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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lady Diana Hotel

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Lady Diana Hotel
Ranked #384 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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“Decent place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Not bad, but very small rooms and bathroom. Internet service is often slow and not always connecting. Staff is friendly and view is excellent from restaurant. Great view of the blue mosque and hagia Sofia as well as the marmara sea

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

The breakfast was above average serving a wide variety of food. Only disappointed that the free juice offered was not juice and the fresh squeeze was a bit expensive.
Rooms were very nice however a bit small. Not impressed with the bathrooms. The internet did not work very well except for the top floor and main floor.
The location and view from this hotel was its saving grace. It is less than 5 minutes walking from the Blue Mosque and about 10 minutes from Hagia Sophia. Nearby hookah bars and restaurants. A little expensive but it was very convenient. Would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

The hotel is in a great location in Sultanahmet - very close to the sights. Staff were all very friendly and helpful when required.
We were only 2/3 minutes walk from the Blue Mosque. It is probably the best view we have ever had when eating breakfast. Excellent choice of food for breakfast.
The dining room is on the roof of the hotel and you are surrounded by so much history.
The rooms are quite small with a little too much furniture however the beds were very comfortable and the room overall very clean.
Very close to the main shopping area of Sultanahmet and the main Tram Lines. Tokens cost 3TL for any distance and can be bought at all tram stops.
Close to lots of restaurants. Even though this was the end of November we were able to dine outside as many of the restaurants have heated outdoor areas.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

We had a wonderful time in the center of old Istanbul at this hotel. It was close to everything and we could walk to most of the sights we wanted to see. The service was great. The dining room on the roof was superb.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

Let me start with our complaint. On our second night at the hotel, we woke up being eaten alive by mosquitoes. We checked the window and found it was open--we hadn't noticed because the drapes covered the open section. I had opened the window to check the weather that morning, and assumed I had failed to shut the window completely and it had blown open. We closed and locked the window, killed as many mosquitoes as we could find, and went back to sleep. The next afternoon when we returned to the hotel we found the window open again, and the room once more overrun with mosquitoes. We shook them out of the drapes and chased them around the room and managed to kill all of them, so got a decent night's sleep. Apparently the maids open the windows every day to air out the rooms, and since the windows have no screens, beware.

Other than that, everything was fine. Others have complained about the size of the rooms, and perhaps we just were lucky and got a larger one, but we found the room to be comfortable for two people. We had a large bed, one nightstand (there was room at the other end of the bed for my suitcase, which I used as a makeshift nightstand), a desk and stool, a chair, and a small closet. The bathroom was small, but functional. The bed was comfortable, the lighting was decent--good enough for reading in bed--and everything was clean. The view from the rooftop restaurant is spectacular (see photos) and I enjoyed the included breakfast. Anyone with mobility problems should inquire about the shower, however, Ours was in a very deep tub, and stepping into it could pose a problem for somebody with bad knees.

Finally, the location is fantastic--on a quiet street, but a very short walk to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, and Basilica Cistern.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have stayed 3 nights with my family where we only enjoyed having breakfast on the roof on a lovely view over istanbul. The hotel location is just in the middle of sultan ahmet but everything else was bad. The rooms are too small, ACs were not working during mid of summer, furniture old and dirty, and staff are not service oriented. I dont recommend it to anyone unless I really hate you.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Killinchy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Just a fantastic location. The hotel is really a 3 star for rooms. The staff are friendly and helpful. The views from the 6th floor bar/veranda/restaurant are just sensational. You feel you could just reach out and touch the Blue Mosque. The best view is from the veranda wher you can get a great view of the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia and the Tokapi Palace. The restaurant food is good and also fair value. I will stay here again for its great location and views.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lady Diana Hotel
Address: Binbirdirek Mah. Terzihane Sok. No:9 Sultanahmet, Fatih, Istanbul 34400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#236 Romantic Hotel in Istanbul
#258 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Lady Diana Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 75
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