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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #104 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Worcestershire
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“Terrific Location”
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Lovely hotel, within walking distance of all the historical sites. The rooms are very comfortable with twin or 5ft beds, the bathroom was well fitted with a walk in shower in our room.The rooftop restaurant and terrace have fabulous views over the Bosphourous and the historical area, Good service with limited english in some areas but Baris - Customer Services - was just so helpful.

Room Tip: Go for a room at the front - great views of the Bosphorous
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

I was staying in this hotel together with my boyfriend in may 2013.
The hotel staff made everything that my staying was pleasant and unforgettable. They were so attentive and delicate. There was no question they couldn't solve.
The hotel itself is extremely clean and cosy. My room had the most comfortable bed I had ever had in my life. Snow white towels were changed every day, tea and water were immediately refilled.
The terrace had a beautiful view on both mosques and sea.
All the historical places are in the short walking distance from the hotel.

So I have only positive moments from staying in this hotel and recommend it to all the Istanbul visitors

  • Stayed May 2013
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Sunny Isles Beach, FL
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great location, friendly staff!!
The location is terrific - can walk everywhere. They have the most fantastic restaurant on the roof overlooking the Bosporus with great views of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia - the food is delicious, too.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front of the hotel have a nice view...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Mason City, Iowa
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

2nd trip to Istanbul and picked the Armada based on other reviews. We were very comfortable at this hotel. Very clean and the staff is quite friendly. The location is terrific - can walk everywhere. They have the most fantastic restaurant on the roof overlooking the Bosporus with great views of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia - the food is delicious, too.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the Bosporus side - they have been upgrading those rooms and they have a better vi...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ferney-Voltaire, Rhone-Alpes, France
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

I work for humanitarian organisation based in Geneva, Switzerland and we organise at least 3 workshops per year in the Armada. Istanbul is an excellent location as we have participants coming from Africa, Central Asia and Europe. The Armada has excellent conference facilities, the staff is very friendly and helpful, especially the persons attending the hospitality desk.
During our latest workshop we had the opportunity to have a cocktail /dinner with the group on the Armada boat. Even though the weather was not fantastic, everybody enjoyed the views and the food. The hotel is located within walking distance from the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sofia etc.
The rooms are confortable and clean and the breakfast buffet on the terrace is a real treat, not only because of the great food but also because of the lovely view!! Over the years, the Armada has become "home from home" for our organisation and I would certainly recommend it for both business and leisure!

Room Tip: Try the rooms with a view over the Bosporus! A bit more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Chania Town, Greece
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Mom and I had the upgraded corner room; I gather the regular rooms are pretty small but ours was plenty large and quite comfortable. The shower with choice of good regular head & rain head was great. It was incredibly clean, the top floor patio had an amazing view of the Blue Mosque, and the included breakfast was quite good, even if not as elaborate as some other Turkey hotels and didn't change from day to day. Loved the easy walk (but be warned it's uphill!!) to the major attractions and trolley stop to other major sites. Staff super friendly. Others loved the turtle pond in the lobby; disturbed me because I know they're invasive red sliders, but that doesn't bug most folks I guess and it's not like they're out wreaking havoc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I organised a business metting in Armada hotel with European participants. It was great! The hotel is very good for meeting facilities, phas free wi-fi, a nice terrace with Hagia Sofia & Blue Mosque view, walking distance to the heart of old town (Hagia Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, etc). The hospitality of the staff and the support in any kind of requests was outstanding. The hotel also provides dinner on the boat, departure literally in front of the hotel (1 min walk) which leads to an unforgettable memory of Istanbul. I strongly recommend this hotel for business meetings and of course for private stays as well.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Address: Ahirkapi Sok. No 24 | Cankurtaran, 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 Wheelchair access
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Ranked #104 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For Anyone Seeking an Authentic Istanbul Lifestyle in Istanbul!With a spectacular view of the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, the two colossal monuments of Byzantine and Ottoman architecture in the heart of the historic peninsula, Armada delights anyone searching for true Istanbul culture by resurrecting the lifestyle that makes Istanbul the great city that it is and adapting it to our time. ... more   less 
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