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“Good hotel, excellent location”
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Hotel Sari Konak
Ranked #129 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Good hotel, excellent location”
Reviewed September 18, 2012

My family of four (two adults, two children) stayed at the Sari Konak in July. The room was a good size and the a/c worked very well, which was key given the 90+ temperature during the day. The location near the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia is perfect, we were able to walk to the main sites easily. The shopping pronenade nearby was a pleasant surprise and actually cheaper than the Gran Bazar. The hotel breakfast was very good and the rooftop setting is lovely. The hotel had good recommendations for dinner options nearby.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The hotel is so close to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and major transportation it’s really hard to believe it is so quiet and has such a nice neighborhood feel!

The staff was friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed talking with Hasan while we had drinks on the roof top bar that over looked the Blue Mosque. Breakfast was served every morning on the rooftop. The breakfast included a hot egg dish as well as yogurt, jams, nuts, cheese, boiled eggs, olives, dried figs and apricots, and breads.

We enjoyed Dubb Ethnic restaurant and Galissta Restaurant which are just a door or two away. There is a restaurant, bar row around the corner, close enough to be convenient, but far enough away there was no noise problem from it.

We stayed in a standard room, #104. The room was small, but I think it was one of the smallest as I erred and indicated on the reservation that there would only be one person, rather than include my husband in the reservation. On check in, they said the room had a full size bed so could sleep two. The room was on the courtyard of the hotel and there was no street noise. My husband slept through the call to prayer every morning, and I only awoke to it 2 of the 4 mornings we were there. I actually found it lovely.

Room Tip: We stayed in a standard room, #104. The room was small. The room was on the courtyard of the hotel...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2012

My first breakfast at home after four nights at this hotel was rather a comedown as I'd rather got used to eating my yoghurt, honey and walnuts whilst admiring the blue Mosque on one side, Aghia Sophia on the other and the Sea of Marmara sparkling in front of me. The location is perfect as it's only a walk away from all the main sights and also close to the trams and train station. You'll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out as this area is jam packed with good restaurants and bars. The room we had was on the first floor facing the street so was a little noisy but it it was perfectly comfortable. the staff are very helpful and willing to give you any advie or recommendations you might need. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if only to sit on the rooftop terrace and admire the view.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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bloomfield hills, MI
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband and I just returned from a 2 night stay at the Sari Konek. After reviewing many, many Istanbul hotel reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to stay at the Sari Konek. The staff at the hotel was extremely helpful, pre-trip, responding to my questions regarding transfers, city tours and restaurants, etc. and was just as helpful after our arrival.

The hotel was very clean, rooms were large and it had a perfect location - all major attractions were within walking distance. Breakfast and evening cocktails on the roof terrace were a delight. Hussan even offered me a cover-up one evening after the sun went down--that is service!

When we return to Istanbul, we will definitely stay at the Sari Konak. In addition, there is a wonderful restaurant just across the street called "Dubb Ethnic" where the food was wonderful, prices reasonable and the service was excellent.

All in all, a great corner of the Old City to be based out of during a visit to istanbul.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Sari Konak in August 2012 and would highly recommend this gem of a hotel in Istanbul. Excellent location in the central Sultanahmet area very near the Blue Mosque and great restaurants nearby. Within walking distance to all major attractions and facilities.
Our stay was made very pleasurable by the wonderful and helpful service provided by the friendly & professional staff. Excellent breakfast with a stunning views overlooking the sea of Marmara, Blue Mosque and Palace. Highly recommended hotel for all it's facilities, accommodation, location, overall value with superb quality & service.
We would not hesitate to rebook The Sari Konak on a return visit to Istanbul which is certainly high on our list as one of the greatest and friendliest cities we have had the pleasure of visiting.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This was an excellent hotel to stay in for our first trip to the beautiful city of istanbul. It was beautifully decorated, lovely large rooms and excellent service. it was also just 5 mins walk to the Blue Mosque and other lovely sight seeing attractions. And very well connected to public transport to see farther flung parts of the city.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

The location was perfect for walking to most every sight. Hanging out at night and soaking up the local fun The staff was friendly and helpful in lining up day trips or entertainment. We loved sitting on the terrace eating breakfast looking @ the beautiful Sea of Marmara, the Blue Mosque, and Topkapi palace outline. Great place for a glass of wine @ sunset too!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: Hotel Sari Konak
Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad No 26 | Sultanahmet, 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 Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #129 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sari Konak 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Sari Konak, set in the historic district of Sultanahmet, is a small family owned hotel, taking pride in offering its guests a charming "home away from home" in Istanbul, with many guests returning on a regular basis. The traveller who feels lost in a big hotel can experience the comfort and pleasure of home in such a small scale hotel where guests can establish friendships outside the boundaries of the classic customer relationship. ... more   less 
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