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“Good experience with a few flaws”
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Symbola Bosphorus
Ranked #721 of 1,087 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Overall the place was great to stay. The location was perfect but just a few minutes walk downhill to get there. There are also more good hotels that can be found in that area but on the main street. lots to eat and shop just a few minutes away! The hotel itself felt like home. The cook provided us with customized breakfast every morning. Room service was also good but some simple things werent available like a tissue box. It is not exactly suitable for children because there isnt anything for entertaining within the hotel.

Room Tip: Choose the Topkapi room because it has a beautiful view.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Great boutique hotel with lovely atmosphere. Thoroughly exquisite decoration. Great gardens, fresh and lovely food... We could have anything we wanted to eat and anytime we wanted. One should go and see it for herself to understand its full extent! The manager and the owners are the greatest hosts ever!!! And the locations; it is simply central and has a sea view! Second to none...

Room Tip: If you have the chance, ask for the room with two storeys. You have the bedroom downstairs and the m...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is a new converted wooden old house in Orotakoy. Staying at the hotel you will never feel it is a hotel, it is like a home, the lady owner Mrs. Semiah, and the manager who happens to be her niece are very nice and helpful, and they make you feel taht you are staying in their house not their hotel. The rooms are well appointed and designed in a very (Turkish) style, spacious, and most important the hotel is in a quiet area, only 500 meters from the famous Orotakoy area, which is a major touristic attraction in Istanbul, the hotel is always 5 minutes by Taxi from Levent, and many shopping malls, also you must visit Ulus park which is few minutes by taxi, or walking.
The food was excellent, and you have a wide choice of rooms, since they have five or six types.

Room Tip: Visit Ulus Park, which 2 km up the hill, in the park you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Posphrous...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

A lot of gardens and green with two old buildings that makes you feel the real boutique hotel experience. Staff number is a little bit low but they are so gentle and helpful. Turkish delights which makes a smile on your face was lovely ! Must try...

Room Tip: Choose the suites for a good bosphorus view.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled on business
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4  Thank Ralph84Istanbul
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Reviewed July 28, 2017
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Room Tip: Nicht die Zimmer am ziefsten Punkt des Hotels:-(((
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2017
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Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Symbola Bosphorus

Address: Portakal Yokusu Caddesi No: 17-19 | Ortakoy, Istanbul 34347, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Besiktas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #721 of 1,087 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range: $71 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Symbola Bosphorus 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Ortakoy district just steps from the Bosphorus Bridge, Symbola Bosphorus offers charming rooms with a unique décor in Ottoman style. The property has a peaceful green garden and free WiFi is available. Modern amenities include an LCD TV with satellite channels, a safe box and an electric kettle. All rooms have a luxurious marble bathroom with free toiletries. Some rooms also offer sea views. The à la carte restaurant serves Turkish dishes accompanied with city views. You can also enjoy traditional Turkish coffee and the world-famous Turkish delight. The restaurants, cafés, bars and shops of Ortakoy are all within walking distance. Renowned Ortakoy mosque is a 10 minute and Dolmabahce Palace is only 20 minutes walk away from the hotel Ataturk Airport is within 25 km. ... more   less 
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