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“Great location, friendly staff, bed bugs in beds”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Turvan Hotel

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Turvan Hotel
Ranked #398 of 1,129 Hotels in Istanbul
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location, friendly staff, bed bugs in beds”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

The place is close to all atractions. Friendly staff but the rooms are very dirty. Cleaning service is very poor. Bathrooms are dirty. The bathtub was stained in dirt. We had bed bugs. Breakfast was ok, but I am not a big fan of the ham they serve. Kitchen is not very clean over there

  • Stayed May 2013
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Ferhat was working at the front desk and he made me feel right at home evertime he saw me. He was so helpful with planning activities and even made reservations for me without hesitation. The hotel was clean, safe, quiet, I had a great breakfast every morning and it's in a perfect location for walking everywhere in Istanbul.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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ormskirk
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

I returned from Istanbul just 2 days ago & I stayed at the Turvan for the 6th time.It was just as enjoyable as the previous 5! Ferhat ,Emre, Serdal (smiler) & the rest of the staff made me so welcome as always.I cannot think of a nicer place to spend my 50th birthday.
Breakfast choice was even bigger than before!
The only part I didn't enjoy was leaving!!
Here's to returning in May! Davut UK.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

Hotel has good location in Sultanahmet and not far from Galata bridge, tram station near 200 metres from hotel. Staff is very friendly and remember all customers by the name. They offer good breakfest with coffee from coffee machine in restaurant. But if you travel solo try to book double room, not single, because price is same, but single room is very small - near 8-10m2, so there is no corridor in single room and bed stay near the room door. And when people speak in hotel corridor, they do it near your head, so it's very hard to sleep in single room, because very noisy. But when I change it on double room with small corridor in the room, that problem was solve.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Visited Turvan Hotel week and were pleased. Good location, close to the main attractions of Istanbul: Sultan Ahmed, Topkapi Palace, Aya Sofya. The hotel room is small but cozy. Dorozhelatelny hotel staff answered all our questions, where and how to get there. When we left, we denounced heavy bags, absolutely Platform is no tipping. Around the hotel are many cafes, shops selling souvenirs and handicrafts. They all work and after midnight. I liked everything, especially the sincere and sympathetic people.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed with a friend for 2 nights. We liked the location as it was close to attractions in Istanbul and well commuted. There was also a choice of restaurants. Breakfast was a good meal and pleasant atmosphere.
On the downside: it could have been cleaner and the the elevator boy did not have to be so upfront about a tip.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Munich, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

was there with my friends for almost a week in December and Jan. Its location in Sultanahmet area is the only thing i like about the hotel. the fact of the matter is, i cannot think about anything else that could be considered a pro.

i never thought a property with 3.5 stars would be this bad, or does it really have 3 stars..?? i dont know. The day we arrived, there was no hot water in the bathroom. we complained 4 times and 2 people came to check and they left saying something in Turkish. somehow hot water was available the next day. Apart from the guy at the reception, nobody else speaks a word of English.
The room was shabby and there was not even a carpet in the bathroom which had midieval fittings. They did make up the room everyday though. We could here almost everything from other rooms and outside the building even though the windows were shut.
Their "high speed internet" was the slowest i have ever used. Had to buy a 3G pack on my mobile for my personal use.

It gives you an impression of a seedy lodge, to be utterly honest. Not making such a mistake again.!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Mateo R
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Additional Information about Turvan Hotel

Property: Turvan Hotel
Address: Hocapasa Sok. No: 16 | Sirkeci, Istanbul 34112, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Istanbul > Sultanahmet , Sirkeci
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#79 Best Value Hotel in Istanbul
#134 Spa Hotel in Istanbul
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Turvan Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel with family athmosphere and English speaking staff. Welcomes you to enjoy the unique historical places in Istanbul. If you choose to stay in Turvan Hotel you will experience the magnificent city of Istanbul by visiting the Blue Mosque, Saint sophia, Grand Bazaar,Under Ground Cistern, Topkapi Palace and more are walking distances.On the other hand, you can enjoy the sun and the sea by taking Bhosphorus tour and will also have chance to see the modern Istanbul. To taste the famaous Turkish cuisine to live the night life. Turvan Hotel Consists of 5 floors and 45 rooms. We have Single , Double, Twin and Triple rooms. All rooms are fully furnished and with own private bathrooms, TV, phone, Hair dryer, 24 hours room Service, Heating and cooling system ect... Breakfast is Open buffet for Our Guests.. And we have wireless internet it’s free of charge. You can use in lobby or all around the Hotel. ... more   less 
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