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Blue House Hotel
Ranked #164 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Scottsdale, Arizona
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

We stayed at the Blue House Hotel from December 24, 2013 departing January 1, 2014. The location was convenient to all parts of Istanbul and was next to the Blue Mosque. The rooms were comfortable and very clean. All of the staff were eager to help us in any way needed. The buffet breakfast was delicious as were the dinners in the Blue House Hotel Restaurant. I am a budget traveler and the price was very fair. I would recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to Istanbul.

Room Tip: This was a Rick Steves recommendation. It was a great value with good service and facilities.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2014
Thank you for the fantastic review and wonderful comments!

The staff and I are so glad you had a good time at our hotel and found us a place to recommend your friends.

We greatly appreciate your recognition of our breakfast and dinner service as well.

We look forward to welcoming and serving you again in the near future!
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Singapore, Singapore
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75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at this hotel, ending our tour of Turkey. I won't rate this as a fantastic hotel, but it is practical to stay here. The location is convenient to visit the many attractions in the area. The rooms are small but quite well maintained. The staff are helpful. As we returned rather late one night and had only time to take away some fast food for a very late meal, we asked for permission to eat at the closed restaurant in the lobby. The receptionist kindly allowed us to do so. We appreciated this. Naturally, we made sure we did not leave a mess, cleaning up the table after our meal. The breakfast is so so. Some fresh juice would have been nice.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Leesah65
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. We truly value the opinions of our guests.

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

We will love to have an opportunity of welcoming you once again for your next time to Istanbul.
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Washingon, DC
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2013

Older small hotel with a fabulous location between the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia. Fabulous views of the Blue Mosque from the hotel restaurants and from some of the rooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent Rami Restaurant next door has fabulous views and specializes in traditional Ottoman dishes. Pleasant, older rooms that feel like Istanbul, rather than like some generic international hotel chain. I would always choose to stay there if I can get a room.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the Blue Mosque give you a fabulous view, but you don't really spend that much time...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Thank you for the valued review and wonderful comments.

We are so glad you found us to be above average and recommendation worthy. It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

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

Best wishes
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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

Stayed here as part of Selin Rozanes' Explore Turkish Flavors tour (see separate review for this great experience). Rooms were nice (we stayed at the beginning and end of our trip), staff was most helpful/accommodating, and included breakfasts included more than enough choices to allow variety day to day. If you get a room with a view of the Blue Mosque be sure to look at it at night. There may be more luxurious hotels at higher prices with better amenities but for the cost, this hotel and its location can't be beat!

Room Tip: Ask for a view room if possible!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AndyJ424
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for spending your time to give us a kind feedback on your recent stay.

It’s very nice to hear that you pointed the perfect location of our hotel and good variety of our breakast and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we will really love to have an opportunity of welcoming you once again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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136 reviews
83 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

I recently stayed four nights in this quaint hotel with small cosy but comfortable rooms.
I had organised for the transfer service to pick me up - a good, but slightly expensive choice for a single traveler - although if there was a group of 4 a very economical transfer at 29 Euro per car.
The location was excellent - a very short walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and a slightly longer walk to the Grand Bazaar. The Spice Bazaar was a short walk and a tram trip away. There are loads of restaurants in this area - you are spoilt for choice.
My only complaints really were how noisy the street below is at night [my room was at the front of the hotel] and I liked to have my window open as the air con wasn't really working. I also like to make a cup of coffee in the morning and drink it in bed - but like some hotels in Europe, tea and coffee making facilities weren't available in the room.
Overall I enjoyed my stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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 Terrybelle1966
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, November 20, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review.

The front / viewed side of the hotel sometimes might be a noisy before/latest 23:00 p.m. that is depending to the outside. As we are very close to the Blue Mosque, you hear the prayer calls. But from the second day, you used to hear it. And most of our guests think it is a mistic music.

It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel. As we are in a very central location, you are close to everywhere.

Airport transfer is cost a bit more from a regular taxi as it is a comfortable private minivan with a meeting transferman at the airport.

Air condition normally works good, but maybe it was a period that had a problem which we always take care of it.

We greatly appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to improve and provide a better experience everyday.

We hope to see you again in the future and wish you the very best.
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Mirandola
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

We really enjoyed staying in Blue house Hotel. When we arrived all the people "wowed" and congratuled me for chosing that hotel.
Wonderful location, freindly staff.
Really the first step to approach the amazing Istanbul.
Will come back again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
It was very good to see & welcome you with your friends in our hotel.

Vey glad to hear you have had a very good time and It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our hotel and that you noticed our friendly and helpful staff.

It is our aim to make you feel in your home.

We hope to welcome you again in the future and wish you the very best.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2013

I loved my stay at the Blue House Hotel. The location was perfect, the staff very helpful, the breakfast delicious, and the place was very clean with a tasteful decor. What a surprise when I arrived to find a welcome basket of gluten free food for me! How thoughtful and kind! I also enjoyed the rooftop terrace with its spectacular view of the Blue Mosque. There was also a very pleasant outside terrace area. The rooms and bathroom are on the small side but manageable. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you, Blue House, for making my magical stay in Istanbul quite special.

Room Tip: While we loved our room with a view of the Blue Mosque, there is music noise from an outdoor cafe an...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank traveller2go
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FarukColpan, General Manager at Blue House Hotel, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Thank you for the very kind review and wonderful comments.

Thank you too you noticed our friendly and helpful staff. Small touch for our guests needs are very important for us. That's the point that made us the home away from home.

We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the near future!
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Additional Information about Blue House Hotel

Property: 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:
#85 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#119 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#145 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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 
Also Known As:
Blue Hotel Mavi Ev

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