Ratings based on 85 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to main tourist attractions

Posted Jul 29, 2014
Pros: The location is great, within walking distance to the major attractions.
Cons: Breakfast buffet is good. It would have been better if they change the main dishes on a daily basis.
Staffs are very nice n friendly. They speak English. The bed is ok, but the shower stall had moldy edges at the bottom. And the drainage was slow so, I had to adjust the flow of the shower water to give the used water to drain properly. Overall, the hotel is good for the price.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Gail from Canada

Dara Review

Posted Jun 19, 2014 on Hotels.com
The hotel is excellent value for location but difficult to find. Make sure you have a map printed on hand. I hope they improve on their breakfast by replenishIng food when depleted. Personnel is very friendly and accommodating. Rooms are small but then again the price is right. Nice view from the terrace restaurant where breakfast is served. good coffee & tea.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by SL from Vancouver, Canada

Lovely hotel

Posted Jun 9, 2014 on Hotels.com
Staff were very helpful - carrying luggage to room as hotel does not have elevator and introducing attractions in neighbourhood. The room was very clean and bright and the bed was very comfortable. Met the hotel owner unexpectedly and felt very welcomed by him, a very down-to-earth person who welcomes his guests like his own friends. The hotel is in fantastic location - just 5 to 10 minutes of walk to Blue mosque and St. Sophia. Highly recommended if visiting Istanbul's old town.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Nadia from UK

Perfect Location

Posted Jun 3, 2014
Pros: Location, friendly and helpful staff
Cons: the breakfast could have been a bit better. The extractor fan in the bathroom and the air con both let off dust which was disappointing
Location: 2 mins walk to Blue Mosque. 5 mins to Hagia Sophia and tram stop. Grand bazaar was 10 mins walk away
Stayed here for a week in May 2014. Pleasant stay, hotel staff are friendly and helpful. Perfect location, 2 min walk to Blue Mosque & Hagia Sophia
4 out of 5
Recommended
by Jill + Karen from New Zealand

Great staff

Posted May 16, 2014 on Hotels.com
If you want a hotel inside the old city, Sultanahamet, that has a roof top breakfast restaurant with wonderful views, close to the Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Aye Sofia, and its attractions and is not too expensive, then the Dara does it. The staff were just wonderful - helpful and hospitable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Mona from California

The best hotel around

Posted May 13, 2014 on Hotels.com
Dara hotel was amazing. It made my stay and trip to Istanbul so much more enjoyable. The staff was great, helpful and friendly. The place is just a couple minutes walk from the heart of Istanbul and all its beauty. And above all of that, it was very affordable. The breakfast was also so great. Can't wait to be back in Istanbul and can't wait to stay there again :)
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by fahm from sahab

Good location

Posted May 9, 2014
I stayed for 3 nights in dara hotel. Everything was splendid except the walk up the hill and my small room. Otherwise its great.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Brian

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Great location but really loud.

Posted Apr 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
I enjoyed the stay in Dara Hotel. The hotel was in a good location for the historic district but it is located next to a mosque. Awoken every morning at 530am by blaring speakers. This is part of the morning prayer and a part culture of the city but was difficult.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by jacky from thailand

private sale is good!!

Posted Apr 14, 2014
private sale is good!! recommend for short stay . nice staff