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“very good budget hotel”
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Family Istanbul
Ranked #219 of 1,047 Istanbul B&B and Inns
Bury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“very good budget hotel”
Reviewed August 25, 2013

we stayed here 11 august till 20 august . the hotel owner made us feel like we had known him all our lives . i had my kids with me and he treated them better than i would treat them he showed a lot of love for them and always showered them with toys . we had 2 rooms for 5 people each and they were a decent size 1 was a suute . all major sites were within walking distance . breakfast was fresh daily . i would defo stay here again.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

We recently stayed at Family Istanbul for a total of 8 nights. We booked the hotel (three/ four bed rooms for 5 adults and 1 child) based on the great feedback they had on Tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed. The hotel has an excellent location with the Blue mosque/Topkapi museum/Grand Bazaar in walking distance. If like us you plan to spend your days exploring Istanbul and only want a decent place with a clean bed to rest your tired self at the end of the day this is the place for you. Yes the rooms are small but surely if you're in Istanbul you're hardly going to spend the day cooped up in your room?
The staff there are second to none and go above and beyond their duty to make sure your stay is comfortable. Ayvaz the owner was really friendly and helpful as were all the other staff, giving us advice on where to go/shop etc. It was all this advice from locals that made our trip very memorable. The hotel also provides a great breakfast which was great to wake up to and just meant we could get up , eat out breakfast and go about exploring Istanbul without the hassle of finding breakfast.
If we ever visit Istanbul (which I'm sure will be soon as we loved the place) we'll definitely book this hotel again.
I recommend booking via their
website as you'll get a better
deal (we got free transfers both ways from the airport via the website). Overall this place is great value for money, has a central location and more importantly really friendly/helpful staff that make the stay just perfect.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Navi Mumbai, India
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We initially had booked this hotel for 3 nights and after the first night of our stay decided to come back for the last two nights after a trip around Turkey. After a total of 5 nights, I was convinced this is one of the best budget hotels I've stayed in.The boss and the staff at the hotel are EXTREMELY friendly, caring and helpful and positive people. True to their name, they make you feel at home.
For the price, the service provided was excellent including FRESH breakfast every morning.The rooms are a bit small, but clean and tidy. Very well located, just a 2 minute walk from the Blue mosque and other iconic sites.
I would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend anyone who is looking for a budget hotel to stay in Istanbul.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

hotel location was wonderfull t was too central to walk all mayot districks and stuff was very helpfull and friendly,it was out firsth experiance of istanbul and we really enjoyer probably we would like to come bach here agean for next year because there is a lots of nice places to see but ne time to make that visites for short time.. ı would deffinetly recomment that hotel

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

hotel was allright it was central and good located but the think is little bit small than ı expected but when you compare that hotel with price and what they offer you that was really nice and wonderfull to stay there me and my wife really enjoyed with that.. probably for next year weare going to go to stay their agean .. ı would deffinetly recomment that hotel to everyone which makes you feel like your own home..

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank carlos c
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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

people were great in that hotel,its central,friendly,and they never cheat you. they did take care of us very well and ı would deffinitly recomment that hotel to everyone,ı was almost gonna forget to say that there is a great breakfast which is with fresh bread and vegatables also cheese and olives

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

its really nice to stay there for a while.. it was central,clean,friendly and there is a lots of nice accomontation for guests.. ı would recomment to everyone, mr ayvaz and recepcion guy who name is yildirim were great people they did help us about everythin kindly

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sam s
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Property: Family Istanbul
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Akburcak Sok. No: 6 | Sultanahmet/Fatih, Istanbul 34120, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #219 of 1,047 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Family Istanbul 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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