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Hippodrome Hotel
Ranked #404 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“highly recommended”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Lovely clean hotel in great location.Very friendly and helpful staff who speak good English. Breakfast at nearby hotel - v short stroll - good selection of food and plenty of seating on roof terrace with great views of the blue mosque and the golden horn. Room was pleasant and nicely decorated - not large but certainly big enough - v good shower. Would certainly stay here again if back in the area. We had a lovely time here - felt very safe and well looked after. Thanks!

Room Tip: We stayed in a twin room in the section across the road. There wasn't a lot of spare space - but...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Olhos de Agua, Portugal
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

My second time in Istanbul and was warmly welcomed by the delightful Caner.The hotel has a very good location, very nice and pleasant personnel(Caner Hasan Ms.Arzu), combining with a vey good rate. I canrecommend this hotel and look forward to staying there when I return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Near London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

This hotel is small and friendly. All the staff were attentive and helpful. Our room was clean and comfortable and the bathroom was sleek and modern with an excellent shower. Breakfast on the rooftop of the nearby Best Western hotel was a minute's stroll across the road. Less time than it takes to reach the dining room of larger hotels I have stayed in. The view from the roof is incomparable.
The hotel's situation in Sutanahmet is ideal for visiting all the major sights in this wonderful city. I have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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New Delhi, India
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Swayed by the really beautiful pictures on booking website, and the convenient location made us go for the Hippodrome Hotel. Well, Istambul is a little tricky for a the first time. Most of these pictures are of their sister property, across the road Azade Hotel where you have to go for their complimentary breakfast. There is no view to speak of from the Hippodrome hotel! It is purely a very basic functional accommodation, with no character to speak of, but yes at a central location in the Sultanhamet. It is the area which has everything- The Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and the Grand Bazaar, and all of these are at a convenient walking distance.
Pros: Location, friendly staff. Upgraded us to the family suite which was nice!! Room had all basic amenities and was clean!
Cons: Pictures on their website and other major booking sites tell that they have a good photographer, but these are deceptive pictures so don't go by them at all! The area is infested with touts and sellers pulling you in their shops/restaurants, to rip you off, so a little tough to navigate around.
Overall: Expensive, but not a bad property if were not expecting what you saw in the pictures. Its basic and purely functional to sleep the night before you get out again to explore the fascinating town of Istambul

Room Tip: Not too much in the rooms anyway! But I suppose a front facing would be better!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2013

The location is perfect, near Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, restaurants and not far away from trem stations. It is also quite, since the hotel is located in Sultanahmet Old City.
It is a friendly hotel, small but with cozy room, feels at home... Restaurant for daily breakfast is located at (shared with) Best Western Hotel.
The staffs are so helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

My wife and I stayed at this Hotel, for a 5-day mini-break in April. Booked through BA, this was a lovely little place, located in the old city, and a stone's throw from the Blue Mosque, and Hagia Sophia Museum. The staff were all very hepful, (especially Hasan), and available all times. Whether it was catching the tram, or going for a walk by the sea, this place is ideally located for both, as getting to either was only a few minutes walk. Breakfast in the sister Hotel across the road, was both wholesome and plentiful; and the views from the breakfast room were just super. In summary, a lovely place and good value for money. No hesitation at all in recommending this place.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

I absolutely loved staying at this hotel,compared to the one I was staying in previously.The staff (Special thanks!Caner,Mesut,Arzu)were friendly,smiling and helpful at all times,especially the staff on the front desk who were always full of information.I have read the other comments about this hotel and it’s a shame that there were a few who were not happy with it,I’m sure that wires must have crossed somewhere along the line.found the stay to be very homely and comfortable.Breakfast on the terrace was relaxing and a perfect start to the day.There is so much to see in Istanbul which will make you go back for more.All the staff at the hotel speak good English,and are ready to help with any queries and information on places to eat and drink.I suggest tours for sightseeing in Istanbul.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hippodrome Hotel
Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. No:38 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #404 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hippodrome Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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