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“Excellent location, grear staff”
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Hotel Sapphire
Ranked #92 of 1,147 Hotels in Istanbul
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Santiago, Chile
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65 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Excellent location, grear staff”
Reviewed June 12, 2014

The location is excellent, the staff very friendly, and the breakfast is really great. It is in a pedestrian street, nearby restaurants, metro station, and in 10 minutes walking, you get to Santa Sophia, the Egiptian Bazar, and lot of other atracctions.

It even has a swimminhg pool in the basement.

Room Tip: try to get a room that does not look to the street, since the pedestrians can be a little bit noisy.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Great location within easy reach of all the sights in the old city of Istanbul. We were able to walk to all sights. Friendly and helpful staff, organised tours, taxi and recommended local restaurants. Breakfast had vast selection although restaurant only available for breakfast.
Although bathroom was small, it was expected and more than made up by the location on pedestrianised street with quality restaurants next door including Adora and New Hayat.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Tea Gardens, Australia
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife and I had stayed at the Sapphire before and it was a delight to return. The hotel is centrally located within easy walking distance of the Aya Sofia, Sultanahemt Mosque, Basilica Cistern and the Topkapi Palace. It is situated on a cobblestoned "pedestrian-only" street which leads down to the nearby Egyptian Bazaar, Golden Horn and the Galata Bridge. The hotel is surrounded by reasonable and friendly restaurants offering typical Turkish food.

The hotel is reasonably priced and arranges transfers to and from Ataturk Airport. The service is very friendly and efficient. The pool and sauna provide a pleasant way to relax after a hard days sightseeing!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2014

The service at this hotel was excellent and the staff were very friendly and obliging. I loved the breakfast and looked forward to it every morning.The hotel's location is ideal because it is walking distance from all the main tourist attractions. Topkapi Palace is a 5-10 minute walk from the hotel. The Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque are about a 10-15 minute walk away. The walls in this hotel are thin and while the furnishings are tired and the rooms are small, I would definitely stay here again. Bring ear plugs in case your room faces the restaurant area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the restaurants.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Pietermaritzburg
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We just loved everything about this hotel. It had such character and everything about it reminded us we were in Turkey. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Breakfast was more than sufficient and the rooms were most comfortable. This hotel is ideally positioned and almost all of your sightseeing can be done by foot. The hotel is surrounded by plenty of lovely restaurants and many shopping opportunities. A great win!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam
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Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Was here with my wife and hotel is really located within 5 min walk of all must see attractions in istanbul. Rooms are clean and bed are very good but rooms are not very big. Breakfadt is nice and if you care for a dip in the pool or sauna it is possible but in basement location.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belgrade, Serbia
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Reviewed May 31, 2014

Hotel is located in the center of old city with walking distance of all major landmarks. Since Istanbul is very big city, the location is crucial for sightseeing. Staff is very friendly and ready to help. They can arrange you shuttle bus to and from the airport. Rooms are small but very clean. It is excellent value for money hotel. WiFi connection was excellent. Breakfast includes variety of food, but it is located in the basement :) Don't expect much from the spa.

Room Tip: Six floor has a sea view, but close your windows by night since Istanbul is very noisy city.
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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:
#32 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#60 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#64 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#68 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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