the back of the hotel.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the sea.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JanAnderson2013
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review regarding your recent stay with us.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed at Kalyon Hotel
We have also taken note of your constructive feedback. Please be assured that your comments have been passed on to the related departments for improvement.
We hope to be your host again in your future trips to Istanbul.
Yours sincerely
Elvan ERTEN
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Portland, Oregon
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

The only thing going for this hotle is its location, really. But there are many more hotels in this location... I spent three nights in this hotel on business. I got the classic room which is a simple queen (or full?) bed room for 92Euros, not including VAT, nor breakfast. (Breakfast is additional 14Euros, if you so choose.)
The good: Location, AC, free WiFi in room. Helpful staff. The not so good: Hotel is getting older, and is somewhat rundown. I was going to say that it is clean, until I walked into the shower and found myself staring at too much black mold in the grout between the tiles. Room is small, and there is not much beside a bed. There is a tiny desk, but if you are here on business, or a traveler who wants to do some computer work, this desk is not really sufficient for that. There is a small bench in the room, which your luggage will be placed on. Thus, really, there is the bed and not much space around it. The safe in the room is not bolted down and can be simply hauled away with your money and passports in it. So if you were thinking about placing them there, think again. The (moldy) shower is also very tiny, and you are likely to hit each wall, and each of the half-round doors while trying to take a shower. Be careful when stepping out of the shower with wet feet, as the step down to the bathrrom floor is unusually and dangerously high. While everything in my room worked fine, at a colleagues room, only one light bulb worked and his room was dark. All in all, for that price, you can do better elswhere.

Room Tip: If you do choose to stay here, ask for a sea view. It's beautiful.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Adi H
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New Delhi, India
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel with great location. Situated on the sea with the back towards the old city. The old city area is easily accessible from the rear gate and you could walk to all the major sites like the blue mosque, Sofia Hagia, Topakapi palace, the Royal Cisterns and the grand bazaar. The great thing about the hotel is its easy approach from the Airport as well as the major sites. The rooms are comfortable and its good value for money..

Stayed July 2013
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Thank DSingla
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking some of your precious time and writing this review. It's a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Kalyon Hotel. Thank you and we look forward seeing you again.

Kind Regards
Elvan ERTEN
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State of Sao Paulo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Kalyon hotel was a fantastic experience. It is truly in the heart of Sultanahmet. We visited all the historical sites within walking distance. Blue Mosque, Basilica cistern, Grand Bazar, etc...
The staff is super friendly and the room is clean, comfortable and very modern.
Probably the best hotel experience with a good cost-benefit. We did not find it very expensive. We spent 4 nights there!
The breakfast was not that fantastic... Anyway... Great hotel!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your comment on TripAdvisor.
We were very happy to read your review, and are glad that our services could exceed your expectations during your stay
We thank you for your thoughtful comments, and hope to be your host again in your future trips to Istanbul.
Yours sincerely,
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Wonderful hotel! Great location with lovely view of Marmara Sea. The rooms are modern and spacious. We were 4 adults and a toddler. The staff are very efficient and friendly. They went out of their way to accommodate our child. Great food at the restaurant. A definite thumbs up from us!

Room Tip: Request sea view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Lee-Ann J
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KALYON, Guest Relations Supervisor at Kalyon Hotel Istanbul, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking the time to send your valuable comments. We are overall glad to learn that you had a pleasant experience with us

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest Regards
Elvan Erten
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Additional Information about Kalyon Hotel Istanbul

Property: Kalyon Hotel Istanbul
Address: Kennedy Caddesi No:34, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #268 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Kalyon Hotel Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Free Airport Transfer on Arrival for min. 2 night stay!!! With a very special and unique location, KALYON Hotel İstanbul witnesses the magnificent meeting of Istanbul's old city walls with the Sea of Marmara and The Bosphorus. Our Hotel stands out because of its central location, spectacular views of The Bosphorus Sea and with its quality of the service. As one of the pioneers and the leaders of the Turkish Tourism brand, KALYON has been fortunate to host several stars from Hollywood, many eminent Turkish businessmen, international artists and politicians from all round the world. Half of the bedrooms are blessed with the view of the Marmara Sea and the other half with the view of Sultanahmet old town. Guests can enjoy the free Wi-Fi while having a cup of coffee in the public areas or while relaxing in their room. Offering easy access to Istanbul's most important historical sites, KALYON Hotel İstanbul is within 10 minutes walking distance to Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Hagia Sophia Mosque and only 17km to İstanbul Atatürk Airport and 48km to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Kalyon Hotel offers FREE AIRPORT TRANSFER ON ARRIVAL FOR MIN. 2 NIGHTS STAY!!! The latest stage of continuous renovation of the KALYON Hotel was completed in December 2015 and as well as all the bedrooms, the Restaurant and the Bar renovated in January 2016. The teams of the KALYON Hotels always find the way to make their guests feel spoiled by personalizing their special occasions like Honeymoon Packages, Birthday, Anniversary and many more. Our hotel offers a rich open buffet breakfast in the KALYON Restaurant so guests will not only enjoy the food, but also the view - a spectacular view of the Bosphorus. Our guests can also have the opportunity to taste the special flavors of KALYON's lunch and dinner and take advantage of our special offers and discounts. Along with the unforgettable tastes of Istanbul's classical restaurants, The KALYON Restaurant offers classic dishes of Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine in a classy and romantic atmosphere. Regularly featured flavours are Traditional Shrimp Cocktail, Olive Oil Artichoke, KALYON Shish Kebab, KALYON Special Kebab, Fisherman Style Steamed Seabass and rice pudding. Cocktails and appetizers at Kalyon Bar? There's no better spot to spend the afternoon or evening in Sultanahmet Old Town. Your stay with KALYON will be smooth and relaxed as the team will take care of everything you need inside and outside the hotel whether it be our ticketing service, restaurant reservation, tours of Istanbul, any type of transfer and renting a vehicle, luggage storage, information of all our museums of the city etc. The KALYON Hotel is the perfect choice for travellers who are after the best service in order to visit museums, monuments, jog by the seaside or take a walk along the busy Bosphorus. ... more   less 
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