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Ibrahim Pasha Hotel
Ranked #15 of 1,163 Hotels in Istanbul
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at this hotel and cannot recommend it highly enough. I am surprised it's not rated much nearer No. 1 on trip Advisor - we came accross it in a travel article in a national newspaper. Our weather was mixed - ranging from wet gloomy weather to glorious cold sunshine and the Ibrahim Pasha was the perfect retreat with the roaring fragrant log fires in the entrance and communal areas with their squashy leather sofas, books and magazines and of course the complimentary tea and cake when we returned after a day's exhausting sightseeing.We also had pre-dinner drinks in front of the fire before heading out to one of the hotel's recommmended restuarants which they booked on our behalf - the best being Giritili with it's fixed price menu and flowing good quality wine and wonderful atmosphere.
Our room was a reasonable sized front-facing deluxe ( Room 305 ) with a small balcony with table and chairs, a fabulous wet room, leather sofa and truly wonderfully comfy bed with crisp quality bedlinen. Plenty to eat at breakfast but quite Turkish and would have loved some hot food on these cold mornings. Lovely helpful staff and we do recommend the 40euro airport transfer.Fabulous views from the roof terrace but too chilly during our stay.Would love to return.

Room Tip: we liked 305 - nowhere near the school playground which others comment on.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

Literally steps away from the Blue Mosque, we found the Ibrahim Pasha Hotel to be the perfect location for exploring amazing Istanbul. The roof terrace provides wonderful views of the mosque and the Bosphorous beyond; it even got warm enough during our February stay to take tea up to the terrace. Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sofya, the Hippodrome, and the Museum of Turkish Arts (closed for renovation, sadly) are all easy walks from the hotel, as was the Sultanahmet stop on the tram when we wanted to venture further. We loved returning to the hotel in late afternoon, tired and spent, to sink into the leather sofa in front of the fireplace and for tea and reflection. The staff was always helpful and accommodating. Our room was small, but comfortable and well furnished. We were sad to leave when work obligations required us to transfer to the plush but sterile Swissotel, which, at several times the price, was no match for the comfort and charm of the the Ibrahim Pasha.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We stayed at the Ibrahim Pasha hotel a few days ago in February when the weather in Istanbul was tending towards the gloomy. The hotel made a wonderful cosy base from which to explore the city. Delightful touches such as the shelves of interesting and visually rich books and the fragrant log fires in the comfortable ground floor communal sofa area made the place really special. Our room also contained a selection of similarly engaging books which made a trusting and generous contribution towards deepening our appreciation of Istanbul. The atmosphere created by the team there was tranquil and friendly and we felt so lucky to have found ourselves there. Our little room was beautiful and the crisp white bed linen seemed to induce the sleep of the blessed ! Thank you Ibrahim Pasha! We will definitely be back !

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

The location is simply perfect, within easy walking distance of all the major sights: you can do on your own all sightseeing. Maybe the best small boutique hotel in Sultanahmet with a very nice common areas with fireplaces and old sofa. Very pleasant moment, when you back to the Hotel in the afternoon, is the tea time ( free of charge) with homemade cake. Very professional, excellent and - at the same time - warm service. Very helpfull the reception. The roof terrace is fantastic: it seems that you can touch the Blue Mosquee. The standard rooms are small, my advice is to book the deluxe one. Beds are comfortable and the furnitures are nice. The only problem: during the winter the rooms are too warm! Breakfast is excellent.
If you want to stay in the Old City is the best choice!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

One of the first things people think of when visiting Istanbul is the sight of the towering minarets and domes of the famous Blue Mosque. If you stay at the Ibrahim Pasha Hotel you have a choice; you can walk the 100 metres from the hotel's doorstep and join the crowds who bustle in its courtyards, or you can take the lift to the hotel's third floor, then climb a few easy steps to the roof terrace/bar and get one of the best views of this Istanbul treasure in total comfort and privacy.

This intimate boutique hotel is a treasure in its own right set amongst the multitude of ancient treasures in one of the world's most historic cities.

Having arrived on a cold February morning the flickering tongues of flame in the hotels reception area fireplace - of where there are two - was physical evidence of the warmth of this magic little hotel. As a family run hotel the atmosphere is nothing short of welcoming and homely. The decor is Turkish to the core but with a mix of boutique elegance which adds a certain style emphasising the owners attention to detail.

