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Megara Palace Hotel
Ranked #224 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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88 reviews
88 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great value, but on a bad street”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

My partner and I were quite happy with this hotel - very helpful staff, nice atmosphere, and a pleasant room. Not luxury, but a decent 3-star with nice local flavour and a great breakfast.

My only negative (and I feel bad for saying it since they can't help it) is that their street is undergoing major construction. To walk to the hotel, you have to go a bit outside the well-lit and well-populated Sultanahmet hotel cluster, and take a precarious sidewalk. It's just for 30 yards or so, but a woman alone may feel uncomfortable.

Once the street construction is done this will be a great budget choice, and even now, it's great value at the 50 Euros or so we paid (in low season).

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2012

Everything about megara was perfect, from the location to the staff (ali, chahine, mazloum and the others) to the room decoration to the extraordinary "jacoob", i would definitely stay there again

  • Stayed February 2012
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Summerville, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Lovely historic hotel very convenient to old city attractions. Staff was excellent, food very good and hotel clean. Gracious hospitality. We would highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2012
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lucerne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

Hi All,

The best thing of this hotel is its personnel, especially a person at the reception called Mehmet (thanks again for all you help)
As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we were offered turkish tea, got a short introduction about the city and some recommendations of the places to visit. We found all these things very helpful. Personnel, who work in this hotel, care about their guests.
Location was very convenient (2 minutes walking from blue mosque and hagia sofia); rooms are always clean. Breakfast is not smth special, but in our opinion you don’t need more plus you have a great view from the terrace.
Internet connection was quite slow.
We will be happy to stay there, if we decide to visit Istanbul again

Hakim and Maria
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

This hotel has a very good location, interesting sites n restaurants are at walking distance but must take taxy to west side for proper night life. Rooms were small but cozy. Although located on a busy street, the noise was not unpleasant. I would of have liked something roomier for the money. A/C was an unit but worked well, and there was no elevator up to 3rd floor but the outdoor view from the terraced restaurant was worth the effort. Menu for breakfast consisted of traditional Turkish meals that was just enough.Personel were friendly. I would use this hotel again because of its location.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

I was on the third floor, and the room was clean and bathroom nice, this is an average hotel, nice free internet, some of the staff are very nice others not so much, not rude, just disinterested. There was a sewage smell that came and went. But the room itself was ok, and bed comfortable. Breakfast was hardly anything, but for what you pay its not bad!

Room Tip: don't try and bring a guest home even if you offer to pay, my only advice.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Our room was lovely and large. The lighting was good. The bathroom was excellent, they worked well and gave plenty of privacy. the food at the restaurant menu is fresh and delicious.and reception are most helpful and courteous . The service was perfect. Quick responses to requests. The location was good for restaurants in the area and sightseeing. Definitely the best hotel in the old part of town.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Megara Palace Hotel

Property: Megara Palace Hotel
Address: Ishakpasa Cad. 8, Istanbul 34140, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#147 Family Hotel in Istanbul
#163 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Megara Palace Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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