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Ishakpasa Caddesi No: 8 Cankurtaran, Fatih, 34140 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 235 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Megara Palace - Old City.
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
Bar, Restaurant With Dining Menu, Buffet-Style Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Room Service, Car Rental, Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Fax/Photocopying, Honeymoon Suite
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
Turkish, English, German, Bulgarian
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 6 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One older child or adult is charged EUR 15 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed. No extra charges.
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Based on 235 reviews
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Score from 321 reviews Wonderful
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In Sultanahmet area, Hotel Ipekyolu offers spacious rooms and free Wi-Fi. The boutique hotel is only a 5 minute walk from Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace.
Score from 187 reviews Very good
the kindness of the personal specially the ones in the lobby. They were always willing to help. Location of the place is excellent , wallkimg diatance from touristic attractions, restaurants. breakfast is good enough for the price. the restaurant is cozy and the view is really nice.
Airport shuttle to Sabiha is with 58€ far too expensive. I picked a shuttle service for 24€ at a local travel agency. The hotel made me a similar offer for 22€, but wanted in adittion a surcharge of 56€. They could not explain the reason for the surcharge. I assume they just give it a try... The hotel rooms are very small and it is not recommended to look under the bed...
The fact that I also made a booking for May,which I cancelled And they said I didn't and took one nights accommodation off my credit card although we stayed there in September. They also tried to get the full payment from my credit card about 2 months before our stay and had my card blocked.
Excellent staff. Very good breakfast Nice facilities
This hotel is right in the middle of everything required. Over the road from Topkapi Palace, 2 mins walk to the cafes and markets and another 1 minute walk to the mosques. Overlooks the Bospherous. The Staff are friendly and helpful to the point of assisting with language difficulties.
I made a reservation for accommodation in May which I cancelled and rebooked for September but they said I didn't cancel and charged me for one night accommodation which I was not happy about as they received full payment on our recent stay. I had confirmation of 1 double and one twin room and when we checked in they gave us 2 twins and then pushed the beds together. The rooms are very small and no tea & coffee making facilities and nowhere to sit and relax.
Extremely well located for must see sights, light night/early morning restaurants and cheap late night mini markets. Hagia Sofia is literally just up the road - approx. 2min walk away. The hotel has Friendly, helpful staff. Get the shuttle from the airport - call the hotel ahead of time to confirm shuttle times and prices. Cabs can be expensive - I found out the hard way. The hotel has great views across the water and decent breakfasts on the top floor.
The lack of an elevator might put some off and the need to carry your own luggage up four flights of semi spiral stairs if you happen to be on the top floor might be a little less than desirable. I also had mini bar items attached to my bill at the end of my stay even though I didn't touch the mini bar - the front desk didn't make me pay it though. My room's shower was a tad small - i could not bend down once the shower door was closed - the shower worked really well though. Having said all that There isn't much to not like about Megara Palace and I would still recommend it for anyone unsure about the quality of cheaper places in the neighbourhood and unwilling to fork out for a more luxurious stay in Istanbul - especially if your reason for choosing is to see the old town sights.
The Sultanahmet area of Istanbul is the safest area to live in. I really liked the hotel's location and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Wifi was great too on the second floor. My double room for 1 occupant was comfortable but i saw single rooms on the ground level that were very tight.
It didn't matter that the hotel didn't have a lift as the stairs were not too long and there were only 3 floors. The breakfast was extremely disappointing so don't get your hopes up in the morning.
Position is amazing (1 minute by walk from Hagya Sofia and Topkapi) Staff is absolutely friendly and helpful Terrace
Rooms are a bit small Breakfast can be improved
This hotel is in a great location 5 minute walk from the main mosques and churches and 2 minutes from lots of restaurants. We loved the roof terrace for breakfast overlooking the sea and watching the boats go past. Staff very friendly and beds comfortable. Would recommend a stay!
very helful nice staff perfect location , close to everything and walking distance of sultan ehamet metro station at the same time not in the middle of the crowd, very quite and calm and peaceful breakfast is great, homemade delicious food food, hallarious view at the roof while having your breakfast
The staff went out of their way to help me. The gentleman on duty at the reception even stopped at the otogar after I checked out to see that I was on the right bus on his way to work. And the location is perfect
I liked everything!
This small hotel is perfectly located in the close proximity of Hagia Sophia and other landmarks. The staff was very nice and helpful. The design of the whole building inside is very attractive making you feel that you are in an old palace or maybe a castle. They provide the breakfast on the roof terrace where you have a beautiful view of the nearby architectural landmarks, as well as the sea and the Asian coast. The breakfast was quite decent, to my opinion.
The room is very small for 3 (it would probably be OK for two). The extra bed that was provided for my visit was too small for an adult (perhaps, they expected a child would sleep there). Again, that won't be an issue with you if you don't have a third person. The shower does not have a door, and, surprisingly, that is by design. So, we used the shower in a very limited way to avoid flooding the floor.
Megara is right next to the ancient wall that runs around Topkapi palace; the views are wonderful. Its so close to most of the 'must see' sights - they become your neighborhood while you are there. The hotel is charming, with great attention to detail in the decor and good facilities. Best of all though, were the staff - such a warm and welcoming bunch of people. I would definitely recommend staying at Megara
Old fashioned style of hotel with excellent bar/restaurant/ breakfast area with a good view. Comfortable, basic bedroom, adequate bathroom. Good breakfast.
Room a bit dark, but not really a problem.
Very good location with a lot of restaurants, the blue mosque and the aya sophia nearby. The breakfast is very good with a stunning view.
Can be a little bit noisy at night because of the restaurtants but I did not find it very disturbing.
Location (all major attractions eg. blue mosque within walking distance), gorgeous Bosphorus views, friendly staff, clean and comfortable room, excellent WiFi, great breakfast buffet (I am celiac, and plenty of gluten-free options were provided). Highly recommend as excellent value for money deal. Only comment is that bathroom was a little 'tired'- but that said, it was large, everything worked well and shower had great pressure/hot water, so no complaints really. Staff were very helpful in organising both an airport pickup, and then taxis when required. Thanks for a lovely stay, Megara Palace!
Air conditioning did not work well
The location The staff The Terrace The cost The food The quaintness! The Turkish Chardonnay.
The position of toilet - too squeezy The stairs - very dangerous and not well lit. The food was good but there was not a lot of choice for dinner. Breakfast was fine. Beds were a bit hard.
This hotel is brilliantly situated just across the road from the Topkapi Palace and near all the important sites in the Old City. It is comfortable and the staff are extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. The hotel boasts a rooftop breakfast room, with an amazing view. We loved our stay here.
great view, lovely stuff, delicious breakfast on a breathtaking terrace
Great location Helpful, friendly staff
Uncomfortable bed Weak Wifi
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