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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #97 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Greatest Istanbul Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

Perfect location to everything with this hotel. It is 10 minutes walking distance from all the famous historical site seeings and 2 minutes walking distance from tram which connect you to the Beyoglu area! Very Friendly and Helpful Staff always with a smile. Very clean and tidy. Only thing is you could listen to the cleaning ladies early in the morning but all beautiful things have small faults! We couldn't ask for more from Istanbul! A big Thank you from us!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Andreas D
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison, WI
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107 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for one night. Getting to Istanbul in the late afternoon and opted to catch the metro and tram based on the hotel recommendation from the airport. We ended up walking around a bit and had to ask a few shop keepers to point us in the right direction. The hotel is old but the satff was very kind and welcoming. Brought us juice and sweets while we were waiting to check in. Our room had 2 single beds that they pulled together to make into double for us. breakfast was very nice and they even gave us souvenirs on the way out.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Travelinmar
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Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Stayed there for a couple of days in begining of october. The hotel have a perfect location to check out the main touristic points of this beautiful city and is located in a charming street with lots of restaurants and souvenir shops in the area, all in walking distance.
The hotel staff were very nice and extremely helpful, they can arrange tours and dinners in restaurants that pick you up at the hotel for free, just ask them!
Rooms were clean and breakfast was good!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nathalia L
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NE Scotland
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in early September. We were made very welcome and the staff were always very helpful. Our room was perfectly adequate. It was comfortable and clean and the air con. Want we slept very well. The buffet breakfast was excellent. No need to set off for a days sightseeing hungry!
On leaving we received a couple of gifts from the staff, a lovely touch. They offer one free transfer to or from the airport. If travelling back to the airport from the hotel on a Friday evening we recommend leaving in plenty time. We thought 2 hours was enough but almost missed our flight sat the traffic was horrendous. Our poor car driver did his best but it was gridlock.
If you like the hustle bustle of a busy tourist are this hotel is perfect. If you prefer a quieter setting maybe stay in modern part of the city. But Hotel Saffir is minutes from all the major sights.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights. Beautiful rooms and easy access to tramway station, and ferries. U can take sercesi station and access the tramway to any monument.. Nice staff and cool service!
Rooms are clean and food is rich and tasty! If u are there make sure u try (hafiz mustafa ) yummy desserts.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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essex England
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71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Saffire, or sapphire is not only in a good position for visiting the Blue Mosque Hagia Sofia etc, but it is in a good position in the street. Plenty of places to eat in the same street, you have to run the guantlet each night and lunchtime, it is a pedestrian street, so no traffic noise, and thankfully it is just far enough away from a very noisy rooftop bar. We had a very quiet room, air con worked well, not too noisy, the windows opened, the bed was firm but had a topper, the furniture was in good condition, lovely hardwood floor, the style was old fashioned but comfortable. The bathroom newly refurbished, in a modern fashion,plenty of toiletries, hairdryer, there was a large safe big enough for a laptop, a mini bar, tea making, small table, chair, only one bedside, as the room was smallish, but the wardrobe was big.
Best of all was the staff, who were all friendly, and welcoming, they arranged a taxi to the airport and let us use the PC terminals in the lounge, there are two. Fed us tea and coffee while we waited a delayed flight. Gave us turkish delight on leaving. they went out of their way to help . The basement has a sauna and small swimming pool which was great to use, had underfloor heating in the changing rooms. Top floor, is under refurbishment, and not in use currently, food is breakfast, they do not do lunch or dinner, the best food nearby is at Ozlers (turn right out of the hotel) just up the road, or at Hypnos on the corner near the Tram station.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Australia
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33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed at tis hotel recently and as not really knowing what to expect we were pleasantly surprised at the level of service and the wonderful staff, our room even though small was lovely, it was quiet and clean and was in a wonderful position as its close to everything and a really nice area to wander around in. The only thing I would say is that they need little bit more fresh food at the breakfast otherwise everything was wonderful.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank hayse63
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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
#73 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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