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“Lovely hotel, warm, helpful staff, close to Blue Mosque”

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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #101 of 1,141 Hotels in Istanbul
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Sydney, Australia
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108 reviews
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“Lovely hotel, warm, helpful staff, close to Blue Mosque”
Reviewed March 8, 2014

Clean, quaint, comfortable beds with fresh, crisp sheets, newly renovated bathroom with rain shower. Warm, friendly staff who helped me trace my lost luggage and walking areas around the hotel. Cute flower paintings in the room.

Room Tip: Try and ask for a room overlooking the sea or Blue Mosque
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

Everything was perfect! We have booked this hotel in advance. So, the price was really nice. - Location: just 5 minutes walk from Blue Mosque and 20 minutes from the airport (without traffic). - Breakfast is just amazing on the top floor with a view on the Sea from one side and on Blue Mosque from another side. - Rooms are very comfortable, clean, nice looking. - The hotel provided a cake for my sister's birthday.

Room Tip: Try to book the room on the 2d floor with a view on the sea or Blue Mosque.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Malaga, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2014

Clean, well equipped and furnished rooms, lovely bar area, superb breakfast room, fantastic breakfast buffet….what a wonderful place, and so refreshing not to be in a generic chain hotel. Friendly, helpful staff (especially in reception), great location… I feel that I am am waxing lyrical. Couldn't recommend it more highly - I will definitely be staying there again.

Room Tip: We chose a room with views of the Blue Mosque and Haga Sofia - stunning. I also like the call to pra...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

My recent stay at Armada Hotel made my Istanbul trip wonderful and memorable. The Hotel is one of the best with courteous and helpful staff. Good rooms, quick check-in-out. Nice ambiance. The location of the hotel is also very good with proximity to Marmaray Sea. The bus stop is located very near to the hotel on the Sea, which takes you to Eminonu on one hand from where city is easily accessible and on the other side you can go to Fish Market and Florya Aquaria. Sultamahmet is nearly at 10 minutes’ walk. The hotel offers a superb breakfast. The best part is the Customer Service Desk where a nice gentleman Mr. Baris Ayyildiz is always ready to cater you. With all his help I was able to enjoy more. He contains a massive knowledge of Turkey specially Istanbul. He provided us with Istanbulcart which can be conveniently used in buses, trains, metros and ferries. I would like to thank all Armada staff specially Mr. Baris, Beric, Namik, Nadide, Sabriye, Cihan and last but not least Mr. Vahdet who was serving us at the Terrace Restaurant.

I will definitely stay here again and refer the hotel to my friends and family.

Room Tip: All rooms are good. But the rooms at second floor are the best specially the bathrooms.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bari, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2014

First, the cleanliness of the rooms and common areas. The service is always perfect. Great courtesy and helpfulness of all the staff. Breakfast unforgettable: nothing is missing ! It's nice to relax early morning watching the sea. Strategic location: less than 10 minutes walk from Topkapi and Blue Mosque. Beautiful view of the Bosphorus from my room. Congratulations to all the staff. Wonderful Istanbul and its people.

Francesco.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint-Trojan-les-Bains, France
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

this travel was dream; first i visit Istanbul with a fantastik guide given by hotel; second hotel was very clean, people at hotel particulary kind
Then i played a backgammon turnament during week end, the rooms and persons were perfect; just a little pb in one playing room; the clim was not correct...

Room Tip: mine was perfect and silent
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2014

I am so used to staying in modern chain hotels, like Marriott and Hyatt and hence the opinion below may be a little biased. Had a totally different experience with Armada. The location is very convenient. Did n't need to take cab or tram. It's a short walk from many attractions. property is old and dated but has a boutique like charm. It is very clean and well maintained. The rooms are really small but I guess that's how most hotels are in the old city.The terrace is a pleasant experience with awesome views of blue, mosque, hagia and the sea. The breakfast is good but they serve the same menu every day.It gets boring after 2 days. They don't have a pool.Would give a 5/5 for the terrace and 3/5 for the rest of the hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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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 #101 of 1,141 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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