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Tashkonak Hotel
Ranked #89 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Milan, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“good hotel”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

I was there three days for the local marathon. Very close to Blu moschee and Sofia, it a nice and warm hotel , well managed. Good price (euro 90 per night in november, breakfast included and inbounding shuttle service ) and nice view from the small restaurant on the top of the building

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Miami Beach, Florida
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

it was my first time in istanbul and luckly find the best place in istanbul.This hotel has it own history and breakfast also was perfect.and also ismail and the other stuff were so helpful to everyone, they recommend us some place to eat or the places which should we go in istanbul. ı m offer to everyone this hotel which should be stayed..:)

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Windermere, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2013

This hotel has many +'s and several -'s.

The room we stayed in was small. The bathroom was however nice and spacious.

There was one small wardrobe which had a hanging bar from back to front, not width ways with only 5 coat hangers - insufficient for two people for one week.
There is a safe installed in the top of the wardrobe which was free to use.

Toiletries and bottled water was replenished when needed at no extra cost. No problems with supply of toilet paper - handy as you are charged to use public toilets and sometimes for the toilet paper as well so take a handfull with you when out and about.
Complimentary slippers await you on arrival.
A fridge and hairdryer is provided.
Airconditioning/heating incurr no extra charge.

The breakfast was one of the best I have experienced in Turkey.
The view of the Bosphorus from the rooftop terrace is quite stunning but the view of the Blue Mosque is stightly obscured by trees.
The hotel does not serve alcohol but provides free afternoon tea in the small garden at the rear of the hotel or in the lounge if the weather is not suitable.

Postcards may be purchased from reception but surprisingly stamps are not available nor is there a postbox for collection of cards.

There are mainly fish restaurants nearby which could work out rather expensive as you would probably be eating out every night. There are however a small number of cafe/restaurants to be found within a couple of minutes walking of the hotel but not many open all day so find out which ones open at lunch time at the start of your holiday.

There are two parts to this hotel establishment - the main hotel (where we stayed) and just around the corner a building housing suites.
I assume the majority of the professional photos linked to this hotel are of the suite part of the establishment and not the hotel part.

The main reason I have decided on the 3 rather than 4 rating is the mosque which was across a very narrow road. Whilst I appreciate the Mosque is a very important part of Turkish life, a little bit of though about which room was allocated to us would have improved our stay. If we had been placed at the back of the hotel and a Turkish family placed in our room I'm sure they would have appreciated the call to prayer more than us.

In summary, Taskonak is a small, friendly hotel ideal for exploring but very noisy during the call to prayer.

Room Tip: Try to avoid rooms at the front of the hotel to avoid the early morning'call to prayer'.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2013

Nice hotel in sultanahmet. Close to the main tourist attractions. The only drawback of this location is that it is hard to find good (non tourist) restaurants. Nice view for breakfast. Overall it is a nice place to stay. The beds may be a little bit short if you are tall.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Excellent experience, lovely staff, hotel is near all monumentals that one should visit when coming to Istanbul. Drinking coffee in the morning on top of the hotelwith sea view is priceless. .. Strongly recommended for tourists

  • Stayed December 2012
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2013

The location of the hotel is perfect for visiting all the Sultanahmet landmarks (Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar, etc.). From Tashkonak you can reach the tram easily and it is also very close to the sea. Breakfast is served on the rooftop and it is delicious.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Prangins, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Fantastic family owned botique hotel in Istanbul. Free wifi and breakfast was included in the price of the room. The service was friendly and attentive. They provided quality recommendations and advice. The breakfast was serviced on the roof top witha fantastic view of the water and blue mosque. The location is ideal and just steps from Hagia Sophia and Blue Mosque.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Tashkonak Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Tomurcuk Sok. No. 5 Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#19 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#56 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#83 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Tashkonak Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tashkonak Hotel is located in Sultanahmet - Old City. Our hotel 5/10 minutes walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace. Tashkonak has tastefully restored 33 guestrooms with contemporary decor in rich colours, hardwood floors and wooden Ottoman-style furniture. There are 2 Sea view Suite room on top floor with panoramic view and accessible terrace balcony. All rooms equipped with satellite LCD television, Air Conditioner with self controller, High speed free wireless Internet access (Free WI-FI), Safe Box, central heating, direct-dial telephones and minibar, Wardrobe, Towels, Bed Linen, Slippers. Bathrooms include showers, 24 hour hot water, hair dryers and local toiletries such as shampoo & soap. The hotel serve free buffet breakfast in the covered hotel garden on lobby floor from 07:30 to 10:30. ... more   less 
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