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Siraselviler 16, Beyoglu, 34433 Istanbul, Turkey

#888 of 1,423 hotels in Istanbul

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Review score

Based on 94 hotel reviews

7.9

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8

  • Comfort

    7.6

  • Location

    8.9

  • Facilities

    7.3

  • Staff

    7.6

  • Value for money

    7.9

  • Free WiFi

    8

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  • Reviewed: 26 August 2018

    9.6
    I loved the place
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Breakfast was not that great not much variety...

    Room is very nice, big and authentic. Staff are welcoming you. Location is amazing about five minutes from Taksim Square.

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 November 2017

    8.8
    Recommended hotel in a great location with stylish and spacious rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The staff could improve communication a bit. The street is always busy and the insulation could be a bit better.

    The room was great, stylishly decorated with high ceilings. The location is great. The terrace/breakfast room has a great view. The room price was competitive. The facilities and cleaning was perfect. Overall good experience and recommended hotel!

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    7.1
    Location is perfect literally next road is Istiklal street.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast needs improving

    Location is perfect literally next road is Istiklal street. Love it. Roof top terrace was lovely, enjoyed the Bachata. Wifi access is great. Very clean room and bathroom. Thank you

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2017

    6.3
    Breakfast was good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Music was very loud during a private party I couldn't sleep till 1:00 Am. The bed in the double room was not comfortable as the triple rooms.

    Breakfast was good. Location near the metro and markets.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 May 2017

    10
    Superb mid-range oprion in an ideal location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Great location (much better than staying in the tourist-trap of Sultanahmet, which we've also done). Lovely, well furnished room. Spotlessly clean. Helpful staff. Simple but nice breakfast served in a lovely room with a view of the Bosphorous and the Golden Horn over to Aya Sofia. Very good value. This was our second visit and we wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 April 2017

    3.8
    Very bad experience to stay in this hotel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Counter reception staff very poor attitude. Not helping much and didn't offer for help for example to carry our luggage as I am travel with my sister. No smiling face and look like not welcome to their guests. Not comfortable at night as they have party until midnight and very noisy. No complimentary drink in the room . No iron and no hot kettle. I am not recommended this hotel for others. Even upon checking out day, over the counter the reception staff not smiling.

    Near to the Metro and Tram access.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 April 2017

    10
    Good value, comfortable stay!
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was great. Only change would be to have one grounded electrical outlet with adapters for charging computers.

    Very comfortable and elegant. I was able to get my room right away despite arriving very early. The rooftop restaurant is a very nice place to sit and relax.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2017

    4.2
    Worst Hotel I have stayed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    I did like nothing in the hotel. Upon entering into hotel room, i come across full rubbish standing on the table. Bathroom had missing shower protection, when i had shower, all the bathroom was wet. And what worst is that the towels were not changed, and towels from previous guest were with stains on them hanging in the shower!!!! Walls are not well isolated, one can hear what is going on in the next room.

    Nothing

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 October 2018

    8.3
    Location and the big double room
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location and the big double room

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 October 2018

    8.8
    The staff are friendly.
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The staff are friendly. And location

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2018

    6.3
    Location
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Small Single Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lack of complementary services like water in the room and other amenities as for the price charged it wasn’t good value for money

    Location

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2018

    7.5
    Good hotel for a few days
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    - Hard beds - phone in corridor ringing in early morning - not soundproof

    - breakfast - cleaning - location

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2018

    8.8
    Perfect location, 1 minute from Taksim square
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed wasn’t clean

    Perfect location, 1 minute from Taksim square Great for families

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 September 2018

    8.8
    Location and staff perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bed wasn’t clean

    Location and staff perfect Good for family

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2018

    10
    Everything was good
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Small Single Room
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Everything was good

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2018

    7.1
    budget hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Small Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    small room noisy

    location staff

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2018

    9.6
    Friendly comfortable and convenient
    • Business trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The breakfast is OK, but with few choices. Miss the fresh yogurt.

