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“Great location, good value”
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Hotel Peninsula
Ranked #233 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
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“Great location, good value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2013

We spent five very comfortable nights at the Peninsula. Great location for historic sights and restaurants yet in quiet street. The friendly staff are helpful and knowledgeable. We enjoyed generous breakfasts on the terrace with a view of the Bosphorus. Our room with private bathroom was spacious, clean and comfortable. We will certainly visit the Peninsula again!

  • 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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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

So far we have stayed twice at the Peninsula, every time everything was perfect. Great location, ideal for real tourists who come to Istanbul to visit the magnificent city, do sightseeing on their own, feel the atmosphere of the city.The hotel is close to all the historic sights in the very centre of The Sultanahmet district and although there is plenty of lovely restaurants around it is quiet, rooms are comfortable , air conditioned, staff is very nice and friendly, breakfast served on top of the building with a superb view of the sea . We strongly reccomend the place.Danuta and Michał from Warsaw, Poland.

  • 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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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Really nice hotel, small but very comfortable with a nice terrace and kind rooms with air conditioning and good and clean private bathrooms. the best thing is the availability of staff, that anticipated customers requests, at the same time funny and helpful. the best aspect of the pension is the reception and especially I appreciated Zeky guy help in everything, he made us feel like we were at home, really nice helpful in all aspetcts of our trip organization (things to visit, travels, rent car, and more). So many thanks to Zeky for having make easy our days spent in istanbul and out of 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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Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

Very close to Topkapi Palace, Aya Sophia, Blue Mosk and other places of interest in Istanbul.
Good service and not expensive. Breakfast served on the terrace with a wonderful panorama. In the evening you can even take a tea on the top terrace and enjoy the view of the Marmara sea.
Special thanks to Zeki, the guy at the reception, who helped us to sort us some annoying organizational details and also provided us with tips on what to see in Istanbul.
Overall feedback very very positive!

  • 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hotel Peninsular on our first visit to Istanbul in 2011 and we loved it so much we had no hesitation in booking here when we returned to Turkey this year. Meeting up with Gursel again was like returning to a friend's home. Zeki and the boys on reception are wonderful and go out of their way to be very helpful. As other people have said, this is a great value, well located hotel for staying in Istanbul. If we make it back to Turkey for the third time, this is where we will stay!

Room Tip: The second floor rooms overlooking the street were our favourite.
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  • 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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Hong Kong, China
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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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Milan, Italy
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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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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:
#27 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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