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Legacy Ottoman Hotel
Ranked #243 of 1,149 Hotels in Istanbul
Santa Cruz, California
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Ok hotel”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at the Legacy Ottoman. On the plus side, the location is great, rooms are adequately sized, clean, staff has been very nice, and the price was very reasonable. On the downside, it's somewhat dated, breakfast was mediocre. The bottom line is it's a good choice if you want a decent and affordable hotel in the old city. Do not expect a true 5 star hotel though.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Maple Glen, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We enjoyed four terrific days in this centrally located hotel. Our third floor room faced the street with a lot of action, but at night was surprisingly quiet. The room was very large with high ceilings, well furnished with a beautiful rain fall shower bathroom. Hotel staff was friendly and very helpful. Their top floor breakfast buffet was bountiful had great choices with superb views of the Golden Horn and olde city. Elegant elevators from an Agatha Christie film and a luxurious lobby added to the Legacy charm. The only negative is the pool that is advertised is really just a cold water tank for their steam bath and health facility which has an extra charge. We'd stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for the higher floors.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Zehra S, Public Relations Manager at Legacy Ottoman Hotel, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your nice comment. We are truly grateful and pleased to know that your stay a satisfaction was.

The happiness of our guests is the most important thing for us.

We are looking forward to welcome you again in our hotel.

With kindly regards,

Zehra Sacan
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Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

Spent a week in the Legacy Ottoman Hotel in June 2014. Very good, friendly and competent service, very good rooms, wonderful bed. Clean and safe. Location is outstanding. Bar is Ok but pricey. Sandwiches of room service are disappointing. Breakfast buffet could have a bit more of diversity. But overall very good. I'll certainly recommend it and come back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Clement S
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Caceres, Spain
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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The hotel is very well located for bussiness matters, you can take the tramway to taksim or besiktas, and it is not too far if you have to go to Ortakoy, and near to the Eminu Boat ship station, to cross to Kadikoy. it is a very good hotel, with clean rooms, and a good free spa with hamman, sauna, gym and pool. but meals and attention are not as good as it has to be, in a 5 star hotel.
In any case, a good option for bussiness travel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel was centrally located in the Old Town district, within walking distance of the Spice Market, the pier, and even the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia. The tram station was nearby and there were lots of restaurants around. The complimentary buffet breakfast was plentiful, the rooms we stayed in were newly renovated with updated bathrooms and the air-conditioning was adequate. Overall, a good place to stay in Istanbul

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in May, 2014. The good news is that it is centrally located in the old city and perfectly situated to the Spice Market( a treat in itself), the trams and many different shops and places to eat. We found the hotel staff very friendly and accomodating. The first room we had was not good. It was so small that you could not get into the Wardrobe because it was right up againt the bed. The second room however we stayed in on the back end of our trip in was much larger and certainly more comfortable. I can't say too much for the food however. Breakfast is included but the selections are limited and the food doesn't compare to buffets in other hotels we stayed in Turkey. It wasn't just the limited seletion but the qaulity needed improvement. Our group had a farewell dinner at the hotel and I found my food bordering on ineatable. But, its a "free" breakfast and you get what you pay for; sometimes. All in all , if you want to great location, a decent room, a helpful staff, and your don't care about the food, then by all means book a room.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the street on the 5th floor. It's not noisy and the rooms may be larger.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2014

The location of the hotel is good and so is the breakfast. Perhaps these are the only comparative advantages the hotel has. The staff is generally kind, however overall service and hospitality are very poor.

When my colleague asked the reception for an iron, she was told there is only one iron in the hotel and it is with a hotel guest who is asleep. Hence, they told my colleague they could not do anything about the iron...

When we were checking out, we were asked to pay for the water we have never drank (there was an empty bottle of water in our room, but this water was brought by my colleague from the airport. So it looks like the hotel staff do not have a good account of the items in the mini-bar). Moreover, my colleague was asked to provide a written confirmation that the water was not from the mini-bar, but from the airport!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Property: Legacy Ottoman Hotel
Address: Hobyar Mahallesi Hamidiye Caddesi No 16, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Grand Bazaar , Sirkeci
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#91 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
#177 Luxury Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Legacy Ottoman Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 172
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At our Spa and Health Center we have pool, fitness, massages, Turkish Bath and Sauna. Also we have valet Service, 24 hours room service and concierge service.Legacy Ottoman Hotel is at the walking distance to GRAND BAZAAR & SPICE MARKET and 500 m. to BLUE MOSQUE,ST.SOPHIA, BASILICA CISTERN, 16 km.to Ataturk International Airport.Hotel have an a la carte restaurant and roof bar with a magnificent Bosphorus & Goldern Horn views. ... more   less 
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Hotel Legacy Ottoman
World Park Hotel
Legacy Ottoman Istanbul

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