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“A great little hotel in the heart of Sultanahmet”
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Nena Hotel
Ranked #64 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 21, 2014

We decided on Istanbul for a change to the usual places. After lots of searching on the internet for good deals we came across this little gem.
The hotel only has 29 rooms, so staff are very friendly & welcoming. Even though our room didn't have a view, every morning we saw the views at breakfast (which is a typical continental style buffet).
The rooms were very clean & very comfortable, though the tv stations could have been listed. There was also no information about the dinner menu in the restaurant, which was a little strange. It is shown in the reception though.
As there are no carpets in the rooms you could hear everything outside your door. The cleaning staff tended to be quite noisy (slamming doors, talking very loudly, etc.), so if you want to stay in bed a little longer you can forget about it! They were very friendly, but with little English.
There is a bar in the reception, but it wouldn't be one that you'd spend the night in - we had a couple at the end of the night a couple of times. There's no fitness centre or pool either, but we didn't care about that as the walking around Instanbul is healthy enough.
We would definitely recommend this hotel as it's right in the heart of Sultanahmet, but check for a good deal - we got it for 6 nights B&B for around €400 (March 12th to 18th).
We will definitely be back to Istanbul, and if they stay keen with their prices, Hotel Nena is a great choice.
Also, if you're interested in a personal tour guide, the hotel can hire someone for you. We had a guy called Evren Bozan & he was absolutely brilliant. Just don't let him bring you into somewhere that sells carpets! My missus went on about carpets so he took us to those places where they smooze you to buy one. It was our fault for asking so much about them, so you have been warned! I couldn't recommend this guy enough as his knowledge was fantastic. You will have to pay into the museums yourself, but as he is an official tour guide he can can so straight to the top of the queue & get the tickets for you. This is handy as you can be waiting ages.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2014

I enjoyed at maximum the 4 days spent in this hotel! The view from the terrace ...fantastic! Breakfast - lots of varieties and very tasty. the people - amazing, very helpful and always smiling.

About the hotel: very well located, close to a lot of touristic objectives. The rooms are ok, nicely decorated. I can confirm that the photos on their site are realistic and it's always nice to see that you get what you expect.

One evening we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. Very good food.

One more can I say - perfect trip to Istanbul and I would love to return...

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank mh_iulia
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Reviewed March 14, 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Nena for the first time in 2002, just a few months after they opened. We thought at the time that it was an excellent value hotel, . We are very pleased to report following our current stay that the good standards have been kept.The hotel is perfectly located to the historic sites and transport, very warm and helpful staff that made us feel very welcome., (we appreciated very much the pick up from the airport) comfortable rooms, though a bit small, good breakfast and overall very well managed hotel The roof top breakfast room has a magnificent view of the blue mosque with the Bosphorus in the background. We are coming back for a few more days and highly recommend this hotel to our friends

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
2  Thank Arie R
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had the luxury of staying at this lovely 3-star hotel for 7 nights last February. Upon our arrival we were greeted by the General Manager, Mr. Muzzafer Sahin. The location of this hotel is fabulous and the staff is friendly, courteous and professional. Our rooms were large, clean, close to each other, both nicely decorated and very comfortable. The rooftop restaurant where the breakfast is served has a phenomenal and a truly breathtaking view. Thanks to Hotel Nena we enjoyed a lot our vacation and we really had a wonderful stay in Istanbul. We would definitely recommand this charming establishment to our friends in Paris and frankly we can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Michel s
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

We met Nena Hotel by looking for a hotel in Istambul that was in the Old City because we wanted to see everything about the history of this important and old city.
We found it on line, it was nice, near important streets and near ( by walking )to all buildings we wished to see and other places of interest.
We were in touch with the manager of the Hotel directly by mail, asking them about the distance of the Convention Centre, the way to go, the cost of taxis, because we went to Turkey because of a medical Congress.
Very gently and very soon he answered us and what he informed us was good for us.
We wanted to go to Capadoccia and we asked him if they offer tours and he inmediatly connected with a Travel Agency, that was excelent.
After the confirmation, the manager asked for the number of our flight because they were going to go for us in the airport.
This was very helpful for us.We felt very sure.
All the team in the Hotel Nena excelent ! Responsability and politeness all the time !( The manager, the receptionists, the room keepers, the employers in the restaurant, everyone ! )
Questions we asked, doubts, everything have solutions.
Very quiet rooms,confortable, very clean, water free served everyday, tee or coffee.
Very good breakfast with a terrasse with a wonderfull view of the Bosford and the Blue Mesquite.
Excellent dinners.
What can we hope from a Hotel ? Nothing else !!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank MARIALUISABANFI
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

I stayed in the hotel on 12th of Feb 2014 for 7 night.
The hotel staff or it my pleasure to say my Family since they treat me like one of them.
They always smile and treat me very well, and whenever I need any advice or location of place they provide me good advice with also good alternative option.
I really love the hotel and the hotel staff and strongly recommend it to my Friend and Family and the reader as well for Many reason:
First the staff
second the room
third the one way free transfer for booking more than three night (from/to Ataturk Airport)
last the great location which is near the tram of Sultanahmed and the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank asheer87
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

* Excellent location it's close to many attraction sites & the tramway less than 100meter walk.
* Excellent staff they were very helpfull.
* Excellent Restaurant staff & view ( Blue mosqe & ayasofya) & breakfast was great.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank Abdullah A
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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:
#51 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#55 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $46 - $278 (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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