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“Perfect location for exploring”
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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #96 of 1,140 Hotels in Istanbul
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St Albans
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location for exploring”
Reviewed June 13, 2013

Very friendly welcome, lots of info offered. Rooms pleasant and reasonable size. Breakfast a little eclectic but plentiful. Sadly they don't use their roof terrace - not sure why? Location is absolutely perfect for sightseeing - within easy walking distance of main attractions and surrounded by wall-to-wall restaurants. We were presented with a gift when we checked out - a very nice touch. Would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

we stayed at hotel sapphire for 8 nights from 3rd june 2013 very nice clean hotel great beds room small but nice enough could do with more hanging space but all in all a lovely little hotel . grt location near to tram stop and a lot of the main sights an ideal place to stay .

Room Tip: rooms on the south side are quieter
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

A short walk to Aya Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Archeological Museum, Blue Mosque, Galata Bridge, plus near the tram line. A very clean customer friendly establishment with a real value in that a full excellent value breakfast is provided everyday with custom made omelets and more!!

Room Tip: Hotel is on a pedestrian street so all rooms are quiet. Hotel picks you up at airport for free. A sm...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

stayed in june for 4 nights with a kid .Nice small hotel near spice market and small restaurants. small rooms with ok furniture . more like a london bed and breakfast paid 160-170 euro include 25 euro per night for a kid the hotel charged think extra bed charges too high for child . all in all very expensive for the hotel .

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

We had a short trip to Istanbul and this hotel was just right for our stay. Location was perfect for what we wanted to see. The staff was great including the parrot in the lobby. While we were checking out they gave us a nice little tea set and some Turkish Delight. I do wish they had a channel guide for the television system. There were a lot of channels to navigate.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

The hotel is situated within a most comfortable walking distance to the most important places for the tourists must-be-seen. The rooms in the hotel are rather small but for a three or four days stay in Istanbul they are perfect and will do very well. You will meet a pleasant room with very comfortable beds, neither too hard nor too soft, a practical bathroom equipped with all what you need and with towels of an unusual good quality. There you will also find slippers and a bathrobe and in the room a satellite-TV with a lot of channels, a very good functioning wi-fi and also a Safe, big enough to hide your laptop.

Breakfast is served downstairs and is abundant with quite a lot to choose from and in the evening you will find a lot of restaurants, to meet your dinnerproblems, in the narrow street just outside the hotel.
Service was very fast and also very good, both with helping you to get a transfer to the airport or to have your beds made up.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Enjoyed our stay here. Really liked the checkin process where they sit you down on a couch, bring you fresh juice and check you in there rather than at the desk. Nice touch. They also gave me a map and explained the highlights that were nearby. All employees were very friendly and helpful, and the breakfest is good with an omlet bar available.. The hotel and the rooms were all very clean. The location is excellent, lots of nice restaurants close by and within walking distance of all the major old town sights. Even the Spice Market and Grand Bazaar where fairly easy walks. They also had no problem leaving our luggage for the day while we explored. The price of 99 Euros was not bad for a nice hotel in a major city. Would go back again in a minute. No complaints at all.

Room Tip: Room was good, great a/c and quite.
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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
#64 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#69 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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