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Hotel Bulvar Palas
Ranked #406 of 1,151 Hotels in Istanbul
Euless, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely Trip”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Hotel Bulvar Palas on our first trip to Istanbul. Although the rooms aren't super fancy, they are large and clean. The hotel is close to both to the Aksaray tram and Metro stops, which made it easy to explore different neighborhoods. We would sometimes go to nearby Historia mall (Haseki tram stop) to eat dinner after a day of sightseeing. The free wifi was also great for my husband, who had to finish up some last minute work.

Service at the hotel is good and the staff is very helpful. Breakfast was a nice selection of Turkish and international foods. Also, when our scheduled airport shuttle guy was a no-show, the front desk staff quickly found us a replacement. We got to the airport just in time for our flight to Houston. Hotel Bulvar Palas saves the day!

Istanbul is a fascinating city -- hope to return again soon!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank fruitypapaya
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HOTBULPAL, General Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice review about the Hotel & Staff.
Hope to accomodate you again in Future .

Cetin KOCA
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Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

very comfortable, clean, great service, very friendly and lovely staff, delicious breakfast!!...It is located near the Sultanahmet area where all historical regions and near grand bazaar. Down the street, there are many shops and restaurants and money exchange offices. You can easily access the bus, taksi and most important the tram station near the hotel! You can always ask the staff for good tours and they are willing to advise you. I highly recommend Bulvar Palas Hotel!!

Room Tip: All their rooms are cozy and feel like home!!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank Farah A
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HOTBULPAL, General Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice review about the Hotel & Staff and also your information about the area.
Hope to see you soon again in our Hotel.

Cetin KOCA
G. Manager
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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Overall a very good and pleasant hotel, with large rooms, ok spa and breakfast covering all tastes from cereals over bread and butter to "full English" minus the bacon. Stayed there for three nights in May as two families (12, 9, 5 and 3 yr old children).
Positive points:
Getting to - is quite simple, 500m from M1 (direct from Ataturk Airport), about 300m to a Tram-stop to Dolmabahce or port. Took us about 15 min walk (with a child!) to get to Grand Bazar and about 20-30 minutes to get to Aya Sofia/Blue Mosque.
Staff - very very friendly and helpful, dealt with all enquiries promptly and effectively
WiFi - is free and everywhere - in today's digital age...
Food - very nice selection of local foods including baklava and halva at breakfast, very quick coffee maker (no queues) and loads of teas.
Rooms - are REALLY large, loads of space and everything is in very good state of repair

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Spa: Turkish bath is just a warm room without steam, "fitness"-area is virtually not existent - you are much better off sweating during the walks around the historic town anyway: combine exercise and culture!

Hot tip: food is generally very cheap; just "down the road (there is a slope, so you will notice the "down" the road - is a kebap shop "Iskander saray"- seems there are only locals in there, they do not speak English or accept cards, BUT: really nice food, three kebaps (2 Shish and a Doner, all with rice and salad) and three drinks for under £10! If you like nice meat - that's the place!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank Max W
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HOTBULPAL, General Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice review about the Hotel & Staff and also your information about the area.
Hope to see you soon again in our Hotel.

Cetin KOCA
G. Manager
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Friendly and clean, good staff, excellent breakfast, big rooms, just few minutes from the tram and the metro station. You don't need to take taxi to move around Istanbul. Quite safe walking on foot, I enjoyed al lot during my first trip in Turkey!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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7 Thank sera p
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HOTBULPAL, General Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Thank you for your nice review about the Hotel
Hope to see you soon again in our Hotel.

Cetin KOCA
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very friendly and helpful staff who dealt with all inquiries, clean spacious modern hotel and very close to historic sights. Variety of breakfast foods available. Great view from balcony aswell. WOuld recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Top floor rooms are great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 Thank AXF999
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HOTBULPAL, Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for your nice review about our Hotel. Hope to see you again in our Hotel soon.

Cetin KOCA
Manager
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Moscow, Russia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2013

This was our trip to Turkey. The Hotel's location and service are excellent. We are very comfortable with our little children, this was fell like living in luxary home. In my opinion their service is very good compare to prices.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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HOTBULPAL, Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for your nice review about our Hotel. Hope to see you again in our Hotel soon.

Cetin KOCA
Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 23, 2013

It was my first visit to Turkey , But i would love to visit again and stay in the Hotel Bulvar Palas

Why ???

Lovely friendly helpful staff , delicious breakfast , comfortable beds , near to Aksaray Tram Station that from it you can visit all the important places , very nice area and quite at night , several restaurants around you , grocery and a pharmacy

i really enjoyed my stay there and i am recommending it to everyone Cuz there prices are also the best in that area

A big thanks to everyone there in Hotel Bulvar Palas you made my first visit to turkey a wonderful journey for me and my family

Thanks and Regards
Mohammed Ahmed

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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9 Thank Mohammed S
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HOTBULPAL, Manager at Hotel Bulvar Palas, responded to this review, April 17, 2013
Thank you for your warm review about our Hotel. Hope to see you again in our Hotel soon.

Cetin KOCA
Manager
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Property: Hotel Bulvar Palas
Address: Ataturk Bulvari no 36. Aksaray, Fatih | Old City, Istanbul 34470, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#140 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#215 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#275 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bulvar Palas 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Since 2001, İstanbul Hotel Bulvar Palas has been sharing the special experiences, wit you esteemed guest is four stars classification. It has a good location in İstanbul hotels. It is in the middle of a triangle districts of Şehzadebaşı - Aksaray - Laleli, where many civilizations dominated for thousand of years, and left perfect historical identity behind, now which is know as "Old City". Our hotel is very much proud of providing you a unique location to reach to the most special historical places in İstanbul, just by foot in 20 minutes to Hagia Sophia, Topkapı Palas, Blue Mosque, Eminönü, Spice Bazaar, Galata Bridge, in 15 minutes walk; Grand Bazaar, Beyazıt Squer, in 25 minute walk, Taksim Squer, Beyoğlu, Galata district, in 5 minutes walk; Valens Aqueduct, Validesultan Mosque, Şehzadebaşı Mosque and ruins of Old Byzantium Blakernia Palas, also just by 15 minutes walk to Süleymaniye Mosque. ... more   less 
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