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Eminsinan Mahallesi Gedikpaşa Camii sokak No : 55 Çemberlitaş/Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34126 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
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In a 19th-century Ottoman mansion, this boutique hotel is only a 3-minute walk from Sultanahmet Square. It features a terrace café overlooking the Sea of Marmara, and has air-conditioned guest rooms.
Score from 121 reviews Very good
Designed to preserve its Byzantine features, Ar Suites offers elegant, spacious rooms just 1150 ft from Taksim Metro Station.
Score from 384 reviews Very good
In the historic center of Istanbul, Emek offer free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk with city maps. Topkapi Palace and the Suleymaniye Mosque are within a 5-minute walk.
Score from 694 reviews Very good
Located in Istanbul's historic district of Sultanahmet, a 5-minute walk from the Hagia Sophia and Grand Bazaar, this budget hotel features a terrace restaurant with panoramic views of Istanbul.
Score from 365 reviews Good
May 3, 2015
The rooms were very low budget, half a shower door and just dated. If you don't care about the room only the price and location, then it will be fine.
The location was great, easy short walk to the tram. Staff was great and friendly.
April 19, 2015
Noise a lot of noise we had 2 rooms with a lot of noises and one of them was so small
April 14, 2015
The staff on the first 3 days did not speak any English... Communication problems.. Only the one on the last day was able to understand us Rooms are incredibly small!
Good located for main touristic attractions
March 31, 2015
(lack of) staff's English knowledge, irregular heating and hot water supply, breakfast, room cleaning system
March 23, 2015
Rooms are too small
Location is perfect for short time travelers, staffs were helpful and cordial.
March 17, 2015
Location is very nice , every popular place is walking distances.
February 26, 2015
No window in room was like a prison cell. Staff moved me to an alternative hotel after one night as they could not find another double room for me in the hotel
January 29, 2015
1. The night staff did not know English, so telephones could not be relayed properly to the room. 2. The room was clean but the cleaning lady did not appear for three days, and the breakfast was too spartan for Istanbul standards. 3. With few dollars more per day there are many better choices in this neighborhood.
1. The hotel was clean, quiet, warm, and the twin bed comfortable. 2. The staff was very polite. 3. The WiFi was good.
January 21, 2015
Clean hotel, comfortable beds, spotless sheets and towels, strong and free wi-fi. Perfect location, just 1 minute walking from Cemberlitas area in Sultanahmet.. Nice staff. Omer was very helpful and friendly.
January 7, 2015
very kind staff
January 4, 2015
street is not nice. Noisy trash collection drive by every night
location near old city center. Good price
December 26, 2014
The staff were rude and unhelpful. Promises were not kept. The light outside one of our rooms was not functioning, the staircase did not have proper hand railings on 3 floors and on one floor it did have railings but it was very shaky and on the verge of collapsing. Also the toilet bowls were shaky and the glass panel that holds toiletries were broken on its edges. The hotel manager was there at the reception counter when we left, after our first night,to go touring but he did not mention anything about needing the keys back to clean the rooms. We asked him about the broken toilet bowls and broken glasses in the bathrooms, whereby he agreed to have them fixed. However, when we came back nothing was fixed and the rooms were not cleaned. When we questioned the hotel 'manager', he said he was not able to fix anything as it was a Sunday(assuming that no repairmen in the whole of Istanbul works on a Sunday) and he had no keys to access the rooms to clean them. Again, he failed to mention any of these at the time we left the hotel earlier in the morning. The hotel had no backup generator when the area had a blackout. We stayed in the lobby as we can't go up to our rooms as it was pitch black. When we spoke to the manager about our difficulties staying in the hotel, he just shrug it off and said, "you get what you paid for." He even tried to threaten us by saying that “we were looking for trouble” when all we did was just telling about the difficulties we had. Another weird thing was that another hotel staff took care of our checking in and payment when we arrived. We also had more questions but he convinced us that we can speak further to his manager who will be in the hotel the next day. He said all of this with a fair command of English. However, when we wanted to checkout on the second night(we had earlier booked for four nights but couldn’t bear to stay in it any longer), he didn’t want to entertain us and repeatedly said ‘I no English’.
The free wifi, the nice wallpaper and comfortable bed.
December 26, 2014
Bathroom water supply hopeless Toilet placed wrong plade. Narrow space between. Bulps not working. One day no cleaning. TV wire hopeles arranged. No TV programs working. exept. Islam.
Staff very helpfull
December 7, 2014
December 7, 2014
insects crawling in bathroom
December 5, 2014
clean of the room
good location near Grand Baazar, near historical place
December 1, 2014
best price, best location, best wifi, functional room, best breakfast and The staff are great. Thanks Mr. Hasan and Mr. Ömer
November 23, 2014
The bed was separated not king bed. Bathroom very small Bad smell came from the window
The staff was helpful. Breakfast was good Perfect location, near the tram and sultan ahmet and many restaurants.
November 12, 2014
Clean in the room was poor.
Good location. About 600-800 meters walk from Hagia Sofia, Blue Mosqee, Topkapi Palace and Grand Bazar!
October 30, 2014
October 20, 2014
On closer inspection there were a few maintenance issues with our room but nothing that really had a negative impact on our holiday.
Location is brilliant, everything important is only 5 mins walk away. Staff are helpful.
September 30, 2014
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.
September 28, 2014
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.
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.
September 23, 2014
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.
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.
September 18, 2014
If you're after a big room or a nice view, this is not the place.
Good location, friendly staff.
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