Ratings based on 36 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
4.0 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Close to all historical sitesPosted Nov 24, 2013
Location! Location! Location! Few minute walking distance to everything. A lot of restaurants to choose from. Breakfast selection could use improvement.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Great location in Old TownPosted Oct 24, 2013
Pros: The room and location
Location: Blue Mosque, Sophia Haiga
Loved walking to all the major sites, and great restaurants and shops.
for Getaway With Friendsby Wendy from New York
Close to sightsPosted Sep 1, 2013 on Hotels.com
I think the hotel was ok. I have stayed twice in Istanbul. The first time I stayed I was a bit away from the sights (walking distance) but a much quieter area. It was nice that this hotel was near streets with lots of restaurants and shopping. The breakfast was ok. I didn't feel like the staff went over and beyond to make you feel welcome. They said there was wifi all over the hotel but unless I stood by my door I could not connect to the wifi. This was the only hotel that didn't even leave one free bottle of water in the room. That was annoying since we arrived late at night and just wanted to go to bed. If you want to be next to the sights then I would recommend this hotel but next time I would choose to be a bit further away again to stay at a nicer hotel for the same price.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from California
Istanbul Holdiay.Posted Aug 12, 2013
Pros: Courteous and frindly staff. The room was comfortable arranged nicely. They offer tea in the afternoon in the lobby lounge.
Location: The Blue Mosque, Tokapi Palace, Cisterns, Hagia Sophia are all within a 5-10 minute walk (depending on one's pace). The Grand Bazaar 10 minutes away.
We stayed at the Azade Hotel based on recommendations from friends. It is in the old city and quite close to the major sites of interest. The hotel was very pleasant and the staff was couirteous and infomative. Breakfast is included and is a blend of Western and Eastern foods as the hotel caters to diverse clutures. The rooftop terrace is a wonderful venue for breakfast and also available for taking in the views at other times. The night view of the Blue Mosque is breath taking. The hotel is on a charming street of shops and restaurants, so there are many options available within a few minutes walk.
for Familiesby Mac from Edinburgh
Posted May 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very centrally located to view the sights of Istanbul. Hotel room was spacious and clean and the bed comfortable. Hotel provides an excellent breakfast served in the roof top restaurant and terrace which has a good view of the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Sea of Marmara. Lunch and dinner are not provided at the hotel but there is an excellent choice of restaurants near by to eat. Hotel staff were pleasant and helpful with a special mention of Ahmet on reception who was exceptionally so. I would recommend this hotel and would stay there again.
for Everyoneby Steph from Los Angeles, CA, USA
Great location with some quietnessPosted Mar 14, 2013
Pros: terrace breakfast. simple food but great view.
Cons: small shower room without bath tub.
Location: close to major sightseeing must places. still get some quietness. Love the location.
Great location but still not too noisy, which makes even better. Nice terrace breakfast. No bath tub but strong shower.
for Familiesby Gillian
Disappointing return after ownership change.Posted Nov 6, 2012 on Hotels.com
We stayed here exactly 3 years ago when it was Best Western Obelisk booking on spec and thought it was excellent and so rebooked.It was still a Best Western when we booked in February for the beginning of November and we were subsequently informed the name had been changed .We had booked a room with sea view,bath robes and slippers and arrived to be shown into a dark,narrow room on the ground floor in the same corridor as the offices with an additional made-up bed settee further limiting the space.That we flatly refused and stood firm and so were given a room on the third floor facing the street for one night with a promise of a move the next night.It had a slightly strange smell in the ante-room and two single beds there as well as the main room with a double.As we had had 6 days ,driving 800 miles staying in 4 different hotels we had been looking forward to unpacking and settling for 4 days in Istanbul so had to delay that for another night.The third room also on the third floor was better ,had the view but no bathrobes but frankly at that stage who cares.The staff were pleasant after the initial stand about our booking.Neither the bar nor the restaurant were open despite the huge sign outside describing it as a pub and restaurant .The decoration was starting to look tired.If we hadn't paid in advance we would not have stayed.
for Familiesby Carlos
3 Day Stay in IstanbulPosted Oct 24, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location is what makes this hotel acceptable. It is walking distance to Blue Mosque and streets of great restaurants with great views of sea and Asia side. Hotel is clean and functional but basic beds and pillows and small rooms make it only a place to get your head down and get out doing tourism. The photos make it look better than it actually is.
Cleanliness of room & hotel locationPosted Sep 10, 2012 on Hotels.com
had a great location & best breakfast ever
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Convenient and Well PricedPosted Aug 1, 2012 on Hotels.com
We enjoyed our stay at the Azade. The call to worship at 4:30am wasn't too loud (any hotel you stay in you will hear the call to worship!). The location was good. The price was good and the front desk staff was lovely. The breakfast offered a wonderful variety and was on the beautiful rooftop. You could see the Bosphorus and the Blue Mosque. We are a family of four. The room was large enough with the kids sleeping on the pullout sofa. It may not be a 5 star hotel but we didn't lack for anything. We would definitely stay there again.