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“Hotel Sapphire”
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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #97 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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Riga, Latvia
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“Hotel Sapphire”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

It was our first time in Istanbul. We stayed at The Sapphire for 6 nights from 23st December. Everything about it was excellent. The hotel has excellent location, staff, attitude, breakfast. Desk staff were wonderful, friendly and helpful all around. Service was great. We were pick up by hotel transport from airport to hotel. The rooms are small but very nice, clean and comfortable. The bed very comfortable. Breakfast buffet was fine.
Fabulous location and very near to all the major sights in the old city.
Very lovely experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

From pick up at the Airport till delivery back to the airport our Stay could not have been smoother nor taken any better care of. Warm Staff happy to accommodate, breakfast is a buffet with much to offer including freshly prepared omelets. Excellent coffee!
Rooms are clean and it's a classic older hotel with charm. Personally I have found the hotel I will return to for my visits to Istanbul

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

The hotel has excellent location, staff, attitude, breakfast, swimming pool, sauna... everything was excellent! Very lovely experience. Only one thing which I didnt like - the rooms are very small, Although we booked double room, but the room was for single use, small, but it was very clean. Overall, everything was very good, staff are very friendly. I would highly recommend this hotel to everyone and I will stay there again for sure.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

The staff at the Hotel Sapphire were attentive from start to finish, nothing was to much trouble!

The hotel is in a great location with Sultan Ahmet (Blue Mosque) only a 5 minute walk away.

The room had everything you would need for a city break and the beds were soooo comfy. We only managed breakfast on our last morning and we were kicking ourselves that we didnt get up earlier the day before as it was delicious.

We will be booking again!

ps. thank you to the lovely staff for our lovely leaving gifts :)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

Service was great. We were pick up by hotel transport from airport to hotel. Able to check in thou its was at 6am. Hotel had a spread n fantastic food. All staff are friendly and helpful! Walking distance to everywhere.

  • Stayed November 2012
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012 via mobile

This is type of hotel that everbody must love. Location is great-in the hart of Sultanhamet, everything immportant is close to the hotel. Breakfast realy good. But most valeuble are people. They are really helpfull (thank you guys). I'm coming again for sure...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights in November. The location is on a pedestrian street 1 block from the tram and about 4 blocks from the main attractions - Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque etc. The rooms were comfortable --- a reasonable size for European hotels, very clean and everything was in good working order. Excellent water pressure and hot water. The breakfast buffet was very good, although the pre-cooked eggs and sausage are cold. Opt for the cooked-to-order omelet. The staff were all wonderful - knowledgeable and friendly. We would definitely return and recommend.

Good restaurants . My friend is gluten-free and the restaurant on the corner across the street offers a gluten-free menu. The other wonderful restaurant is the Sarnic Cistern by the Topkapi Palace. .

Room Tip: We requested and got a room on the 6th floor. Walls are thin, but we had a partial view of the Bosp...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Sapphire
Address: Ibn-i Kemal Cad. No:14 D:16 Sirkeci, Fatih, Istanbul 34410, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet , Sirkeci
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#60 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#62 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#64 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#72 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#102 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Sapphire 4*
Number of rooms: 50
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