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“Perfectly located, good value, spotlessly clean little Hotel”
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Gul Sultan Hotel
Ranked #218 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
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18 reviews
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“Perfectly located, good value, spotlessly clean little Hotel”
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Will definitely return here. Close to all major sites & tram. Safe area with huge choice of Restaurants on same street. The touts hassle a bit, but you can detour slightly to avoid walking up the street. Staff were helpful & pleasant. My only comment would be that a tea tray in the room would have been appreciated!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

The hotel is located about a half a mile from everything (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia, etc). Within about 100 feet of the door, there are a variety of restaurant options as well as two tourist information centers/agencies. The rooms were incredibly clean and very well designed. Beyond all of this, Hamit (the owner) is incredibly nice and helpful. He corresponded with me by email for months before my arrival and was very communicative and kind.

I stayed in a triple room with my parents, and they would say the same. We were very very happy to have chosen this location.

At night we could hear the activity on the streets, so it may not be ideal for super light sleepers, but this did not bother us and we would go back in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

We spent last weekend in Istanbul and the second time decided to stay in this hotel.I like there everything : location,service,owner and all staff .It is like my home .For next time I will chose this hotel again without any hesitation.

  • Stayed March 2014
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New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nice little hotel (8 rooms) in the heart of Sultanahmet touristic and historic area, owner and personnel extremely nice, helpful and friendly. Walking distance from major attraction like Aya Sofia, Topkapi, Blue Mosque. Breakfast included and also very nice for the begging of the day. A lots of restaurants around area, coffee bars and all you need fro good vacation. City itself, needless to say, one of the most impressive city in the world. Small problem could be overnight sleep, since it is really in the heart of entertaining area. On the other hand being in Istanbul all day make you sleep well no matter what. Strongly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed in Gul Sultan for 4 nights at a very affordable price.. the staff at reception were very friendly and gave quite a bit of information about the city.. the tours to take etc.. the rooms were cleaned everyday and towels changed.. the location is just perfect - just a 5-7 minute walk to Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace.. the street is filled with hotels and it does tend to get a bit noisy during the nights however it did not bother us..

The breakfast in the hotel is decent but not the best.. a few things they could improve on is to give normal cereal bowls rather than very small cups.. since i was a vegetarian my choices were limited.. the breakfast staff do not speak english at all so it gets a bit difficult to communicate with them.. overall the stay was pleasant and cosy for us to rebook into it if we are to return to the city or recommend it to others.. the view from the roof of the hotel is quite amazing and on a clear day you could see the islands off the main coast!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

Good hotel. Great owner!
The hotel is located close o Hagia Sofia in great touristic district Sultanahmet.
It has good connection to transport. Convenient to get from either Ataturk or Sabiha airports. Great place for family trips and for those who like walking sightseen.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Xanthi, Greece
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

very clean and spacious rooms!breakfast efficient !staff very polite and helpful! hagia sophia ,blue mosque near the hotel!tram station near also!very good choice for pairs...beautiful and quiet area!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Gul Sultan Hotel
Address: Sultanahmet Akbiyik Caddesi No 9 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#61 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#70 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#93 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Gul Sultan Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gul Sultan Hotel is situated on the shores of the Historical Peninsula. Strait next to the the St. Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque. This places are only few minutes by walk. This was first the site of the recidence from early in 20th century. Has been renovated to hotel at August 2004. Hotel Gul Sultan is brandnewly furnished well decorated and all rooms have private bathroom, hair dryer, international dialing phones, air-condition, with minibar, TV, central heating. Our staff fluently speaks english and will be very happy to assist your trip in Istanbul. ... more   less 
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