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Orient Express Hotel
Ranked #58 of 1,161 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 5, 2014

My wife and I stayed here recently for 5 nights. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We asked for a room at the rear as we anticipated that we would be disturbed by the tram noise in a front room as we are light sleepers. We were given a room on the 3rd floor (306) which was fine in all respects although the view was of derelict buildings but very quiet.
The hotel restaurant at the top of the hotel has wonderful views over the Golden Horn. There are 2 sittings per night - one at 7.00pm and the other at 9.15pm.it is safer to reserve whatever time you choose as in our experience word has got around and there were many people staying elsewhere who come here to eat because of the views, quality of food and professional service. We ate there the first night and thought we would try somewhere different on night 2 but had a mediocre meal nearby for about the same price. In the end we ate in the hotel restaurant for the remaining nights of our stay at various times and each occasion was excellent. Real value for money .On balance the 9.15 sitting is best for the atmosphere and views of the city and mosques etc lit up.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Colin C
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

our Stay in Istanbul was made so much better by the calibre of this hotel. The staff are very helpful and friendly to say the least. Nothing is too much trouble. Our rooms and bathrooms were spotless. The breakfast is more than adequate and fresh. They have a restaurant on the top & make sure you book. it is sensational and people from all over try to book in. The staff were very helpful with transport cards and had a great knowledge of what to do. I will go back . It is a very central hotel to everything you want to do

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

I stayed at the Orient Express for two nights. The staff make you feel special from the minute you walk through the door till the time you leave. They are very helpful and polite. The rooms are lovely and the beds are very comfortable. There is a wonderful restaurant right at the top hotel with a stunning view. There is an indoor heated pool which is a great way to relax. The best part is that is it situated in the Old Town and is conveniently situated as it's close to tourist attractions. I would highly recommend this beautiful hotel.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper ask for a room away from the tram line. My room was very quiet.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great location in the old town, walking distance to many attractions and also on the tram line so easy access to places like Taksim which takes around 45 mins by foot. We booked direct for 3 nights and received a free airport transfer which went smoothly.

Staff were very friendly, on arrival they gave us an introduction to the hotel and city and were very helpful with booking tours and recommending places to eat (The restaurant upstairs is superb but fills up so requires advance booking). The room was well furnished and clean and the inclusions were excellent for a 3* including coffee and tea facilities, slippers, bathrobe, complimentary water, etc.

Our room was located directly below the restaurant and I do have to say they seemed to move tables around a lot! But that was around dinner time and not after 11pm so that wasn't a problem for us sleep wise.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Falcey
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orientexpress-ist, Manager at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for your precious comments.

We are so happy to be able to provide you a nice stay.

Wish to host you again!

Best Wishes From Orient Express Family

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were a group of four transiting through Istanbul in May 2014 on our way to a sailing trip near Dalaman. We stayed two nights on the way in and three on the way out. A small problem with our reservation on the way in was handled with incredible care and followup. The staff at this hotel and at their sister property around the corner, the Neorion Hotel Istanbul get my award (and I travel a lot!) for best customer service of the year. I would absolutely stay there again. Can't say enough. For a great dining experience have a sunset dinner at the rooftop restaurant at the Orient Express. Great food, incredible view and amazing staff!

Room Tip: Second floor or higher with a street view.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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orientexpress-ist, Manager at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Dear Guest;

Thank you for your proudful comments.

It is great to know that our properties have had a enjoyable contribution to your stay.

We hope to have the chance to host you again!

Best Wishes From Orient Express Family

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Reviewed May 29, 2014

myself & my partner stayed here early Feb 2014 for our 1st anniversary...normally we would have a cruise holiday but can i say this was our first land based holiday in over 20yrs & it was wonderful...i would recommend this hotel to anyone who wants to visit Istanbul...clean & tidy hotel & rooms..the staff are so pleasant & helpful...giving advice on places to, go things to do..i cannot credit this hotel enough wether it's the building, staff or location...we had a wonderful 1 week stay & would definately return..thank you to the staff who looked after us..our first experience of Turkey was amazing...thank you

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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orientexpress-ist, Manager at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Dear Guest;

Thank you so much for taking time to share your nice comments.

It is a huge proud to know that you had a great stay with us.

We are looking forward to your return!

Best Wishes From Orient Express Family

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We chose this hotel after reading some great reviews, and they were all so true. Firstly, the staff are very helpful, the breakfasts - serve yourself buffet - we're excellent, and the location perfect for seeing the main attractions. The Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia are a ten minute walk away as is the Blue Mosque. The Bosphorous and Galata Bridge a five minute walk away. There are good restaurants and cafés on the same street and the famous trams run outside the door. We definitely recommend it. Oh and there's a lovely swimming pool in the basement!

Room Tip: Our room was on the seventh floor below the restaurant but noise was minimal as it closes at eleven.
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orientexpress-ist, Manager at Orient Express Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Dear Guest;

Thank you very much for your precious comments.

We are glad to know that you were happy with our service.

It would be a proud to host you again!

Best Wishes From Orient Express Family

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Additional Information about Orient Express Hotel

Address: Hudavendigar Caddesi no 24, Sirkeci, Fatih,, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#39 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#52 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#76 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $43 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orient Express Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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