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“Great little place. Well worth staying here.”
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Nena Hotel
Ranked #66 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

En route to Addis Ababa and needed to stay one night in Istanbul. I chose this hotel after looking at tripadvisor and was not disappointed. Great value, clean, friendly, good location for all the major sites of interest. Free Wi-Fi throughout and a great view from the restaurant at the top. Great value for money. I would come here again.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I know there were other people at this hotel, I saw them at breakfast and in the lift. The hotel staff, though, behaved as if we were the only ones there. They are all so friendly and willing to help with every thing. They happily made restaurant reservations and organized airport transfers. We were made to feel as though we were visiting friends.

As noted already, the view from the breakfast terrace is beautiful. The room was very clean and comfortable, with toiletries provided in the bathroom. We were offered tea and Turkish delight each time we returned to the hotel. The introductory drinks and directions were very welcome.

I will recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Istanbul.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank hippiechickinsing
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We stayed in Nena in late November, when crowds in the Sultanahmet neighborhood are thinner than summer (cannot even imagine this place in summer!). The hotel is close to shops, restaurants, ATMS, tram lines etc. The staff here are all very polite and helpful. Free breakfast buffet at the roof top restaurant is quite good. If you are here for walking around for the sights this is a great location and a good value hotel. DO NOT USE BOOKING.COM FOR HOTELS IN TURKEY...EVER!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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4  Thank csundseth
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just got back from 4 nights at the Nena Hotel in Istanbul. What a very pleasant experience. There were many choices on the internet, but this one seemed to be in a good location and had an excellent price. The pictures were wonderful but that can be deceiving right? They were totally accurate with this hotel.

The transportation from the airport was perfectly arranged. The room was lovely with a pretty street view. The bed & pillows were perfect, and the bathroom was also "just right".

The breakfast buffet was perfect for us - with coffee, fruit, eggs, and breads, etc. It was the same each day but there was enough of a choice to be interesting for our stay.

The location of the hotel was within easy walking distance to the Blue Mosque and the other important tourist sites in the area as well as the Grand Bazaar.

We were very pleased with the excellent service at this hotel. It was my birthday and they even had a little cake and present for me (Turkish sweets).

We could not have been more pleased and would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Debbie T
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed at the Nena Hotel in early November, 2013 arriving on a Saturday afternoon.The hotel driver was waiting outside baggage claim for me when I arrived. Check-in was quick and easy. My room was small but clean. Breakfast was good along with the scenic rooftop view. With the help of a hotel staff member, I booked an overnight bus to Izmir for the second stage of my trip.
The location is great for historical sites and touring the city. Personally, I didn't find the dining/restaurants in the area very appealing. Nevertheless, cab service is readily available for a quick ride to another area for the evening.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel for the price, location, and quality of service.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Green_Tacoma
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

The hotel is walking distance to many of the major sites, and is right on a tram line for sites that are further away. Because it's in the tourist area, it's quiet at night. Breakfast every morning was excellent, with a wide variety of local dishes and more familiar foods: cheeses, stuffed peppers, cold cuts, scrambled eggs, and breads. The food could have been terrible, however, and we might never have noticed, as the terrace where breakfast is served overlooks the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, and the Bosporus beyond.

Excellent as the view and food was, what really set our stay apart was how attentive the staff was throughout our entire trip. When we first arrived, they offered us tea, which was lovely given our long flight. The staff made excellent recommendations for tours and other attractions, and were happy to then make reservations for us.

The hotel also arranged for transportation from the airport, not just when we arrived and left, but also for our day trip in the middle of the trip. Since ground transportation on arriving is so frequently the first chance to get ripped on a trip, it was a great relief having that taken care of on our arrival, when we were not at our most alert.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank ECnov
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Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

We are currently enjoying a 3 day stay at the Jena Hotel and I am delighted with it.

The room is extremely clean and equipped with everything we need. The staff have been very friendly and helpful.

The breakfast is a typical Turkish buffet. There is a good selection of both hot & cold options but what makes it memorable is the stunning view from the roof terrace over the city.

Finally the location can't be beaten. You are only a stones throw from the Blue Mosque and easy access to main transport links.

I would recommend this hotel to my friends.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Nena Hotel

Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Klodfarer Cad. No:8 D:10 | Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#49 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#54 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $44 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nena Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Nena Istanbul, the luxury boutique hotel located at Sultanahmet. The magnificent historical places are nearby our hotel like Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Grand Bazaar and many more... In our hotel with our friendly employee we provide high quality service and Turkish hospitality to make you feel at home. Hotel Nena offers 29 guest rooms, including 2 deluxe rooms with a great Istanbul view. We serve excellent open buffet breakfast at our Terrace Restaurant before you start to explore historical peninsula. No need to search come and enjoy... ... more   less 
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