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Akbıyık Değirmeni Sok. No:50 Sultanahmet, Fatih, 34122 Istanbul, Turkey – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 189 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hotel Sphendon.
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Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Food & Drink
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Room Service, 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, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning, Designated Smoking Area
From 1:00 PM
Until 11:30 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 7 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge in a crib.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 30 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
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Based on 189 reviews
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Sapphire is a classic Ottoman-style hotel just over a quarter mile from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul’s Sultanahmet.
Score from 2557 reviews Excellent
|Set in a historic Ottoman building, Hayriye Sultan Residence is within a walking distance from popular landmarks such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque and Basilica Cistern.||
Situated just under a quarter of a mile from the Blue Mosque, the Q Hotel features modern rooms with an LCD TV and 24-hour room service in a quiet area of Sultanahmet.
Score from 507 reviews Very good
This hotel is in the Old City of Istanbul steps from The Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace and the Grand Bazaar. It offers a rooftop terrace and 24-hour front desk.
Score from 128 reviews Wonderful
Room is very small, but clean and has everything to make you comfortable. Breakfast is really good.
Need more space
1. The breakfast terrace in the back is stunningly landscaped, framed by a hundred-foot high natural cliff in the rear and beautiful gardens. Everyone also enjoyed the kittens that live there and are cared for by the hotel. 2. Mehmet the "concierge" who manned the front desk was helpful and delightful. Other staff was friendly, too. 3. The area is great and walking distance to the Blue Mosque, Topkapi, the cistern, Hagia Sofia, and many restaurants.
There is a laptop available for guests, but the display isn't in English, though virtually all their guests are English speaking. They tried to change it to English, but couldn't. It would be nice if the hotel banned smoking, but second-hand smoke is unavoidable in Istanbul. It makes one appreciate the good sense of anti-smoking laws in the U.S.
Nice little hotel, very nice people on reception desk, at breakfast and tiding the rooms. This hotel can't offer the standard of these big international business hotels, however you'll know the staff very soon, and all of them will know you too. They'll tell you where to go, what to see and what to avoid. We liked the roofgarden (we drank a bottle of red there, watching ships passing by, safely protected by the Blue Mosque. I was the 100% right hotel for us!!!
Really good breakfast, each morning a little bit different, so - variety. Nice rooms. Liked the mattress - not too soft. Awesome shower cabin. Beautiful patio where you have your breakfast. Very nice staff.
Can't think of anything really crucial.
Located in the core of Istambul, you need only minutes for the major interest points. Staff is polite and very helpfull. Fair price for the rooms.
Cleanlin es is a bit on the low site, meaning they clean the rooms every day but... not that thorough. They also do your bed but... not change the bed sheets even when you ask for.
Location Staff Breakfast Surroundings are quiet at night, very close to main attractions like Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, Topkapi Palace, Archaeology museum and the Cisterns
The noise from over the street mosque at 3:45 in the morning
small room, not detailed cleaning
Hotel Sphendon was great. Very quaint, delightful room, excellent breakfast, helpful staff, quiet, perfect location. Really nice to come back to at the end of the day. Good value. I would definitely stay again.
The one small negative has that the pillows were past their use-by & pretty lumpy and the bed really hard. Otherwise all fantastic.
Great location for seeing Istanbul's most famous sites. Turkish bath just up the street was great. Nice rooftop patio where you could bring your own cold drinks and enjoy the view. Staff was helpful and excellent. Very clean.
Istanbul's narrow streets made finding the hotel challenging, luckily we remembered to bring a card with the hotel's address on it. Single beds were comfortable (but small). Shower worked well but tight as well.
Excellent location, very helpful friendly staff and lovely food.
Very friendly and helpfull staff, great turkish breakfast buffé, peaceful surroundings while only five minutes away from a major Tourist area.
Staff, location, romantic back-garden & good breakfast
Wear and tear starts to show
the best thing about this hotel is the staff. great people especially the manager Ferdi who was extremely helpful and so kind that they even posted an item to us that we had forgotten in our room. Jehan was also a great help as well as the other team members who arranged breakfast and cleaning. also, superb location only a few minutes walk from all the primary hot spots. they let us select our own room which was always pristine when we returned at the end of each day. thanks to the whole team for a fantastic stay in a timeless city!!!
Hospitality is so good! I could get the satisfaction. It is like a old friends or family. I propose you if you want to get calm hospitality.
The friendly atmosphere and the kind staff. Breakfast was great with homemade pastrys. Really good value for money.
lovely garden and breakfast are more variety small room but comfort
Friendly staff, great breakfast, fantastic location close to Hippodrome. Staff went out of their way to be helpful. Nice to be able to leave luggage in their stoage room when our flight left later in the day. We had an easy walk to tram, Cistern, Aya Sofia, Blue Mosque. Lovely courtyard and roof deck. Would definitely stay there again.
Friendly atmosphere and cosy rooms and lounge area.
On the top floor the appartment was flooding and in the bathroom water was dripping on your head. Only one out 3 receptionist speaks English, the other two speak only very limited English. Becasue of flooding we have been relocated into the adjacent hotel. This new more expensive hotel could arrange a much cheaper airport transfer. Sphendon price :75 euro, new hotel price was only 50 euro.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. And 24 hour service.
Feel that the room can be more luxury compared to the price.
Position is fantastic Staff very kind and help you with suggestions on the best way to move in town Very good quality/priceratio
Rooms are not very well isolated and you can hear people from the other ones
Ideal location, kindly staff, good service.
The room had a bad smell, аir conditioning made strange sounds
Staff is friendly and speak good English. Always willing to help.
There is no elevator, for people traveling with heavy suitcases it becomes a big problem. The location is not really good, there are some dark scary streets that seem dangerous at night.
The staff was very friendly and always ready to help. Room on the small side but very cosy. Delicious Turkish breakfast. Two roof top terraces and a small garden. Walking distance to sights in the Sultanahmed quarter. All in all a nice small hotel in which you feel cared for.
The location is perfect (Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica cistern...). Very friendly and helpful staff. They provided lots of assistance. Just ask what you want to know and they will tell you everything. Clean and comfy rooms. Cosy beds. Good breakfast.