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“Super Friendly Staff and Perfect Location” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Deniz Houses
Ranked #210 of 1,106 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
“Super Friendly Staff and Perfect Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2012

The staff at this hotel were super super friendly. The location of the hotel is perfect. I mean it located in the touristy Sultanahmet area when the Blue Mosque, Top Kapi Palace and Hagia Sofya are, in addition to Arasta Bazaar. The hotel is not far from a tram station. And there are convenient stores and restaurants all around it.

Another good thing about this hotel is the breakfast buffet. And the breakfast area in building B has a magnificent view from the top while having breakfast.

Although the rooms are a bit small, it's the best deal you can get for $70 a night for a double bed room. And if you are a tall person, then I suggest you make sure you get your room in building B instead of A, because the rooms there are newer and the doors are higher, because in building A you might need to bend down a little when entering the door.

To recap, I was very satisfied with my experience at this hotel and I might even come again.

Room Tip: If you are a tall person, then I suggest you make sure you get your room in building B instead of A...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Deniz_Houses, Guest Relations Manager at Deniz Houses, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
It was a real pleasure for us to read your kind, detailed feedback and we are glad that we could contribute to making your stay with us a great experience. We do look forward to welcoming you back soon in Deniz Houses.

Best regards,

Kerem Benligil
Deniz Houses
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Essaouira, Morocco
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

This is a very clean hotel, great service, great location.
the team is wonderful they work in a harmony , we realy enjoyed our stay at Deniz Houses' kerem guided us a lot , he suggested plans for evrey day of our stay
Also the welcoming housekeeping keeps our room clean and ready every morning while we were taking our delicious breakfast .
Thanks you again !!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is our third year in a row visiting Istanbul, also our third time staying at Deniz Houses Hotel. From the first visit we were impressed by the hotel's staff, cleanliness of the rooms and the great hospitality everybody extended to us. The hotel is located in the old part of townfew minutes walking distance from SultanAhmet mosque and the Ajia Sofia historical museum. It is few minutes away from the Arasta Bazar and couple of tramway stations from the Grand Bazar. In our next visit to Istanbul we'll book our stay again at the Deniz Houses, as mentioned earlier it is clean affordable hotel with emphasize on great services to their guests.

Room Tip: First floor rooms are easily accessible and convenient.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank aakamel
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Deniz_Houses, Guest Relations Manager at Deniz Houses, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. It's a big motivation for Deniz Houses Staff.

We are glad to see that you spent good time in our hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards,

Kerem Benligil
Deniz Houses Hotel
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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

The rooms are simple, but clean. We had a room overlooking the sea, which was nice although there is some noise from passing trains. The breakfast was good and the location makes most tourist destinations an easy walk or metro ride away. For the neighborhood I think it was a good value. It's a good budget option hotel.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Shelley M
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Very happy with this hotel. Great location, price and good breakfast.
You can reach the hotel by taxi or shuttle from the airport – not so expensive. But you can also come by local train getting off at the nearby station.
Finding the hotel by your-self might be difficult as city tourist maps are not very detailed and the print is so small and difficult to read. Unless you have one of those fancy GPS thingies on your smart phone I suggest that you print a detailed map from Google Maps. There are so many mini side streets that it’s so easy to get lost in Istanbul.
We took the added option of an “ocean room view”. Great view, definitely, but too much noise from the passing trains down below. At least the trains stopped late at night to give us a good sleep.
From this hotel you can walk up hill through the first market towards to the main square and the famous mosques. But you always need to make sure you are wearing comfortable walking shoes and that your trolley suitcase has robust wheels that can handle cobble stones and stairs.
While most people might tend to hike up town to see the sights, don’t forget to take a walk down below to the sea side promenade. The parks are very nice and it’s probably the only place in town you won’t be pestered to buy anything.
Ladies – always pack a large scarf to wrap over your head and bare shoulders when entering a mosque or church. Guys – take a pair of light weight track pants to cover your short pants. If you look as if you are respecting the local traditions then you will be respected as a visitor.
Careful with the money exchange booths at the airport. They are a rip off. Downtown you will find plenty of places with better rates and no commission. Anyway, don’t worry too much as any shop will take any currency. Bargain hard. Last but not least – if you settle your hotel bill with cash you get an extra 5% discount.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank myscha
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Colchester
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

My stay at Deniz Houses was very comfortable and everyone was very helpful and polite. I enjoyed their hospitality and also theyre situated very close to all the attractions. Its a great place to stay and enjoy the sights of Istanbul and I would recommend it to people.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Shalini R
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Deniz_Houses, Guest Relations Manager at Deniz Houses, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Thank you very much for taking your time to write this kind review.

We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay in Deniz Houses.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Sincerely,

Kerem Benligil
Deniz Houses Hotel
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Breakfast was great, service friendly, and were very accommodating in rearranging pickup terms when I changed flights midday. Overall a very solid choice, and the location around the corner from the Blue Mosque can't be beat.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Deniz Houses
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya Cad. Cayiroglu Sok. No14 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Deniz Houses 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deniz Houses, formerly Deniz Konak Hotel, consists of 2 buildings located in the guite and central part of Sultanahmet with a walking distance to the city's major highlights. The buildings are only 20 meters away from each other and both contain private ensuite rooms with same type of facilities. The hotel is located in the center of the historical quarter within walking distance of the city’s major attractions. ... more   less 
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Deniz Houses Hotel Istanbul
Deniz Konak Istanbul
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