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“Friendly, comfortable hotel in great location”
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Blue House Hotel
Ranked #191 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Blue House Hotel. Its location is ideal for touring the Old City, and has a beautiful view from the rooftop terrace overlooking the Sea of Marmara and the Blue Mosque. Our room also had a wonderful view of the Blue Mosque. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room and bath were on the small side, but certainly adequate.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for spending your time to give us a kind feedback on your recent stay.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.”

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had booked another hotel on the internet which was terrible. After getting our money back our luck changed when we found Blue House Hotel. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The rooms were lovely; clean and comfortable, just as the pictures show. Sunset on the roof top restaurant was an experience with the Blue Mosque as a back drop.
We were within walking distance to the major sites and the city tram. The streets were well lit at night with shops and restaurants open all around.
Breakfast had a good variety to choose from.
It was easy to book tours at the desk to any venue in Turkey.
I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Istanbul.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank xyz88
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our Blue House Hotel.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your very kind feedback! It is wonderful to hear very valued comments from our guests and appreciate your kindness.

Thank you too for recommending us to anyone coming to Istanbul and We will love to have an opportunity of welcoming you once again for your next time.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Terrific choice - spotless small hotel, with good/nice service in excellent location right next to Blue Mosque complex, eateries, sufis, shops, sites, etc; Grand Bazaar, 10 minute walk. Yes, call to prayers are audible, but exotic & not long.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our property/business.

We will love to have an opportunity of welcoming you once again for your next time.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

The Blue House hotel in Istanbul is a great place to stay. It is very close to Topkapi and the Blue Mosque and not too far from the Egyptian Spice market and the Grand Bazaar. The rooms are a bit small and my room had two single beds. The room was neat and clean, air conditioner worked great, free bottles of water, and an attentive staff. Breakfast was adequate. They have a restaurant as well as a roof top terrace. Prices are ok. My stay was three nights and I enjoyed the place very much mostly because of its location. The loudspeaker system for the mosque is a bit much at 6:30 in the morning however. Staff was attentive to my needs and check in and check out was very smooth. Nice hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the mosque.
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your recent stay and your kind feedback for our property.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again during your next stay in Istanbul.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

This is the place to be to watch the sun going down on the Blue Mosque. Food looked good with a variety of fish and meat dishes. The staff could make more effort to welcome guests and were a bit uninterested. Best to get a table by the glass partitions so you will need to get there in good time as the terrace fills up quite quickly the nearer it gets to sundown. The position of the terrace allows great photos of the Mosque as well as the sea. A nice place to spend some time relaxing.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you for taking your time to comment on your recent stay and your kind feedback for our property.

The experiences you described for welcoming our guests are not characteristic of the level of service our colleagues strive to provide. Your feedback was shared with our team, and we look forward to have the opportunity to welcome you back and exceed your expectations.”

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

My first visit to Istanbul coincided with my first travel to foreign. Incredibly, I chose the best hotel to stay in the city!

The Blue House Hotel is a welcoming place to stay, two blocks to the most popular tourist atractions in the city (the Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia, Topkapi Palace).

The rooms are very clean and large. The big bed was very comfortable and the bed white sheets had a pleasent perfum. The lobby had many natural flowers and a nice decor.

The staff was very responsive and polite.

But If I were to choose what the hotel has to offer I would say the menu of the cuisine of the hotel. If you want to stay in Blue House, be sure to try the desserts profiterols and local struddel with ice cream.

I'm sure you enjoy your stay as I enjoyed.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy. !

We look forward to welcoming serving you again in the near future!

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Small hotel in the perfect location to walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sopia and the Artist Bazaar.
Staff was very helpful and arranged reservations at a nearby Turkish bath. The room was smallish but the view was worth it. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

We are looking forward to welcoming you once again during your next stay in Istanbul and hope we can prove our high standard of hospitality again.

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Additional Information about Blue House Hotel

Address: Dalbasti Sokak No.14 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#84 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#118 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#145 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $271 - $296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue House Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is located at the heart of old city, just opposite to Blue Mosque, very close to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar and many other historical sites. There are 25 standard rooms and one suite room. All rooms have air-condition, minibar, cable TV, direct telephone line, wireless internet access, hair-dryer and private bathroom with shower. Some rooms have view of Blue Mosque. Safety deposit boxes and high speed internet accessed computer are in lobby ready for our guests as complimentary.You can enjoy your breakfast at open air garden restaurant, under the shadow of Blue Mosque. Terrace Restaurant is ready to welcome you for lunch and dinner with its breathtaking views of Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Sea Marmara. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Blue Hotel Mavi Ev

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