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Hotel Peninsula
Ranked #224 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Peninsula was recommended to us by friends who stayed there a couple of years ago and is well located being just a few minutes walk from Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya and the Metro station. The rooms are a reasonable size, comfortable and clean - everything works! The breakfast is simple but sufficient and can be taken on the rooftop terrace which has good views. The staff are friendly and helpful and Zeki was an excellent host. We'll certainly recommend the hotel to friends who are visiting Istanbul.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 303 at the back of the hotel on the second floor. While it didn't have an inte...
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  • Stayed October 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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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

This hotel was recommended to us by friends who stayed there the previous year and they were right on the money friendly staff who go out of their way to help you. If you don't know Istanbull this is a good place to start ,the location is right in the hart of the old quarter in one of the best streets full of restaurants,a two minute walk to the old palace and about the same to the Blue Mosque and the Aya Sofya, Grand Bazaar and spice markets around a 15 to 20 minute strolle through streets full of Turkish light and rug shops and you name it.
Hotel Peninsula Rooms are modest but very clean and tidy,there is a nice rooftop terrace where breakfast was served as part of our stay. We will be back

  • Stayed September 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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Windsor
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013

I like the Pensinsula. It has a great location, is well maintained, inexpensive and has charming and helpful staff. I stayed two nights, enjoyed their well organised transfers to and from the Airport and a decent breakfast with a lovely view in the morning. It's not luxury but for EUR 55 a night at the heart of one of the most fascinating cities in the world - what more could you want?

  • Stayed October 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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Lovely tastefully decorated rooms, a delicious breakfast each day, great location in the old city and friendly helpful staff. What more can you ask for? The view of the Bospherous from the top floor is amazing and invites you to linger.

  • Stayed October 2013
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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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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

My wife and I along with two friends spent 3 nights at Hotel Peninsula in early October and we had a great time. The place is located right in the heart of Old Town Istanbul which made getting to the major attractions just a short walk from the hotel. It's small, almost like a B&B. The nightly rate was very reasonable and they arranged pick-up and drop off to the airport. Each morning they provided a wonderful breakfast. The owner Zeki was very helpful in providing us info on what to see and where to eat. If you are going to Istanbul for sightseeing, give this place a serious look.

Room Tip: Stayed on the first floor and had no problems.
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  • Stayed October 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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Perth
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a very enjoyable stay in Hotel Peninsula. The room is kept very clean, staff is very friendly and helpful. The location of this hotel is excellent as it is close to all the places of interest, restaurants and the tram. The top balcony has a beautiful view of the Bosphorus especially at night. Breakfast is good. We will certainly return to this hotel if we visit Istanbul again in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for the room on the top floor as it has a fantastic view of the Bosphorus through the bedroom w...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Katherine L
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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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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

This hotel's best feature is it's location. We were within a 3 minute walk to the Ayasofia, Blue Mosque and many other outstanding attractions that are must do's in Istanbul. The hotel staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. The rooms are simple and comfortable.

Room Tip: Ask for a first floor room. There are no elevators.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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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