    Very friendly staff. Convenient location. Reasonable level of comfort

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2018

    3.8
    Unpleasant
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very unpleasant

    No

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 July 2018

    9.5
    very helpful and polite staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Triple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    the restaurant was located in the terrace-good breakfast

    excellent location

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2018

    5.4
    Location
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Receptionist very rude

    Location

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2017

    8.8
    5 mins walk to the shops, restaurants and metro.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Small Single Room
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Property was great, except some nights too noisy from other guests.

    5 mins walk to the shops, restaurants and metro. Very convenient and affordable.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    7.1
    Little Hotel and Good Location in Taksim
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Small Single Room
    • Stayed 6 nights

    bed size for a single person was like a twin size bed

    Friendly staff, good location, great breakfast

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 March 2017

    8.8
    We had problem with water on 2-d day and we change room...
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Large Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Breakfast moved from the viewed 7 floor

    We had problem with water on 2-d day and we change room rapidly

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2016

    8.8
    Location and personal
    • Business trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Quality of Wifi

    Location and personal

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2016

    8.3
    My favorite hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Small Single Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The hotel needs renovation.

    The hotel is clean, and the location is great.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 November 2016

    8.3
    My favorite hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The hotel needs renovation.

    The hotel is super clean, and the location is great.

    Stayed in October 2016

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  • Reviewed: 7 February 2016

    9.6
    Solving of unstandard situations.
    • Business trip
    • Group

    Reconstruction in the nearest buildings.

    Solving of unstandard situations. We need waked up at 6 a.m. and went to the Pendik station on 6:30. Hotel developed sandwiches for us, because we can't eaten breakfast

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2015

    9.2
    The location is very close to everything, the hotel is clean...
    • Solo traveller

    actually nothing, but i have a comment that the reception is always dark, somtimes it gives bad impresion and bad feeling about the hotel.0

    The location is very close to everything, the hotel is clean, calm and people in the reception are nice, also the breakfast is good and has many varaites.1i

  • Reviewed: 26 October 2015

    8.3
    The terrace where you have breakfast is a piece of art,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    None!

    The terrace where you have breakfast is a piece of art, amazing view! very relaxing fresh air if you are an early bird! I love the location too, it's perfect for tourists! Best thing though is the extraordinary cheap prices compared to other hotels in the area!

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2015

    8.8
    It was a block away from the taksim square which is very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The beds are very stiff and I asked for a late check-out which the receptionist told me I could do a late check-out, but the next day he dis-honored the request and had me check-out earlier.

    It was a block away from the taksim square which is very convenient to do shopping and getting around to view the cultural heritage of the city.

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    7.9
    Location is super.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Breakfast is limited. The mattress is uncomfortable.

    Location is super. The staff and service are very good. The street is quite compared to the fact that the hotel is in one of the busiest spots in Istanbul.

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2015

    10
    The friendly staff who made me feel between friends, the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The friendly staff who made me feel between friends, the easy accessible location, the fresh, good food, the nice roof terrace view, made me feel like in a Palace! :) Best choice I could possible make for my stay! :)

  • Reviewed: 6 August 2015

    3.3
    The location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The entire experience from the start was terrible, I would recommend removing this hotel from bookng.com to be honest. Rude staff, wifi that hardly worked, tiny dingy rooms, shampoo and conditioner that destroys your hair, you are lucky if you get half the towels you had after the room is cleaned, the most uncomfortable bed known to man and a sad excuse of a breakfast. How this place has a 8/10 rating from booking.com is beyond me and puts the whole rating system into question, I will from now on carefully read all comments on hotels before booking. Do not stay at this hotel, you will regret it. Only reason we stayed was due to the no refund policy, have never been so happy to check out of a hotel.

