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“Wonderful location and wonderful place!”
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Asmali Hotel
Ranked #888 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Minsk, Belarus
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful location and wonderful place!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

We stay in this hotel with husband for a week, and from this trip we have only good impression.
Hotel has exellent location in Sultanahmet area, we were not need to by taxi much, all near - Aya Sofya,Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, etc... all that tourists needs :) shops, restorants, souvenirs, nice places.. Comfortable rooms, nice interior, cleaning service good and in time. Breakfast in traditional turkish style, testy and varied. Stuff very friendly, benevolent and helpful.
we spent great time in Istanbul and in Asmali hotel, and will recommend to all who want to spend holidays in romantic place in the heart of Istanbul!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Arlington, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2011

Enjoyed a wonderful stay in this hotel. Booked this hotel day of and stayed in two different rooms over 4 days. The rooms were very clean and all had nice bedding, decent towels, and essential toiletries and amenities. They even had plug adapters for us Americans, making it an extra nice perk. I also thought the hotel staff were very friendly and accommodating. They offered lots of advice and suggestions about how to get around. As travelers who like nice accommodations during the even, but tend to budget, they did not try to oversell us on tours or experience tourist attractions. The breakfast was really nice -- a traditional Turkish buffet with a mixture of meats, olives, cheeses, eggs, breads and pastries, and other varieties of tasty treats. On nice days you can go upstairs to enjoy a view of the city.

The hotel is very convenient to the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, and other attractions that are close by, but you need to travel a little further to get to the heart of the restaurant districts or other parts of town. For us, it was ideal, because we got a little walk in a we got to indulge in more Turkish treats.

Room Tip: Definitely see if you can book one of the sweets near the top of the hotel, because they are nicer...
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2011

Booked 2 nights over the Internet. Not bad, just inferior to the other 2 hotels where I later stayed in Istanbul (Sebnem & Dara). It was maybe $25 cheaper than the others, but the other two were worth $50 more IMO. Our room faced a brick wall & so was dark & gloomy. I guess we didn't interact with the staff enough to have any particular feeling except that they were doing their jobs but not knocking themselves out to be helpful (unlike the other 2 hotels I just mentioned). It was kind of hard to find this particular location although it is close to major attractions. I get lost all the time & in 2 days barely got the hang of where this street was.

Room Tip: I'd want a sunnier room not facing a brick wall.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Great hotel with more greatest stuff! I felt sick for a few times (food poisoning) while our stay in Istanbul, and the hotel workers even give some pills and make some beverage for me (it was to normalize my stomach, i think). Every one knows about my poisoning (thanks my mom), and all the hotel staff were taking care of me. That all was very nice and I'm still very grateful about that all. In addition to the service I loved the breakfasts and location was great too. I did really enjoyed that stay in Istanbul!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Khalkis, Greece
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

We stayed in a doudle room for 6 nights but for the first night we forced to stay in a smelly basement room due to maintance works on the hydraulic system of the room we had booked (as the receptioned mentioned to us). It is a hotel that needs another refurbisment right now although it has gone through that in 2007 (as they claim). Photos on internet site that advertise the hotel do not meet your expectations when you actually visit the hotel.
Poor breakfast, small roof terrace with no sunshades and flowers, badly-preserved hotel with no elavator and without soundproof consist the main drawbacks of Asmali hotel. There is no restaurant and bar as well. I found expired coffee sticks in my room, broken chair, broken electrical plug-ins. Also, It is not recommended for elderly people.
On the other hand it has a great location, near to the main sight-seeings, but difficult to find it.
Overall, you can find better hotels at the area of Sultanahmet.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kingsburg, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2011

We had a bit of a difficult time finding our hotel, but once we did everything was great. We stayed in the basement room which was fine. The bed wasn't terribly comfortable, but it wasn't awful either. The complimentary daily breakfast was pretty good, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. The hotel is walking distance to many sights in Sultanahment as well as public transportation to get to other parts of Istanbul.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Asmali_Konak_mgr, Front Office Manager at Asmali Hotel, responded to this review, July 30, 2011
Dear Guest

Thank you for your comments. Our hotel is at the heart of the Old City, literally a stone's throw from Ayasofya, the Blue Mosque and the Hippodrome. We would like to see you again as our guest, Best wishes, Ufuk Ozkan
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 24, 2011

we booked through last minute where the hotel was described as having a bar with a good range of beers/wines and a rooftop restaurant.
It has neither.
It serves a buffet breakfast, and has a small rooftop terrace which you can walk up to with 4 tables and chairs.
The buffet breakfast is fine, so are the rooms and the staff
it's just misrepresented.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Asmali Hotel
Address: Kucuk Ayasofya mah. Mustafa Pasa sok. No 25 | Sultanahmet, Istanbul 34122, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #888 of 1,135 Hotels in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Asmali Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Asmali Hotel is ready to accommodate you with its well decorated rooms, terrace with Marmara Sea and Blue Mosque view. We serve an excellent open buffet breakfast on our Terrace Restaurant with a 360' view which includes the Blue Mosque and the Sea of Marmara.The Hotel Asmali is a boutique catogorised hotel and have 15 rooms.We located in the Old City (Sultanahmet) which is the most historical area of Istanbul. We are within walking distance of most of the major sites; the Imperial palace (Topkapi) of the Ottoman Empire. The most important places in this area are Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Sultan Ahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque), the Hippodrome, the Grand Bazaar (Covered Market), Undergroun Cistern and the Museum of Islamic Art... Our friendly and professional staff will make you feel at home, with traditional Turkish hospitality. ... more   less 
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Asmali Konak Hotel Turkish Mansion

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