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Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpaşa Camii sokak No : 55 Çemberlitaş/Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34126 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Breakfast in the Room, Buffet-Style Restaurant, Snack Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and charges apply.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Private Check-in/Check-out, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying, Hair/Beauty Salon
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 3 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Based on 91 reviews
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Only 500 metres from Sultanahmet area with Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace, Sunlife Oldcity is 200 metres from Sultanahmet Tram Station, offering easy access to other sites in the city.
Score from 67 reviews Very good
Dedem Hotel features air-conditioned rooms and a rooftop restaurant with Marmara views. In Sultanahmet district, it is less than a quarter mile from Hagia Sophia and the Hippodrome.
Score from 297 reviews Good
Kupeli is a modern hotel in historic Sultanahmet, 1310 ft from the buzz of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. It is an entirely non-smoking property featuring a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi.
Score from 89 reviews Very good
Located in the historic district of the city, Metin Han Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from Blue Mosque, Saint Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
Score from 128 reviews Very good
The staff was helpful. Breakfast was good Perfect location, near the tram and sultan ahmet and many restaurants.
The bed was separated not king bed. Bathroom very small Bad smell came from the window
Good location. About 600-800 meters walk from Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosqee, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazar!
Clean in the room was poor.
Location is brilliant, everything important is only 5 mins walk away. Staff are helpful.
On closer inspection there were a few maintenance issues with our room but nothing that really had a negative impact on our holiday.
In contrary to what I saw in the pictures of the room while I was booking, the room I stayed in had window but opened to a wall!! This is the first time I stayed in a hotel like this. If I had known that, I would never have booked the room. It would be better if it was mentioned that in the explanation of the room.
I like good location, there are many atractions neare the hotel, like Hagia sophia, blue mosque. Tram stор is only five minut walk.The breakfast is good, but not varied.
The one reason why i booked this hotel thei have safe box. But when we arrieved and cheked safe box , it didn,t work. Staf did not fix this problem. In room thei do not have any wardrobe. The room was not clean.
Location is good and staff are really nice and doing their best. Easy to find and get to from the airport. Bed was really comfortable. Plenty of hot water. Buffet breakfast. Décor provided entertainment. Excellent local restaurants.
Room was cleaned on first day and then not again for 2 days. Sheets were too small for the bed so came undone all the time. One day breakfast was obviously just leftovers from previous day. Cost quoted in euros was then "translated" into lira at a very poor exchange rate. Transfer offered from airport was more expensive than just getting a taxi at the airport. This place would be a good option in an emergency but not otherwise.
Good location, friendly staff.
If you're after a big room or a nice view, this is not the place.
staff attitude , location
wifi was a bit weak and slow
Wonderful location,very friendly staff,excellent point for visiting the city
It's very comfortable hotel. It is after repearing. It's very simple to get to this hotel from aeroport by tram.Very carefull stuff, you can ask them about all things you want - how to get to same points, where to go for walk, where to eat cheaper and ets. All of them speak english. And very tasty coffee and breakfast.
small drawback - no exhaust in the bathroom, very humid
extremely friendly and helpful staff
they need black out curtains for the windows. at night all the outside lights keep the room way to light
Hotel California was a great find. The three brothers and their father who manage the hotel were attentive and friendly with great advice and always willing to help. The hotel was a short walk to some fantastic places, and close to the tram which would take you anywhere you needed. 24 hour reception was a blessing as we arrived past midnight and had to leave for the airport at four in the morning. A big thank you to our hosts. I hope I meet you all again.
Location, friendliness and neatness
There was both a power outage one afternoon and no water one evening of a two day stay. The front desk failed to wake us and when we came down to breakfast he was still sleeping. Difficult to compare as we did not visit similar facilities in Istanbul during peak season before.
Location of the hotel is very good. Staff is nice and helpful. Breakfast was OK.
I and my family of 6 (Me, my spouse, and kids aged 16,16,13 and 1 year) stayed there for 3 nights. I had booked two rooms: one double and one triple room. The triple rooms was OK but the double room was extremely small which was changed to a triple room without additional charges on the last day. For the first two night I was made to live in a tiny single room. 2 single beds crammed into a single-bed room to make it a double room with one side of the bed completely blocked by the side wall with no space for the person sleeping on that side to get off the bed. Even the bathroom door on the other side could not be opened completely due to shortage of space. No space for baby's cot in that room although notified in advance at the time of booking. The hotel staff should be mindful of the needs of their guests when allocating rooms. The hotel's own website mentions charges for shuttle transfer from the airport as 86 TL but we were charged 100 TL both ways. Wifi was not available in the rooms for the first day but it was fixed later.
Friendly staff, location,
The staff really helpful and kind. The location is close to important monuments. I guess the price is ok.
The building and the rooms need maintenance. No access for cars during the day. I was in others hotels in Istanbul and the breakfast were really good, tasty, but in Hotel California it was really really simple.
The hotel is so bad, and i refuse to call it a hotel , it is stockyard ! , no balcony , very bad air condition and the room was humidity, the room too small even you can't stay only if you seating on your bed !, unworthy breakfast , very very very small bathroom ( you can't turn your body when you take a shower ), darty room without dustbin and no one come to you to clean the room ( no house keeper ) , smelly room and dirty pillows and bed sheets. PLEASE RUN !.
The position is very good, quiet location and near to the sulltanhamet square. The staff is very polite really good persons. The room was very clean.
during the day there is no access to the hotel by car
The great hotel! Service, location all of these great! I can only wish good luck and a lot of customers :)
The staff were most friendly and helpful. location very very nice .Thank you for everything hotelCalifornia :)
The staff were very helpful and friendly..the location was perfect - in the heart of old city, just few minutes walk from Blue Mosque, Agia Sofia, Grand Bazaar
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