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“Solid Hotel in Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Peninsula

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Hotel Peninsula
Ranked #232 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
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“Solid Hotel in Excellent Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

Exactly what we were looking for, basic but clean hotel located just minutes from Istanbul's best sites. Hotel is nothing special, but staff was friendly, hotel was well-kept and breakfast / terrace view nice. Overall great value, considering prime location. Not as quiet as I expected, early morning call-to-prayer guaranteed to wake me up at 4am, but part of the experience I suppose. Recommend avoiding tourist-centric, local restaurant scene if you are looking for authenticity or value, instead head to northern Sultanahment of Beyoglu. Regardless, Peninsula serves as an excellent base for travelers looking to see as much of Istanbul as possible in short period of time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

I strongly recommend this Hotel for 4 reason at least.The location, the staff kindness, the services, the staff sympathy.Special thanks to Zeki, the guy working at the reception, almost a god.Rooms r clean and fresh with air conditioned and close to big trees, the wardrobe r quite small but if u r a treaveller u don't need to put 20 dresses into it.Staff make u feel in a confortable ambient, very nice and helpfull people, really friendly and kind.Turkish breakfast is good and u will have it on the terrace with a very nice landscape.Around the hotel u will find the best building of Sultanament, good and cheap restaurants, and good services to move in the city.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Hotel Peninsula was a great choice to stay in Istanbul and we recommend it to others.

The staff were friendly and helpful, the room had all we needed and the location was excellent.

We would stay there again when visiting Istanbul.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

A very quiet and peaceful place located at the heart of Istanbul's most beautiful structures. A welcome change in the form of a very peaceful neighborhood for those living in busy cities.

Plenty of restaurants and eat-outs located close to the hotel. The hotel has a prompt pic & drop facility and Wifi connectivity.

Room Tip: Select a sea facing room !
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

Yep, as others said, the staff were soooo helpful and welcoming. It was a particularly good place to stay as a single woman, as I felt safe, the room was clean and reasonably priced, and they were willing to give me information about everything that I wished to do and make bookings for me. The only downside was that you could see that next door's terrace was better positioned for an even better view, but there's not much they can do about that!!

Room Tip: They gave me a slight discount because I was in the "basement room"...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have stayed at the Peninsula twice in 2010 and again in 2013 this time I brought my husband and we both loved it. The hotel has a great feel to it and the roof terrace has an absolutely stunning view. We would sit up there every evening and chill out. The rooms are quite basic though clean and airy with good air-conditioning. The staff are also incredibly friendly and go out of their way to be helpful in a non intrusive way. Special thanks go to Zeke and also Gursel who gave us the warmest welcome back :)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed four nights and were very pleased in hotel Peninsula. The location is terrific: view on the sea from the roof terrace and near to centre: Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia and many restaurants of good quality in the immediate neighbourhood..
Rooms: nice and clean, Wifi, service of desk staff excellent. They were very helpful and kind, roomservice and breakfastservice excellent. Good prize-quality balance!

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground flour: a little noisy because of the airco machine in the courtyard
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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dersim, Owner at Hotel Peninsula, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
We thank you for your nice comment , We are happy to read that you enjoyed and satisfied your stay in our hotel. It is our pleasure to be able to meet and host you in our hotel.You are always welcome to our hotel and country Sincerely Huseyin Gultekin
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Additional Information about Hotel Peninsula

Property: Hotel Peninsula
Address: Akbiyik Cad. Adliye Sokak 6 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#108 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#146 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#152 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Hotel Peninsula in Istanbul. We are a small boutique hotel, nestled quietly at the end of leafy laneway. We are nestled amount this city’s great historical landmarks and you will instantly transport your mind heart upon arrival. When you go to buy your morning paper, you stroll past our 489 year old Turkish Hamam, tangled with vines and moss. This truly is an immersion into an oriental parallel, and we are pleased to be able to offer you warm, friendly accommodation during your journey here. The Peninsula has become a cultural institution over the years and we look forward (“wait with four eyes” in Turkish) to welcoming you to our extended family. ... more   less 
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