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“A very good place!”
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Istanblue Hotel
Ranked #612 of 1,028 Istanbul B&B and Inns
France
1 review
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“A very good place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Bunyamin and the all team have been very helpfull; They arrange our stay in urgency because we didn't have room where we had initially booked for. In this small hotel , very well located, clean and practical you feel as if you were staying by family or friends house. The high quality welcome, exemplary availability and wise advices give to any stay a real bonus! Thank you again!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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bunyamin o, General Manager at Istanblue Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
My Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your review and it is very nice and important for me to hear that you enjoyed your stay.

Such comments motivates us more than anything and shows us we are on the right path.


Kind regards,

Bunyamin OZKAPLAN
Owner of the Hotel
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

I was here with my girlfriend in may, and we loved this small hotel. It has an amazing view over the sea and the location is absolutely great. All the touristic atractions are in the neighborhood. The nightlife is mostly in taxim, and that is a 30 minute walk true the center of sultanahmet.
This hotel has a friendly owner who is willing to help you durring your stay.
The price of this hotel is really good.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

Though that my stay was short, only for 2 days, but with the help of (Bunyamin) my stay was very nice in Istanbul, he could arrange me the night cruise and the full day old city tour at a very reasonable price, and the best thing is that you dont even have to pay before having the wonderful experience.

The Hotel it self is nice, the location is wonderful, the price, compared with the time when I was there (10-12 May) was excellent, my room had a see view over Marmara sea, and the most important is that the staff are very friendly and they become like your friends (actually Bunyamin became like brother for me)... I really enjoyed it.

Next to the hotel a lot of activities like Marmara cafe, where they serve nice Shisha and Suhlup...

Good luck travelers...

Room Tip: Room 4 ... sea view.....
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Bamberg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2013

At first we really want to thank the very friendly and caring hotel team as they were always at help with finding some beautiful spots to visit, romantic places to see at night or other details of Istanbul life! The hotel is not too big (4 guest rooms) and 2 of them had a marvellous view onto the Bosphorus. One room of them has a great terrace where you can have even a late breakfast ;-)
The place of the hotel is ideal as it takes only 5 minutes to Blue Mosque/ Hagia Sophia while the "Muezzin call" at night is rather quiet (it's at 5 a.m.). There is also a kitchen were you always can have some free tea or cook for yourself.

Room Tip: Take the southward rooms with view onto the Bosphorus or even the one with the terrace for enjoying...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank 82Ronny
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bunyamin o, Owner at Istanblue Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
My Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your review and it is very nice and important for me to hear that you very much enjoyed your stay. I am proud of my staff that they try all their best.

Thank you again. You should come again for a longer stay and let me know that I can help you organizing your trip in Turkey

Kind regards,
Bunyamin OZKAPLAN
Owner of the Hotel
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

My husband and I truly enjoyed our four days at the Ali Baba Suites. The location is perfect, within walking distance of all the major sites yet amazingly quiet. The room was simple but clean, spacious and full of light. We had a private bath and terrace with a view of the Bosphorus Strait. We appreciated the seaview breakfasts at the coffeeshop next door and the very helpful staff. The Manager kept us well supplied with apple tea, tourist information, bookings for dinner and the turkish baths as well as all of our transportation needs. It is not the Ritz, but it is a great place to stay and an excellent value.

Room Tip: Book early and ask for a room with a terrace or patio.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

The hotel is worth much more than the price you pay! It is a really nice hotel on one of the best locations in istanbull, just few minutes walk from the blue mosque... Also the owner is really really helpfull and willing to give you advice.
Bathroom little small but nice shower!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank pauline v
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bunyamin o, Owner at Istanblue Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
My Dear Guest,

I would like to thank you for your review and it is very nice and important for me to hear that you very much enjoyed your stay. I am proud of my staff that they try all their best.

Thank you again. You should come again for a longer stay and let me know that I can help you organizing your trip in Turkey

Kind regards,

Bunyamin OZKAPLAN
Owner of the Hotel
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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Location, close to the old city attractions but in a relatively quiet location. Nice cosy hotel, location was good for the tourist sites (Hagia Sophia , Sultanahmet Hippodrome and Turkish Islamic Art Museum Topkapi Palace ). Rooms were clean and of good size, clean bathrooms with shower screen and room cleaned daily . Breakfast was great especially having them in the their Marmara Café with great views of the Marmara Café Good bathroom, . Very pleasant and helpful staff, As we entered lobby reception greeted us.I was shocked because he was a pleasure and even spoke a bit of english .He made our stay very welcomed.Benyamin even gave us tourist information and provided us with what we needed to enjoy our first trip to another country Apple tea and Turkish delight Bunyamin offered my daughter was greatly appreciated and very welcomed. Our overall stay was the best we ever had Thanks to Bunyamin for helping us.. arranged pick up at the airport, even taking us to a laggaue shop to help us to buy a new laggue as it has been lost at the airport.
You won't be upset with your decision to Alibaba Suite - it was really great! Highly Recommended!

Room Tip: Ask Bunyamin and he helps you!!!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Istanblue Hotel
Address: Akbiyik Cad. No 65, Istanbul 34100, Turkey (Formerly Ali baba Suite)
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #612 of 1,028 B&Bs / Inns in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alibaba Hotel welcomes you with the comfort in your own home. Our hotel have their own kitchen so you can used and cooked and entertain your guests and with it a peaceful location you can enjoy your self and relax. Enjoying a central location in Sultanahmet, Alibaba Hotel offers traditional and comfortable self-catering accommodation with free wireless internet, close to Istanbul's main attractions. Alibaba Hotel provides a variety of accommodation from double rooms to large apartments. Each one is tastefully decorated and appointed with comfortable beds and ering facilities. Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee and free wireless internet access. Within a short walking distance of Hotel you can find major historical attractions including the beautiful Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum.Alibaba Hotel is a First Family run Hotel - Turkey. Situated in a quiet location in the old city centre Sultanahmet, it is the perfect starting place to discover Istanbul's history-former Constantinopolis. Our location is great indeed when you think the highlights to visit and the bazaars. We are in middle of Old City across the Eresin Crown Hotel and next to Marmara Cafe-Restaurant The Blue Mosque, Haghia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, The Cisterns and so many more highlights are just a few minutes walking distance to the hotel. You may reach to Grand Bazaar & Spice Bazaar by a very short walking. ... more   less 

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