We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent Hotel in the Old City”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #97 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Pound for pound (or lire for lire) one of the best city hotels I have stayed in.

The location is fantastic and is walking distance to the Topaki Palace, Blue Mosque, a good selection of restaurants, and the seafront.

The breakfast is simply awesome with an excellent range of local Turkish cheeses, pastries, olives, salad, fruit and yoghurt. Also look out for tea in the samovar...and make sure you dilute it with plenty of water!

Breakfast is taken on the roof terrace which has superb views of the Blue Mosque and sea. We also had an evening meal one night on the terrace. It is quite pricey by local standards but the quality superb and well worth if you want to spoil yourself one night. Alternatively the terrace is a great location for a pre-dinner cocktail or a nightcap.

The rooms are very tastefully decorated and the beds very comfortable. The view was not the best then why not just go to the roof terrace and have an Efes,

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Istanbul

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank simsu66
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (1,444)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

440 - 446 of 1,445 reviews

Reviewed September 21, 2013

Charming and beautifully decorated. My room looked out on a courtyard with various plantings in large terra cotta planters. The breakfast buffet is absolutely awesome and dinners were excellent as well. The Blue Mosque beautifully lit at night overlooks the rooftop dining area. Staff welcoming and helpful. I will be back ASAP!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sara M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 20, 2013

A very enjoyable experience. Good services provided by hotel staff. We shall return to Armada Hotel in future , InshaAllah. We will also recommend the Hotel to our friends. Dining on the top floor was an unforgettable experience. Entire staff in all the departments of the Hotel were very courteous and cooperative. Taxi services arranged by hotel staff were very good.

Room Tip: We found our stay on First Floor very comfortable.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank zafarm34
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

Room spacious even the least expensive. Put us far away from wedding. The views from the restaurant wonderful. Breakfast incredible. Only downside is that it is uphill to almost everything, but good exercise!

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Ernest M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Everyone, from the front desk, to the busboys in the rooftop restaurant, was extremely helpful, respectful and very friendly. Breakfast was the best on our trip. The location was perfect. Dinner is a bit expensive but good if you know what to order.

Room Tip: This was wedding season, so higher rooms would have more noise from rooftop celebrations. The econo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Richard C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 13, 2013

The views from the rooftop restaurant are amazing! The food is great...and I have never ever come across such beautifully soft bed linen as in this wonderful hotel. We were not overly keen on breakfast but the views from the restaurant alone are worth staying here. The hotel is also conveniently located as it is within a walking distance from most major tourist attractions of the city.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Picture_A_Picture
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 12, 2013

This hotel is not only situated in teh best location of Sultanahmet but it also has the very best staff I have gotten to know during my visits to ARMADA for the past 10 years, Attentive and true care. Front Desk to the restaurant as well as the bell boys.View from the Bosphorus view rooms is wonderful, breakfast buffet in the terrace is out of this world and the authentic Turkish cuisine served in teh terrace overlooking Bosphorus and the magnificent mosques are impressive. 5 star service and attention in this family owned historical building converted to a hotel with only SERVICE in mind. Top Notch ! PLEASE GIVE THIS HOTEL A TRY IF YOU ARE PLANNING A VISIT TO ISTANBUL AND IF YOU WISH TO STAY IN THE HISTORICAL DISTRICT.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank DEHENOSH
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Istanbul hotels
Sultanahmet
Celal Sultan Hotel
Celal Sultan Hotel
#198 of 1,173 in Istanbul
756 reviews
Sultanahmet
Azade Hotel
Azade Hotel
#280 of 1,173 in Istanbul
550 reviews
Sultanahmet
Hotel Amira Istanbul
Hotel Amira Istanbul
#2 of 1,173 in Istanbul
3,157 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Sultanahmet
Pierre Loti Hotel
Pierre Loti Hotel
#74 of 1,173 in Istanbul
499 reviews
Sultanahmet
Basileus Hotel
Basileus Hotel
#23 of 1,173 in Istanbul
1,823 reviews
Sultanahmet
Best Western Empire Palace
Best Western Empire Palace
#48 of 1,173 in Istanbul
1,566 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $48 - $110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, getaroom.com, Orbitz, HotelQuickly, Cancelon and TripOnline SA so you can book your Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing