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“Great location but hotel looking a bit tired”
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Hotel Yesil Ev
Ranked #632 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed October 17, 2011

Yesil Ev was recommended to us by friends. The location in a small street in Sultanahmet is good - a few minutes walk from many of the major sites. At night it is quiet, but on some days there can be a fairly constant stream of passing tour buses. It is also very close to the blue mosque so be prepared to be woken by the call to prayer which sounds very loud when the windows are open.
The walled courtyard garden is lovely and would be a great place to sit and enjoy a drink or food on a warm day. When it is raining hard - it's of limited value.
The hotel decor is in need of refurbishment - peeling paintwork and furnishings. The air con was ineffective. The shower in our ensuite was tiny. The breakfast adequate but uninspiring.
The staff are friendly and helpful.
I am sure when this hotel first opened it was a great place to stay, but it now feels like it is trading on past reputation. We would happily return to sit in the garden, but not to stay.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2011

Perfect place to stay - relaxed atmosphere, excellent service, wonderful location.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Within 5 minutes walk from this hotel you have three of the main sights of old Istanbul - the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace (the Grand Bazaar is about 15 mins away). It's small-scale and old world (except that it offers free wifi). The staff are very friendly and helpful and recognise all their guests. Its garden is a relaxing haven for breakfast or for a drink at the end of a busy day or for dinner. Breakfast is very good. If you want all the amenities of a big, modern, high-tech hotel, this is not for you. I loved it and I look forward to going back for the personal service.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Thank pbru54
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Reviewed July 29, 2011

My 2nd visit to Istanbul but this time for work so hotel was booked by the company and I was pleasantly surprised. The location was fantastic, right next to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. The hotel iteself was boutique with a lovely leafy courtyard, serving a simple breakfast. The front desk was helpful and friendly. The room were small - the bed was comfortable, the bathroom small but clean. The shower was small and luckily it was no problem for me. My taller, bigger male colleagues did report some issues showering and keeping the water off the bathroom floor. There is no TV in the room and no elevator so it is not advised to bring heavy luggage.

Overall I would recommend it as a charming boutique hotel in a very convenient location and would certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

After a business trip we decided to spend two days as tourists. Rather than a business hotel, we chose a 21 room hotel located in a renovated, large 19th century wood house (except along stretches of the Bosphorous where the rich had summer homes few wood houses remain). We also went for location. Yesil Ev (green house) is located on a small street just to the side of Sultanahmet Square. It was perfect. Walk out and go to the left, and in 3 minutes you are at the Blue Mosque. Go to the right and in 4 minutes you are at Haghia Sophia. Go to the right and walk straight for about 5 minutes and you are at the entrance to the Topkapi Palace (more accurately, a huge area of various palace and civil administration buildings plus gardens). Our room in Yesil Ev was large, with lovely period furnishings. Shower power was terrific. Air conditioning was fine. Tip -- ask for a room off the street. It is a small street and noise (vehicles going by, conversations) floats up. One omission that might bother some -- no TV (or internet access). A room off the street would likely look over an unexpected feature of this hotel -- a lovely and sizable garden. Both nights we had dinner in th garden (which has glass conservatory part if it is cool). The staff were friendly and helpful. And if you want to dip into real luxury for dinner or brunch, the Sultanahmet Four Seasons is literally just around the corner.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

Location is top notch, how can you beat being between the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofya and within walking distance from the Grand Bazaar and other main attractions? If in Istanbul for a short stay, this is an ideal spot from which to see it all. Old fashioned and dated décor but the staff is accommodating and the backyard garden is great for enjoying complimentary breakfasts and/or a mid afternoon cocktail. Also near the unassuming yet beautifully restored Istanbul crafts center and gardens – well worth a visit.

Room Tip: request room with courtyard view
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

If you require a spacious room with a large bathroom and walk-in shower, the Four Seasons is right around the corner, at about two times the price. Yesil Ev has the feel of a high-end bed and breakfast, in a beautifully restored historic home. Rooms are small and a bit dated, but very comfortable and clean. The garden is spectacular, and the location is unbeatable: right between the Blue Mosque and the Haggia Sophia. Be sure to ask for a room on the second or third floor, b/c highest floor rooms are cramped. Generous breakfast included in price, as well as a great discount for hand-crafted artwork from the adjacent workshops.

Room Tip: Insist on a room on 2nd or 3rd floor
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: Kabasakal Cad. No.5 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
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Ranked #632 of 1,159 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range: $110 - $250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Yesil Ev 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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