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“Nice location, staff and breakfast, but poor sound-proof facility”
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Historia Hotel
Ranked #153 of 1,175 Hotels in Istanbul
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

It would be better if I didn't stay in another great hotel in the area (which has very good value)

Things are pretty neat here but the walls are kind of thin and I can hear my neighbors after midnight.

On the first day it smells like cigarettes in my room (I'm a non-smoker) which upsets me a little bit.

It's a bit old inside but otherwise it's really homy and cozy.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

The Historia Hotel is all I need when exploring a city abroad. Friendly, helpful staff - a clean, hot shower - a comfortable bed - all very close to the sites I want to see! I am delighted to have discovered this little gem, and encourage others to do so.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

The lovely, tiny Historia Hotel has become my home away from home in Istanbul. Tucked away at the end of a quiet street just down the hill from the Blue Mosque and the Arasta Bazaar, the Historia offers sea view rooms with small balconies as well as rooms suitable for more than two people. I've stayed there four or five times now, sometimes alone, sometimes with students, sometimes with a colleague - it's always been a relaxing, comfortable stay. The rooms are modest but clean and with nice bathrooms. There is a small lift, great staff and breakfast served in an outdoor garden when the weather allows. Onur (the owner) and Haluk (the manager) will do their best to recommend restaurants, arrange for airport transfers, and generally make your stay nice.

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

For a short visit to Istanbul this hotel is ideally placed close to famouse places like the Blue Mosque and the Aghia Sofia. Although the area is predominantly a tourist area with lot´s of restaurant touts lining the street, the hotel's location means that you can walk to most sights, including the old Bazar, the Bosphorus and the Egyptian Bazar, which are about 15 minutes away on foot. The Hotel itself is small, but clean and beautifull. Nice staff, very friendly and a wonderfull breakfast buffet. All in all perfect. If you stay 3 nights, they offer a complimentary transfer from and to the airport if you book direct via their homepage.

Room Tip: try to get a room with a view on the Bosporus
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

For a first visit to Istanbul this hotel is ideally placed close to the Blue Mosque and Aghia Sofia. Although the area is predominantly a tourist area with irritating restaurant touts lining the street, the hotel's location means that you can walk to most sights, including the Bosphorus which is about 15 minutes away on foot.
The hotel itself is compact with small rooms which is just as I expected for the setting. We paid a supplement for a side sea view which was OK - probably worth it in Spring/ Summer.
What I liked very much was the staff: friendly without being intrusive. We had noisy neighbours on the first night; after mentioning it to the receptionist, he spoke to the occupants and we had no further problems. My partner asked for advice on taking a Turkish Bath and the recommendation was spot on - a local place which was perfect.
The breakfast is very good indeed: large buffet and they will cook omelettes to order too.
All in all, perfect for a first visit to the city. If you haven't yet booked, it's worth noting that they offer a complimentary transfer from the airport if you book direct.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 19, 2013

This hotel was very old and small rooms, but good value for the price. It is in a good location near the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and about a 10 min walk to the tram. The owner and staff were very welcoming and helpful. Our a/c did not work properly the first night and they quickly moved us to a nicer room with a better view with a/c that worked very well. After reading reviews we were a little concerned about the train tracks right behind the hotel, but found them to be a non-issue as we did not see one train the 3 days we stayed there. If you are on a budget I would definitely recommend this hotel if price is under 90 Euros. Anything over that and there are much nicer places for the price.

Room Tip: We were concerned about the train based on reviews, but we were there for 3 days and not one train...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

This hotel is a steal for the money. They are one block from all of the major attractions, and the metro is also within easy walking distance. The hotel sits at the bottom of a hill, looking up at a row of shops and restaurants on a gorgeous cobblestone street. My room had an amazing view of the Marmar Sea and I could see the Blue Mosque as well. It is only up the street. They also gave me a free glass of cold beer upon arrival and provided a free breakfast buffet that was excellent. I loved it here and would go again. The bed was sooooo comfortable!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Address: Mimar Mehmet Aga Cad. Amiral Tafdil Sok. No:11 | 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#73 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#93 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#144 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range: $35 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Historia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historia Hotel is an excellent special class hotel in Istanbul located at the heart of the famous Old City. Istanbul Old City’s Historia Hotel has been welcoming guests from around the globe to the one of the most exciting city in the world for more than10 years. Histori Hotel puts visitors in closer proximity to everything there is to see and do in Old City and Istanbul. Historia Hotel is within easy walking distance of Old City Istanbul’s world famous celebrated historical highlights like The Blue Mosque , The Hagia Sophia , Topkapı Palace , Underground Cistern , Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Grand Bazaar , Egyptian Market and many shops. In less than five minutes you can walk to more than 100 restaurants. At Historia Hotel you will only minutes away to enjoy all Istanbul Old City has to over. Historia Hotel offers 27 oversized rooms, most overlooking to the Marmara Sea with magnificent sea view with balcony and terrace. Book now for an unforgettable hotel experience in Istanbul. ... more   less 
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