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“Great hotel in Istanbul” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel

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Armada Istanbul Old City Hotel
Ranked #99 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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fordtraveler56
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great hotel in Istanbul”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really liked this hotel. The location was great we could walk to main attractions in 10 minutes. The rooms are smallish but that should be expected. Free wi-fi in rooms. The staff and service were very good. We really enjoyed the roof top restaurant. Ate dinner there two nights and would highly recommend it. Great views of the water and mosques. Excellent breakfast. The fresh squeezed orange juice was a nice touch.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2014

I would recommend staying in this hotel. The location is very convenient and close to most tourist attraction. Clean room and bathroom. Great breakfast buffet.

I love the city and would like to visit again with my kids and stay at this hotel.

The only thing that should be improved is the wifi, it was slow and did not have good reception and they should give at least one free transfer either from or to the airport for staying 4 nights.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2014

The Armada was in an excellent location and the breakfasts the best of any hotel I have ever stayed in. The position of the restaurant was superb with views of the Bosphorous, the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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n.ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

The good points:
- great location, within easy walking distance to blue mosque, topkapi castle and Hagia Sofia.
- stayed in a superior room, very comfortable bed, lovely bathroom, free wifi
- great breakfast with amazing views over the bosphorus
- good service, reception staff booked tours for us, asked for an iron and it arrived within 5 mins, able to store our luggage securely after check out as we had a late flight
- ate in the restaurant, good service and great views again

Room for improvement:

The hotel has a bar. We went for a drink before dinner. The staff member had no idea about serving alcoholic drinks. Firstly my husband and father were given bottles of warm beer, I mean literally had never been in the fridge. We ordered a bottle of wine between 4 people, the waiter came with the bottle and 4 dirty glasses, filled each glass to the brim and then took the small amount left in the bottle away. I understand that Istanbul is a predominantly Muslim city and therefore alcohol may not be widely consumed. However, if a hotel hopes to cater to a range of international guests then bar service should really be improved, otherwise just don't serve alcohol!

That said, great stay and would recommend this hotel for the good points!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

The Armada will be my "go to" hotel in Istanbul and I will recommend it to friends. I have stayed in much more expensive hotels but none more comfortable, clean, or hospitable. The location is a real plus as well. I have found Istanbul to be extraordinarily clean and safe. I will be sad to leave and anxious to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had a deluxe room - 239 - with a slight view of the Bosphorus. Plenty of space, nice bath and very comfy bed. Breakfast on rooftop terrace was spectacular. Internet was included and worked great in the room and all through the hotel. Staff was helpful and friendly. Location is good - not sure why you would want to stay in another area. It would be nice if there was a closer tram stop - it took about 12-15 minutes walking. Old school bar on entry level is pretty cool. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great location, friendly service, it's right out of Agatha Christy. I love the roof top breakfast, could stare at the Blue Mosque and watch the ships pass through the Bosporus all day whilst I sip my coffee! Easy walking through Istanbul's "Old City" or along the canal. Checkout Sunday evening "Tango Night"----great dancers enjoy themselves in the Armada's "Radio Lounge". These folks are serious tango dancers who dress up elegantly for the occasion---I have such fond memories. The "Turtle Pond" is unforgettable. I can't wait to return.

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  • Stayed August 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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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 1,121 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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