On arrival the receptionist went to pains to explain - using their own self-produced maps with tips and travel advice - everything there was to see, how to use the public transport network, what to eat, where to avoid (always helpful) before showing me to my small but perfectly designed room.

Despite being small - although with its own compact balcony and walk-in wardrobe - the room was appointed like a minature Sultan's chambers. Books on Turkish history and architecture filled the shelves and CD's of Turkish music were ready to be installed and set the scene. The sound of the Imam's call from the Mosques along with the ambient decor left me with no doubt where in the world I was. (Be aware that the mosque's first call to prayer is early and that some rooms are overlooking a school yard where the early arrivals play and shout like children all over the world)

The Ibrahim Pasha is a wonderful hotel for striking conversation with other guests. Seated around the library's fireplace talk comes easy after a long-day of sight-seeing or business and the staff are always attentive and willing to replenish and empty cup or glass.

Breakfast at the hotel is a wholly Turkish affair with breads and cheeses, meats and eggs, nuts and olives, ripe red tomatoes and lush green cucumber, washed down with cups of thick Turkish coffee or glasses of ruby red Turkish tea.

Public transport from the hotel is a mere four minute walk to the nearby Tram stop - buy a jeton for 3tl from the automatic vending machines (there's usually a helpful english speaking official to help you) and hop on board the tram to discover points near and far across Istanbul.

With most of the city's major tourists sites within walking distance - the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Hippordrome Sq, Basillica Cistern, Grand Bazaar, Beyazit Tower, Yeni Mosque, Suleymaniye Mosque and so much more - the Hotel Ibrahim Pasha is the not just the ideal, but the perfect choice for your stay in Istanbul.

As I've said, it really is all about location, location, location - and warmth, and charm, and welcome, and style, and atmosphere, and food, and friend, and .... I could go on.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We recently re-visited Istanbul, and chose to stay again at the Ibrahim Pasa Hotel because we had enjoyed it so much the first time we came to Istanbul in 2010.

It remains just as lovely. The hotel is perfectly located within walking distance from most of the major tourist attractions and near to public transport if you fancy going further afield. It is also a beautifully decorated hotel set in an old Ottoman building which has been done up in a modern/chic but cosy style. Like many of the other reviewers I particularly liked the comfortable and welcoming reception with the fireplaces, squishy sofas, free Computer, Wifi, and shelves of books - it is a great place to relax after a long day of walking and sight seeing.

It is true that some of the rooms are on the small side but they are cleverly designed and although my other half is well over 6ft tall and we had no problems over our recent four day stay or on our previous visit. The beds are spectacularly comfortable, the breakfasts are delicious and varied and the staff at the hotel could not have been more helpful giving us tips of things to do, making reservations, and helping with transport arrangements.

I'd happily stay here again on any future visit to Istanbul.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

We haven't even checked out yet. This is a great place to stay. Highly recommended. When we arrived the staff greeted us wonderfully, taking time to show a map of the key sites in Istanbul. They have their own Pre printed map with hotel directions and suggested tours. It was very cold when we got there and they have two wood fired fireplaces going 24 hours and its just great to feel the heat when you get in.

Rooms were very nice and quaint for a boutique hotel. The deluxe rooms are like a small suite with a day bed. Nicely appointed, everything worked as nice bathroom amenities .

Each day around 6pm they set up a feshly baked marble cake and tea, complimentary which is a nice treat from a long days sightseeing .

The staff were great. Very friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much for them.

Breakfast is very good. Good range and the uncle who manages the kitchen makes sure you are well taken care of.

Location is perfect. It's a 30 second walk from the door of the blue mosque and close to everything. Nearest team station is 5 mins walk. Cannot get closer to the centre I feel.

All on all it was great . The accomodation forms a large part of the enjoyment of a holiday and this was our last hotel out of 7 in a three and half week holiday tour. I certainly go home feeling very happy I chose this place.

We will definitely come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Address: Terzihane Sok. No:7 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#59 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#182 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $74 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ibrahim Pasha Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Converted from a 19th-century four-storey townhouse, the Hotel Ibrahim Pasha offers sophisticated and modern accommodation and is an ideal place to stay for the first time visitors wanting to explore Istanbul's historic monuments. ... more   less 
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