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“Perfect base for a city tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Garden House Istanbul

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Garden House Istanbul
Ranked #53 of 1,121 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Cologne, Germany
1 review
“Perfect base for a city tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

This tiny little hotel in a quiet neighborhood, very close to the Blue Mosque is a very good experience. We had the triple rooms in the upper level. All had aircon and many windows with nice views. The rooms have been clean, nicely decorated, quite spacious even with a laptop-sized safe and free WiFi. Breakfast was rich and tasty. The patio is perfect to relax after a hard touristic day. And finally the staff is friendly and helpful. What do you need more? I would come back.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doc_Holiday67
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

We zeroed in on Garden House after seeing the reviews and pictures on tripadvisor. Not only was the location excellent the hotel too was a delight. Unlike big hotels which are often impersonal this hotel is charming and the staff very friendly. A definite YES for those planning a trip.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MsMDesai
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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

Can't fault this place. Well priced, 5-10 min walk to many venues...Blue Mosque, Hippodrome, Sophia, Palace, a thousand restaurants, tram line.
Great staff, (English translation for most of them a problem but can usually make do). Good breakfast bar and garden area, rooms are fine (we stayed on two occasions in different rooms, both good). Old city location is best for all round touristing in Istanbul. From here can tram or walk to Galata Bridge and access ferries to Asia. Would recommend to anyone wishing to stay in mid range boutique family hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mcdougall48
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

The hotel is located in a very convenient location. It has a very hospitalary atmosphere!
Very clean and neat. The personal is very helpfull. We had a complicated trip: the volcano in chile just exploded, and all the planes where delayed. The hotel help us a lot in changing our bookings. both with them and also with our following trip. i would go back to this hotel for sure! the breakfast are in a beautifull backyard. traditional turkish breakfast, and contenital style aswell. A+!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2011

The location of the hotel is perfect and within walking distance from all atractions. Breakfast was good and the staff did all they could to make us enjoy the stay!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank upsolsen
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2011

Great hotel, staff very helpful and speak good English. The breakfast was very good, all round brilliant hotel and will be staying in the future.

Pete & Tugce Roberts

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Petejr187
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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

The Garden House is located within walking distance of the main attractions: the Blue Mosque, the Hagia Sophia, Sultanahment Square, the Covered Bazaar, and many other great sites.

The staff was friendly and very helpful. The front desk staff helped book me on a cruise on the Bosporus and made recommendations to me in regards to a visit to a haman.

I stayed in a Junior Suite. It featured a balcony and a haman-like bathroom. The furniture was nice and the bed was quite comfortable. The room was decorated simple, but nice with lots of pillows.

A special bonus was the breakfast and afternoon snacks provided by the hotel. Breakfast included: breads, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, dried fruits, tea, coffee, and juice. Fruits and cheeses were also provided throughout the afternoon at no charge. Lunch and dinner are available to purchase, however the meals are overpriced and the many options found around town are a better choice.

Overall, I had a pleasant stay at the Garden House and would recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Garden House Istanbul

Property: Garden House Istanbul
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Mah. Sehit Mehmetpasa Sokak No:11/13, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Istanbul
#24 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#37 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#40 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#53 Family Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Garden House Istanbul 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 19th-century Ottoman mansion offers luxury 4-star accommodation with personalised service and a beautiful courtyard, just a short walk from the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Garden House enjoys a prime location in Istanbul's historical district of Sultanahmet. It has gained a popular reputation for its staff's outstanding service and great hospitality. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with a complimentary fruit basket and mineral water. Guest rooms are well-presented and full of modern amenities, including plasma TV and free wireless internet access. Garden House's courtyard is surrounded by old walnut trees and offers a lovely place to relax with a drink. Enjoy a variety of cuisine from the al fresco restaurant. ... more   less 
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