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“Almina hotel is a nice place to trip Istanbul.”
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Almina Hotel
Ranked #77 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
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Seoul, Seoul, South Korea
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“Almina hotel is a nice place to trip Istanbul.”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Almina hotel is in nice location(less than 10 mins from Blue mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum. )
But this is not the only reason for staying this hotel. Staffs are very nice and friendly, breakfast is nice and rooms are very comfortable and pleasant. Our room has a safebox, a hair drier and a nice air conditioner. Receptionists are able to speak English and Spanish fluently so they are wonderful adviser of our trip! Thank you very much!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2013

The hotel is in a quaint building in walking distance to the Bazaar, topkapi, the Blue Mosque and the underground cistern.

The garden room near the railway was very pleasant, and the train was no problem at all.The television screen was built in to the mirror - something I have never seen before or since. .The breakfasts are generous, and very authentically Turkish.Sitting in the roof top bar was magical -looking up the Bosphorus to the Golden Horn, with the towers of the Blue Mosque immediately behind.

The staff were very keen to impress, and work hard. I was a single older female traveller and they went out of their way to make sure that I was looked after and felt safe. Overall a good introduction to a magical city.

Room Tip: the garden room is very pleasant
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

Arriving very early in the morning, I was welcomed by grudgy staff who did anything but smile. Later a senior staff member patched things up with a more welcoming attitude and smile. I had the option of staying in a garden room right by raiload tracks or a back room with no view at all. The garden double room was large, well lit, and opened onto a small garden right by train tracks. I was told trains pass every hour or so during the day, but less at night. I was very hesitant and wanted more options. The staff kindly suggested another hotel, Sphendon (check review) across the road. That room looked over a garden and was very quiet. I did not stay in Almina, but at least the staff made a kind effort to meet my needs. Thank you.
Re the date of travel: during 2012

Room Tip: Be careful not to end up with the room by the tracks.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We stayed in the Almina Hotel for 4 nights. The location is within walking distance of the Blue Mosque, Topkapi, Grand Bazaar and other museums. The room was clean ad breakfast was very good. Staff are all very pleasant and extremely helpful. They all rushed to help me when I had a problem with a swollen vein in my leg. I would certainly go back there! It would be useful to have more facilities for hanging your clothes and drawers for unpacking your smalls!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I enjoyed my 10-night stay at the Almina. The staff were very helpful, the room was comfortable, and the breakfast more than I could eat. There was no place to unpack my bag; it would have been nice to have shelves in the closet. I was alone in a two-bed room so I unpacked onto the second bed. Some people on TripAdvisor complained about the noise of the train but I could hardly hear it, even when my hearing aids were in. I had hot water most of the time, with plenty for a shower.

Room Tip: Ask for an extra bed for your luggage
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Ennis, Ireland
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The Almina speaks for itself in these few lines from 3 very happy Irish customers.
Attractive well laid out rooms
Luscious breakfast and turkish delights
Marvellous attentive staff
In marvellous location with sea walks
Neighbour authentically Turkish with cafe, shop and fabric factory
And set amid spectacular historical sites.

This hotel was a home from home and will most definitely be returning to the warm reception, welcoming staff and it was sheer bliss relaxing on the rooftop and being served with Turkish Tea. Sinead

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side are quieter
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Middle East
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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Almina hotel for 4 nights, the hotel is located only 5 minutes walking distance from the Blue Mosque, Arasta Bazar and Hagia Sophia.

The hotel is small and pleasant, although the train passes every 30 minutes but that was not causing much disturbance.

The breakfast is decent with variety of cheese, fresh bread and fruits.

The staff are nice and helpful except Mehmet who doesn't smile and made us feel uncomfortable from the moment we arrived to the hotel, I mean when we came from the airport after a long flight, we were very excited because we were waiting for this vacation since a long time, we reached the hotel and Mehmet was at the check in desk, he was unpleasant and rude, that discouraged us for a while, however we decided to ignore him and try to enjoy our stay, other staff on the contrary were nice and cheerful.

I recommend this hotel, since its situated in a nice location and at the same time it's away from the noise, and if it happens you meet with Mehmet just try to ignore him.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Property: Almina Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Akbiyik Degirmeni Sok. No:27 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#31 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#58 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#108 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#109 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#156 Business Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Almina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is just steps away from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, offering well-appointed rooms with free wireless internet access, in the historic heart of Istanbul. Almina Hotel offers elegant rooms with modern amenities, including free wireless internet access and satellite TV. From single rooms to family rooms, there is accommodation to meet the needs of most holidaymakers. Start the day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast, with hot and cold dishes. Stroll around the historic district of Sultanahmet, taking in the famous sights of Topkapi Palace Museum and the Grand Bazaar. Head back to Almina Hotel for a drink on the rooftop terrace with views across the Marmara Sea. ... more   less 
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