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Almina Hotel
Ranked #77 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Loved this place!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Booked this Hotel on Expedia and ended up with a triple room and a pull out bed. A screw-up with Expedia. Nothing o do with the Hotel. The room was a bit cramp but enough space to move around comfortably and but bags etc. The hotel staff were accommodating and friendly. They recommended a place to have our son's jacket cleaned (vomit-covered thanks to some motion sickness)The breakfast was varied and there was stuff the kids would eat too(Big problem when in foreign countries!) I only wish we had discovered the terrace with the ocean on one side and the Blue Mosque behind us before our last day! This was an excellently located Hotel and with the lovely staff it was an ideal place to stay. I'll be back.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Daleville, United States
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Asli Cayir at reception set the stage for a great stay. She was very polite, respectful, and capable. She fully answered all our questions and made us feel very welcome. Thank you for such a super staff member. All in all a great hotel!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Prague, Czech Republic
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8 reviews
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

This hotel is perfect if you want to go on euroweekend or just to get to know Istanbul. It is in the heart of Sultanahmet district, near Topkapi Sarayi, Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque which you can see from the hotel terrace. The staff is very friendly, so I felt like at home, they help you to plan trips and they are very polite and communicative. The breakfast was excellent, there were fruits, vegetables, meat and the best of all were the chocolate small Turkish cakes :D. The spa was also great, but it wasnt directly in the hotel, it was in another building that was built like 200 years ago. The hotel is great but the only minus is that it is near the train track, but when the train passes by, it doesnt make any noise. My stay in Istanbul in this hotel was great, so I suggest you this hotel and when I will comeback to Istanbul, I will definitely know where to stay. :D

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Tripoli, Libya
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Reviewed December 20, 2013

I enjoyed in it very much in those days in September, with the family and the hotel was so quiet and the people is so nice
I hope that the book again, their breakfast is good and the place was wonderful every thing is near..the restaurants .. the shops everywhere..
at night it is so Romantic and calm situation on the hotel roof ..
I had known Maxim and asli and they're so kind

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Utrera, Spain
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Reviewed December 14, 2013 via mobile

I spent 2 hours visiting hotels for that special place for me and my girlfriend, who was coming in a few days. The Almina Hotel was charming and obviously recently remodeled and updated. Our room was spacious, we had a couch! The entire staff was very attentive to our needs. But the breakfast on the terrace with the ocean view was the BEST! I peered into the kitchen and saw a restaurant grade kitchen that made everything including the pastries. Stop your searching and stay here, you will thank yourself in the morning.

Stayed November 2013
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Taiz, Yemen
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

ı had a good experience at almina hotel.. hospitality is perfect ..after warm welcoming you also feel yourself at home and secure.. ı felt so.. it is located central of old city and almost all part of old city is in a walking distance..breakfast at terrace viewing the historical part of Istanbul is wonderful. so ı recommend everyone who really wants to see the beauty of hospitality and cheer of Turkey..

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

We were originally allocated room 206, which was a very small room (the king size bed was adjacent to the wall on one side) and we could only get out of bed on one side. Having said that the size of the room wouldn't have bothered us. However as the the room is litterally next to the road (i would be able to touch the cars if I put my hand out of the window), we were disturbed by every car that passed, so we had a very interuppted two nights sleep.
After the first night we asked to be moved but we were told that the hotel was full. After the second night they moved us to room 102 which backed onto the garden, which was a bigger room and we were not disturbed at all. Even though there is a train track on that side we didn't see any trains day or night and understand from another contributer that it is not in operation.
Other than that, the hotel is well situated in the Sultanahmet district close to the Blue Mosque and it is therefore close to a lot of the tourist attractions and there are lots of restaurants nearby.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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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:
#31 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#58 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#108 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#109 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#157 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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