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“Garden of Eden”

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Garden House Istanbul
Ranked #51 of 1,156 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Tel Aviv, Israel
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Garden of Eden”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

The hotel is located in the heart of Sultanahmet, walking distance from all attractions. The Muezzin call is a side benefit for visitors, it adds colour and a sense of the local culture to the beautiful very well kept building with a special emphasize on the clean rooms .
Breakfast is richer then expected. the buffet which is open for the guests all day long is exceptional (it includes coffee, tea, cold drinks, mineral water, cakes and fruits).
I must say that the real Roses of the place are the workers - you get the feeling that they know what you want before even saying it. Starting with the receptionist, through the guests coordinator, barman and waiters in the dining room. All are very kind, helping out in every matter, and very professional.
This is a Hotel we'll be glad to go back for another stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

We got good value for the price. Friendly staff, Selcuk helping with everything, not pushing too much the special tourist attraction offers. Free drinks all day, nice breakfast in a quiet garden, room comfortable and clean. Close to the main attractions and transportation to the other parts of city. Enjoyed to relax there after the tiring daily tourist programs. Remember the exact location if you don't take a taxi back, you might get lost in the surrounding small streets :).
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We received a warm welcome at this small, boutique hotel. I was impressed with the many kind touches, like a complimentary coffee/tea, juice stand available 24/7. Downside is that's it's a bit off the beaten track. It took time to find it. The price seemed a bit high for the setting. It's a quaint hotel. It's not perfect, price could be better, but I enjoyed my stay.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

My first visit to Turkey.
A vey nice, quietly hidden little place. Very well located for some of the most famous sights in Istanbul, and you can easily walk to them, however, the walk is a trifle uphill.
But of course, it is downhill when you are returning after a day's sightseeing. And there is always a welcoming glass or two of wine, juices, and tea and cakes, all on the house!

The room we slept in was large, airy, and tastefully furnished, but it didn't have much of a view. We could, however, sit on the balcony and look down a pleasant little courtyard.

Very filling breakfasts, with a large variety of items, and omelettes made before you and delivered to your table. Didn't eat at the hotel, so can't comment on the food, but the menu was inviting and interesting.

I do not like TV or music in public places. There is a TV screen, on all the time, in the small lounge where the free, help yourself wines etc are to be had. But the sound on the TV is usually switched off, and if you ask, the very helpful staff will turn the TV off altogether.

Room Tip: Trust the staff; they are very helpful. We went off season, so there were plenty of rooms to choose...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for 5 days during May. We were overwhelmed by the choice of places to stay in Istanbul but glad we choose this place to enjoy our stay! This is a hidden gem of a boutique hotel, demonstrating traditional features of Istanbul. The staff were very friendly. Mr Selcuk, the hotel manager, was informative and helpful, providing us tips of the city and always ensuring we are comfortable during our stay. If you are looking for something modern, then this hotel is not for you. The hotel is traditional in its features and furniture and this was something we were looking for. The boutique room was clean, consisting of a Turkish bath but also had normal shower. We had a balcony but was not facing the garden house. We stay in room 205. The location of the hotel is very good, very close to places such as Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, the Palace etc...Definitely recommend this place.

Room Tip: Choose a room that faces the garden. We stayed in room 205, had a balcony but faced the road instead...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Hasselt, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed in this hotel from May 19 to May 23. I found staff and ambiance both very good. Among the staff there is a gentleman called Faris who is super friendly and very professional. Also Mr. Saljuk made sure that our stay was pleasant. I am glad we chose this place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were in our Honey Moon Travel. I had been looking a lot of hotels in internet, and choosed this one, and I can tell you I was completely wright. The hotel was very well located, close to Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, quiet and clean. The room was really nice, big enough, with the touch of Turkish decoration (including the bed sheets) that I looked for, the bathroom clean almost new, they changed the bed sheets and bath towels every day, the breakfast also very good, and the best was the kindness of the personnel of the hotel, from desk to restaurant, specially Mr . SelÇuk, that solved all our problems and made our stay really pleasant.

Room Tip: I wrote an observation about the type of room I wanted, in the web page where I did the reservation...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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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
#35 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
#53 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#67 Best Value 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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