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“hope to return to Istanbul.....and will definately stay at the Poem”

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Poem Hotel Istanbul
Ranked #632 of 1,173 Hotels in Istanbul
Reviewed July 16, 2013

While our room was smaller than we would have liked, it was clean and ideally located. The facilities on site were very comfortable and the roof top view of the Bosphorus was fantastic. We were within walking distance of the Blue Mosque, the Palace, the Great Bazaar etc. In fact, save for transportation to and from the airport, the Poem was so centrally located, we never used public transportation. Great place, great value, great location, great staff.....would definitely recommend The Poem.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Our stay was excellent. Fantastic location, off a quiet side street, but nestled in the heart of Sultanahmet. Breakfast (and our daily sundowner) was enjoyed on their comfortable terrace, in the shade of huge olive and fig trees, overlooking the sea. The staff were very friendly and helpful and very patient with our curious 2-yr old. The room was comfortable - bigger than we expected, actually. Breakfast was delicious and generous with a changing selection ofcooked items to compliment the continental spread. All in all, we loved every minute!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Our stay at poem hotel was very confortible we stayed 4 nights and it was easy to wisit most of the historical places by foot hotel is in a very central area also thank you for your all helps mr adan mordeniz

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We booked this hotel as part of a package deal with British Airways - return flights plus two nights' accommodation for less than the cost of the flights alone. The reservation worked seamlessly and we were greeted by name on arrival.

With only small overnight bags we used the metro and tram to and from the airport. The hotel is about ten minutes walk from the Sultanahmet tram stop (past the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia) and took a little while to find.

After some of the reviews, we were pleasantly surprised to be allocated a decent sized room on the top floor (i.e. below the terrace). The stairs are steep and there are no lifts, but we had a marvellous view of the Bosphorus (even if the foreground leaves a little to be desired). While the hotel may look a little time-worn, it is very clean

Breakfast was better than has been suggested here, and a pleasant setting on the patio beneath the fig trees.

The hotel could hardly be any more convenient to the main historical sights (worth bearing in mind as being there when they open can give a few minutes of relative peace before the tour parties arrive), while Eminonou (for Bosphorus ferries and Spice Market) is still within walking distance.

With recent disturbances in and around Taksim Square, it is worth adding that we felt very safe and encountered no problems of that nature within the vicinity of the hotel or travelling to/from the airport.

Room Tip: Be prepared to walk up a few flights of stairs for the best views.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Yhe Poem Hotel was an ideal site to introduce us to Istanbul. Because it was centrally located in the old city, we were able to walk almost anywhere we wanted to go. Though the room was small, it was very clean. The staff was helpful when we needed transportation or wanted to book a tour. The breakfast had a lot of variety and what must have been freshly baked offerings.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

Arrived at Hotel Poem at 2:30 a.m., after traveling for 22 hours....my daughter and I were both exhausted. I had requested a room with 2 beds, with sea view, and had exchanged four emails with the hotel confirming this, arrival time, and payment. We were told that no rooms with two beds were available and a "hotel next door" had rooms. We trudged down the block, down a flight of stairs to an unattractive small building, which was locked. A man emerged to break the glass on the door to get us in, and our room was off the lobby on the first floor. Out the window was an alley with garbage. We were so exhausted that we agreed to stay (the room itself was fine). He promised that we would get our room at the Poem the next day. We spent the morning sightseeing and then returned to the hotel. The man at the desk spoke no English and had no information about us. He called the same person we had seen the previous day, who said that he was sorry but that no rooms were available again. Although he insisted that he had a better room down in the pit in the second hotel, I decided to find something else, which turned out to be above ground, larger, had a great view, good service, and was not much more expensive. What I resented most was the lack of honesty about the reservation and promises for the room we wanted. One other hotel on our trip said that they didn't have a room with too beds, although the online reservation confirmed our request, but at least they moved another bed in, and we stayed.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

5 starts went to Adnan Mordeniz who made this hotel special.I send all my friends to stay at Poem Otel because I know they will be greeted by Mr.Adnan and will get the best help from him on their entire holidays.The location is good, rooms and breakfast ok but you will feel so safe so well looked after.All the staff was great.they always make you feel like you are at home.
Thank you Mr Adnan for looking after our quests .

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Banu111
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Additional Information about Poem Hotel Istanbul

Address: Akbiyik Cad. Terbiyik Sok. No:12 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#195 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $73 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Poem Hotel Istanbul 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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