Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.5 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.4 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.3 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Nottingham, UK

Cosy and Centrally-Located

Posted Aug 26, 2014
Pros: Location, cosy design, decoration, value for money.
Cons: Hairdryer wasn't working very well- best bring your own or let the sun do it's work!
Location: Heart of the old city- 5 minutes walk from Hagia Sofia and the Blue Mosque, Cistern, Palace etc. Lots of restaurants and tourist shops nearby.
We stayed here as a couple for four nights in mid August. Thank goodness the air con was working really well! Comfy bed, beautiful decoration using Turkish crafts, tasty breakfast and friendly staff. The rooms were small but excellent value amid the costly area of Sultanahmet (the old city). No problems with shower or toilet (I feel the need to point out that in most Mediterranean countries you can't put toilet paper down the toilet due to ancient plumbing- so no need to blame Chora!) There were guidebooks to browse and a wonderful view of the water from the breakfast room. Would definitely come back!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Just what you need for a short stay

Posted Aug 5, 2014
Pros: It was very convenient, cheap and easy place
It is an increadible small guest house and for sure it is the smallest room I've ever been to, however it was nicely decorated, comfortable and located in the heart of toursitic Istambul without the noise factor.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Overnight Stay Before Destination
by A verified traveler

good value

Posted Jun 27, 2014 on Hotels.com
Exactly what I was looking for, affordable, comfortable, near the sites
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Students
by Margaret from Kiama, Australia .

Excellent and central location

Posted Jun 24, 2014
Pros: Small, friendly with lots of atmosphere. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bosphorus was a highlight.
Quaint hotel centrally located close to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque and Topkapi Palace. Close to restaurants and tram stop.
3 out of 5
by Traveller

For Budget Conscious Only

Posted Nov 6, 2013
Location is good, very close to main attractions in Istanbul and the Tram. There are other hotels/guesthouses in the vicinity as well that you may want to check.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Quirky, clean hotel, great location

Posted Jul 2, 2013
Very helpful staff, if you ask him he will advise you on the best value and most authentic restaurants in the area and how to reach local attractions by public transport or on foot. Hotel decor is quirky and rooms are clean. We felt very safe here, if I was travelling alone I would happily stay here. The breakfast was very good. We booked airport transfer through the hotel, which was easy, reasonably priced and on time. The location is great, near to the Blue Mosque, to the sea and to the tramway.
2 out of 5
Recommended
by Peter & Dawna from Ottawa, Canada

Very Basic Accommodation

Posted May 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
The ONLY thing Chora Guesthouse has going for it is its terrific location - a short, easy walk from the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque. Apart from that, there isn't much left to recommend. We stayed on the third floor and had to drag our heavy luggage up 3 flights of narrow, steep stairs (no elevator). The proprietor, in fairness, helped us to carry it up but carrying it back down at the end of our stay was just as difficult and when you're in a hurry to catch the airport shuttle, you can't wait around for assistance. The room itself was reasonably clean and had a good bed, however it lacked in some of the basics - no chair (nowhere to sit other than on the bed), no telephone, no television (not that you'd spend any time in the room watching it, but it's nice to catch up on the day's news before retiring). The shower was very temperamental and we had to compromise between decent water pressure and temperature. As a result, we wound up taking tepid showers. The room has a good air conditioner - a must when staying in Istanbul. The worst part of the whole experience was that we were told not to put toilet paper in the toilet because the system couldn't handle it (think about that one for a moment!). Needless to say, we tended to use the facilities at restaurants as much as possible. The room was inexpensive but, in the end, you get what you pay for.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Convenient, comfortable

Posted Feb 11, 2013
The guesthouse is excellently located. It is in a clean street away from the main thoroughfares, so is quiet at night. It is ridiculously close to Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, five minutes walk and you are there. Very good location, nice view over the Sea of Marmara when you have breakfast Breakfast is a bit bare-bones; cold-cuts, a boiled egg, some bread etc. It's perfectly adequate for what you pay, though; this isn't the Novotel. Rooms are very clean and comfortable; staff clean them every day and each room has its own bathroom which is also cleaned every day. Very nice. It has a homely feel which is nice.
3 out of 5
Recommended
by Riesling

Close to sights, but room is very small!

Posted Oct 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
Chora Guesthouse is within a few minutes walk to most must-see sights so it's very convenient. Breakfast is delicious and plentiful, and the sea view is a bonus. However, the room is very small. My husband and I had a double room and had to step over luggages because there is no space!! The hotel is also very hard to find, we asked 5 or 6 different locals and none of them know that street and the hotel. The owner seems nice when we checked in, but was not very friendly when we asked if we could leave our luggages for the afternoon after we checked out in the morning.
1 out of 5
Recommended
by Elgelly

Bad hotel

Posted Sep 26, 2012 on Hotels.com
the hotel is very bad it smells horrible and the stairways and the room is very small. the bathroom is out of the room. I'll never stay in this hotel again :(