    The location

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2015

    9.6
    Location is the best u can get in istanbul.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    There is a night club below it so it might gets noisy. wifi is not the best speed one gets. no pool no gym

    Location is the best u can get in istanbul. I stayed in a small economy room value for money is good. Breakfast on the terrece was amazing

  • Reviewed: 28 July 2015

    3.3
    The room is like a jail cell.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The room is like a jail cell. How can a 3 star hotel offer 7 sqm rooms? Moreover, the guy at the reception ruthlessly quarreled with me and said, "Our score is 8, so go to hell" Never ever go to this lousy hotel.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2015

    6.3
    I was inviting a friend to get a drink in home before going...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    I was inviting a friend to get a drink in home before going out and i was surprise from them to ask me to pay extra charge 20€ even it's for 5 mn .

  • Reviewed: 19 January 2015

    9.2
    Breakfast on the top floor with great city and Bosphorus...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lot of noise from the street on Friday- Saturday until the early morning. A room the didn't front the street might be preferable.

    Breakfast on the top floor with great city and Bosphorus views

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2016

    9.2
    Location is excellent for downtown Istanbul.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Location is excellent for downtown Istanbul. Very friendly staff. Overall a very nice experience

  • Reviewed: 1 March 2016

    10
    Location, breakfast, room, staff, close to parking with good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A little traffic noise at certain times of the day.

    Location, breakfast, room, staff, close to parking with good rate, friendly people

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2016

    7.9
    Staff quite accommodating even allowing early check-in
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Road alongside the hotel suffer from slush in the snowstorm during my stay

    Staff quite accommodating even allowing early check-in

  • Reviewed: 12 January 2016

    9.6
    Perfect location,
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Pure breakfast !

    Perfect location, Easy & cool hotel, Kind and smily stuff ! Excellent reception! Quit rooms.

  • Reviewed: 6 January 2016

    6.3
    The Cleanliness was good and the location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The Beds and furniture were so old and the mattress was not comfortable at all.

    The Cleanliness was good and the location.

  • Reviewed: 5 January 2016

    5.0
    location
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    the breakfast was really poor , the room has not enough lighting

    location

  • Reviewed: 12 November 2015

    9.2
    EVERYTHING
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    NOT AT ALL

    EVERYTHING

  • Reviewed: 10 November 2015

    7.1
    It was very quiet and restful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The doors didn't feel that safe. Old doorlocks. No earbuds in the bathroom.

    It was very quiet and restful.

  • Reviewed: 7 October 2015

    8.3
    The hygiene is perfect
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    The breakfast has to be improved,there's always little or nothing

    The hygiene is perfect

  • Reviewed: 31 August 2015

    7.5
    The localization
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The breakfast hall should have a better acclimatization system

    The localization

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2015

    7.9
    Very clean helpful staff worth for the money i paid
    • Couple

    I like it

    Very clean helpful staff worth for the money i paid

  • Reviewed: 29 August 2015

    7.5
    they have a very few things on breakfast and they have to...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    they have a very few things on breakfast and they have to improve their sweets on breakfast . but the other things are good .

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2015

    10
    The location is excellent , the staff are friendly, good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The location is excellent , the staff are friendly, good value for the money

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2015

    8.3
    Nice place and close to most attractive places
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No free parking

    Nice place and close to most attractive places Very friendly and helpful staff tasty breakfast close to Taksim Square

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    10
    Location and comfort was good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Location and comfort was good. The room are quite even the street is very noisy. Roof is nice, you are going to have breakfast there.

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2015

    5.0
    Location only.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    It is very basic. No other facilities The breakfast items very limited and repetitive.

    Location only.

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2015

    9.2
    Almost everything.
    • Solo traveller

    My room was way too small which was okay. I just needed a place to rest and take shower where it has it all.

    Almost everything.

  • Reviewed: 5 May 2015

    8.3
    Typical Turkish style breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    The beds were a little too hard! And the rooms are noisy.

    Typical Turkish style breakfast. Very nice staff and the location was great!

  • Reviewed: 30 March 2015

    7.5
    It is always my choice in Istanbul, clean, well maintained...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    It is always my choice in Istanbul, clean, well maintained and centered in location.

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